Weekend Visitors

Sorry for the sporadic posting lately. We are in the thick of fall show season and it won’t get less busy for awhile, but I will do my best to post as often as possible, like at least once a week. We leave on Wednesday for Wisconsin Sheep and Wool, which is quite a jaunt for us but worth the trip. Smile We have been attending the festival since 2008. Our booth is in the East building and we are usually in the center aisle towards the back, a little down from Briar Rose Fibers.

We have had a fun Labor Day weekend that we have been looking forward to for months. Our second daughter Heather and son-in-law Garrod brought the grandbaby down from Baltimore for her first visit to see the whole family. Jerry and I went with Elijah and Cassie (daughter #4) when baby Willow was born, but we have only seen her on Skype since then (late February), and the rest of the family hadn’t seen her in person at all. It still doesn’t feel real that we are grandparents, even though it looks completely normal for me to see Heather with a baby. I guess since she spent much of her time growing up helping with little ones that it looks natural to me, but I still have a baby myself, so it’s a little weird. It’s a good weird though. Open-mouthed smile 

On Friday night Willow was having a hard time settling down for the night with all the noise and commotion which she’s not used to, so I took her outside for a walk in the quiet moonlight where the only sounds were crickets and my voice to bore her to sleep. Winking smile During the course of our alone time before she passed out from sheer boredom, LOL, we agreed that I would be Nana to her. It fit better than any thing else I could think of, so yeah, we’re good with that. Everyone else agreed too.

She is such a little social butterfly! All of our children, especially when they were babies, were stranger shy. So, when Heather walked in the door with Willow and saw all of us, really complete strangers to her, I didn’t expect her to jump into the arms of one after another of us and just be all smiles and laughs. It was wonderful that she wasn’t leery of us, but it did surprise me.

Now, you know I took tons of pictures right? Of course! None of me, mind you. The babies are what you want to see anyway. Winking smile I don’t like having me picture made unless it’s a candid shot, and even those can be dicey since my mouth is usually moving and that’s never good. Laughing out loud 

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From left to right: Ian, Kyla, Emma, and Elijah; then Willow is up front.

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Such a silly boy! He’s going to be her favorite uncle I bet, LOL!

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Cassie with Elijah and Joanie with Willow.

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Elijah trying to suavely remove the ball from my trailer hitch.

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Notice that Cassie now has Willow and has a big smile? Check out the next picture.

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Someone is feeling a little insecure about that I think. He did pretty good after they had been here for awhile but it freaked him out at first when Cassie or I, in particular, were holding Willow.

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She was just so smiley and friendly!

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Heather, the mommy, and I hope she won’t kill me for this one, but it was the only one I had from the visit. It’s not a bad picture to me but see there the mouth is open? That’s what always happens to me too. Sorry Bean. Winking smile

EDITED to add some more I forgot about. Smile

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This one was taken minutes after they arrived, and see? She went right to Kyla like she has known us all her life. LOL

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Uncles Josiah and Elijah

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What a ham, right?

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This was the suspicion which Elijah regarded Willow for the first hour or so. LOL

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Okay Heather, I did find a better picture with Emma claiming the spot light for a few minutes.

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The visit was all too short though and they are on their way back home today. We miss you already!

4 thoughts on “Weekend Visitors

  1. Elijah looks like a little businessman, all concern and focus, in that “insecure” photo. Rather funny. Some adults, you can see their child-face in their adult features. Some babies have an adult-face in their very young looks. Funny how that goes.

    Sounds like a rather wonderful weekend. Family, joy, babies. Love.

    Lynn

    • I know just what you mean. I have seen that myself in mine. You’ve probably heard the saying that someone was “born old”. We have had a few like that. They always seem like they know so much and are older than they are. We have also had the opposite; the ones who always are so babyish, in a good way. :-)

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