Monday, October 18, 2010

Cozy@Home: Shadows & Other Fun News!



I thought this morning sun shadow was especially appropriate for this particular sign made by "Dee" of Farmhouse Country Style...don't you?

(Dee has a sign shop link in her sidebar if you're interested!)



Our daughter and her little boy arrived safely Saturday night. We are always thankful when another trip goes off without a hitch and the little guy did well on that long journey. We thank God for watching over them.




Much enjoyment has been had by all...we're enjoying getting to know this new little man, who is twice as old now as he was the last time he was here in August!

He is four months old, and doing all sorts of fun new things. Smiling, giggling, cooing and laughing and giving Nana "high fives" in his own little way, and I clap and cheer.



Pawpaw is giving Levi his "grandpa baths" each evening, and we are enjoying feeding him, diapering him, and all the "normal" everyday things we don't get to do because we live so far away.

We went out to dinner Sunday afternoon and then stopped in at Target for shopping with Nana...of course, I bought him some new goodies and even found that Target has a small selection of "Retro" Fisher Price Toys!

I was so excited I bought him two and they are ready for Christmas giving. I would love to get him one of each...thought I'd share that info for those of you who want to give your kids or grandkids toys like you used to play with!

I was so excited about this find I could hardly stand it! I love the old Fisher Price toys with a passion and have saved many for my kids. Here's a page on Amazon with all the classics now in production...enjoy! I already got this and this for Levi...

Tomorrow we are hoping to get in some photo time with the leaves, pumpkins, and straw bales in a new little striped sweater he has ... Levi's mommy went shopping at the Manufacturer's Outlet mall nearby this afternoon and had a ball at the Carter's outlet.

We have some time set aside too, for a particular antique mall and also some time for visiting with family from near and far...

I normally can applesauce this time of year and one day last week I went out and picked some apples ($6 a bushel!) and we are making the baby a nice stockpile of applesauce and we'll also be trying other baby food for the freezer with our ample supply of butternut squash and other things from the garden.

We are using this book for our recipes, recommended to me by a friend: Top 100 Baby Purees. We are hoping for lots of success from this neat little book, and a cooler for Jamie to take back home for Levi full of wholesome homemade food for the freezer to be used this winter.

Jamie is enjoying the much cooler weather than she's been having at home in Alabama. We are enjoying seeing high chairs, play pens and diapers and lotion, tousling that sweet little head of hair, and all the free snuggles and sweet smells (grand)babies bring to a home. It's PURE JOY!

All in all, we are having the time of our lives here and hope to be able to share some nice fall photos of the little man in a day or two!

Hope all is well with you all during these happy golden fall days...
XOXO
Joni



1 comment:

Carol said...

It sounds like a wonderful time is being had by all!
The shadows and pictures are great.