Thursday, August 25, 2011

To Infinity and Beyond...





"Guess what?"





"You can't see me!  
Where am I?"






"Peek-a-Boo!  HERE I am!"








Nana is with Levi this week! Uncle Luke and I drove down on Friday last week and we are here to help out -- to get ready for Little Sis, who will arrive in October. Meanwhile, I am getting to take care of Levi--so Jamie can get things done.  Jamie is painting, Luke is earning his journeyman's card--she's teaching him everything she knows about that skill.

Oh, I just can't tell you how much fun we are having. When he gives me a hug, I just melt. When he pats my hair I just want to giggle, so I do. We play silly games and I crawl around on the floor and play with him. 

The times I treasure the most, though, are when he will let me hold him close, and rock him again like he did when he was tiny and wasn't so curious about everything around him. 
A soft head of sweet-smelling hair underneath my chin does wonders for my soul.  It doesn't matter that millions of tomatoes wait for me at home, what is aching today, or that a hot flash just blasted up my shoulders and onto my neck and ears...not a bit.   
This little man makes me forget--everything but HIM.

Levi is as smart as a whip and busy, busy, busy. He gets around quite fast. A little walking and a lot of crawling. So much progress for fourteen months. He says a lot of words and loves flashcards, which I find so funny. He has a ton of animal flashcards.  He loves books and his tractors...tractors the very best.  

Who knew love could multiply to infinity?  






Yes, ...to infinity, and beyond!







15 comments:

Sabrina @Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives said...

look at those big blue eyes..simply adorable. I am glad you are having a nice time visiting. He is just the cutest little guy.
Enjoy the rest of your visit.

Penny said...

Levi is as cute as can be!! I can't wait for grandchildren -- first one due in spring!! Until then, I enjoy my little great-nephew, who is about the same age as Levi.... and who is just the sweetest little fella!!
So nice that you have this special time together -- Enjoy!!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Levi is soooo Adorable! Look at those eyes, I'm glad you are having a good time!
My sons name is Levi, but he is 22 yrs. old! LOL!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

SO happy for you, Joni! I can't wait to see my precious granddaughter....but it won't be until after January:(
Sniff, cuddle, and love on Levi! It's what grandma's do best!

mary your sis said...

Oh, he's just the most adorable little guy! It's great that you are taking time out to make memories with him... he is such a lucky little guy to have a Nana who cares so much! Does his little sister have a name yet?

Valerie said...

He is just precious! Those beautiful blue eyes make you want to melt. I can't believe how much hair he has!!! Luke will be 13 months in a couple of days and about as bald as the day he was born. He has some soft sweet wisps...but that's about it...and while he's close to walking...he still hasn't. Crawls everywhere though...so we're close!

Blessings,
Val

Deb said...

Grandchildren are just the best and what a gorgeous one you have!

I got the book and it's fabulous! Thank you so much. I posted about it on my blog.

Happy day!

Anonymous said...

I can't WAIT to be a Grandma! Thank you for sharing your love for your little grandson with us. Susan

Kathie Truitt said...

He is beautiful - looks so much like his mama that it's not even funny. I know exactly what you mean. Isn't it wonderful how the cares of this old world can just melt away when they are near?

Deanna said...

He's a sweetie! Course u know this.
Amazing how fast they grow.

It doesn't get much better than this!!!
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Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

What precious pictures. He is just adorable.

Cousin B said...

He is too cute! So nice that you can be there to help out at this important time in all of your lives....

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Wow what a handsome guy with those big gorgeous eyes! You can see the love he has for you in them. What a blessing!

Donna said...

What a cutie! Enjoy these special days with him!!!

Joy said...

No doubt about it, he is a doll. Yep, soak 'em up. We know they don't stay little forever.