Friday, May 7, 2010

Great Expectations: The Joys of Boys!

Lately, I've been all about boys. Not that there's anything wrong with girls--there's not!--it's just that I'm going to become Nana to a little guy here pretty soon!

There's another branch coming on the family tree!

Can't wait to wrap him up, squeeze him and hug him....
and say

"Howdy Lil' Pardner!"

Above is a fun, quick little quilt I made for my little grandson-to-be.

It's a simple crib-size with a rectangular center and then strips to "frame" the fun cowboy print that is the focal point of the quilt. It's perfect for his retro cowboy nursery.

The center piece is a Michael Miller Print and there are several more similar retro cowboy prints from that company, and they're all way too cute; it would be hard to choose just one.

The first "frame" is denim, the second is bandanna fabric, and the third and outer one is brown corduroy: all boy.

And of course, when I see small cowboy boot, I simply must buy it...!
(Q-tips would fit perfectly in there!)

And a tin star...yes, that looks "cowboy" must have that, too!

So. Much. Fun!

I'm looking forward to years of trains, dump trucks, bib overalls, baseball caps, frogs, puppies, games of catch, and eyes that won't let me say "no!".

And I think about this little guy, and the possibilities for his life and how far he can go with two great parents.

BUT first, there's...

The newborn goodness;
sweetness that comes to us
straight from heaven
with his sweet smell,
those little hands,
and tiny feet,
his cry,
his eyes,
his soft-as-velvet hair that I can't wait to kiss.

I think about the rocking,
and then
all the milestones to come.

There's just something about boys, and I know that I can't wait to get to know this little guy. As a nana, I'm equally excited to see my daughter become a mother: I know she'll be a great one.

Most of all, I am really looking forward to see that big six foot four man melt into a puddle when that little boy is put into his arms for the first time.


Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Oh man, I love this. I have been slowly gathering vintage cowboy.. the only problem is them I would have to really act like he is getting bigger... he is going to be 5 in 4 weeks and I can't bare to take down the gnome stuff and replace it...
I need another boy.
I am so happy for you Grammma!

Donna said...

I can tell that you are going to be a great nana for this special little cowpoke!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hello, Congratulations on your new grandson. It is wonderful, you are such are great lady . I have been reading your blog and really appreciate all your encouragement to us out there,everyday doing our responsibilities and trying to live the right way.God Bless you all. Take care, Emelia

Bloggin bout my Boys said...

OWWW! I think one of your buttons hit me in the eye when it popped from how proud and excited you are!!HA! I am so excited FOR you and your family as you await such a blessed,happy event. That quilt and those accessories are too cute and whereever did you find that retro cowboy print site? I just love that pattern! I can just picture that lil' guy with his overall strap hangin like in that pic! Thanks for a pick me upper post and I am soooo excited for you! YUP, son-in-law will be mush when he holds his little miracle. GET LOTS OF PIX not that I have to tell YOU to ha!Gotta go pick up my "baby" he is sick at school. Tell Jamie enjoy each precious moment... I turned around and mine is 16 next week. He was just driving his little tykes coupe,now it will be a real car. TOO FAST. Days are long Years are short...good saying!

Jeanette said...

How exciting for you!

Tanya said...

You are the sweetest nana already and I can only imagine the loving and spoiling that little guy is going to get when he arrives. What fun lies ahead of you!!!! What a blessing for your family? How will you stand be so far in miles? That quilt is just precious and what an absolutely fun theme your daughter chose for the nursery!!

Simple Home said...

You have good reason to be excited about little boys! Love the cute fabrics.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

That quilt is adorable!!!!!!
Everything is just cute as can be!


mary yer sis said...

His crib looks like an oak mission style; perfect. Where did you find that? The quilt, the bedding, the room... it's all so cute, it makes me wanna say giddyup, grandma! Let's git on down ta see the lil' feller! That there's one lucky lil' son of a gun, now, ain't 'e? 'Ya know what 'is great grandpa would be sayin' as soon as he seen 'im, doncha? 'Kin you say...PTL? LOL!

Unknown said...

Parisienne Farmgirl: Don't pack away the little gnomes yet... Joni and I have one on the way soon!