Monday, September 04, 2017
Leah and Liam! :)
He was about 4 1/2 hours old.
Lots of dark hair.
Meeting Grandma with phone in front of her face--LOL!
Dagan had picked up Ian first and left him with Mama and Liam while he dropped off Aaron (Leah's brother) at home and cam to pick me up. Ian greeted me with the exciting fact of the day--"Gramma! He just came out! He just came out!" (He and daddy had been telling Mama's overdue baby belly--"Come out--we want to meet you!")
I'm not sure he quite knows what to think of this new sibling yet, but they will all be going home this afternoon so things will settle into the new routine.
Liam (9 lb 8 oz) was smaller than Ian (10 lb 9 oz) even though he was about a week overdue. A good thing. And Liam took a massively shorter time getting here (a little over 6 hours vs. Ian's 69 hours). An excellent thing. So very, very happy for them all. :)
Other than a crazy day in the 90s yesterday, it has been feeling like fall already. The grackles must have gone south a couple weeks ago...along with the geese. The sparrows are flocking up. My flowers are still looking pretty good.
These were shot through the screen, as you can tell.
I have absolutely loved having them this year and will have flower boxes again next year for sure!
I made up a what's-left-in-the-pantry-and-freezer soup...well more of a stew, as it turned out. Some frozen veggies, canned beans, brown rice, soy hamburger, crushed tomatoes, and spices. Tastes a whole lot better than it looks--LOL!
Today I'm doing laundry and plan to start an online calligraphy class--first month is free. If I like it I can keep going through February for $12 a month. (Well, you have one day each month to sign up for the $12 and then it's back up to regular price of $24). I've wanted to learn how to do the brush calligraphy they do these days plus how to use my oblique pen holder. This course starts with the very basic strokes and she has worksheets for both smaller strokes and larger so I can use it for small brush pens, large brush pens, or a dip pen. Cool! I'll see how I like it and if I can keep up doing my 15-20 minutes a day on my worksheets. ;)
Annie has been coming up to sit with me in my chair every single day since she first surprised me. She's still quite skittish otherwise, but isn't darting away quite as far and I can walk by closer than previously before she scoots away.
She's even taken to jumping up on the arm of the chair the past two days so I will give her an actual cuddle before she kind of slithers down onto the footrest. Very quick cuddle. Maybe 30-60 seconds. But she's asking for that tiny bit of closer contact. Whatever Shy Annie can handle is okay with me. :)
Annie spends most of her day watching the birds and the ground squirrels.
Does my heart good to see her looking so relaxed. As long as I don't step foot in the living room--hehe!
Well, buzzer went off. Got to go deal with clothes. Have a nice Labor Day those in the US. We're having a nice Post-Labor Day here--LOL!
"How many times have you noticed that it's the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning?"