On the family side, I am pleased to announce that my daughter is having a boy! That is so nice for her and Andre. Now the nursery planning is in full force. Colours are mostly selected - we just have to pin down the fabrics. I think my cricut will definitely be used and now I have to sit down and learn how to use the gypsy properly. Why can't I get my head around that I really don't know. Should be easy enough. Others use it quite successfully so bring it on! Maybe if I lay in bed with my neocitrin and my laptop and my gypsy I will figure it out. Maybe...
My lovely ex-niece (does that make sense to you?) had a baby girl (Lola Jayne) just over a week ago. I have to say she is probably one of the most precious little babies I have seen in awhile - ok I am a tad prejudice but it is true. The ex-niece seems deliriously happy and I am so enjoying following her blog as she learns about being a mom for the first time. I wish all three of them lots of love and joy. The bonus to all of this is that my daughter lives in the same town as my ex-niece and they can go through all of this together and learn from each other. That is a big bonding experience as anyone of us can attest to having kids at the same time as a close friend or family member really cements the relationship for always. I was lucky as I had my own sister and a SIL having babies at the same time as me. The order goes something like this SIL 1 girl in Jan., 2 months later my boy, 2 years later SIL 1 girl in Feb., Sister 1 girl in March, me 1 girl in June. And in between my other SIL had a girl as well. So between the 4 of us we had 9 kids in 4 years. As both my sister and the other SIL had another baby roughly around the same time but 4 years after their first. Confusing to you but it made for a lot of babies getting together at the cottage and family functions and they are all incredibly close cousins. How wonderful that all is. So I wish that for my daughter and her cousin. Much closeness - forever! Just a note - out of the nine babies - 3 are boys and the others are all girls - how about those odds. I have added a few pics of my BB and 3 of her close cousins. I will post more of the others when I can access those pics.
So I am feeling nostaligic and warm and cozy about babies and cousins and family....so I guess that turned up the heat.
TTYL - should be sewing.
|Hayley & Tori fooling around 2004|
|Hayley & Jill 2008|
|Hayley & Lindsay 2008|