Yesterday was our beautiful daughter's 26th birthday. Where have the years gone? She was a delightful surprise after having four sons. This was before the use of ultrasounds and the deliveries were all a surprise to the parents.
I worked in the same hospital where I delivered and was surrounded by my friends. I had worked the night before I delivered and had actually made up pink crib cards because I was so convinced that this baby was a girl. I could not convince my husband so it was a complete shock to him when they announced, "It's a girl." Being the eldest of six brothers and then having four sons of his own, one can understand his shock.
Pink!!! Pink cards, pink flowers, pink dolls, pink clothes.........everything was pink. It was such a foreign color to us, but she quickly captured the hearts of everyone. The boys placed her in the pram and took her for a walk through the neighborhood to show her off the day we came home from the hospital. Mind you, the boys were 7 - 12 years older than she was. We have enjoyed our "surprise" over the years and now she is a new mommy herself.
The weekend provided some good time with my two oldest granddaughters. Their school has an auction coming up in November and they wanted to make a quilt to put up for bids. We worked on a snowman quilt, but we still have our handwork to finish up. They also wanted to learn how to make the quilted postcards so they could make them for their friends. I love the creative minds of children. The freedom is so wonderful.
Guess what arrived in my mail this week. I was a winner in Pea's Halloween Giveaway and look at all these lovely gifts.
I love them all, Pea. Thank you. For anyone who does not follow Pea's blog, you don't know what you are missing. She is one of the kindest and most generous bloggers out there. As well, she has an incredible blog -- always interesting.
Our third son and his family had their Christmas photos taken this week. I know, it's hard to imagine that it is that time of the year already. It's always a challenge to get everyone to smile at the same time, but I think the gal captured them pretty well.
I guess that I have rambled on long enough here. I hope that everyone is enjoying their week and will continue to do so.