Updates are a Helpful Thing

So, in reference to my last post, the baby did in fact arrive on August 6th, and about 10:20pm. She was 7lbs, 12.5 oz, and gorgeous.  Her name is Alani.  Her big sister Braelyn is still not sure about this whole “sister” thing.  Grammie is in love.  Jessica had a very rough labor and delivery which ended in an emergency c-section and her being under general anesthesia.  Alani was sunny-side-up and stuck.  Mamma and baby are both doing wonderfully now and Jess says Alani is a very good baby.

Class finished up last week.  I got my final back and managed to get an A.  Hallelujah.  Stats is over.  Yay.

Surgery is scheduled for the 22nd.  More about that on my other blog (see link below).


Sweet Sweet Number Nine

Jessica is at the hospital and Baby A is on her way!

I’m In Love

With this child…

She just makes me smile…and I feel all warm and fuzzy inside when I’m around her…

Thank you to my wonderful step-daughter for allowing me to be part of her family.

Family Full

So, last week was an absolute blur.  We had a ton of visits with family last week, and got to spend lots of time with our grandchildren.

Bob’s daughter Kelly came down from Buffalo last week to stay at Jess and TJ’s place and watch their baby while Jess and TJ went on a business trip/vacation to Florida for a week.  Kelly of course stopped by for a few visits with us,  so we got to see our girls.  It was nice.

Bob, Maddy, me, Kelsi

Here’s one of all of us gals…

the girls

We babysat Braelyn on Wednesday night so Kel and Brian could go to dinner with some old friends…what a handful!

Braelyn Flipping

Maddie and Braelyn window watching

On Friday, we took Dakota (6) and Holden (10) to Trails End.  We did tons of stuff with them again, and they got some one on one time with Pop Pop and Grandma. 

We took them to the pool…

Cody Jumping

Holden and Cody pool 09

We played cards…

Go fish!

We went to the beach.  The boys played in the ocean, built sandcastles, and dug for sandcrabs!

Holden Beach

Cody Beach



And we took them to the marina to go crabbing!


When we asked Cody how much fun he was having…he told us…



And that’s what we’ve been up to.  🙂

I Know, I Know

I have thousands of things rolling around in my head, and lots I want to write about, both here and at “I’m Being Bypassed” but I can’t work up the thoughts into real, meaty, actual posts.

Instead, I leave you with a picture from this weekend.


4th of July Weekend


DSC01897We just got back from a long weekend at Trails End for the 4th.  It was a nice weekend…except for getting a little sick last night (too much grease!) and we’re really relaxed and ready to go for a few more weeks.

Jessica and TJ came down to visit us for the first part of the weekend, and we introduced the baby to both the pool and camping.  We really enjoyed spending the weekend with the kids…we just love spending time with the baby…Bob is very much in love with his granddaughter.


I spent yesterday at the beach with my sister while Bob cracked down on some work at the trailer.  I love the beach!


Overnights with the Grandsons

We have some major drama going on with our oldest step-daughter, and the kids have suffered a bit for it, so we had a couple of the boys this week for overnights with Grandma and Pop Pop.  These are really sweet boys, and it was nice having them over.




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