Monday, September 28, 2009

a new baby

I have a brand new grand baby... Cassandra Maxine. She was born today, September 28th, my dad's 70th birthday. (Happy Birthday Dad)

Here she is..... just a few hours old. So pretty. She weighed in at 5lbs 8oz and came the day after her due date.
We will be traveling down to Phoenix next weekend to go welcome her. I'm very excited.

This year had been quite a year. Not only has our family welcomed Cassandra today, if you remember, we had twin grand babies in May, Eli and Emerson. These three join, Hannah, Hunter, Jordan, Jorell, Camron and Evalynn. Nine grandchildren in all.

I know that some women are really uncomfortable with the "grandma" title. Not the kids, just the title. It makes them feel old. I have never really felt "old", so I think it's funny....I tried to get my first little grandson to call me Granny, but he would have none of it, so I am just Gramma.
I like being a Gramma.
But as I said, I'm not an "old" Grandma. (I can just hear my kids sighing and shaking their heads, saying yes, yes, she is. She's old!!)

I'm digressing....all I wanted to say was WOO HOO, I have a new granddaughter. ( and I might be 50, but I'm not an OLD Gramma).

At the beginning of spring, every Wednesday, I was taking a picture of "Outside My Kitchen Window" and posting it. I wanted to see how the seasons change. I didn't keep up on it like I should..... Actually we saw the beginning of my kitchen seasons.... it
was this post or this post

and then the middle of my kitchen seasons
click on this link to see my Kitchen Window posts or this one to see my yard during the summer

and this evening when I got home from work? This is what I saw........fall is coming. The Handy-Man had just blown the leaves and raked them all up the day before.

So.....we poured ourselves a beer and sat on the patio to lament the passing of summer. BUT, I really, really love fall, so its okay.
Really I am not a big beer drinker, but if you had half beer and half's drinkable!!
When I was up in Seattle, I asked for a beer and lemonade and told them it was a "Little Debbie". So if you are in Seattle and go to a bar and they have a signature drink called the Little can thank me.

And this was "raspberry" lemonade. mmmmm.............. the Handyman wasn't so sure, but I made him try it. He said it was --not bad.


Lara said...

Congratulations on the arrival of your new granddaughter. She's adorable!

Karen said...

Aww, she's a cutie! Wow, 9 grandchildren... what a blessing!! Leaves are falling here, too and it's getting chilly. Soup time!

Terri said...

She's a cutie! Have a wonderful time in AZ. Fall is just around the corner here. No falling leaves just yet, but close.

MM said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!

Mary said...

What a sweet baby girl :-). Congratulations.

Lynda said...

Congrats on your new grandaughter! She's so beautiful and precious; I am so enjoying mine and no, I don't feel like an old gramma either.You are blessed to have so many grandchildren!

Mary said...

She is absolutely beautiful...perfect features...congratulations to all!

~Jess said...

Congrats on another beautiful grandbaby!

Katy ~ said...

What a beautiful bundle of joy! I am so delighted for your family. Blessings.

sherri said...

Congrats on your beautiful grandbaby girl!

~~louise~~ said...

Nine grandchildren, WOW!!! Cassandra looks absolutely precious. And what a pretty name.

I don't mind being a grammy either and I am NOT an old grandma. (I'm only a few years older than you:) Have a wonderful time visiting. My two are coming in from Idaho in November. Can't WAIT!!!

Welcome fall...

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats!! How adorable!

HoneyB said...

Congrats on your new grandbaby!

girlichef said...

She is absolutley beautiful :) Congrats gramma!

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