Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Don't Drink The Water!

Whew - what an exciting week this has been with the arrival of two new babies! Kelly delivered a healthy baby girl by a scheduled C-section procedure at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time last Friday. You can read about Tova Margaret on the Engstrom blog here.

Four hours later, Tova's cousin Ava Marie made her debut. Because Ava's arrival was a few weeks ahead of schedule, she remains in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit until her little lungs grow stronger. But she is pure perfection and growing stronger with each passing day. You can read about Ava on the Payne blog here.

With the addition of two new babies, the number of our grandchildren has increased to eight. This is going to be a fun-filled Christmas! With Doughboy as my caddy, I better get started on my Christmas gift shopping before the holidays sneak up on me. But first things first...



New babies call for a toast... or two. Thank goodness Ayden and Jameson were willing helpers when decorating the tree. Didn't they do a great job?


P.S. With the early arrival of Roxanne and Tom's baby - Nathan Gerald born Tuesday, December 2nd - all I can say is I'm not taking any chances. It's bottled water for me! Congrats on the safe and healthy arrival of your bouncing baby boy! For more information about their little bundle of joy, visit the Schwandt blog here. Hugs and kisses!

I hope everyone's holidays are off to a grrrreat start!

9 comments:

Deb said...

What a true Christmas blessing, two beautiful baby girls to love and cherish. You are very lucky, Debra and Pete!
All I can say it that the boys did a great job on the tree. Perhaps they can come over to do mine next week.
Can't wait to get settled so we can get together. I miss you!

Judyann said...

The boys did do a wonderful job on your Christmas tree. Bet it makes the holidays feel like they are right around the corner.

Pam (Pixie Dust Diva) said...

What great gifts you've already received! Your little "elves" did a lovely job on the tree!

Starwoodgal said...

Congrats! That's wonderful news.

Country Girl said...

A toast to your blessings. Yay!

Chere said...

May I borrow your two little elves for tree decorating. They did a great job. It is so cool that the cousins were born on the same day. How fun!

Mental P Mama said...

What blessings! I hope Ava is home soon!

Roxanne Schwandt said...

I love your tree!! Thanks for the link to my blog, too. Nathan is pure joy, so perfect, and so OURS we can hardly believe it.

scrappysue said...

i look forward to the grand-parenting years with glee!!! (not TOO soon tho!)