Saturday, July 25, 2009

I'ts a Girl!

Here are a few pictures of our new sweet little granddaughter. I may be a bit biased, but isn't she the most beautiful baby?!

Mia Nicole Addis arrived at 9:47 pm July 24th.
She weighed in at 7lbs. 10 ozs. She is 20" long.
Proud parents are Chaz and Nicole Addis

Uncle Skyler just loves Mia, and thought he should get to hold her first. Sorry Skyler, Grandma got to!

We just love this little girl, and are so greatful she is here after a loooong labor and delivery for Nicole. She is well worth it!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Quilt for Baby Mia

I decided, that Baby Mia needed a quilt from her grandma. Having never made a pieced quilt before, I was'nt sure what I wanted to make, so thanks to my mom and her collection of patterns, I came up with this one. Nicole wanted BRIGHT, and that is what she got. It was fun to find all the different fabrics, and fun to put together. I just loved the butterfly fabric I found for the back. Hopefully by my next post, she will be here!

July 4th festivities

I love holidays! The 4th of July is one of my favorites. I have so many childhood memories of this holiday, and hope to be making memories for my children that they too can look back on some day. I want them to know of my love for this beautiful country that we live in, I am so grateful for my freedoms. My dad has instilled in me a great respect for our nations flag.

With all that said, here are a few pictures of some of the events of the past few days.

A few weeks ago, Skyler and I attended a flag retirement ceremony. His tiger cub pack went and helped get the flags ready to retire. They tied strings to all corners of the flags, so they boy scouts could carry the flags and place over the fire. If you have never been to a flag retirement, I would recommend it. It is an emotional thing to see.

Friday, We had a baby shower for Nicole and baby Mia. This baby has quite the supply of quilts and clothes. Thanks to Kay and Valerie for hosting the shower!

Skyler, Drew and Brandon waiting for the parade to begin.

Swimming at Scott and Melinda's pool. Every year, the party is at the Stones. Always filled with swimming, barbequing, swimming, food, swimming, sno cones, tennis, volleyball and did I mention swimming? My sister Melinda is such a trooper, it is her birthday on the 4th, and she always hosts the party... Thanks Melinda!
We all watched the fireworks together, and lit off a few of our own. Lots of fun and more memories made!