Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Arrival of Wynter

It has been an exciting and busy two weeks. On Monday, February 27, while I was out doing some craft supply shopping with a friend and my sister in law, I got a text from my daughter in law that the doctor wanted to induce labor that evening. Since her mother couldn't be with her, and I was honored to be invited to be in the delivery room with her. So about six in the evening I was off to the hospital to be with her and my son as they prepared for the birth of our newest grandchild. It's been along time since I stayed up all night but it was well worth it. At 6:42 on Tuesday morning Wynter Iona Ray Brandt made her entrance into the world. We think she is just beautiful!

I was able to go home around noon time on Tuesday and catch a little bit of sleep before going back to the hospital to pick up her big brother who had been with her aunt. But since Auntie had to work the next day, he was going to spend the night with us. 

He was so excited to meet his little sister and to see Mommy and Daddy again.

He stayed with us two nights since Mommy and Wynter and I took him home after they arrived at home on Thursday. He helped me make brownies for their dinner. And then he crawled up on my sofa and fell asleep. Being a big brother is hard work.

Friday was a busy day of catching up on housework and getting ready for the weekend. Unfortunately I woke up on Saturday with the onslaught of a cold so the next several days were spent resting and recuperating (and staying away from the baby and her family).

Babies are a miracle and such a wonderful blessing from God.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

More Card Crafting Fun!

Last Thursday was our monthly card crafting day with my sister in law and two friends. it was scheduled for the week before but that was the day it snowed and since many of the schools were closed, we decided it was probably wise to postpone for a week.

We have been having so much fun playing with sketches that we find on Pinterest. The previous two months we chose a sketch and all made our cards from the same sketch. It was interesting to see the different ways we interpreted the sketch. This month we each just selected our own sketch and came up with a card or two to share with the others.

Here are some of the beautiful cards we made.

Not only do we have a great time of laughing, chatting, and fellowshipping we always end up with five or six new cards by the end of the day!

And now we are officially on "baby watch." Our new little granddaughter is scheduled to arrive any day now. This Nana is excited!