Monday, May 9, 2011

It Was Almost Perfect

Grams and Grandad had planned to just hang around the house this weekend. The only plans we had were to join Grandad's siblings on Sunday for lunch with their mother.  But all those plans changed on Wednesday when Nick called and offered to treat us to a trip to his house in Houston. Then, when I told Katy we were going, she and Travis decided to join us there.

Talk about a dream come true! Mother's Day weekend was spent surrounded by my family. It was almost perfect. We got there in time for dinner Friday night. Grandad made his world famous fried egg sandwiches for breakfast on Saturday. Then I spent Saturday afternoon taking care of the girls while Grandad and the kids went to the movies.  As it turned out, the babies napped while I watched a movie.
Baby Sister and Our Little Princess napping on the sofa

Baby Sister is the cuddliest baby I've ever seen. She is most content when being held very closely. Great for Grams ... not so much for Mom. We all got plenty of cuddle time with her and play time with Our Little Princess.
Uncle Nick cuddles Baby Sister.
Uncle Nick and Our Little Princess playing together
We had absolutely no plans except to relax and spend some time together. It was a formula for the perfect weekend. This is how I spent most of my weekend.

Plenty of time to love on my Grandbabies!
On Saturday evening we went to our favorite Italian restaurant, Buca de Beppo. Our friends Xavier and Susanna and their beautiful baby girl Rynne met us for dinner.

X, Sue and Rynne
Our Little Princess meeting Baby Rynne
On Sunday morning we took both girls to church with us while Katy and Travis stayed at Nick's house. Katy was excited about spending a couple of hours without the girls. Her plans included taking a shower. I remember what a luxury that can be when you have a new baby.

It was such a wonderful weekend. The only thing that would have made it more perfect would have been if Nick's wife Marie would have been home to spend time with us.

Marie & Nick
I've told you before that Marie works for Exxon and works on a 21-day rotation in Canada. She left Tuesday for her last trip to Canada. Then she'll be back in Houston for a month before moving to her new assignment in Norway. She'll still be on a 21-day rotation. It is my understanding that Norway is a very desirable assignment. We miss her ... but we're very proud of her success.

All in all, I could not have asked for anything more. It was a near perfect Mother's Day.


  1. You certainly look very content! What a wonderful way to spend Mother's Day -- or any day for that matter.

  2. Happy SITS Day, you have a gorgeous family!

  3. Congratulations on your SITs feature! I hope you are enjoying your day in the sun:-)

  4. Happy SITS day!!! Have a great day :)

  5. Happy SITS day!!! Love how family is so important to you.....we feel the same way!! Way to go on blogging. Fun to read from your perpective as the grandma with grown up children.

    Hope you had a nice day in the spotlight!!

  6. Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day!