Hello my friends. Grandma is happy.
There have been lots of fun times to be enjoyed and many snuggles with my precious Piper since I arrived on the east coast on Tuesday. You can tell Piper loves her new "Sofia the First" dress I brought to her. Smiles from both of us.
Here we are "knitting" together. That's a circular needle in Pipers hand that she's showing to Mama. I'm winding yarn into a ball for her to use.
Concentration. It's important!
She loves the "choo-choo" blanket I made for her, much to Daddy's dismay. Most of you know he's a pilot, hence the name "Piper". For those of you who don't know the story, he proposed to Mandy while flying in a Piper airplane. Piper loves airplanes, but for now she's equally entranced with trains.
Here we are on a walk today. She's rockin those sunglasses isn't she?
Oh. My. Goodness! I am so in love with this little girl
With her help I finished her sweater on Friday that I started Monday night. Admittedly, for the most part, I only knitted during her nap time after I arrived. There is too much playing and talking to do when she's awake.
I love this little sweater. It was very easy and goes from newborn to size 5-6. I'll try to remember to post the link to it when I get home. If I forget and you want it, please remind me. It's free on Ravelry.
Aren't the little eyelets cute? The buttons are "sparkly", which Piper loves.
An osprey nest a couple of blocks from the house in the Cheasapeake Bay. Can you see the Mama sitting on the nest?
I was so happy that it was as if I had just seen Piper yesterday when I arrived. She loves me. Mandy NEVER leaves her because she doesn't really know anyone here. And yet, she's left me with Piper several times in the past few days and it doesn't bother Piper at all. I guess she feels safe with me and I'm so glad. I always have the fear she will forget me and all of the time we've spent together since she was born.
Brad has been so busy since I arrived. He works 13-14 hour days and then has come home every night and worked outside in the rain building the deck. He's also put in a vinyl fence all around the property in the last month or so. This morning he left for New Orleans for several days for work, so it's "girl time" here. :-). I do hope he gets some extra sleep while he's there. I think he works waaaay too hard.
Dennis is at the lake without me tonight. He has called and FaceTimed several times today. Gosh, I miss him and he seems to miss me too. We never do very well apart, but I also need my Piper fix!
My phone died completely yesterday and so I ended up at Verizon in Annapolis getting a new IPhone 6. It's always such a drawn out process in getting a new phone. If I had been home, I think I would have just bought one online and activated it. Now the contract has changed, blah, blah, blah, new rules of data usuage apply, blah, blah, blah. I have to learn the limits since I had unlimited data before. I do like the new phone though.
And now I need to go to sleep. Days begin early around here with a toddler. Have I told you lately how much I love this little girl-and her Mama too?
"Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground." Psalm 143:10