I spent a few days with Baby Beckham, Mommy & Daddy and had the time of my life! Being a grandparent is a wonderful experience. It gives you warm fuzzies watching your own children become these wonderful & loving parents...a neat experience in itself! Beckham is very very fortunate, he has great parents! I just couldn't get enough of those darling little fingers & toes... I took lots of pictures and they are printed off...need to buy my "BRAG" book today, oh how fun!
Wishing everyone a very Blessed Thanksgiving!
Lots to be thankful for,
Beckham Christian was born Thursday, November 20th at 8:30 pm. He tipped the scale at 7 lbs. 15 oz & 20" tall. Mother and baby Beckham are doing good & he is a very content baby so far. I am spending this week away from the office so I can enjoy this time and help Erin in any way that I can.
The nursery is now done & is just waiting for the arrival of this little one. Dave & I spent last weekend at their home putting the finishing touches on the room. They have chose the MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO theme from Pottery Barn for the nursery, far from the "safe" mint green color schemes that I used in my day. The ultra sound says boy...crossing our fingers it is correct as this nursery says "boy" all over it. They decided they would like the stripes and letters on the wall above the crib just as pictured in the catalog. Of course no one at Pottery Barn could tell us if these stripes were a wall paper border or simply painted on...after some thought we decided that for all we know the stripes were computer generated and just simply copy & pasted onto the photo!
We decided we'd give it a try, and paint the stripes on the wall. We used a masking tape called Frog Tape and it worked great...I highly recommend this tape! I was quite concerned of any goof ups made during the stripe painting process due to the fact that we had little or no wall paint left. Any mess ups would mean buying more wall paint and starting over. No pressure on Grandpa Dave (the painter in charge) at all! The stripes of bright white, orange & chocolate brown turned out perfect and looked great on the powdery blue wall. Really brought the whole room together with the sheets & quilt. The wooden letters that spell out the babies name were also hung that evening before we left. Now when guests come to visit they must run upstairs & take down the letters as they are trying to keep the name a secret. :-) We joked a few times and wondered what girls name we could come up with using the letters from their chosen boys name if the ultra sound was misread. I think there was one possibility for a girls name....
I have thoroughly enjoyed this whole pregnancy of my daughters and have gained a wealth of knowledge about products that I didn't even know exist. Oh my, how things have changed! (I think I remember my Mom saying this...oh know, isn't there some mirror mirror on the wall saying?) Today's strollers are no longer the Umbrella type that I used. Today's strollers are not only a stroller, they are the car seat & the infant carrier too! Playpens are now Pack N Plays. Then there is the device that warms the wet wipes so they aren't cold on the little ones bottom. There is also a waste basket of sorts contraption that holds something like 180 dirty diapers....not sure of this & really don't see a need to keep 180 dirty diapers in my house, stink or no stink! Then have you ever wondered how these cute, young pregnant woman are still wearing their regular jeans?? It is the belly band...what a great idea, whomever came up with it! It is a tube of knit fabric that you wear around the waist of your regular low-rise jeans. Your jeans are unzipped and this belly band simply holds everything together and keeps your pants from falling off! And baby booties are now called UGGS!
2 weeks and counting,
This design titled WHERE'S RUDOLPH was worked on 28 count Cashel Flax linen using 1 strand of floss over 1 thread. The design frames nicely in a 5" x 7" picture frame. I purchased an inexpensive frame from my local discount retailer and gave it a coat of Rittenhouse Red (Old Village brand) paint and then gently sanded and stained it with Minwax. I love the red frame around this design. I then propped the picture on an old iron coat hook of sorts that was a find at a local antique shop...makes a unique easel. I am looking forward to enjoying this design this holiday season in my red & green living room.
We are now taking advance orders for this new pattern and will begin shipping early next week. Pattern is posted on the website under the NEW ITEMS category. We are offering this design as a pattern only or a kit (includes pattern, linen & floss).
The Parson Brown cross stitch design is progressing nicely & should have it ready to go by Thanksgiving. Will keep you posted on its progress!
Chili for Chili Weather
" A great chili with just the right amount of spices. Good served with a slice of Cheesy Olive Ciabatta bread or buttered Saltine crackers (my personal favorite)."
1 pound lean ground beef
2 - 11.5 oz. cans V-8 juice