Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy Birthday

My daughter and I took my new granddaughter for her first "professional" pictures. The lady taking the pictures did such a good job with her and I thought they turned out real cute. These were taken yesterday on her one month birthday. I put them into a collage for you to see them all at once better. Didn't they turn out cute?!

Happy birthday, precious Jordan. Nana loves you!

I also want to tell my wonderful honey happy birthday. Today's his birthday.

Happy birthday, Geno! I love you with all my heart. I'm so blessed to have you in my life and as my husband. Here's to many more happy, blessed birthdays for you. Hope your day is super special just like you!

I made Gene a Snickers Cake for his birthday. If you'd like the recipe check out our Tried & True blog.

Cell Phone Holder Project

I found this great craft recycling idea over at Zakka Life.

It recycles old lotion bottles into something useful. I like that. This is a cell phone holder for recharging your phone.

Front view of bottle

Back View

You'll find the complete instructions for this great idea here. Thanks for sharing this project with us, Jessica. Go to her site and check out some of her other amazing ideas.

Friday, March 6, 2009

In case you were wondering...

Just in case you were wondering why I haven't posted in so long, well, I'll give you a little hint at what's been occupying my blog time...or should I say who's been occupying my blog time. I'd like you to meet Jordan Taylor, my precious new granddaughter.

Jordan was born February 20th at almost 1 a.m. and weighed 6 # 5 oz. and was 19 1/2" long.

Here she is with her proud parents...

And with her proud auntie (who is also pregnant and due in July)...

Her cousin, Ethan, who's 4, couldn't get enough of her. He was so excited. He didn't want to share her with his big brother when it was his turn to hold her. Of course, Papa Geno helped with the holding part.

Next it was cousin Brandon's turn. Brandon is almost 8 and he thought his new cousin was pretty neat too. He couldn't get over how soft she was and how small she was.

Of course, he had to pretend to think about it when asked what he thought of her. He wants his mommy to have one of these too. He said he will get up with her and feed her and change her every night. What a funny boy!

Here are some more with her momma and her daddy.

We love you, baby Jordan and we're so glad you're here!

Oh yeah, I guess I need to include this lady too. She is my sister, Jordan's great aunt...aka the Baby Hog"! She thinks because she lives out of town and came all the way (an hour and half away) to see her that she gets to hold her more. I think I need to find out how long she will be here because Jordan's Grandma (that's me!) wants to hold her. "Hey, Baby Hog Lady! It's my turn now."

Oh that's right, I can't take the pictures when I'm holding her. Oh well, I guess that's it for pictures today. I think I'll take my turn now... hand her over, Baby Hog! ;o)

P.S. If you want to see more on baby Jordan, check out her mommy's blog here.