Thursday, March 29, 2012

Most Marvelous March!! The babies are here!

I left home on the 5th and returned on the 23rd, and had a wonderful visit in Utah and Nevada with Emily and Jenni and their families. Dad was a good sport about me being gone and got a lot done around the house but was anxious for "his cook" to return. I was able to spend a few days with Grandma Williams and Ila and Val before Harlow was finally born and always love to spend time with them, Grandma is doing very well and sends her love to all. I also spent an afternoon with Janet and her family and finally met Tad's son, Nikolas who is adorable.
Harlow Carol Woodmansee made her entrance into the world at 5:34 am, Tuesday March 13th and it was a most exciting moment as I was able to be right there, along with Michael, by Jenni's side as she gave birth. Such a blessing! She is so precious and beautiful and we love her and welcome her to the family with all the joy in our hearts.
I have lots of pictures but will just share a few. Love this family picture.
So precious, Jenni was so anxious to see what her sweet baby looked like.
Totally love her hair.
She really liked her first bath and it woke her right up. Just after we got her all clean and after this photo, she spit up big time on Michael and we had to start over.
Love this snuggle picture and all her nakedness. I love you Harlow!
I had such a great time helping with Harlow, Jenni and Michael and hated like crazy to say good by but hold on to the thought that they will be with us in Oregon all Summer and guess what, there was more fun to come. Michael drove me to the airport and I was off to meet Ivy Reese Rogers!
BONUS!! Time with Easton and Carly and we had such fun together. Easton tried to teach me to play Mario on the Wii and was very patient with me. Kellen and Caleb have already tried to teach me, I am slow but am catching on. We played Ninjago legos, went to the park and just had a great time. He is growing up too fast, going off to school every day, reading and writing and doing homework.
Miss Carly is talking so much more than last time I saw her and I didn't have a lot of competition so I got more time with her. She thought the contents of my purse were amazing and we went through everything many times, filing her nails, putting on chap stick, reading the scripture, writing notes, which we got into a little trouble with ink on the bedspread, eating mints and chewing gum. She has 3 dolls, 3 bracelets, a hello kitty, a big pink dolphin, purse and hello kitty back pack which she carries everywhere she goes. So Cute!
Here is our precious Ivy, she is so adorable and I fell in love with her immediately. This picture was taken during the middle of the night and she wasn't all that happy about it but I love it. She was born on Monday, March 12th at 2:03 pm in Las Vegas. That makes her about 15 1/2 hours older than her cousin Harlow.
Oh, precious baby, you are just too cute.
You can see by her smile that she liked her first bath too!
All decked out in her Eugene onesie made especially for her by her auntie LeAnn.
This day at the park was the only cold day I have ever spent in Las Vegas. The next time Steve took us to another park and we had to leave to find water because we were so hot.
The days passed too quickly and it was time to say good by again to this little beauty, I treasure my time with her and know she is going to change so much by the time I see her again. I love you Ivy!
We are so grateful for our new little granddaughters born less than 24 hours apart, thanks to both families for letting me visit and do my bonding. Love you so much!
Both girls had more professional pictures taken of the babies which can probably be found on their blogs.


Courtenay Beth said...

LUCKY grandma!!! Oh man, I was feeling for you when the days of their birth got closer and closer, proably wanting to be in two places at once, but what a BLESSING for you to get to be with these sweet babies so fresh from heaven! Lucky grandma, Lucky babies, and lucky Jenni and Emily! I love you ALLLL, I can't belive all the baby girls in the cul-de-sac...cute!!!

Jenni said...

I love this post! You are the BEST. GRANDMA. EVER!!! Seriously. I cannot thank you enough for the time you spent here. It was so special to me and I will always look back on it with so much joy. I am so thankful you were there for everything. I love that Ivy so much and can't wait to meet her. Harlow misses her grandma and we cannot wait to see you in 3 weeks! love you!

Emily said...

We miss you so much! Thanks for everything Mom, you're amazing. My kids were all so well taken care of and so was I! You are the best mom and grandma ever and we were all so lucky to have you here. Thanks for everything you did for us all week!!!

Love you!!

Ivy cried the whole way home from the airport because she missed you so much...and because she pooped all over herself.