After a week in Arizona, we are finally home!! Our new grand baby, Sophie came on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Mom and baby are doing fine. She doesn't look like she weighs eight pounds but she does. Here is when she came home and the kids got to see their new baby sister.
Sophie and Mom came home on Thanksgiving just in time to eat Thanksgiving dinner. Which as meals go, not my best. For one thing never try to bake pies, when your daughter has just had a baby. I spilled the pumpkin all over the kitchen, the cabinets, the floor and me. I managed to nail the oven too. I got every thing cleaned up and had the bright idea to try for a banana cream pie. That one boiled over and nailed the stove top, the burners and the inside of the stove top. I had to clean that up. Then came the cranberry sauce, which I got all of the places I missed with the pies. I got the walls the top of the oven and the counter tops. Then of course, I spilled the banana cream pie in the refrigerator, so all of her appliances were given a bath by me. I really was ready to throw in the towel. We won't talk about the turkey.
We went to the park. I loved watching Grandpa with the baby, She wanted to do every thing, "by self." I just didn't take as many pictures as I thought I would. There was always something going on. We had a hotel room so the kids could spend the night with us. We had lots of adventures. I really like Arizona. The air is glorious. I did have to laugh. It was about 70 degrees. Ron and I went around in shirt sleeves. The people who live there were all bundled up like it was really cold. In the desert it is all rocks and sagebrush and cactus. Coming home, to our house, the trees are all filled with fall colors. It is cold like it should be and cloudy and I am so glad I live here. As Ron said, we needed a visit by the adjustment bureau. I think we got one. Going through L.A. on Black Friday, is white knuckle driving. I can't even imagine what it will be like this weekend.
So being home is wonderful. My own bed is fantastic. Sophie is our ninth grand baby. Our daughter is so good. I feel just thankful and well, pretty wiped out.
I hope all of your Thanksgivings were wonderful too.
In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other, the tranquil sky reflected on the face of the mother nursing her child. ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea, Chapter IV: Double-Sunrise
How lovely so huge congratulations to all! Glad you got home safe! It really does make you appreciate the comforts of home when you get back!
Congratulations on a new baby in the family! Sorry you had such a time cooking, it probably would have been a good year to buy some pies!
I still feel bad about all that! It's funny, though. :-)
Yep, Arizona is timeless and season less. Be glad you live somewhere with leaves that change colors!
Congratulations on your beautiful new granddaughter, she is just precious...I have been thinking of you...I have just returned from a week on the island...be it ever so humble there is no place like home!!!! Hugs from Maine...
Welcome Sophie! And congratulations Nanna. My, you did seem to have butter fingers in the kitchen. Lol. Just a regular day in my kitchen. Happy belated thanksgiving
Congrats on #9. You are truly blessed.
Welcome home and with such good news. Another healthy beautiful child...what a blessing.
Such a beautiful baby and such a great blessing! You're the second blog I've read where folks just got back from Arizona.
How exciting, Kim! Blessings to all the family on the arrival of this precious gift! Yes, I know how good it is to be back in one's own bed.:-) xo Nellie
Already home! Yay! I like that "a visit from the adjustment bureau" because I often need that! It's so good to be home.
I had major flubs, too. It really made me want to rethink the food thing but I remember saying the same thing last year.
I missed you! I'm so glad you are home! Yay for baby Sophie! She's a cute little shrimp!
Congratulations on the new little Sophie. Baking in someone else kitchen is strange to me. You were probably all tired out. I bet the meal that made it to the table was very good.
Take care, Hugs,
Congratulations Kim, she is beautiful, and such a pretty name. I agree, such a fun time to be with family but there's no place like home!!
Aww...congratulations to all! Glad to hear she arrived safely, and into such a loving family! Too bad about the kitchen mishaps. I'm sure you were just too excited to concentrate on cooking. I would've been! There will be stories to tell about "when Sophie was born"! :)
Congratulations on your ninth grand baby. So glad she and mom are doing well and you made it back home safe and sound....
so glad you got to spend time with them and enjoy some arizona, too. congrats!
A new baby how wonderful!
It sounded like a lovely time. You are so lucky to have so many grandchildren! You are blessed, hugs cheri
I am glad you got to spend time with your family. How nice of you to take the older two so the parents could spend some time with the new baby.
Congratulations to all .. baby Sophie is darling!
Glad you are back home safe and sound, and I'm so glad that you could help out your daughter and her family. I'm sure it was a huge blessing to have you guys there :)
Sorry about the pies, and cranberry sauce, etc...
It will certainly be a Thanksgiving to remember *** smile***..
Congratulations! Soo happy for you and the healthy birth of little Sophie! How exciting for you. So glad you were able to be there.
What a wonderful Thanksgiving gift! I had to smile at your tale of pie baking. It reminded me of the first thanksgiving we had here. I dumped that pumpkin pie about everywhere it could be dumped and boiled the gravy over onto the stove burners and we ended with a small fire from a candle! Do you remember that? lol Being away last week too I know just how you feel....be it ever so humble there's no place like home! Welcome back!
Congratulations on your ninth grandchild! Sorry to hear of your baking/cooking difficulties...you poor thing. Back to normal and at home is good, hey? xo
Congratulations!!! What a wonderful Thanksgiving, in the important ways. It sounds like you learned something there.... next time a baby comes on Thanksgiving, make some soup and biscuits, or order take-out!
O gosh! I missed this announcement. Congratulations on Sophie's arrival. I'm so glad that everyone is happy and healthy and safe. I sometimes feel as if I'm holding my breath from the moment I get the call that the baby's coming until he/she finally lands safely on the ground!
congrats gramma of nine!!!! Whew!
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