Sunday, November 11, 2018

Home From Tucson

We are finally home! Two weeks in Tucson. We spent that time with our grand children, while Mom was getting ready to have the baby. We rented a lovely house and it turned out to be just perfect. The kids had their own rooms. We had a lovely kitchen to cook in and a washer and dryer too. It had a nice backyard for the kids and because it overlooked a wash, we felt like we were out in the middle of no where which was nice.

It had lovely sunrise just about every morning. That was the closest house to us. This housing development was so pretty with these flat topped adobe looking houses. There are 120 miles of walking trails. The coyotes sang every night. The wash was full of wild life and we watched quail and lizards and even road runners.

We took the kids to the zoo and to the botanical garden. We took them on hikes and a visit to a lapidary shop. We took them out for pizza and they loved gift shops.  We went on hikes and to the park. We had ice cream.

Mom had the baby on Sunday November 4th.

He is such a tiny little guy. He weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces. He is so cuddly. He smiles all of the time and he was even chuckling to himself one day when I was holding him.

 After a whole summer of no grand kids, I enjoyed myself so much. We did finally have to come home though and its always so nice to get home. After being gone two weeks, there are so many things to get caught up on. I have been putting away all of my Halloween things and getting out my turkeys. When we left it was still summer here. When we got back yesterday, it was suddenly fall. It was cold when we got home. It changed so fast.

  They are quite a crew.

It was so nice to finally sleep in my own bed last night. Though we forgot to set our clock back in the bedroom, so we got up at 3:30. We are still on Arizona time.

I will get caught up with your blogs. Blogging by phone if different.


"November was a month of massive extremes. We went from 70-degree temperatures in November to six days where it never got above freezing a couple weeks later. "   

Paul Head


Kessie said...

So glad you made it home all right! Those butterfly feeders are amazing! I'm glad you got so many great pictures.

Pom Pom said...

Prayers for Kessie as she adjusts to a new sweet baby. I remember looking ahead at the six week mark when I began to feel a little stronger. God bless you guys for being such a big help and enjoying yourselves along the way. I loved your posts!
Take care and hunker down for sweater weather! Love love love!

Rugs and Pugs said...

How lucky you were able to be there and be such a help! Sounds like you enjoyed every second with the grands and I'm sure they loved it, too.
What a sweet little baby. I bet it was hard to leave, but always good to get back home.

Julia said...

Congratulations on the new smiling grand baby boy. He's so cute. I'm glad you could both be there for Kessie. I'm back from a two week vacation at my daughter in Ottawa and I had lots of rest and fun too with the grandkids.

No matter how fun it is to be away, it's always nice returning home to the old routine.

We had a taste of winter on Friday but the snow is gone and all night we had high winds. I 'm hearing about the fires in California , the lost of lives and property. Stay safe, my friend.
Hugs, Julia

GretchenJoanna said...

Welcome back to California, both of us :-)

It's very smoky here, but I'm still very glad to be home.

Alica said...

Oh my goodness, Kim...he is absolutely adorable! That is so nice you were able to be there with your grandkids. They will remember that time you spent with them!

Three Sheep Studio said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time on all levels, Kim !
I would love to hear coyotes singing at night. I remember the Loons singing at night when we stayed in New Hampshire. Wonderful memories.

Kerin said...

Lovely post, filled with beautiful family, gorgeous scenery and happy memories!
So happy for you that you were able to be there for your new Grand's birth, and snuggle all those sweet Grands of yours.

Have a happy day.

Bonnie K said...

I am so happy for you! Wat a grand time. Congratulations on the newest grandbaby. I am glad all went well and you got some coveted time with your family.

Debbie said...

love the butterfly feeders!! i'm sure it is wonderful to be home!!

(i don't know which of the 2 blogs you are using??)