Saturday, December 6, 2008

The blessing of grandchildren

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The man of the hour, our grandson Cole. I took these photos of him over Thanksgiving. He has grown so much in just two short months. Look at his cute little chubby cheeks, so kissable!


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Grandpa made him smile tons.


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We found the little sweater while Christmas shopping but sent it to him early because they only had 6 month size – yeah, at 2 months he's wearing 6 month clothing! Marissa found the little pants to match the patches on his sleeves and the sweet little argyle socks.


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He's dressed and ready to come visit Wisconsin and play in the snow.


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Grandpa's always willing to share his Canon 5D.


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Too sweet.


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And because I haven't shared any photos of Tristan lately and I came across many from October I hadn't yet shared. . . I'll show you how much he loved the leaves.


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Pure Joy! (he's 20 months old here)


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I even snuck in a photo of mama while she watched Tristan play. My granddaughter is growing. Britney is down to going to the doctor every week. This past week she was dilated to 1cm and 25% effaced. She's not due until Christmas day but we are thinking our Christmas present may come early. Should we do the guess the date game/giveaway?


Grandchildren are the biggest blessing of my life!  Just two and a half years ago I sat here going through chemo wondering if I would ever get to meet my future grandchildren.  Then Britney was diagnosed with PCOS and I wondered if she would ever have children.  I celebrated my 40th birthday right before Tristan was born and now I will be a grandma three times over by my 42nd birthday.  I love the ride of life!  I only wish all of our grandchildren lived in the same town so I could play with them all every week.

38 comments:

  1. I love the little man outfit on your grandson. How cute is that!!! Tristan is adorable as well with that blond hair, the girls are going to be knocking down his door in a few years.

    You have a beautiful family. Glad you guys made it home safely. We came back from Branson and it was snowing but not enough to hurt the roads.

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  2. Those babies are beautiful. I love the smiles. You sure do capture the love you feel as you capture them!

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  3. You are truly blessed...as are they for having you for a grandma! I still have a while yet to wait for grandkids...but Brian and I talk about it a lot. We want to be very active and involved grandparents!

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  4. The family's lucky to have such a talented (and loving) grandmother to capture life moments to be treasured...

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  5. You have beautiful grandkids there, lisa! it's going to be a long time before I have grandkid, both my sons don't even have girlfriends yet.

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  6. Sounds like you have had a rocky road, but you are blessed with such cute grand children, and they are blessed having you :)

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  7. Wonderful photos, Lisa. I agree, grandchildren are the best thing since sliced bread.

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  8. I love the wise old man look of the little one! And what a cute little boy! And another on the way. I'm 41 and have a 4 year old ... funny how we are in very different places at about the same age isn't it?

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  9. You lucky girl ! I am still waiting ! the not yet "DIL" pretends she is not ready and she is 34 !! I wonder if she is ready at 60 ?? and my son wants so much children !

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  10. Oh...what lovely pics and for Britney, what a beautiful story! It is terrible to truly want children and not be able to have them...and I am so glad that, for you and for Britney, both of your dreams were realized.

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  11. What handsome little men there. :) Good deal to get the baby started on photography.

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  12. Lisa they are SO cute! I just want to eat them up LOL Chubby baby cheeks are possibly the cutest things on earth.
    How wonderful to have come full circle and now be here, watching your grandchildren play! Obviously these babies were meant to have you in their lives - and how lucky they are!

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  13. Your grandchildren look adorable Lisa!! I love their lovely smiles!!

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  14. Your grandchildren are beautiful. I agree with you being a grandparent brings so much joy. I hope you get your early Christmas present!

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  15. Just stopping over from Sandcastle Mom. Last night I was thinking, "Where are all the bloggers whose children are either on the verge of leaving home or have already done so and started their own little clans?" Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos of your grandbabies!

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  16. being a grandmother is wonderful. When I'm tired - I just send them back to mama. (:

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  17. Beautiful pictures of your little guys. They are so cute! What adorable little outfits!! I don't think I'll be able to enjoy the whole grandparent thing.....as my daughter says she doesn't want children. But she's young yet. For now, I have my grand-dog, Beemer! Hope you get your early Christmas gift!! Man, are you guys freezing out there??? It is brutal here for this time of year...

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  18. They are all so gorgeous!
    & Baby will come on the 17th and share it's birthday with me ;)
    Best wishes for you all!

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  19. Oh the grandkids are just dolls, My guess, next week for the baby. Maybe the 11th between 0730 and 0930. Hows that for narrowing it down, LOL

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  20. Beautiful photographs Lisa! Such great blessings! I like being a grandma so much, I wish I had done it first! :)

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  21. These photos are all absolutely gorgeous. I have tears in my eyes - they are so beautiful!

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  22. Lisa, I'm so happy for you. I can't believe you're so young and a grandmother. What fun you will have because you are so young. Congratulations on your next grandchild. Those are some very special cheeks on that boy!

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  23. OH SO ADORABLE. Love those kissable cheeks.

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  24. Stephanie C ReinicheDecember 8, 2008 at 3:15 AM

    I love these photos! Almost makes me want to have more but I'm enjoying the three I have! I think the baby is coming on December 23rd - my brother in law's b-day!

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  25. He is so cute and my has he grown!! I am so glad you all had a good time and a chance to get some photos.

    Twister is such a doll as well. He has a remarkable smile!

    Mamma looks ready to have a baby and beautiful as ever!

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  26. Oh ... your grandchildren are both adorable and you've captured & shared them magnificently. How wonderful that you'll have a new grandbaby soon. You are blessed indeed ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  27. Look at that little man! They grow so fast! He looks adorable in that sweater. And Tristan is as cute as ever. Can't wait to meet the new granddaughter!

    luv'n'hugs!

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  28. OOHH for absoulutly adorable!!!

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  29. My daughter also has PCOS, we have known for about 10 years, so were very thrilled when we found out she is pregnant. She is due early May. She was having twins, but lost one of them, she is just thrilled the other one is still doing fine. We also have a 10 month old grandson, by our son. Yes, life is changing, and we love it.

    I am happy for you that you survived to love all of these grandchildren.

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  30. These are wonderful images of your grandchildren. Your happiness shows in all these images

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  31. Your last paragraph made me cry!! Those 2 boys are just so adorable!!! I am totally looking fwd to being a Grandma!!

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  32. These pictures are beautiful!! (they are always beautiful!) I love the pictures of the little one in his button-down sweater, he looks like a little old man, so adorable!!

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  33. Amazing Miss Lisa !! you are blessed! The little man sure did grow!!

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  34. The boys are gorgeous and I am sure the girl will be too. I see know one guessed the date. I am going with December 16th.

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  35. your grandsons are adorable!!! especially the second photos of cole and tristan --- their smiles are of pure joy and innocence!... i'm glad your "dark hours" are over... life takes unexpected turns but as long as we have hope and faith, things would turn out well...

    and a granddaughter for christmas is a wonderful gift... maybe santa would pass by early to deliver the magic-filled "gift"... i wish britney a safe delivery... and i hope every new day brings more love and contentment for you and your family...

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  36. I hope B goes into labor early. You know how I feel about bdays near Christmas. And, when did Tristan get so darn big? Congrats on getting the kids to give you a bundle of grandkids. Well done.

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  37. you are truly blessed and I love that you recognize that and embrace it. Your grandchildren are gorgeous..might the new one be a girl??

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