Sunday, 26 November 2017

๐Ÿ’• There's A New Girl In Town ๐Ÿ’•


There's a new girl in town...

And her name is Nora...

And she is as beautiful as can be...๐Ÿ’•

Nearly 5 weeks early...delivered by Cesarian section...

November 21 2017...11:13am...

5lbs 4ozs of loveliness...

Mom doing great...she has been discharged...

Nora has to stay for a while, as she was so early...

Dad...my only son Ryan...is over the moon with happiness...

He and Anna are going to be wonderful parents...

Anna goes to the hospital everyday...cuddles and holds Nora...

Hopefully she will be at home with them very soon...

I will keep you updated on her progress....

She is not having any difficulties...wee bit of jaundice...

They just want to monitor her for a bit longer...๐Ÿ’• 

She is out of the incubator, which was wonderful news on her improvements... 


This last one is her sleeping in her Daddy's arms...

I must admit this brought a tear to this old Nana's eye!! 

(all photos of sweet Nora courtesy of my son and DIL)


                                           ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ’• 

And guess who is just beside herself with excitement for her new cousin??? 



                 Yup!!!!

Our sweet Miss V...we had a cottage trip and a sleepover...baking...crafting...

You name it...we did it! hahaha!!!

More on that to follow in another post...

Thanks to all your lovely comments over on IG...I had already shared a few pics over there...     

An exciting week for sure...never a dull moment...and I got my hearing aids too! Geesh....

Hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving...

Hope you didn't eat too much....of course you did, right? hahaha!!!

Hope you are all well...

         See you soon...

                Cheers!  :o)

                     linda ♥️

                          

Monday, 13 November 2017

Bits & Bobs From The Past Few Weeks.....



Our drives to the cottage have been especially beautiful lately...

Nothing like a few Barns and Horses to create something memorable...

And don't get me started on the clouds!!!

Absolutely glorious!!
 


the Perennial Bamboo in my back yard here at home, put on a magnificent display last week....just before we had the wee bit of white stuff one night!
It was gone the next day...but we did have quite a few really cold days there...
We were at the cottage last Friday...a very nipply -4c...with a very significant windchill I must say!!!
No sleepovers for a few weeks...looks like it may be time to shut the water off...and let the old girl begin her Winter nap...:o(
 

This incredible white wicker chair was a curbside find last week here at home!!!

That makes 2 in the last 2 years...I found a green skirted one previously...

LOVE IT!!
 


A few pieces of beach glass last week...added to my HUGE collection!
 

Took these few last Friday...as I froze my A** off!!

Still leaves on the trees...and a gorgeous shoreline...

The Milkweed is doing it's thing quite nicely too...
 




We had a beautiful time a few weeks ago...warm temps...deck lounging...and I guess our last sleepover for 2017...

I consoled myself with a moist delicious Apple Pie Loaf...

                                       YUMMY!!!! 
 

Hope you are all well....

         See you all soon....

                  Cheers!    :o)

                       linda ♥️

 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’– Baby Shower!! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•










You all said you wanted to see my crochet that I did for the Baby Shower for my DIL Anna...

2 Blankets and 3 toques of various sizes...

It was a book theme for the shower, so I tucked one of Miss V's favorites into my basket....along with a few more goodies!!

 



I thought the Rubber Ducky and Johnson's products would come in handy...

 

The cute little knitted Doll, I bought at a craft store in Pt Colborne the day before the shower...

And I found the sweet Holly Hobby plate at the thrifty shop, when we dropped off another box of donations...

I thought it was pretty darn cute!!

 



The shower was organized by Anna's Mom and sister...and let me tell you, they did a fabulous job!!

It was held in a small cottage...right on Lake Ontario in Bronte Ontario...

It is used as an art gallery most of the time...very quaint and cute and personal it was!!!

Her friend Debbie made the cake for the shower....it looked lovely!!

 











The Mom-to be Anna...with my daughter Lissa...

There were 3 tables set up for the luncheon...

Lucky Miss V had 2 friends that she had met at the wedding...

Daughters of high school friends of my sons...

There were given goody bags and crafts to do...kept them very busy!!

You can see on the table...

Books and diapers made to look like caterpillars!!!

So creative of Anna's Mom and sister...

It was a very windy dark day...and I had a heck of a time getting any good photos!!!

 

The above 2 of Auntie Lissa and Miss V came out not bad...

Anna giving us a great big smile...
 





Here Miss V ran over to help her Auntie Anna with my gift...

She wanted to tell her, that she had picked out the pink/blue yarn that I used for the Granny Square blanket...

She remembered!!!!

We bought that months ago!!!

I remember she said..."This wool will be good for a boy or a girl"...๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’•

Out of the mouths of Babes, eh??


Hope you are all well, and enjoying the beautiful Fall colours....

We made it to the cottage last Friday, but no sleepover...too cold!!

We will make another trip this Friday...but Friday promises to be a very nasty day indeed....

They are saying the temps will plummet...and perhaps even some SNOW!!!!

Not ready for that yet.....

On our drive last week, I captured some beautiful countryside views...

I will share them next!!

           Take care....see you all soon...

                   Cheers!  :o)

                         linda ♥️

 

Thursday, 2 November 2017

What Fall Looks Like In My Gardens Here At Home....๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒธ











Hi everyone!!!

A quick post, just to stay in touch with you all...

Where does the time go these days???

I have been back at Fitness 2 mornings a week...very happy to be doing that!

I have also starting baking again...and that is a GREAT reason to be at Fitness! 

Apple Pie Bread ready to be enjoyed this afternoon, with a cup of tea...

I have a hearing test at noon...been having a few problems for a few  years...

Time to remedy that!! 

We will be driving out to the cottage on Friday...just to check things out, as I am attending a BABY shower for my DIL on Saturday!!!

I have crocheted quite a few things, and have them in a pretty container, all ready to go!! I will show you that later on... 

Miss V will also be there...and then she will be visiting and having dinner with her Papa and I, while her Mom catches up with a girlfriend for a meal.

                                     **************

Hope you are all well...and enjoying your Fall and of course your Halloween!!

Our weather has been pretty damp and dreary all week...the weekend not looking much brighter. Hopefully a few sunny days to put the finishing touches on the gardens. 

Just had to include this pic of Miss Unicorn!!!

I did a bit of Magic on it...thanks to Ribbett photo editing...

She went out to her Uncle Ryans house...to see his display...Which was INCREDIBLE!!! I think I showed you some of his work last year....did her trick or treating out there...

Isn't she a doll??? ๐Ÿ’•



Have a great weekend everyone!!!

             Cheers!  :o)

                     linda ♥️