Thursday, June 30, 2011

I Think She Likes What She Sees...

My daughter snapped this candid shot of Madison on Saturday while she was admiring herself in the mirror...From the look on her face, I think she likes what she sees!

Madison had the honor of being the flower girl at her Uncle Brad's wedding. Since she'd already had some practice at being a flower girl, she did a wonderful job! She dropped those rose petals like a real "pro".

Madison had gotten sick with strep throat earlier in the week, and wasn't feeling her best, but she did a great job anyway! Now MiMi owes Maddie and Cade a trip to "Chuck E Cheese"!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Simple Pleasures...

When I saw this photograph of Caden on his mom's facebook page, I just had to borrow it!

That's the biggest grin I've ever seen on his little face--and it's there because he's getting to ride in the back of his E-pa's old pickup truck! Remember those days???

Don't worry...we don't go very fast or very far, and we don't ride on the highway.

It's nice to know that sometimes life's simplest pleasures still bring the biggest rewards--like a great big grin!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Guess What?! Caden Has Some News...

Caden and his parents spent most of yesterday afternoon at our house, along with Maddie and her family. We were eating rehearsal dinner left-overs, and sitting around watching video of our youngest son's wedding. It was a relaxing time, following the hectic wedding events of the past two days.

Everyone went home about mid-afternoon, but on Sunday evening Caden's family returned. As Caden was rambling around my kitchen, I noticed that he had on a new-looking t-shirt. I always enjoy reading the front of his shirts, so I called him over to let me see his shirt.

I nearly fell off the chair when I read the front of his shirt! I love surprises like this one!

Caden's mom has been sitting on this wonderful news for eight long weeks! She didn't want to distract from the wedding preparation and excitement, so she waited until after the wedding to make the announcement. I admire her for being so thoughtful of Brad and Jennifer.

So...sometime around New Year's Day, little Caden will have a big brother or sister--and this old MiMi can brush the dust off of her rocking chair! I am absolutely thrilled!!!