Friday, January 20, 2012

Catching up with the Grand Babes

We are so blessed to have 3 of the most precious little people in our lives~

 Our Keri Beth will be 2 years old in April.

 She loves her Papaw and runs to him the minute we walk in the door.  She says "Papaw" all the time - she WILL NOT say "gb" at all :(

 We all got the Pink memo for Maddy girl's birthday party.

I think it took 5 or 6 times to finally get a photo of her in this adorable snowman hat.  Most of the takes looked like this!

 Or like this!  Such a squirmy butt!

A budding artist~

Tickle, tickle, I wish you could hear her giggle and laugh when they play like this!
She is fascinated by his beard~

Our Handsome little guy- Mason, will be 3 years old in August. 
Mason told his Papaw that he wanted to go to the "museum for animals."  So - we took him to the Atlanta zoo! 

He is SO much fun to play with! He makes me laugh and laugh he is such a sweetie!
Petting Zoo's are the most fun places to visit with a toddler!

Mason absolutely LOVES trains.  He could not wait to ride this little train at the Atlanta zoo.  It was his most favorite thing that we did the whole day!

I think we could have just stayed on the train all day and he would have been happy!  He likes to snuggle with his gb and we read Thomas the Train stories on my IPAD.

Mason also loves airplanes  - (just like his Papaw).  Don't have any photos here - but we always go to the playground at the airport so that he and his Papaw can watch the airplanes.

  Mason's Christmas gift from his Papaw!  The look on his face was priceless when he first saw this!  It took him about 10 minutes to figure out how to drive it and then he was OFF!  It goes 3 miles an hour~~

It's a guy thing~~

Our Christmas picture with our favorite little boy.  I'm telling you it is SO hard to live 8 hours away from this little guy! 

 And -- our Maddy girl.  Maddy was 3 years old just last week!  

She is all about posing for pictures!  

Maddy adores Keri Beth.  She says, "baby Keri Beth is my cousin.  I'm going to give her kisses and hugs!"

 Remember when I couldn't get Maddy to hold still for a picture?  She is ALL about the picture taking now! 

Are these not the biggest smiles you ever saw?

Celebrating Maddy Girl's "Big 3" birthday party last week.

Smiling so big in her pretty little dress on Christmas Eve~

Maddy had the "tearing the paper off the packages" down to a fine art this year.  (Keri Beth was not so sure about it all.  She mostly liked to play with the empty boxes this year!)

  Have you ever!!!  Can you say PRISSY!!

She makes me laugh~

They BOTH make me laugh~

This is one of my favorite Christmas pictures taken at our Christmas Eve gathering.  Both of the girls sitting on Keri Beth's Mommy's lap.  

ALL my pretty girls~~

"Oh NO"!  (Her gb taught her to say that!!)

Maddy's favorite toy this Christmas - was baby Keri Beth!

Remember ALL those Christmas cookies we had at our Christmas Eve dinner?  Little fingers kept stealing them off the plates!

Aren't these shoes so funny!  Maddy loves shoes just like her Auntie Vicki does!  (I think they look like the ones that Dorothy wore in "The Wizard of Oz"!)

Yep- we stripped them down after the pictures ~~~!
Can you believe how big our babes are getting! Thanks for letting me brag a little bit about our precious little people.  


Coming up next - my first give away of the year.  Something to warm your soul for the winter's chill - (and a little bit of Vera too!)

I love you all!


yaya said...

Your Grandchildren are beautiful! I think their cheeks just scream out to be squeezed! Looks like they all, and you and your hubby, had a wonderful holiday. The photos are great!

knitalatte said...

Thank you for sharing photos of your favorite little ones. They are so precious. Love Maddie's dress and shoes. I gotta chuckle seeing the Gardner with his grand babies, he looks so happy. What a wonderful family you have to share your holidays with. Pure joy.

Joyful said...

They are all just so precious :-)

Joluise said...

I just love hearing about these adorable children and watching them grow - its hard to believe that Keri-Beth is almost 2, as that is how long I have been reading your blog - 2 years of wonderful enjoyment!

I love the outfits and the photo at the end with the dress over the chair!

Dorthe said...

Sweet Vicki, what adorable photoes of the kids, --and of you two-- you all looks mega happy, and ofcourse you all are. Being able to be together with the grand kids, are just the best- and so filled with joy-I know just how you feel being 8 hours away from your handsome boy.
Monday I`m going to Copenhagen to take Mathilde with me home for a week- :)
Dear friend I wish you a beautiful week-end.
Hugs and love, Dorthe

Lois Evensen said...

What a wonderful group of pictures! Those are going to be more and more valuable as time goes on. Wow, just wonderful. What a beautiful family you have!

Don't you just love digital imaging now! We can take so many, don't have to wait to have them developed, and can share them immediately via computer.

Sandie said...

Thay grow so fast don't they?
Such a lovely , happy post!

Belated happy new year to you and yours!

Sandie xx

SuZeQ said...

Oh my goodness ... you are so very very fortunate to have those three little bundles of love in your life. My favorite shot is the one with the Oz shoes - they ROCK!

Jenny Schouten Short said...

Love this post, Vicki. It's all about the adorable grandbabies. My favorite one is the prissy pose of Maddie. All three children are so sweet. Do you get to see them often? xo Jenny

Petite Michelle Louise said... blessed are YOU? they are all soo sweet dear vicki! TFS their adorable faces! ;)

dat Bea said...

Unbelievable how quick they grow Remember waiting us all for Keri Beth to come...

Thanks for sharing the adorables, Vicky. I wish a happy new year to you and all your family.

gigi knits said...

I think Grandkids are the best. Miss mine also because we live in Florida and the kids all live in upstate NY.. So I know how you are feeling when its time to say good-bye..

Jane S. said...

What wonderful pictures! 3 is such a great age, isn't it? Your grandkids are adorable, loved seeing Keri Beth with her beloved Papaw. My youngest daughter was exactly that same way with my dad. The sun rose and set on him.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I love this quote about grandchildren: "If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first." ~Lois Wyse

Your grandchildren are beautiful Vicki.


Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Vicki!! They are just so stinkin' precious!!! I'm glad you had a good visit with them. Man, it is wonderful to be a grandparent!! JOY! blessings ~ tanna

Debby said...

What beautiful grandchildren. You are blessed.

Mila said...

Ciao Vicki! Simply beautiful and adorable childrens :))!
Mila :)

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Vicki Happiness is spending precious moments with your grandchildren. You all look so happy together. These moments have to last a very long time when you live so far away from these sweeties. I am sure it was so hard to say "goodbye".
You have some beautiful photos to treasure at least to keep you going.
Have a wonderful upcoming week dear friend,
Love and hugs,

myriamkreativ said...

Hi sweet friend,
... as time goes by..... isn`t it unvbelievable how fast the years go???? Always when I look at my beautiful two little people I simply can?t believe how fast it went...
We have to enjoy every single minute....
The wonderful latte pictures are made for me by a very talented friend and barista in my favored latte place, aren`t they gorgeous?
Our winter has not been to bad so far. No snow, no ice - very nice. I hope we will make it like that til March..... cross thumbs. Spring will be 8 or 10 weeks ago I fear.
In Casa Cafecita is everything in order - nobody ill, nobody hurt and the last details in the renovating circus will be finished the next two weeks. Then we will only have to paint all the walls - ant the Villa is like new!
Hugs & kisses

Sea Angels said...

Goodness they are so very cuddly and beautiful, it really fills me up with tears when I see such happy family pictures.. it really is what life is all aboutxxxx
Of course I love it that you have used my picture what a privilege for me, I am most flattered xxxxx
Hugs lovely Vicki xxxx

MosaicMagpie said...

Are you counting.....Count your blessings, name them one by one...Oh, my friend how you have been blessed. Such beautiful little ones. It is a shame you live so far away.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Doing some blog hopping! Darling little ones. I'm so enjoying my nieces (2 months and 2 1/2 years old). Little ones are so much fun :)

Sherri said...

Vicki, you have such lovely grandchildren!!! I love the picture of you and Maddie-the one where you are sitting on the hearth holding her!! Just priceless!! Glad you had a fun visit!

Donna said...

They couldn't get any cuter, could they??!? Love all the pics of them with you and the Gardner!! You all look so happy. I would know about that because I have that same love for mine!

Shirley said...

Hi Vicki, Your little ones are so precious and grandmothers are definitely allowed to brag about them. I have enjoyed seeing the pictures and I enjoyed your previous post about the guys learning to knit. My hubby knits. He has made several afghans, some sweaters for me, Just to name a few. It helps him through everything that is going on with him. Have a great week. Your Missouri friend.

A Scattering said...

The wee ones are so precious - Maddy is a supermodel in the making with that smile and her poses!

Maggie said...

Thanks for sharing your grandchildren with us, they are all adorable.
Love the photo of Maddie, precocious? Moi?
Thanks for stopping by earlier, I was wondering where you'd got to and now I know!

Anonymous said...

They are adorable! My little granddaughters are 3 1/2 and 7 mos. now, and live so far away!!! My fingers are crossed that we can go see them this year. :)
Hope you have a wonderful week,

Susan said...

Hi....wonderful pictures. Jeff and I just had our 7th grandchild, they are just the most precious gifts. Enjoy. I look at your birdnest almost everyday.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Ahh, they are just precious. I love seeing all the family photos.

Thank you for sharing your sweet babes with us.

Love across the miles,


Lili said...

Seeing all that love and laughter and sweetness just does my heart good. They are growing up right before our eyes too, it's so much fun to see these little snippets of all of you together! xoxo ~Lili

Esme said...

I want those red shoes, Those grandchildren are too cute for words. what a fun Christmas celebrating with them.

Lululiz said...

Just look at those adorable little darlings, bet you want to kiss and cuddle them all the time. I would, lol.

Bead and Needle said...

Such beautiful babes...all three - grandma and papaw, included! Looks like some pretty wonderful times over the holidays!