Can’t believe February comes to a close today!

Today marks the one month point since my daughter and little Blake joined us–my son-in-law has been all over the United States. He’s training for a new position with his company up in the state of Washington, plus house hunting, plus he handled the move out of their home in Rhode Island.

It’s been wonderful having a baby in the house again! SO much fun. Brings up sweet memories of my own children as little ones. A baby can be so consuming and exhausting…but then…when he takes a long nap…I miss him!  Can’t wait until he wakes up and the cycle starts again: he’s starving, he’s happy, he’s unhappy, and then he’s ready for a nap.

Watching my other kids become aunts and uncles is a delight I hadn’t expected. They’re all crazy about Blake and very attentive to him, even in the less-than-wonderful moments (like…diaper changes). My middle two swoop by after work to hold him, and my college son likes to skype with Blake. Which…is really about watching Blake until he gets bored and starts to fuss. 

Lucky for us, with Blake being a long-term houseguest, we’ve had the privilege of watching him change before our eyes!

Yesterday, his first tooth broke through.

And he’s starting to eat food! Starting with all the P’s…sweet potatoes (ugh), prunes (double ugh), pears and peas.

Most of the time, he’s a happy camper. Not all of the time, though!

On another note…so happy that “A King’s Speech” received such recognition last night. What an uplifting story–loved it! If you haven’t seen it yet, put it on your list. Well worth your time. I want to see it again…and read the biography of the Queen Mum. To me, she was the quiet hero in that story. 

Last thing, bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray is running a wonderful giveaway of multi-author signed books on her Facebook page…to celebrate the launch of her newest release, “The Caregiver.” Check it out and enter her contest! Shelley Shepard Gray

Hope your week is off to a great start. Mine is…we actually have some sunshine in California!

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