Monday, October 16, 2006

G is for GiGi



Hubby has been visiting with my daughter and my Jada this past weekend....They called me on the phone to share Jada's amazing skills with the alphabet...she knows all her letters...the sounds that they make..and she knows that G is for Gigi...:)

He brought her a stuffed Babar elephant from Europe which he delivered along with a Babar story book we picked up...that child does love books...

Jada's mommy got some work done on her car this weekend and some much needed one on one with her daddy....

I missed the action but had a very pleasant weekend alone at home...did I ever mention that I love being alone in my house...especially on days like yesterday when the sky is blue, the air is fresh and the windows are open. I spent the day, reading, singing and sitting in the sun on my back deck, planting mums and arranging my fall decor, shopping for groceries and candles...and treating myself to an Oreo McFlurry...yum! Plus I haven't cooked since Thurs! lol

19 comments:

Birmingham Girl said...

What a sweet, sweet picture. In my opinion, those little grand children grow much faster then our own children did. I wish I could turn back time ~ just like Cher sang about!!
Your right in tune with my blog I'm writing for tomorrow..about being home alone! Great minds think alike!! :) I'm right along side you on that no cooking thing!

Tammy said...

How adorable! Love seeing when generations interact with each other...how precious a gift is the relationship with a grandparent and a grandchild. Glad you and your hubby had a nice weekend.

Bek said...

sounds like some wonderful time to self!!!!!!!!! LORD, can i have some time like that???

Nancy French said...

What a sweet head of hair -- those curls!

Is it "G" as in "girl" or "the soft "g" as is giraffe?

NJ

Amydeanne said...

ooo I'm jealous! lol In a good way! Quiet time is something I especially enjoy as it's rarity in my house!
My babies love Babar! I'm glad he had such a nice time with his granddaughter! :)
And yes, I think I did figure out the song!

dawnaj1958 said...

What a precious baby doll. She is just beautiful. I know the time alone thing would feel pretty good right now. My house over-floweth. But next summer when they all leave, the silence will be too loud. What is cooking??? Does it require food and effort? Seriously, I have cooked nonstop since May. Cooking for five is certainly different than for two.

Kimber said...

aaaawwww :)

Sissy B. said...

I enjoyed the photo!!! I also like those once in a blue moon moments when I have the house all to myself...especially when there is some seasonal decorating to be done!! The fall is my favorite time of year.

Deb said...

If I plan it right, I can get away with cooking only three nights out of seven. 1st night --make too much --leftovers on the 2nd night. 3rd night - cook too much again so there are leftovers on the 4th night. The fifth night is usually a 'grab whatever and run', the 6th night is 'garbage soup' - which is the leftover leftovers put in a pot - add some broth of some type and cook for an hour or two. ---always delicious! (If you cook it long enough at a high enough temp --no bacteria!) --the seventh night is another 'grab and go' night - maybe order a pizza or pick up salads from McDonalds.

oh ..and as for the half consumed bottles of pop I have in the van --I'm a medical technologist ---worked many years in the hospital --some of those years in the microbiology lab. the bugs don't scare me. I only drink one or two sips every so often --so if there is anything nasty in there --my immune system knocks it out before it gets to me! ;)

Deb said...

P.S. I almost forgot what I intended to say first --what a beautiful little girl! I love her curls! How old is she?

MugwumpMom said...

Great pic.
An oreo treat! Candles! Time alone! My kind of weekend! Glad you enjoyed your little repast alone.

BekABoo said...

Yay for lazy days and Jadabear!

Gina said...

Heavenly...books,fall decor, Oreo Flurry! Solitude is sweet sometimes
(I think, if I remember that long ago : ). Jada is so beautiful and how precious that she loves books!

BarBarA said...

I enlarged that photo so I could see the details - what a great moment captured. Look at Jada's feet...so cute how she has them like that.

Sounds like you all had a fabulous weekend!

Jada's Gigi said...

Nancy,
G as in giraffe...:)
I didn't realize so many ofmy friends haven't seen any recent pics of Jada...Her hair really is incredible! :) I'll have to post more soon...I promise to get myself a digital camera come Christmas...

Ame said...

oh, gosh, cheryl!!! i LOVE this!!! both grandfathers are not safe alone with our girls; how precious that your husband would so willingly help his daughter and granddaughter. i would die if my dad were ever here alone with my girls and me - actually, he would never be invited or allowed - he's not safe. what a gift your husband is!!!

and i love days where i can open the windows and sing and read and enjoy NOT COOKING!!!!!

yes ... a cup of cold water ... CS is often a step above the rest, isn't he. i love how he loves his wife, his kids, himself, and others. he gives me hope that there are good men out there.

may we continue to pass the cup ;)

Joni said...

What a refreshing post to read. The wonderful joys of life...

Thanks for sharing your Jada with us. What a cutie!

everydayRANDOM said...

Ah, the sound of being alone. I slipped home for a few hours while the kids are at their other grandma's. We left the house at 10Am and didn't come home until 7Pm. School, field trip and karate. CRAZY, CRAZY...

Barb said...

Jada is beautiful. And my husband Rob wears the same kind of socks your hubby wears. :-)

Your weekend alone in your home sounds like a slice of Heaven to me. I'm just like you - I love alone time. I love my family, but the occasional day all to myself is good therapy for me.