We returned from vacation and were thrown back into real life quick! Our daughter in law went into premature labor at 25 weeks. She gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. His name is Draikaiden. He weighed 1 lb. 6 oz. at birth...he is now up to 4 lb. and is off the respirator. I praise God that he has not had any major complications. Just too little, and too early. His mom jokes that he did not want to share his birthday with his brother and sister that are both the end of Jan. and first part of Feb. He wanted a birthday all to himself.
Here's a a pic of him at birth and one taken about 2 weeks ago.
As you can see he has grown so much and looks so wonderful! What a little miracle!
After his birth we brought his brother and sister home with us for a month. We truly enjoyed having them here! It was a great time of bonding for us. Time to really get to know them. They were so much fun...even though Grandma and Papa were "meanies" and made them take naps ...because Grandma needed the nap! We had them through Halloween and got to take them along with our other grandon out trick or treating and to the church for the Harvest Party. Here they are ...so sweet, cute, and full of life!
Our Grandchildren Dyllan, Draven and Kaida.
Superman, Cinderella, and Bumblee!
We took Kaida and Draven home in November. We didn't get to go see the our new little guy because Grandma had caught a cold! So it was a quick trip. Before we knew it Thanksgiving was here. We had a wonderful time with friends for Thanksgiving dinner. There was enough food to feed an army!
I opted to not take part in the annual craft fair this year as there just hasn't been enough time. Now I am wondering how I got things done before. This season has been so hectic! We made the 6 1/2 hour trip to see our little grandson the first weekend in December and we also got to see all of our sons while on this trip. Seemed to be a whirlwind of a weekend but a good one none the less. The day after our return we had our other little grandaughter for 3 days! She is so sweet and so precious!
That brings you up to now...just getting ready for Christmas. Decorating, wrapping, baking and getting the house clean for company. So much to do and so little time. I did manage to get some scrapping in and will share those creations with you I promise. So hopefully I will be able to get back here shortly and share what I have been doing in my creative world. There is one in particular that I am so proud of but I have to wait to share because it is a gift!
Hope you are all having a wonderful time this time of year and not getting stressed over all that we think needs to be done. I keep reminding myself that this is a wonderful time and a time to give to those we love and those that are less fortunate. However, with that said...I want to carry this spirit throughout the year...looking for ways that we can give to others.
Hugs!...and fa la la!