Saturday, September 25, 2010


Tiny Hand

For the past months we have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new grandchild. Our wait is soon to be over. By the end of the week we will be grandparents once again. We are so excited. Gina has had her suitcase packed for two weeks.

The fall of the year has been the time of the year for our grandbabies to be born. I can remember how we anticipated the birth of our first in the fall of 2005. One Saturday evening we were at Papa's, a local Mexican restaurant. We had been waiting for a table, and had finally been seated and gotten our drinks when some friends came in. We waited for a larger table to open so we could sit together. Just shortly after being seated at the larger table we got a phone call. Our daughter was on the way to the hospital. It was time to have a baby. We jumped up and left without ordering, ran by the house to pick up the pre-packed suitcase, and were on our way to Baton Rouge ten minutes later.

Papa and Autumn

Autumn and Papa

We made it to Baton Rouge, an eight hour drive, several hours before Autumn was born. What an awesome feeling it was to see this tiny beautiful baby; our grandaughter. Being a grandparent is the best!

In the fall of 2007 we were once again anticipating the birth of a grandbaby. We arrived in Baton Rouge the night before my daughter was to be induced. That morning we were to get Autumn up and bring her to the hospital to be there when her sister was born. Before we were ready to go we got a phone call telling us to hurry up; Rebekah was already here. From the time the doctor broke the water until she was born was 20 minutes. The doctor went back to her office in the hospital and turned on the monitors - realized what was happening - and turned right around but wasn't able to get there in time. Around the hospital Rebekah was known as speedy baby.

Grandpa's Girl

Autumn loved her new little sister, and anytime we were in the room with the new baby she would hold out her arms and say, "I holdy, I holdy". She didn't love Rebekah quite as much when Grandma would hold her. We were careful to give Autumn lots of attention.

The First Kiss

The girls have moved in together to make room for a new sibling. They have really enjoyed being together. The are such beautiful little girls, (and that is a completely unbiased opinion).

New Orleans 12

I'm looking forward to meeting my new grandbaby with anticipation.

We can never know about the days to come
But we think about them anyway

Anticipation, Anticipation
Is making me late
Is keeping me waiting

Tiny Hand


  1. Your granddaughters are beautiful, Rich. So lovely. Are we hoping for a boy this time?

  2. You are such good grandparents. Love that enthusiasm. Beautiful tender pictures.

  3. Can't wait to see the next post. I'm sure it will be adorable pics of your new grandchild. Boy or girl?

  4. Part of the anticipation is finding out if it is a boy or girl. we don't know yet.

  5. Grandchildren are certainly the best thing! Glad you are able to enjoy them!

    And thanks for visiting my quilt photos. Yes, the camel and the penguin were a strange combination I thought. I should have stopped to read the little bit of explanation beside it!

  6. Oh, how wonderful, Rich!!!!!! Wonder if the baby has come yet!!!! Congratulations to you both!!! You are fantastic grandparents, I am sure!!!! And I know you are so proud of your grandkids!!! They are beautiful!!!! Blessing to you and yours!!! ~Janine

  7. I love these pictures so much.
    Your family is filled with beautiful people. And lots of love!