June 26, 2011

A Stitch in Time

Baby Bird passed the two week milestone with flying colors along with Mama Cat who is settling into her new job as a SAHM.  Here is the quilt and Baby Bird in all their glory.  Just love him to pieces!

"May your sorrows be patched and your joys quilted."

June 18, 2011

Happy Day, Daddy-O!

Happy Daughter's Day...uh, I mean Happy Daddy's Day!  You see, I feel like the one who has been given the best gift on Father's Day.  I have a father who has been everything a dad should be and more.  He has been a true friend.  There are too many lessons learned  from Dad to list them all, but let me share a few of my favorite.
  • Your belly button holds your bookey up.  Okay, I just had to get that out there.  If no one ever told you why you have one, now you know. Dad can tell you the whole story.  It's pretty bizarre, but believable when you are six years old.
  • "Go wax your car." What Detroit and Japan won't tell you.  Whenever new car fever struck, my dad would tell me to go and wash and wax my car.  Sure enough, a few hours spent primping my ride would usually cure car fever.  Don't forget the wax part.  It's very important that your car shines when you are done, not to mention you''ll be too tired to go car shopping.
  • "I didn't send you to college to drop classes."  I was going through some adjustments my freshman year at college and my advisor suggested I drop two of my classes to stand a fighting chance of passing my first semester.  Feeling relief, I gleefully informed my mother of this.  A few hours later, my dad called to tell me I would be doing no such thing and to suck it up and get to work.  I passed the courses and finished school on time and with a GPA that I could actually own publicly.
  • Practice makes perfect.  Whether it was learning to jump rope or play the piano, good ole Dad was always there to give me an audience and wipe away the tears of frustration.  In fact, he would inspire me to go beyond learning and strive for perfection.  Not in a pressuring way, but in a "I honestly think you can." kind of way.
  • Shortcuts often become scenic routes.  You're not lost when you are taking the scenic route. Your outlook on a situation makes all the difference in the experience you will take away from it.
  • Make a difference. He truly enjoys helping people.  He is generous to a fault, but the world needs more people like that.
  • "Be careful what you put into writing. You never know who will read it."  Boy, that has been some of the best advice ever.  I had the misfortune of sharing my feelings toward a teacher when I was in junior high only to have the note fall into her hands.  Ouch. On the other hand, I have written down feelings and thoughts to hold on to fresh memories and provide a gift to those I love.  Like my Dad. 
~Happy Father's Day!

June 12, 2011

Chapter Two

Baby Bird has hatched and is more beautiful and miraculous than I could have ever imagined.  Did being in the waiting room for the second grandchild feel just like the first time when I was waiting for PDub?  No, it was different and special, just like this wonderful little baby boy!  A friend once told me that "Love multiplies not divides."  I believe with all my heart that is so true.

Mama Cat and Daddy Jaybird delivered Baby Bird at 9:28 p.m. on June 8.  He weighed a whopping 8 pounds 4 ounces and was  21 and 1/2 inches long.  He has blue eyes and blonde hair like his daddy and loves to be cuddled just like his mommy. 

Never one to take the miracle of birth for granted, I give thanks and praise for his safe arrival.  Now let the adventures begin~

June 6, 2011


Here we go! We will finally get to meet Baby Bird this week. Stay tuned!