Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Handmade...All the Way From Canada!!

We just wanted to give much thanks to sweet Mum Karen! Yesterday we received a package all the way from Canada. Mum Karen is the momma of my dear friend Judy and she really loves my kiddos...I just think it is too precious. Upon opening, we found a beautiful blanket for Timothy and wrapped inside...the little guy's very first ROOTS apparel. We were so excited! Emily still knows which blanket is "Mum Karen Blanket." Secretly I had stashed Em's blanket for Timothy without her knowing (after all it wasn't all pink:). As soon as I got ready to take Timothy's picture with the blanket this morning, Em asked me where her blanket from Mum Karen was. Oops...I got busted! I reached into Timothy's dresser and pulled out her blanket. She immediately wrapped herself in the blanket and wanted to take a pic with her brother. You can't see in the pic below, but the only other thing she is wearing is a pair of striped socks that of course, Judy's mom sent to Emily along with the super cute and funny book, Smelly Socks.

On a serious note, one reason that these blankets are so special to me is that before Emily was born I told a couple of people, Judy being one of them, about how I was sad that all of my grandmothers would never know Emily and how she would never have things made by their hands. That just made me so sad b/c I grew up with my grandma making all kinds of things for me. Emily still wears some of the dresses my grandma made me. I guess Judy mentioned that to Mum Karen and later I received Em's blanket. I cried like a big goober, of course. I was just so touched that someone would go to the trouble to make something for my child. That is exactly how I felt when I saw Timothy's beautiful blanket yesterday!...And it really is gorgeous!

My Great-Aunt Dodie makes dresses for Emily and I cherish those. My sweet friends Ginny and Laurie made blankets for Em and we cherish those as well. Timothy also received his first handmade blanket from Laurie. All of the things that my children receive that someone has made for them are so very special to me. So thank you Mum Karen and all of my other friends as well that have given my babies something I didn't think they would ever have.

Not looking too happy...I promise it's the Colic....hahaha!!

awwwww!!!! Look at his chins!

This is probably the cutest pic that I think I have gotten so far. And on a side note...yesterday we went to the doctor. It had been exactly 3 weeks since his first visit that Monday after he was born. On that visit, he weighed 5lbs. 3oz. (The day before when we left the hospital he was at 4lbs. 15 oz.) So, 3 short weeks later, my big boy weighed in at 8lbs. 5oz. I almost passed out! Seriously I was thinking like maybe 6lbs. Needless to say he is doing great and growing quickly! Thanks for the prayers...maybe Derek was right...we should have named him Samson!:):)

**new pics in the photo album!**
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Benji and Rebekah said...

You're going to back to your pre-pregnancy weight in no time if Timothy keeps eating like that. That is absolutely amazing how much weight he gained. He is so precious and Em's is adorable looking as always. I am sure she is such a big help and a great big sis. I'm sorry to hear that little Timothy is cloicky(spelling??) I'll be praying for you. Miss you and love you!

JSM said...

Yay for Mom Karen!! She's the best, I"m so glad I get to share her with you and your precious ones :)

Kolby said...

Wow!! I can't believe how much he has changed. He's so precious. And Ems keeps growing up too. We miss yall so much. Hopefully I'll be able to come to Murfreesboro in November with Ginny! Hope yall are doing well.

Supabloggasuprememama said...

how precious! love the pics! what a nice blankie...I have a girly version of that! ;) he is so cute. looks just like Emily!