Saturday, November 14, 2009

Nana's Night of Fun

For anyone who doesn't know me I have five grandchildren ranging in ages 13,10,2,1,and 7mths. I think my grand kids are the best ever. On Wednesday, November 11,2009 mark it down, I had all five of them. Now the youngest three were planned, the older ones came over of something else and decided to stay. We had a blast. We were outside walking around, the two year old was chasing Carlisle and then Carlisle would chase him, the one year old was climbing on everything that was able to move, Christian was trying to keep up with the one year old, Billy Dean was shooting his BB gun and I had Matthew. Now this was Matthew's first time to spend the night away from his Mommy and Daddy. Let me tell you that was fun. We looked at the flowers, said hello to Shilo, ate supper took a bath in the sink and cuddled and sang until bed. I loved it. Now this was all being done in between Brandi calling to check on him. I thought it was very sweet and funny to hear the phone ring and know who was on the other end.

As with all first time Mom's she was wanting to be sure that he was OK and that I was OK with all of them. I assured her that this was not my first rodeo and she quickly told me that I had never kept Matthew before and this different. I couldn't help but laugh, and wonder did I do that the first time my mom kept Brandi? I wasn't sure if he would stay all night. I knew he would be fine but was wondering about his Mommy and Daddy. They made it and all survived.

So we had a great time, my daughter and son-in-law had a night to themselves. Even though the two of them had a hard time going to sleep because it was to quite it was a much needed break and deserved rest for the both of them. Brandi you are the best. Call any time Matthew is with doesn't bother me a fact I find it very sweet. First time parents are the best....always learning and gazing at every little thing.....keep it up.

Monday, November 2, 2009

First Halloween

It was Matthew's first Halloween this year and his costume was made by his NanaNana. He was a M&M and was soooo cute. I had to work and Brandi sent me a video of the kids in thier costumes. Mr. J and Miss A told me Happy Halloween and it was sooo good to see and hear them. I wish I could have gone with them.

This time of the year is going to be a lot of first for Matthew.....first Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter. It is such an exciting time watching the excitement on his Mommy and Daddy's face during this time. These first will be different for Matthew than for other infants. Matthew is visuallly impaired and legally blind. His experience is based on sound, light, and touch. Although we have to learn how to experience these things differently none the less it will be exciting.

Watching his Mommy and Daddy prepare for the first Christmas reminds me how excited I was with Brandi's first Christmas. Shopping and picking out the perfect gift for the first is soooo exciting.

I have already started shopping for this special and perfect gift that we have been so blessed at having. I know I will spend to much and I will love ever minute of it. So stay tuned for blogs on the first for this little guy.

Matthew Nana loves you very much and you are so special to me........Your are a very lucky little boy and I know have lots to teach me.

The Unexpected

Ever wondered what kind of unexpected things you can find in the ER? You never know what you will find when things are quieter in a ER. Someone once found a condom used and unused. At first they were shocked at finding this item on the floor at the back of the room then it turned to something kinda funny. Everyone begins to laugh and speculate at what happened and how quick things must of happened. Or did they not use it and just planted it there for a joke? I guess they person will never know. You don't know when this took place or who took it on themselves to place this item there. I guess people sometimes waites a little long in the ER.....

So the moral of this is always check your patients and always keep them updated. Afterall you never know what you will find.