Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

That's what little boys are made of.   This day in the life is devoted to my soon-to-be grandson - because my daughter and I have been crazily planning our family baby shower.  It will be at Great Grandma Nene's house in October.   Since this is my first grandbaby, from my first born and only son, I already love this precious little guy like there's no tomorrow, so I want this event to be perfect in every way!  His Mommy wants to have a sports themed shower and with football in full swing starting last Saturday (Go Pokes - win  #1!), the planning has been easy and fun!! Pictures to follow next month.

I am pretty positive now that the baby will be Brayden Michael.  Michael is also my son's middle name, so it makes me happy that he is passing it on to his son.   I wouldn't be all caught up on the name if I weren't making my grandson the 'traditional' Christmas stocking.  This tradition was started by my Memaw (my mom's mom).  She started making beautiful sequined stockings when my big brother was born and made the last one for my niece, who just turned 19.  After that one, her vision was getting poor....and then she started to suffer from dementia.  I was lucky in that I spent lots of time with her growing up and after I married, she shared her templates for the stockings and I have now taken over what she started.  This is a family tradition that I hope will go on for generations to come - and I can just see her smiling down from heaven (and probably critiquing my sewing skills!!)

Since I haven't blogged in a couple of weeks....I think I should stop and post this.   More to come because I am on vacation this entire week and will hopefully have more to blog about!   Until then, it's just another day in the life!