Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Meet Owen!

Today I went to meet my newest cousin, Owen Nicholas Norton. Owen was born on June 23rd to my cousin Natalie and her husband, Darrell. He weighed 8 lbs, 4 oz., and he was 20 1/4 inches long. He is adorable. Everyone seemed to be doing well. Olivia is off to a great start as a big sister!

Monday, June 29, 2009

What a Weekend!

It's been a wild weekend... but a good one! Greg's mother was awakened about 3:00 a.m. Saturday by a wild noise. It was coming from her air conditioner. She later duplicated it for me, and all I can say is it sounded like the tornado siren was going off in town - SCARY! So she jumped up and tried to determine the source of the noise... then turned off her AC. (Repair is scheduled for Monday.) Since the temperature on Saturday reached 102 or better, her house heated quickly! She laid on her couch and watched a movie and tried not to stir too much, but Greg had told her, "If you are not at our house by mid-afternoon, I'm coming after you!" I think she arrived about 4:30 p.m., when her movie ended.

We had dinner and watched some television, and I checked Facebook. There was a post from a woman who lives one block from my grandmother - the power was out. So I called Mam-ma - no answer, and no answering machine. I called her friend Ruby, and Mam-ma answered the phone! She played "Chicken Foot" (dominoes) at Ruby's Saturday afternoon with her friends, and when she was driven home, her garage door opener would not work. A neighbor shouted to her that the power was off. She didn't have a purse or her house keys, so she returned to Ruby's. I determined that she didn't have her medications, so Elaine and I went to get Mam-ma and unlock her house so she could gather pj's and her meds. We did this, and while there, I discovered she had NOT locked her house up completely. I "battened down the hatches" and returned her to Ruby's house.

We made a quick stop at Elaine's for Sunday shoes, and the house was STIFLING! I couldn't believe how it had heated up... but that goes to show how hot the day got! Back at home, we watched another TV program with Greg, and around 9:15, my grandmother called - her power was back on, and she was at home!

Sunday was Elaine's birthday and also the first day for our new pastor, Bro. Tommy Toombs, to preach. We went to church and then out to lunch with our friends - Steve and KathyJo Anderson, and Fred and Tempa Davis. Then we came home to read the paper and rest. There were phone calls for Elaine, and a visit from Bruce, Caitlyn, and Chase, which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Last night we watched an old Alfred Hitchcock movie, "The Trouble With Harry." It was a good one! Today we will hopefully get the AC repaired at Greg's mother's house - we have loved having her here, but we know she is anxious to get home. It's cooler here today, and maybe the week will be uneventful... MAYBE!

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Pictures of Timothy

Our little Timothy was one month old on Saturday, June 13th. Doesn't seem possible. His mother took these photos... the second one is him laying in his high chair - and yes, it reclines! Newfangled gadgets! We don't know why Timmy furrows his brow and appears to frown so much... too funny!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Shower for Baby Owen

My cousin Natalie is expecting her second child the end of this month. It's a boy - Owen Nicholas. Yesterday a shower was held at the home of Natalie's brother, Franklin - hosted by his wife Tracy. Owen got lots of darling things - he will be one of the best dressed babies ever! Olivia seems to be taking this all in stride - after nearly six years, she is going to have to share the limelight just a bit. So far, so good! I've included a couple of blurry photos of her to prove she is almost always in motion!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Snuggle Time with My Newest Great-Nephew

I got to spend some time with Jasmine and Timmy today. He was a sleepy fellow, but we snuggled anyway... and I took pictures, of course. He and his mom are both doing well. I think he is adorable - and I know that's a biased opinion - but true all the same! I've been making some burp pads for Timmy... he won't know the difference, but his mother likes them!