Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pictures from the first birthday party.

See my grandson and parents on another's blog.  They are expecting a little girl sometime in February.

Here are the pictures I took at the party. BEWARE!!! Much Grandma bragging to follow...

#8 - a lucky number in the Chinese culture.  He got into a tussle with a toy truck right before his first birthday! (Makes him ruggedly handsome, don't you think so?)  Oh, and his Mommy on the right.
Behind him the purple stripe package with the lime green accents (I ran out of paper.) is YOU KNOW WHAT.... Shshshsh.

 Here he is with his Daddy, my son #1. They live next to a big modern church, which rents them their house. They have 2 chickens in a pen (lower far right) who have all of #8's attention right now.
(He just got up from a nap here and isn't quite himself yet.)

Here's the cake... so I'm showing this and naming him #8 - goofy grandma.
It was a themed party. Even the napkins were Giant's themed.  Auntie Laura was in Oakland attire.

 His own birthday cake.... Mess to follow!!!!

 He really seemed to like the frosting as paint, and ate the cake for a few bites - then it got thrown and the family dogs came in for clean up!

The paternal grands.

Dad and Mom (expecting their second, a girl!!! I see pink in my future.)

The only gift opened, wasn't wrapped. He had a grand time with it.

See him opening the gas port? We watched him put water into it several times from his tippee cup! Now Dad and Mom say he's never seen them do that, but he must have watched the customer ahead do it. (Not quite 1 year old - Genius!!!!)

So that's my report on the party.  We didn't get to see his reaction to his quilt.  No gifts were opened. I've had a couple of days to try to get over the heart ache of thinking that his maternal grandma got to play with him and his quilt that I made. (Made me want to only make quilts for charity.) Has anyone else had these feelings? or am I a bitch?

I've had a hard time trying to go back to work on the grey, black and white quilts. It's so dark and cold. I actually did some cleaning instead.  I did sew a little on the pink hexie blankie last night, but that is for charity.


  1. What a cutie! Too bad you didn't get to see him with his quilt. Think how jealous the maternal grandma was over that quilt! My youngest got a Little Tykes truck for Christmas when he was 2. We couldn't pry him out of it till lunch time. He opened his gifts while sitting in the truck, then would put the items in the back of the truck for later.

  2. Looks like a fun time was had by all--what a sweetie! I can see lotsa quilts flying that way...hugs Julierose

  3. Adorable! He is such a cutie.

    I think a bit of mild grandparent jealousy is pretty normal!

  4. He is sooooooo cute! As are his parents and paternal grandparents.
    I have a thought. Next time you give a quilt, don't wrap it.

  5. It's just natural to have a little grandparental jealousy - I get it still, and I've known my counterparts for many years, long before the kids even started dating! I agree with leaving the quilt unwrapped, or insisting that he get to open it while you're there. You put a lot of work into it, and deserve to see the end result in the hands of its new owner! Oh well - there's always the next quilt! If it's any consolation, they are seldom interested in a quilt at that age, except when they want to go to sleep and snuggle in it. Emmy couldn't have cared less about her quilt last Christmas. But Lilli (my 5-year old granddaughter) informed me that the only thing she wanted from me this Christmas was another quilt! So hang in there!!

    B the way, he's a ruggedly handsome little guy!!

  6. So sweet little cutie. Family have babies adds endless joy and happiness. Love reading your blog. Very inspiring and awesome. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good day. Love from Hong Kong

  7. He's just adorable! Love the picture of the three of you together!


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