Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Home Again, Home Again Jiggity Jig!

We've been on a trip out west.  We flew out on Saturday and came back today.  It wasn't a long trip, but it was a great trip!  We went to visit our daughter, son-in-law, and grand daughter, Emory.

Wide-eyed at the zoo!
Riding her "sicle"
Eating one of the few real treats she's allowed to eat because of her allergies.  Special ice cream that her mommy makes.  It was really good.
Playing on the steps at the penguin exhibit was more fun than watching the penguins!

On the go, as usual, in her new dress.  Look here to see her in her Easter dress.

Our older grands call us Granmomma and Grandaddy.  That's what I wanted to be called.  My DH didn't really care.  We hadn't seen Emory since Christmas.  She's only 20 months old so she doesn't, or I should say didn't, really know us.  It didn't take her long to start calling me Momma (she calls my DD, Mommy most of the time).  She started calling my DH, Daddy, but with a slightly different inflection than she uses when she calls her dad, Daddy.  This really made my heart feel good!!

Tomorrow, May 7th, is my 57th birthday!  What a completely RANDOM age to be!!  May is a huge birthday month in my family.  I was born on my grandaddy's birthday.  Other May birthday's in our family are my: grand daughter's, grandson's, sister's, mother's, father's, son-in-law's, and sister-in-law's.  One of our DD's missed it by a day, June 1st.  I was glad because she was born 2 days after my first year teaching at the school I taught in for 30 years.  I got to miss inservice that year!!


gwensews said...

Hapy Birthday! Make it a special day. Your little granddaughter is beautiful. The sundress is sooooo cute! I would think that would be a good selling item.

Have a great day!

Cindy said...

The little dress you made looks so cute on her. She's a cute little girl. I love dipper babies! I'm thinking you can get more $ for these little dresses. Really!
Welcome home - It's nice to get away but there's nothing like sleeping in your own bed. and..
Happy Birthday! {{{hugs}}}
Enjoy your moments because they pass so quickly!

window dressing said...

Happy Birthday Julia! Your visit with your family sounds so much fun. I have to say that I am a color fanatic and I love the little dress you made for her. I love the bright colors.

Sew Passionista said...

Happy Birthday Julia. And your grand-daughter is soooo SWEET!!!That little dress is darling. I always enjoyed making my DGD her dresses until she was 10 and then she said she didn't want to wear dresses anymore and broke my heart.

Sewfast said...

Happy Birthday Julia!!! What beautiful grandchildren you have!

Jazzy Jemz said...

Happy Early Birthday!!!! Im glad you enjoyed trip and got to spend time with your granddaughter. She is too stinkin cute!

Tanya said...

She is just tooooooo cute. I bet you had fun kissing those rosy cheeks, it had to be extremely difficult to leave. Thanks for sharing and have a very Happy Birthday.

Rachel said...

Thank you so much for the blogger buddy award. I will pass it on.

Favorite Posts

big list of sewing blogs

Big list of Sewing blogs - I'm in, are you?
I'm listed in the big list of sewing blogs Sponsors Advertise on
Julias Sew Sweet
How to Sew
Place your vote for Julias Sew Sweet and find more How to Sew at

Attitude of Gratitude Award