Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Oh, What a Beautiful Baby........

Here are some of my favorite photographs.
Joshua on his blessing day.
He is laying on a blanket that his Great Grandma Hales made him.
Proud Mum and Dad!
 Joshua loved his binkie........
 What a sad face!!
 Joshua laying by the Christmas tree.......
he had just gummed his present from Grandma and Grandpa open!!!
 Joshua was a little bit of a messy eater.....still can be
 Getting ready to go trick or treating.
 Cute cowboy!
 The Purdy children have all loved Winnie the Pooh and Storybook Island.
 Ridin' down the highway.......
Oh, how Joshua loved his 4 wheeler.
 Loved riding his bike as well.
3rd birthday party
Yesterday Joshua and Courtney posted the following pictures.
 Several months ago, we found out that Joshua and Courtney were expecting a baby around June 8th,
Yesterday, they found out if they were going to have a boy or a girl.
It was my birthday yesterday, so I got to do the cake cutting honors and the big reveal.
We are so excited to welcome this little baby boy into our family.
When you find out that you are going to be a Grandmother, it makes you stop and think, and it stirs up many emotions.
It does make you feel a little old.......
But, then I stop and think some more.
 We have an 8-year-old, we can't afford to feel old!!!
It also made me think back to when I was pregnant with Joshua.  The excitement of becoming a mother with all its expectations and dreams.
I only have pictures of "little" Joshua in this post.  Mainly because these are the years that I have been reminiscing about.
Also, these are the photographs that Jim has downloaded on his computer!!!!
Joshua was such a beautiful baby.
Dark black hair when he was born, but it turned lighter and he had the most beautiful soft curls. 
 I am sure Joshua is thrilled that I keep using the word beautiful!!
Words could never express how much being a mother means to me.
I hope that my children will always know how much they are loved.
I am excited that Joshua and Courtney will get to know that kind of love.
I remember the moment that each of my babies was placed in my arms.
Joshua, Jessica, and Samuel.
Peace, awe, gratitude......
We only got to hold Emma for such a short time in this life.  I can't wait to hold her again and feel peace, awe and most of all, gratitude.
I am excited to be a Grandmother.
Different excitement than finding out you are going to be a mother.
But, it is still pretty darn exciting!!!!!

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