Welcome to the World Everett Wade!

It was only a few weeks ago, that the ladies in Mary Claire’s office gave her a beautiful baby shower. I stayed a few extra days to help Mary Claire and Tyler finish a few things before the baby was born. Then only a week later, at about 9:30 Saturday night, Tyler called to say they were headed to the hospital! Well, by golly, Superman and I hopped in the car and drove the 200 miles to the hospital in record time. At 5:45 am Everett Wade was born, weighing in at 7 lbs 9 oz! Oh My Goodness….Superman’s mom/Vera/Mary Claire’s grandmother/Nanny/Rhett’s Great Grandmother and Rhett’s Uncle Thomas had driven the three hours as soon as Thomas got off work that night. In this hospital, as soon as the baby is born, he spends two hours laying on his momma’s chest for skin on skin time. It was a long night for everyone. Tyler took advantage of the few minutes that we were visiting to catch a quick nap.Rhett’s Uncle Adam and Elizabeth were able to meet him the next day. Being so healthy, the hospital planned to release Mommy and Rhett 24 hours later. Superman or who is now known as Papa, and I offered to pick a few things up for their arrival home. Not knowing the gender of the baby until he born, Papa and MiMi decided we needed to head to Target. Becoming a grandparent is quite life changing, to say the least. Superman-Papa had n.e.v.e.r. stepped foot in a children’s clothing department for any of our three children, BUT NOW THAT RHETT IS BORN….. Papa was too cute!After picking out a few super cute boy outfits, Papa stated that the boy needed a truck. And his first truck needed to come from his Papa. So off we went to the cars and trucks aisle!We don’t really care that he won’t be able to play with it for a while. The important thing is that Rhett has a truck picked out by his Papa.When Mary Claire was born 26 years ago, Superman had a HUMONGOUS pink ribbon bow made, that he put on the mailbox for all to see. I remember how special that made me feel when we came home from the hospital. I wanted that same feeling for MC and Tyler, so we found a Party City store and bought a bouquet of balloons and a personalized banner.Welcome Home Rhett! This new family of three came home to a festive sight, homemade chicken pot pie, and a house filled with love. Everett Wade we have been excitedly waiting for your arrival. You are perfect in every way. We thank God for bringing you to this big family filled with great grand parents, grand parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and most importantly a God loving Mommy and Daddy. There are so many fun and happy adventures ahead for you. Your MiMi CAN’T WAIT to share in these moments with you!

You are loved, sweet boy!

Friends, thank you for letting me share this amazing new season of life with you. I’m absolutely positive there are going to be more joy filled moments that will happen in this ordinary, imperfect life.

Bunnies on Roller Skates

When I found out I was going to be a grandmother, you know the first thing I had to do was buy fabric for a baby’s quilt! Mary Claire and Tyler decided to not find out the sex of the baby until he or she was born. Superman and I didn’t find out with any of our three children, so on one hand, I was completely on board. But on the other hand, trying to pick out fabric for the baby’s quilt gave a small challenge. (And as we all know, the whole grand baby thing is ALL about me.😁)

But this was a challenge I gladly took on. I perused every fabric store and website, looking for the perfect gender neutral fabrics. Mary Claire had mentioned that she was kinda going to go with a pond theme. She was thinking pond, but not necessarily forest. And look what I found! Ducks on a pond with butterflies and frogs! I mean, come on….ducks, puppies, and piggies! Cheese n’ crackers and cherries! Bunnies on roller skates!!!! They are all soooo adorable!The next step was to decide on a pattern. Mary Claire had said something about polka dots, so I picked out a couple of dot patterns for her to choose from. She liked the middle pattern, because she felt like it would show off the fabric better. Okie dokie!I cut and sewed lots and lots of circles. My brother, David and my mom helped me turn the circles inside out and my sister, Jane did the pressing. Oh goodness, I was ready to go down dotty way, then something just told me to go in a different direction. It’s funny how just one itty bitty thing can change your mind. Luckily for me, I had enough fabric to change the pattern. With my sister’s dog, Kobe’s help, I cut and sewed lots of these diamond shaped blocks. Jane’s dog, Jesse supervised in the fabric placement. I kept the actual quilt top stitching to a simple grid. And for the binding I found a yellow fabric to pull it all together.I love the back! The ducks are just the sweetest! I didn’t have enough length, so I added the green dots to the top and bottom, which worked perfectly.Because this was a super special quilt, I had to add a little something special. I hand stitched this message to my grand baby.

You are a child of God. You are wonderfully made,

dearly loved and precious in His sight. Before you

were made, He knew you…There is no one like you!”

About a month ago, my dear friends gave Mary Claire a baby shower.I was finally able to give the quilt to Mary Claire. It now waits in the nursery, with some soft friends, on the arrival of Baby Andrews.My prayer is that when this precious baby wraps up in this blanket, he or she will know, without a doubt, how much it is loved.

Thanks for dropping by!