Sunday, January 17, 2016

Nana and Papa Time!

We are so happy to announce the birth of our second grandchild!

Alexandra Jean was born on January 4th, 2016!
She was 7 lbs 6 oz!
And yes, I am more than thrilled that my name is her middle name!
Thank you Andrew and Katie!

 Hubby and I were able to spend a couple days with our grand babies!

It was wonderful meeting Ali for the first time and being with Emily!

Big Sis Emily got to meet Little Sis Ali in the hospital!

Emily is 21 months old!
So the girls are close in age!

She was amazed by her little sister!

It was an exciting Christmas because baby Ali
was almost born 3 weeks early-

But then labor calmed down and she ended up arriving only one week early!

We just can't get enough of our two baby girls!

The pics are not in any order but
there are
of them!

New life is so amazing!

It is a miracle!

We are obviously CRAZY about our grand daughters!

We went on a little outing to the mall
and Papa took Emily for a train ride!
The rest of us got a Starbucks!

We all needed to get out of the house for a little while.
We attempted to go out for lunch...
but silly us!
We forgot we had a 21 month old and
it was just about her nap time
and a new baby!
We took our lunch "to go", instead!
It worked out perfectly!

Raise your hands if you love being a little sister!
It looks like Ali, likes being a little sis!

I am in HEAVEN!
This little one is a very peaceful baby (so far)!

And now I am in double HEAVEN!

Emily is quite the personality!
She loved chasing us around the house with the swiffer!

She is active, fearless and loves to have fun!

She is very smart and very coordinated! She likes to climb and run!
Piggy back rides from her Daddy are her favorite thing to do!

She knows what she likes and what she doesn't like!
Playing ball with Papa was on the like list!

Ali's heading home from the hospital outfit!
I say the pants go over the onesie,
Katie says under they go under the onesie -
what do you think?

Emily loves to play Mommy with her dolly
and cook in her kitchen!
She likes her new puzzle and her lamby!
She also knows where the halloween candy is hidden...
and she likes it... a lot, too!
Nana and Papa had to make the candy go bye bye...
(she didn't see us do it...whew!)
We want to be on the liked list!

We think her feet are a bit bigger then Em's.

Papa was a little nervous to hold the baby!
He did a good job!

Until she started to cry!
That's okay Papa, it's time for her to eat!

We are going to need to watch this one
when the baby is in the rocker!

She likes to help push it!
Really really high!

Her Daddy's apple pancakes are on her like list, too!

Emily does not like being cooped up in the house all day long.
She does not like it when she can't have the halloween candy!
And she prefers Disney to CNN!

Katie took some really nice professional photos of the girls!
Don't be fooled!
It took four of us to pull it off!
I had Ali, Papa had Em and Andrew had the chocolate chips f
or bribing a certain someone into this event!
(Safety for everyone was number one!)

I'll post the good pics after Momma Kate gives me permission
and after she posts them!

A family of four!

It's very tiring being a new Dad!

Being a new Mom...
is exhausting!

At the end of our stay we had more
awake time from baby Ali!
She studied our faces and listened to our voices!

So alike BUT so so different!

So thankful for our time with this sweet family!


joeks said...

Congratulations on the new granddaughter!
Sorry, Katie, but I agree with your mom--the pants go over the onesie, not under the onesie!

Joy Altman said...

Oh my goodness, how sweet she is! So happy for you all! And yes Jean, the pants go on over the onesie. ;)

Gina said...

She's adorable. I have to agree with you, that the pants go over the onesie. However, those pants with the feet probably stay on a LOT better being under the onesie.

Vicky said...

Two beautiful granddaughters! What fun to be there to meet Ali and spend time with Emily! I agree with you, the pants go over the onesie! I can't wait for you to post Katie's photos! The children back home are going to be so excited to meet their new niece!

Sammy said...

So, so adorable--both of them! I think the pants look nicer over the onesie.

Shecki Grtlyblesd said...

I was scrolling down to the next picture and hit the onesie picture and went, "What the heck??" Onesie under pants. I think it's unanimous.

ChouchouPoussin said...

Congratulations !
what a cuty baby ! best wishes for Alexandra.

ZetteLolo said...

congratulations to you and the parents!! How sweet she is !!

Brenda Fung said...

Congratulations to your entire family! Little Ali is gorgeous. Sorry, Katie, but the pants definitely belong over the onsie, not under.


K said...

Congratulations! It's been so fun to seeing this all unfold. The pants do go over the onesie, but when the baby is tiny and the pants won't stay up, I think putting them under the onesie is perfectly fine and a rather good idea.

MayLynne said...

Congratulations to everyone! What a beautiful little one. Congratulations to Katie and Andrew on choosing a name that matches, but is not the same as the many other little girls in the family. And congratulations to Grandma on having a special little name sake. That's so special! I am a teacher and am hearing and seeing the name Ali, (as in Mohammad Ali) more and more often for little boys. In our more diverse society you might consider adding an 'e' or doubling the 'l' (or both), or using Lexi as the pet name, to distinguish it as a little girl's name.

I think pants over onesie as well, but maybe that is a generational thing. Perhaps onesie over is the way the kids are wearing them these days! ;)

Pam said...

Congratulations, Jean!!! You are in granddaughter heaven! And yes, this is one time when daughter knows best! ;)

Jessim said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby.

Pants OVER the onesie.

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