Saturday, October 25, 2008

Kru Patrick Grisso

Weighing in at a hefty 9 lbs. 11 oz. and 20" long and arriving at 1:26 Pacific Time is long awaited Kru Patrick Grisso. Mom and Dad are exhausted but doing well. Here are a few cell phone pictures. More to come. He is just so cute.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Still No Baby

The hostpital finally took Rikki in for induction at 10:00 last night. I checked at 5:30, she is still snoozing. My plane leaves at 2:35 today so I may not get to see my grandson before I leave. :-(

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday - Baby Day

Well, the little guy is being stubborn so tonight she is being induced at 6:00pm Pacific time. I would like to see him before I leave for Dallas. Pray that all goes well.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy 8th Birthday Emily!

My sweet little girl is 8 years old today. She has celebrated with her classmates by bringing cookies to class, she celebrated with a party at Incredible Pizza with Rikki's extended family, and today she went to Sea World - just she and I. We had a great time. And at this moment, she is with Tony and Rikki and their pet boxer Winny at PetsMart. Apparently Winny and Emily share the same birthday.

She has been such a blessing to me. She has so much of her Daddy in her. We have grown very close, not that we weren't close before but now we have this really close bond that is hard to describe. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Oh, and we still have no baby.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A Busy Saturday - Still No Baby

Today we went to the apple orchard. The kids made their own gallon of apple cider from picking the apples, washing and extracting the juice to packaging it in a gallon jug. It was a lot of fun watching them. Of course, there was fresh apple pie. Yummy. Emily got to do some knife throwing. I think she made 1 of 7 hits. We then went to John's Incredible Pizza and celebrated Emily's birthday. She has had such a great time playing with the kids. She got some new Pokemon stuff. Rikki's cousin Sawyer (10) is staying the night at Tony and Rikki's. Her and Emily are now playing Pokemon. We got a lot of great pictures. Tomorrow I am running the local Race for the Cure. Running for Diane, Elayne and Robin. Love you girls!! We thought Rikki would have had the baby by now and Tony could take off work to run with me but not so. Kru insists upon taking his time. Pictures to come....

Friday, October 17, 2008

Where's that Baby?

We are in California awaiting the arrival of my grandbaby boy. Today is the due date. Rikki spent most of the day in the hospital yesterday because her blood pressure was high. We were hoping they would induce her especially since she was already checked in and all but no such luck. Emily and I are staying across the street with a neighbor that volunteered his extra room to us in lieu of staying at a hotel. A little odd feeling but I am sure we will get used to it. We both slept great. Got up and went running then walked 2 miles with Rikki, her St. Bernard - Gus, her Boxer - Winny and Emily. They live in such a beautiful area near Lake Elsinore. The dogs enjoyed playing in the water and of course, Emily enjoyed playing with them.

Rikki, Emily and I walked a totall of 4 miles - still no baby. Rikki's cousins age 8 and 10 came over. We took them to a Pumpkin patch thing with rides and blow up toys. They had a blast.

Branson Trip

We took Taylor, Emily's friend to Silver Dollar City with us. Those girls had a blast.

This is one of my favorite decorations they had. It was huge. The girls loved all the pumpkins. SDC (Silver Dollar City) knows how to decorate.

This was a demonstration on how to milk a cow. The girls were captivated as well as I. Great demo - they told us all the specifics on taking care of the cows and their milk.

The Teacup ride - not something I would ever do. The girls loved it.

Emily couldn't go on the big roller coaster because she was one inch short but Taylor did. I do believed she was relieved although she acted very disappointed. Taylor loves riding the rides. Emily is not big on rides but rode several because Taylor wanted her to. I think she actually enjoyed the ones she went on.

This is the girls on a swing inside Grandfather's mansion. This is Emily's very favorite exhibit in the park. She will go through this one about 5 times before moving on.

The swing ride - Emily enjoys this one. Taylor likes them all.

The splash area and the 5 story ball place is a big hit especially when they are told to try to keep dry.

I thought this would be a fun picture.

The three of us.