I’ve posted dozens of photos on Facebook about our new granddaughter, but just realized I’d never blogged about her.

Everything “they” say about being a grandparent is so true.  We are in love with this adorable little person and also somewhat in awe of what a wonderful mom our daughter is turning into.  She, who has in her life been prone to anxiety, self-judging and feelings of “I’m not good enough”, has taken to nursing, cleaning dirty bottoms and schedule-keeping with surprising ease.  We are so proud of her and see a wonderful future for this new little family.

And little Chloe is nearly perfect in every way. Would a grandma…”GiGi”…say anything less?  Hubz “Papa” enjoys laying with her on his chest, as he did our own children.  I just love to hold her, stare at her, smell her sweetness, and wonder at how perfect she is.  She is very easy-going (ah…to lull her parents into having more?) and has slept through the night from a very early age.  I also get to “babysit” on a fairly regular basis, which is really nice.  Thanks to various resale shops, we have acquired all the necessary equipment, too, which we assume will be used quite a bit in the coming years for other grandchildren as well!

Here are some of my favorite pics…of the hundreds we’ve already taken!

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Summer’s over, school’s back!  Well, for youngest son, that is;  middle kid has one more week before Purdue starts.  2 sophomores in the family this year;  one h.s. and one college.  H.S. started today, bright and early with 7 a.m. marching band practice, right up to 5:30 p.m. end of tennis practice, for a very full day.  I’d imagine he’ll drop like a tired puppy when he gets home tonight!

Here’s a  pic of he and his grandma on Tuesday in Chicago, for a quickie day-trip just before school started.  Yup, we drove 4 hours, paid $29 to park on North Michigan Avenue (well, Rush Street) for the day, and 4 hours back;  (and car overheated and we had to open the windows and blow heat full-blast)….and all he has to show for it is 3 new pairs of socks!  No, really, we had a wonderful day with my mom, including a fabulous lunch at Bistro 110.  The weather was perfect and we had a great bonding time together!  Sadly, no Garrett’s popcorn, as they closed the Michigan Ave. store 😦

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