Sunday, July 12, 2015

In the hours before Indy Thomas was born

On Tuesday, we took care of Campbell Walker while Estée was in labor. He was here from about noon until after 9 pm when Tom drove him to a town halfway between our house and his, where Estée’s mum picked him up and brought him home, as he slept all the way. 

He had a big, big day. Matt was on vacation so he and Hazel Nina were up here most of the day. Our cousins were visiting from Arkansas and they came by in the late afternoon. Some local friends brought supper, Margaret came after work, Matt’s mum was here, and we had a grand get-together. Later we found out that Indy had been born while most everyone was still here. Tom and I took lots of pictures that day, so here is the way the world looked at Grammy and Grampy’s in the hours leading up to the little fellow’s arrival.

Grammy and Grandson

Cousins choosing a cookbook

A little lunch conversation


We had bought a bouncy house a while ago, but wanted to wait and set it up when both cousins were here. Today was that day! It is a blast. It holds up to 250 pounds so the adults can enjoy it, also.


At first Campbell was more interested in the motor than the actual house.

But later in the day, he discovered how much he loved it, especially the slide!


Taken through the netting, but you can see the fun they were having (including the other 'kid').

Earlier in the day, we took a cart ride. Tired little ones.

I told some friends that if were 100, I would look back upon this day as the most perfect in my life. And when I said my prayer of thanks, I called it a Holy Day.

21 comments:

  1. What a lovely post and a lovely day!

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  2. What a wonderfully perfect day and you shared it with us!
    A holy day, indeed.

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  3. Great pictures! Love that bouncy house and I bet those kids will enjoy it for years to come. And the big 'kids' as well. :-)

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  4. Thank you for sharing your perfect day with us!

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  5. What a great day! Makes my heart smile!!

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  6. Such a fun-packed day, filled to the brim with love and happiness - the perfect day for the arrival of the latest family member.

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  7. Toddlers are the best! As entertaining as kittens!

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  8. Greetings to little Indy Thomas: You are joining a mighty fine family!

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  9. Congratulations on your perfect day and on the arrival of the new grandbaby!

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  10. A Holy Day for sure, Nan.
    How beautifully you have documented your family's life on such a special day; Indy's birth.

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  11. Congratulations to all on the arrival of Indy. Yes, Nan, there are those days we spend with our grandchildren and families that transcend all that we hold dear and holy in our lives. As grandmothers, we are truly blessed.

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  12. You have such a way with words. Thanks for the continued posts. These are so fabulous. I'm so happy for you and your lovely family. xoxo

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  13. What a perfect day! I love the photo where Hazel Nina is putting a hand on her dad's mouth and Campbell has his hand on the dog's mouth - it's cute and has a kind of symmetry to it.

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  14. Truly a beautiful day. Thanks for sharing it here.

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  15. What a beautiful post about a wonderful day! Truly a "Holy Day," and those are precious. Thanks for sharing your joy with us.

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  16. Congratulations on the arrival of this precious baby boy! And it warmed my heart to read what you wrote about this day being the most perfect day of your life. I'm so happy for you, for all of your family!

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