Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Our First Grandson

We are back from Colorado where we met our baby grandson for the first time. I think he is one of the most adorable babies I've ever seen!

It was such a thrill to hold him for the first time.................

.................and give him a million kisses.

Proud Grand Dad couldn't take his eyes off of his grandson either! What a thrill to hold the son of your son in your arms.

It was a wonderful first Christmas for Leo, spent together with his very happy parents, and his proud grandparents and aunt.

He's two and a half weeks old and growing fast! We already miss him so much, and I have a feeling we will be collecting lots of frequent flyer miles going back to Colorado for visits as often as we are able.


I hope everyone had a joyful Christmas and I hope 2009 will bring good health, good fortune and many wonderful blessings to all!

53 comments:

Susie Q said...

What a pleasure for me to see this adorable child and to see the proud grandparents with him! What a magical Christmas this must have been for all of you!
Many blessings dear Pat...and here's to a sweet 2009 watching that angel grow!

Happy New year!

Love,
Sue

Lorrie said...

Hi Pat, welcome back--I just love these pictures of Leo with his delighted grandparents! What a special time for you--a real Christmas to remember! He's a sweet, sweet boy!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Precious, precious pictures of you and Vinny with Leo. Thank you so much for sharing them with all of us. He certainly is adorable. Yes, lots of frequent flyer miles for you!

Darius T. Williams said...

Welcome back - great pics!

-Darius
www.everydaycookin.com

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Pat,
He is a little doll!
What beautiful pictures of you all together.

Have a wonderful and blessed New Year.
~Melissa ;)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Look! How precious is he!!! What a doll baby!

Pat, I know you all are just thrilled with Leo! How special to have gotten to spend this time with him!

I'm so glad you're back. We've missed you much!

Sending much love to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Michele said...

What an Angel! Congratulations to you and your family!

Happy New Year!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Pat,
He is so beautiful and I love the looks of adoration on your faces!

I've missed your posts, but I'm so glad you were able to go! Don't blame you for going as often as you can!

Diane

M.Kate said...

Merry Christmas to you, Pat and all at home and especially to Baby Leo. He's going to grow up strong and handsome and he's so cute. Happy New Year, Pat. May 2009 brings you lots of happiness always :D

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I am busting at the cuteness of little Leo (and...he's *still* sleeping, LOL! I thought he wouldn't wake up long enough to make his grand debut. :-)

You've definitely been missed here in the blogosphere. Welcome back...though I know it must be bittersweet leaving the little guy back in Colorado. TGFFrequentFlyerMiles!

Much happiness, blessings, prosperity, peace and love in the new year. You've taught me a lot about the city I was born in this year and I thank you for that. :-)

Willow said...

Isn't it GREAT to be a grandma!!? Leo is adorable, an absolutely beautiful little boy! It will be fun watching him grow!

kari and kijsa said...

What a wonderful Christmas present!
Here's to a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

steviewren said...

Pat, he is precious...and he looks amazingly just like you! I'm so happy for you all!

Mama said...

Pat what a wonderful Christmas you had I bet you did not want to leave little Leo, your photos are beautiful and so is Leo. Stephen is now in NYC with his friends and having a blast!. I hope your New Year celebrations are the best ever and I know 2009 will be especially happy for you all, hugs, Kathy.
We have traditional Scottish Hogmanay here so it will be very lively indeed.

Marg said...

So Beautiful! Your pictures are so adorable and I can tell that it must be so hard to leave him.
It's such a special time in those early weeks, and then months and then those first smiles. Oh.....

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What an adorable little boy! I know it was so difficult for you to leave him. Every time I see a jet go over head i will think of your many upcoming trips to Colorado to get a baby fix!

Have a Happy New Year!
((hugs)) Rosie

Maryann said...

...and it just keeps getting better, believe me! He's adorable. A very happy new year to you all :)

Kitem said...

Of course he is the most adorable child ever, he is your grand son, I am very happy for you that he is such a cutie.
Very happy New Year to you and your beautiful family.
Here waiting for our own Angel.

Bo said...

Hello Pat...I couldn't agree more with your statement, "What a thrill to hold the son of your son in your arms"...Little Leo is a beautiful baby! Happy New Year!!
;-) Bo

dana said...

What a cutie pie that little Leo is!! The photos of grandma and grandpa with him are just so touching!!
I remember when I left my little gr. girl (I'd spent the first week with her, my son and my DIL)---I just bawled like a baby all the way home!! I couldn't stop it--and I couldn't believe I could have gotten so attached, but I sure did!! In fact, she just spent the night with us Sunday (she's 2 1/2 now) and I'm ever goofier over her now than I was when I drove away from their home when she was a newborn!
Thank you for sharing those wonderful pictures---so glad you had a safe and terrific trip!
Happy New Year to you!!! Dana

pammiejo said...

Very precious baby! He looks perfect! I'm sure you're missing him - it will be "long" between visits to you, I'm sure! Welcome home. PAM

aliceinparis said...

What dreamy pictures of a lovely baby and his grandmum... and grandad. You look so peaceful holding him. He's a really handsome babe. I have a feeling there will be lots of visits back and forth now.
Have a happy and joy filled 2009!
Cheers, Shelagh xo

ARLENE said...

I have just discovered your wonderful blog. Your new grandchild is a cherub. I'm an upstate New Yorker (Orange County), of Italian descent, and will be back to visit soon.

Lavinia said...

Hi Pat. Belated congratulations on the birth of your beautiful grandson! Your first grandchild! Wow is he ever really, really cute, I just want to scoop him up and hold him and hold him and not let anyone else hold him....he's so precious!!

Pat, I'm not bloggin much these days but I wanted to pop over and wish you a very happy new year. well, with little Leo, how can it not be? He's truly adorable...you have all been so blessed by his birth. Here's wishing you and your family health, joy, prosperity and happiness in 2009.

Cori G. said...

Good morning Pat and Happy New Years Eve!
It looks like you had such a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of love and sweet baby cheeks. The love you and hubby have for him shines through your pictures...so sweet.
I hope you have a wonderful New Years. Are you going to watch the ball drop from the comfort of your living room?

xo Cori

Judy said...

What a special Christmas you had...and what an adorable grandson!

Many blessings to you all in 2009.

supplies overflowing! said...

He is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Rhonda said...

Little Leo is so adorable and I know you're so proud. Have a Happy New Year and I look forward to more updates on your grandson!
Rhonda

Mmm said...

Yes, indeed, an adorable baby. I saw your comment on Strider's that you were in CO where I live now. And, better yet, you live in NYC! Oh, how I long to see NY one day. And to top it all off, you are an Italiaphile! I love Italy. Antother place I'd love to visit one day. Happy New Year to you.

Jillian said...

I'm still amazed by how tiny they are...

What a lovely way to start 2009!

Jillian

Beverly said...

Pat, my heart is filled with joy for you and your family. How well I know and treasure the love you feel for that sweet babe.

Happy new year to you and your family.

Tara said...

Could you be more over the moon, Grandma--what satisfaction is on your face, like you are thinking, "Whatever led me to this incredible moment in time was worth it!" What happiness!

Junie Moon said...

What a precious blessing--he is absolutely darling. I know he will be well loved.

Happy New Year!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I am so happy for you. Leo is a beautiful baby. As you can tell by my blog I am crazy about my grandbaby and I don't know what life was like before Avery. Have a wonderful New Year!

Proud Italian Cook said...

Little Leo is such a doll! Look at that face! Such proud grandparents he has. I have a feeling there will be many trips to Colorado. I already know you're having a happy new year Pat!
xox, Marie

Alex said...

Awwww....Baby Leo is SOOO adorable! (and snuggly) HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What wonderful photos of Leo's grandparents holding their beautiful grandson!!

Happy New Year to you and your family, Pat!

Marian Fortunati said...

Awwwwwwwww....

I see you've already been blessed!
2009 will be beautiful!

Linda Lou said...

What a sweet of picture of grandma and grandpa holding their precious grandson....I know you had a very special Christmas Pat, God Bless you and yours in 2009!

Elizabeth said...

What a Christmas present!
More than anyone could dream of.
Congratulations to you all

Camille said...

What wonderful photos! He is just so adorable. Again, congratulations and wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy new year!!

(I ended up making the yule log at the last minute.)

Lisa B. said...

Welcome back Pat...and Happy New Year! What a little sweetie!! I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ah, what a happy sight! He really is such a beautiful baby. A true Christmas blessing. All the best for you and for Leo in the New Year!

Gina said...

Little Leo is so precious!!
Wishing you a wonderful 2009 Pat Gxox

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well I have to agree with you. Leo is one of the sweetest little babies I've ever seen.

Love his stocking. Looks like it's big enough to put him in it! So cute.

It has to be hard being so far away from him. They grow up so fast. You need to get a web cam so you can see him every day.

BTW We WILL be able to reach our goals this year.

I've started today and so far this year I've been good at keeping my goal. LOL

Well they say, do it one day at a time! LOL

Hugs,
Joanne

Catherine said...

Yippee! Wonderful family you have there. Leo is lovely!

Happy New Year!
Cathy

Naz said...

Leo is such an adorable baby! God bless him.

Poetikat said...

OH! Isn't he just adorable - a little bundle of soft, powdery, pure joy!

Kat

Melanie said...

Leo is so sweet and definately looks like your son Pat :-) How wonderful that you could share his 1st Christmas. What an honour and such a special time.

Happy New Year

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh Pat he's so adorable! And you and your hubby make the perfect grandparents!! You look so sweet with your precious angel Pat. It's a new chapter that is hard to describe until you step into it!
Happy New Year!!
Big grandma hugs, Sherry

Beth Leintz said...

Congratularions on the new addition to your family- how lucky that you all could be together for Leo's first Christmas.

louise said...

Baby Leo is just gorgeous. I have been away from my blog and have just managed to catch up with your wonderful news. It must have been a very exciting Christmas for you this year, spending time with your family and the new addition. Sending you lots of wishes for a very Happy New Year. x

Lucy said...

Aren't babies so wonderful? So very fresh from God. I love them. Leo is adorable. May you have many happy times with him.