Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Big Smile and a "Five Things Tag"

Can there be anything better in this world than a baby's first smile?


My little grandson, who is all of five weeks old, is beginning to gurgle, coo and smile! It make this Nonna's heart just sing with happiness! I love you Leo!


Diane, of the blog A Picture tells 1,000 Stories, has passed a fun little "5 Things" tag onto me. Diane has two of the most adorable grandsons, and she has the very best ideas for turning thrift bargains that she finds into little treasures. Every Tuesday she hosts a Trash To Treasure blog carnival, and welcomes everyone to join in. Thanks Diane!

Now for the tag:

1. Name five things in your purse:

Wallet, cell phone, I-Pod shuffle, lipstick, Starbucks brand cinnamon breath mints.

2. Name five things in your work room:

Hmmm... I guess my work room is my basement/family room, so it would be a TV, bookcases, two desks (which I'm counting as one -- one for myself and my husband), two computers (ditto!), and my cat, who seems to follow me wherever I go in my house.

3. Name five things you have always wanted to do:

I've always wanted to learn to swim, learn to knit, learn to type, travel around the world, and play a musical instrument well. Maybe someday I'll be able to accomplish at least one of those things?

4. Name five things you're interested in:

Obviously besides my family, friends and church, it would be reading, travel, blogging, exploring museums, and learning new things....like knitting!

5. Five Blogs to pass this on to:

M. Kate at La Vie Est Belle

Melanie Jellybeanangel

Trish @ Nana's Living The Dream

Tara @ Days Missed on a Hammock

Sherry @ Edie Marie's Attic

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I hope you can join in if you have the time and haven't already done this tag.

Have a good day everyone!

41 comments:

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh what a smile, too! No wonder Nonna's heart is singing. How fast they grow...

Southern Lady said...

Leo is adorable, Pat! I can't believe he's already five months old. What a little angel!

It was nice getting to know you a little better through this post. I, too, was tagged by Diane and hope to write mine today.

dana said...

What a sweet little Leo Smile!! Those little grins have a way of making our grammy hearts do flip flops!!!
I love the new links to your other posts you have added to the bottom of your current posts! You are so clever---and what do you mean you want to learn to type? I'll bet this blogging has improved those skills a bunch! :) Have a great day--it's gonna warm here in our part of the country (50s--not bad for MO), but then we're supposed to have cold and snow roll in!!
Dana

Tracy said...

Hi, Pat! Leo is a little love...oh, he is so sweet! Look at that smile!! More of Leo...please! :o) Your tag was such fun to read. And wasn't yesterday the best?! We were very caught up in the inauguration fever. Hope and change...I like that sound of that! Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

Deb said...

What a fun tag to read and Leo is just so adorable.

Rachael said...

What a sweet smile! You are such a lucky Nonna :-)

He is one beautiful baby!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love that baby! Look at precious Leo! :-)

And I'm loving your tag, too... knitting is always something I wish I could do. I can type. I took typing in high school, and it was the best elective I ever took because it served me well. We used to type to classical music. LOL! It looks like you type pretty well to me, Pat! Your blog is always perfect! :-)

Stay warm... it's really cold here today.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Lucky lucky you. He's adorable.
cent'anni a tutti voi.

Judy said...

Oh...he is too sweeet! Just enjoy every stage along the way...they change so quickly.

You want to learn to type? Have you got a secretary doing your blogging for you? Maybe you type like I do...willy nilly...anything that works. By now, I'm quite used to my style. My typing and swimming are rather like that as well...Judy's method...just to get by. Fun tag, Pat!

Bo said...

Good morning Pat...Little Leo looks like he knows his picture is being taken for his Nona's blog...LOL...He looks so happy & healthy! Fun read on your 5 tag...
;-) Bo

Junie Moon said...

What a happy gorgeous baby! Leo is awesome.

Love the "Five Things" tag, lots of fun details.

Barb said...

He is too cute,I know your heart melts when you see him.....Barb

Proud Italian Cook said...

Leo's getting so big and even cuter by the minute! Babies are a blessing!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh I hope that you don't change your header...I love this header and I like that it is in color, too. NYC is not black and white. There's a whole lot of color in every world.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh that little one made me have a big smile on my face too. He really is a doll!

Hey Pat, get over here! I used to teach kids to swim so I KNOW I could teach you. I have a pool in my back yard so feel free to stop by anytime and I'll have you swimming in no time!

Hugs,
Joanne

Barb said...

Hi Pat,

When I saw the photo of Leo, I knew I had to take a couple of minutes and come right over here. What a precious guy, but you already know that-hehe. Any plans on moving to Colorado?

hugs,
Barb

Donna said...

Leo is so adorable! Love that little smile.

Fun tag. I enjoyed reading your 5 things.

Hugs,
Donna

Michelle said...

Pat,
What a beautiful grandson...

your tag was fun to read as well.!

Michelle

Melissa Miller said...

How sweet Pat!
What an amazing and handsome lil' guy.
I know you all must feel blessed every day. ;)

Sue said...

What a little doll....you are so blessed to have him close by...

M.Kate said...

Hi Pat, many thanks for thinking of me. I'll do the tag next week when I am back from Chinese New Year break :D

I've also uploaded the Chinese Opera video for you, its a short one but will give you an idea of how the opeara sound like. though I must say the real ones are much more elaborate. Thank you for sharing a bit more of yourself with the rest of us.

...and Leo, OMG, its now 5 weeks, time certainly flies, and he's such a cutie..makes me want to hug him. He is adorable and going to be one handsome guy for sure :D

Much love and big hugs for you for the weekend.

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

Hi Pat,
Leo is so pretty! Even for a boy. LOL

I love those first smile pics.
He is growing too fast!

Thanks for doing the tag, I always love learning a little more about my blogging buddies.

:) Diane

Tara said...

Hi Pat

I love those Starbucks cinnamon mints, too--who knew?? Thanks for the tag, I am doing it! I have been tag lazy but this one is fun...now where is my purse??

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Leo is quite the charmer! Sooo soo cute!

Willow said...

I love your fives! And I especially love Leo's smile!

Marg said...

Leo must be the Love of your Life.
Why not?

Melissa Miller said...

I have passed a sweet award to you! :)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Pat!

Oh Leo is so adorable!! What a sweet smile! He's gonna have grandma & grandpa wrapped right around his little finger! I know... he already does. What a darling baby!!
I'm glad to do the tag, thanks for thinking of me! Looks like a good one. I will probably do it in Feb.

Hugs, Sherry

CatHerder said...

AWWWW! He is so adorable. I miss having babies in the house!

Jojo said...

Leo is beautiful! I was starting my day looking at blogs and there was Leo smiling at me. It is going to be a great day! Thank you!

toothfairy said...

Leo is just too cute! I love his blanket too! I am enjoying the music of Giovanni as I too have his music on cd's and am a fan. Hugs, Jan@daylilylane

jeanne said...

Oh Pat, how adorable. Baby Leo is smiling and cooing already. I think is is very bright. And I'm not his grandma. Smile.

Your meme tag is fun to read. I enjoy doing a tag from time to time.

You haven't seem me much Pat, as I just said goodbye to my company of 10 days. The quiet is so nice for a change. And, I didn't have to cook a big dinner tonight. That feels so good. I do love to cook though.

I also read your Obama post and I agree with you. Our country needs a strong leader and I hope he can put his promises into place.

Hugs...Jeanne

Lorrie said...

Oh Pat--What a sweetie Leo is! He's changed so much already in these few weeks--thanks for sharing him with us! I enjoyed reading your list of fives!

kari and kijsa said...

So cute!! Just catching up on our blogging...stopping by to say hello!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Great tag, Pat. Learn to knit is on my list too...has been for a while now. Your grandson makes me smile...he is adorable.
♥, Susan

Melanie said...

Hia Pat I finally did it- nearly forgot mind as I have a sieve for brains. LOL I did cheat in asking other people to do it though.

Leo's smile is beautiful! 5 weeks I can hardly believe it! Hasn't he grown!

Gina said...

Leo's the cutest little man!..what a gorgeous smile :D He sure is growing up fast Gxox

Linda Lou said...

Leo is absolutely adorable smiling at Grandma for the first time! What a joy to have a grandson.

Lavinia said...

He is an exceptionally cute baby. So precious....what a sweet little smile....makes me want to scoop him up and cuddle and snuggle to my hearts content! Lucky lucky grandma....

Lisa B. said...

Awww! Such a sweetie!!

Mama said...

Little Leo has a smile to melt your heart for sure Pat, When will you go to Denver next? bet you cannot wait. I am sure you will achieve all that you wish to do, hugs, Kathy.