Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I'm Back!

I had a wonderful week away in Colorado, visiting my sweet grandson. Look how big he's grown! We had a lot of fun getting to know each other -- singing songs, reading books, taking strolls together. Each morning he greeted me with a big smile!

It was also so good to see my son and daughter-in-law and spend so much time together with them. It was nice to see what good parents they are, and how happy they have made their lives in the beautiful West.

I didn't do much sightseeing, as my priority was spending time with my grandson, but I'll show a few photos of some interesting sights I saw in Denver over the next few blogs.

I flew home yesterday evening, and landing in JFK Airport in a heavy rain storm was a little scary -- we actually could not see the ground until the plane's wheels set down on the runway! Today was spent catching up with snail mail, grocery shopping, laundry, and such. It is always surprising how quickly the usual routine resumes after a vacation.

I'm looking forward now to start visiting all your wonderful blogs again, which I missed while I was away as I took a total computer break. I hope everyone had a good week -- mine was one which gave me memories I'll cherish forever!

37 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Pat,
Little Leo is gorgeous and so are you!

Sounds like you all had a fantastic time. ~Melissa :)

M.Kate said...

Beautiful Pat, Leo has grown up much indeed. hugs........M

~Cheryl said...

Welcome home! Leo is a handsome baby; I'm sure he misses you. I like your new header, too!

Willow said...

Welcome back, Pat! Oh Leo is so adorable! I KNOW how you feel!

Sue said...

Oh Pat, You two are both adorable in that photo! So glad you had a nice time. And although you are back home- carry those special memories of your visit deep within your heart and your family will always stay close.... Hugs, Sue

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Welcome back Pat! Love your picture of you and Leo. He's getting so big. Look forward to your posts on Denver.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Welcome back! Glad to hear you had a wonderful time...and thanks for posting a pic of the two of you. Very sweet!

Gracie said...

What a nice shot of you both. Leo is such a cute little boy!
Welcome back.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, he's absolutely adorably precious! I'm so happy that you had that great time together AND that you landed safely on return. Looking forward to your other pics of Denver, but oh, how neat it is to see how much Leo has grown! He's a rock star of babies! :-)

XO,

Sheila... whose favorite song is "Fields of Gold"!

Lucy said...

Isn't it gratifying to see the children you raised grow into good parents? There's something about that. What a doll that little guy is. Glad you had a wonderful week!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Precious photo Pat! Your grandson is absolutely adorable and you look way too young to be a grandma. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the trip and that you are now safe at home.
♥, Susan

Elizabeth said...

What a gorgeous picture of you and Leo!
What happiness

Vee said...

Welcome Home! When this picture came up, I skeddaddled over here to say howdy. Leo is so adorable and he certainly has grown. That's a marvelous picture of the two of you! One of the best things about visiting with a grand and your children is to see that the grand is in excellent hands. Bet your hubby is happy to have you home!

pammiejo said...

Welcome back! He's an awfully sweet looking little guy! He looks like he has lots of kisses all over him. PAM

Catherine said...

Beautiful picture Pat! Leo is a beautiful boy!

Glad you had a great time. Colorado is my favorite place to live.

Peggy said...

Hello Pat, found you on Judy's blog. I am an RN also and have just begun to discover the wonderful blog world of wise women who have the same interests I do. I would love to follow your blog and come visit me if you find the opportunity. P.S. a retired RN. Grand babies are life's second greatest gift. Congrats.

Poetikat said...

I was feeling guilty for not visiting YOU and here you were away the whole time.
Your grandson, Leo is a darling boy. You must miss him already.

I notice you've got Eva Cassidy on your playlist. Coincidentally, I just ripped her cd onto my Windows Media player and listened to her for the very first time. Hmm.

See you soon, Pat.

Kat

Cori G. said...

Hi Pat! I'm glad you had a wonderful time!! You and Leo look so darling together and very happy.
I hope you're able to get a little rest after your big week!!

xoxoxo Cori

Joanne Kennedy said...

Welcome home! I love that photo of the two of you. Leo has a darling little smile. He is so cute. I just want to give him a big kiss. He is so cute!

Hugs,
Joanne

aliceinparis said...

Pat, Wee Leo is GORGEOUS!!!!! I bet you had a wonderful time. Nice to get a break from the cyber world too, as fun as it is, it also takes a lot of time. Having just said that, glad to see you again:))
Cheers, Shelagh

Peggy said...

Pat put a post on showing book for grandchildren. I now take notes during the year for the book I will write. I have started already. Love your little Leo.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Oh, he's growing so! He's such a pretty little boy. I guess he gets his good looks from his grandma (wink, wink).

Barb said...

Hi Pat,

What a lovely photo of the 2 of you.
Leo is getting so big. God has blessed you with that little angel.

hugs,
Barb

Barb said...

what a cute photo,so glad you got to spend time with your little cutie....Barb

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

Hi Pat,
I love that photo of you and baby Leo!

He is adorable. I've missed you...not been too active myself in the blogs lately! I'm glad you made it home safely.

I look forward to seeing your upcoming posts.
:) Diane

nanatrish said...

Pat, welcome home, but I know it must have been difficult to leave little Leo. He has grown so much. Aren't they wonderful? He looks like he has so much personality.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

What a perfect week!
I suppose you realize that Leo looks like you!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a blessing Pat. He is a handsome little boy. You must have had a ball.
Karen

Lily Hydrangea said...

what a cutie pie!

Sue said...

Hi Pat....so nice you got to spend time with little Leo...He's so adorable...I didn't realize he didn't live in New York near you...I sure know how hard it is being far away from a grandchild...Luckily I get to go back to see Miss Sophie on the 28th. for her second birthday...
Happy Mother's Day!! Sue.

Paz said...

Very nice to read that you had a good visit. I love the photo of the two of you. Handsome-looking family!

Paz

ARLENE said...

Welcome home, Pat; you were missed. Leo is darling.

Tara said...

Pat

I am so glad you enjoyed your trip! Welcome back to Brooklyn!

louise said...

So glad you had a fantastic break away with your family. I can see how Leo is such a treat to have around. x

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Welcome home Pat. Your little Leo gets more adorable with each photo you show. And you look fabulous too! So glad you had a good time. I can't believe you actually went back over each of my entries since you left. You're so thoughtful!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh. My. Cuteness! He's a mini man now. :-)

We also had a scary touchdown in the nasty storm (in Newark). I have to say...it wasn't my favorite flight. Glad to hear you had a good time and are back on terra firma.

P.S. Just remembered to check out the May DB challenge last night. I'm frightened. :-)

Melanie said...

Aww Leo is so big now! So cute too. I can just imagine the wonderful memories you made.