Thursday, February 7, 2013

She's Here!


Our sweet baby granddaughter "J" was born yesterday!  This photo was taken just moments after she was born.  Yes, she came into this world very alert and with a smile on her face!


Both first time Mommy and baby are doing fine and learning about each other.


Daddy could not be more proud and happy!
 
 
Grandpa and Grandma are overwhelmed with joy to have their third grandchild and first granddaughter!
 
 
Aunt "V" and Uncle "V" and cousins "L" and "M" were excited and happy to meet their first niece/cousin! It was also my son's birthday -- he made me a mother for the first time the same day, over 30 years before, and we celebrated by singing "happy birthday" and enjoying cupcakes!
 
 
Through all the excitement sweet baby"J" slept!

 
 
Welcome to the world dear granddaughter! 

You are a gift from God and a blessing to us. You have made your parents a family and you will be loved and cherished by us all! We can't wait to watch you grow and become the person God placed you here to be. May your life be long, and full of love and joy!




 I'm adding this post to the following blog events:

Mary's Theme Thursday -- this week's theme is "Home" --- a baby makes a home full!
Alphabe Thursday --the letter is "L" ..love for my new granddaughter!
Pink Saturday
Seasonal Sunday
Mosaic Monday
Our World Tuesday

 
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98 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Facebook friends, please preserve our privacy and DO NOT use our full names! THANK YOU!

Paula's Postings said...

Congratulations to you all J is gorgeous, I bet you are on cloud nine and it will be a while before you come down.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Congratulations. She is beautiful, and she looks like she is happy already.

All the best to a wonderful family. Enjoy this special chapter.

Karen

Sea Witch said...

What a blessed angel she is. There is nothing like grandchildren. Wishing you and your lovely family a rich and full and loving and laughing life. Sea Witch

Manju Modiyani said...

Congratulations to you for your very first grad daughter! :D
What a cute and lucky baby to have an amazingly loving family! God bless you all!

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Sarah said...

Oh, how special it is that baby J was born on your son's birthday. Beautiful family you have. Fun to see all the joy that radiates from these images. Congratulations!

Lorrie said...

What joy! Congratulations to all of you. Baby J is a darling. I'm so glad you are there with your family.

ellen b. said...

How great is that!? Love her smile...amazing. What a wonderful blessing for all of you. Too sweet that she was born on her uncle's birthday!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

She is beautiful! How wonderful.

Old Kitty said...

AWWWWWWWWWWW!! Pat!!! AWWWWWWW!! Your beautiful granddaughter is here at last! How wonderful! and what a beauty!! She's just perfect!!

And it's so lovely to see all the family too - you have a beautiful family!!!

Congratulations!!! Take care
x

From the Kitchen said...

Joy! She's gorgeous! Congratulations to all of you.

Best,
Bonnie

Chatty Crone said...

WELCOME TO THE WORLD JULIA! She is beautiful and precious.

Pamela Gordon said...

Congratulations to all the family on the safe arrival of baby J. She is beautiful and I'm sure will bring much joy to the family. Blessings to you Pat!

Mary said...

Oh Pat, she is so gorgeous! Just look at that smile!!! Congratulations to the whole family! xoxo

Jojo said...

Congratulations!, It's beautiful seeing so much love captured in your photos!! Mom looks amazing and the baby is gorgeous! How did you get her to smile?? Precious!

Pondside said...

Joy! The smiles on the faces say it al. I am so very happy for you all! A granddaughter - what a gift!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Aw, that's so sweet Pat! Enjoy every minute:@)

RoeH said...

Grandchildren are the best. Especially little girls. I have five girls.

podso said...

c on gra tu la tions !!! wonderful photos!

Helen said...

Wonderful news ... the photos are precious, each one!!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yea!!!! So happy she's here all safe and sound! And LOVE that precious little face... smiling already!! Congratulations to all! blessings ~ tanna

ARLENE said...

Pat, your grand-daughter is just precious. That sweet little smile is melting hearts already. How you will enjoy her now that you live so close by!

Beth said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! I am so glad you are all together in Colorado, enjoying each other.

Barbara F. said...

She looks like her daddy! So precious. I love her smile, that is a perfect newborn photo. xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I was so happy to see that photo in my side bar of blog favs! I knew she was here! And what a little cutie she is! I know what a blessing a baby is for the whole family. I have only one granddaughter and today is her birthday! Sending you all sweet hugs!

eileeninmd said...

Pat, congrats to you, your daughter and family! What a lovely family you have! And an adorable granddaughter. She is precious! I love that cute smile. Lovely post!

Vee said...

So sweet to be born wearing a smile and how special the day to family history. Many blessings to all!

LR @ Magnificent or Egregious said...

Congratulations! Very precious. Enjoy your time with her and the family!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Pat
A Very big welcome to "J" and may she have a blessed and happy life.
Isn't this just the most wonderful time of life - being grandparents.
Such beautiful photographs.
hugs
Shane ♥


Nellie said...

What a gorgeous baby and happy family! Makes moving to Colorado worth it, doesn't it? Happy birthday to your son! Our oldest daughter came on my birthday!

Willow said...

Congratulations to your whole family!

The Gathering Place said...

I'll add my congratulations, too! So much fun to be a part of their daily lives and I'm sure you will love being close by. Your baby is so sweet!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Double decker birthdays! Par I am so happy for you and your family! I am sure you won't miss a minute of Miss J's life now that you are so nearby.
Have a fine pink overload!

nannykim said...

so very darling! congrats to you all!

Betsy Brock said...

So sweet! Happy day!

She looks like her dad!

camp and cottage living said...

Pat
She is beautiful!
Congrats to all of you and blessings to the sweet little girl!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

She arrived with a smile on her face...so sweet! Blessings to you all!

Linda said...

Congratulations!! She is a beauty!!

Ann said...

How precious is the first granddaughter!!Never seen a brand new one smile like that!!. How are you doing with your new surroundings? I'm sure it took some time getting used to but the scenery and air are fabulous.
Ann

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Congratulations!!! Baby J is a beautiful little baby girl! Love seeing that first smile. Blessings to you, Baby J and all her family!

annie said...

Congratulations Pat. Beautiful child. Many happy years!

pam said...

I love that first picture. So thankful you both live so close now. She is precious and so teeny!!!! Beautiful new family.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I can 't imagine how thrilled you must be. Congrats to all of you.

Kris said...

Congratulations! She is precious! You look so happy!!!
xo Kris

Margaret said...

Hi Pat! I'm so happy for you on the birth of your first granddaughter! Welcome beautiful baby "J" Congratulations to your family. Thank-you for sharing these wonderful special photos! What joy for you and your husband to now be living near your family. All the best and much happiness in your new home!
I'm finding myself home these days as I recently broke my upper left arm ice skating! I'm looking forward to your Colorado adventures! Margaret from B.C.

Riet said...

SHE is here, congratulation Pat. What a darling baby and such a beautiful family. You both as grandparents look very happy too. Thank you for sharing your precious photo's. So great you are living there now, just in time to be with your family.
Have a nice weekend.
Riet

Snap said...

YeeHaw! So much to celebrate. Happy Birthday to all! :D :D :D

Tracy said...

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to all, Pat! So very glad all went well and everyone happy. It is JOY to see all the pictures... Thank you for sharing! Little J is GORGEOUS! SOOOO HAPPY for you all! ((LOVE & HUGS))

gracie1961 said...

Congratulations to all of you, she will be deeply loved by you all!
Btw... your son and your grandaughter share the same birthday with my own daughter, she's 25 from yesterday!

Claudia said...

She is indeed beautifully alert and all peaches and cream. A little winter blessing. Sweet wishes for the family and welcome to the world J!

Annesphamily said...

She is so beautiful and a true blessing ! I think she is very sweet sharing her special day with her Uncle. Pat, your phamily is beautiful! Hugs Anne

Kathleen said...

How wonderful! God bless her and her parents.
Congratulations on this gift from God!
You are going to miss a whopper of a blizzard here in NY. I am hoping we don't lose power and my heart goes out to those who are still suffering from Sandy, they can't catch a break.

edenhills said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations on her safe arrival!

nanny said...

She is so precious, Pat! I know your heart is filled with joy.
How wonderful to be there! Must be loving that you made the big move!

Cherry Chick said...

What a cutie pie! So happy for you and your family. You must be feeling like life is wonderful these days with all the blessings you have to count.
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Jo said...

How sweet and wonderful she looks. Congratulations to you all Pat!!!

Rettabug said...

Congratulations!!! What a precious Gift from God...she is BEAUTIFUL!!!
I know you are thrilled to be so close & available to help out. Besides getting in all those wonderful baby snuggles.
Give her a little kiss on her cheek from Nana Rett, please? Love that new baby softness!!

Enjoy every single minute with her...you'll blink & she'll be 8 & doing gymnastics like mine!!!!!
Rett

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

That smile on Grandpa's face says it all!

Congratulations...

LV said...

Nothing more special than a grand child, unless it is a great grand one. That is what I have and love him to pieces. Best wishes to the new parents and you as well.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Best wishes - what a sweet pink baby girl!

So glad all worked out so well, God's blessings, indeed!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Pat! This is my first visit to your blog via Beverly's "Pink Saturday". Without question, this has to be the BEST Pink Saturday EVER for you and your family!!! Congratulations to all, and enjoy your new little pink bundle of joy!

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Congratulations...there is nothing like a new baby to bring a family
together.
HPS Michelle

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

How wonderful! Sending xoxo's to everyone! I LOVE newborns! Such a gift!

Sheila said...

Such a happy day for the whole family! The smiles tell the story. Happiness is a family with lots of grandchildren. Wishing you all the best as your dear little one becomes a part of such a wonderful family!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Congratulations, Pat!!! What an adorable little doll with a smile on her face so soon :) Many blessing to you all.

Arlenesfelt said...

What a beautiful baby! How exciting your life is in that peaceful place! Bet you hardly miss NYC!

Cathy said...

Congratulations Pat! Beautiful granddaughter!

Dogmom Diva said...

Pat, what a beautiful granddaughter and family you have! Many, many of God's blessings be upon all of you!

Barb

diane b said...

Oh! She is a beauty and how proud Mum oops I mean Mom and Dad look not to mention Grandma and Grandpa. Congratulations to all involved and Happy Birthday to your son too.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Pat, Congratulations to you and all your beautiful and happy family! You are lucky to be so close to your children and grandchildren now. So happy to see that all went well. Uncle V must also be thrilled! Linda

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am so happy for all of you! What a precious little girl! You have a lovely family! I know the joys that are ahead of you with a new baby girl.

Congratulations!

Miss Jean said...

Congratulations! I am so glad you were here when she was born.

Lea Ann said...

Congratulations!

Peg said...

This is my first time to visit your blog. I found it through Alphabe-Thursday. Guess what? We have something wonderful in common. I have a new granddaughter too and she lives in NYC. I hope all of you are safe and warm in spite of the snow!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

How precious. Congratulations. Valerie

Marigene said...

Congratulations on your little bundle of love!

Brona Joy said...

Congrats!! What a lovely bundle of joy for you all :-)
I also went for love (with a twist) this week with my post

Tami Kenner said...

Oh Pat what a precious little girl.
I'm so happy for you and your family!
♡TAMI
Happy pink Saturday too!

Tami Kenner said...

Oh Pat what a precious little girl.
I'm so happy for you and your family!
♡TAMI
Happy pink Saturday too!

Denise said...

Congratulations, Pat! She's absolutely precious! I'm glad she and her mother are doing well. :)

Visiting from Seasonal Sunday.

Denise at Forest Manor

romance-of-roses said...

Visiting from Pink Saturday, Congratulations on the arrival of this precious little angel. What a little doll she is. Hugs, Lu

La Petite Gallery said...

This is awesome, boy you look like your Daughter. Great looking family. Congratulations on
such a sweet addition.
yvonne

RNSANE said...

I spent a couple of days this past week up in West Sacramento with my son, daughter-in-law, and two granddogs. It is most exciting to see Laura, with only 2 1/2 months left of her pregnancy, finally sporting a baby bump. She's only gained 16 pounds to date so, for the longest time, you couldn't tell I was going to have my first grandchild pretty soon. I am so excited.

Congratulations to your daughter and son-in-law on granddaughter, "J" - and to the whole family.

Donna said...

A beautiful bundle of joy! Congratulations, Pat.

Cindy said...

Wonderful! Congratulations! She's adorable and everybody looks so happy, including baby.
Hugs, Cindy

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Congratulations! Granddaughters are sweet blessings. I have a new granddaughter who is now 2-1/2 months old. Being a grandma is wonderful!!

The Tablescaper said...

what a blessing!

Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Miss Kitty said...

Oh, my , she is SO pretty! I saw your good news over at the Seasonal Sunday blog party.

Linda said...


She is so pertty! and the first Granddaughter, how exciting. I was Blessed with 2 daughters and God gave me Grandsons and Granddaughters/ Greatgranddaugthers also. Have fun with your families buddle of joy

Daphne Bryson said...

Dear Pat, Oh, so many congratulations on the birth of your grand daughter J....she is beautiful and so perfect.
It has made me feel so happy looking at the photographs.....thank you for sharing them.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Sue said...

Such happy news. Congratulations to all concerned!

=)

Roz P. said...

Oh what wonderful and joyful news Pat! I am sure that everyone couldn't be happier! What a blessing that she is for all of you! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

PS: Hope all is going well in the mile-high city and that you move has gone smoothly!

Jeanne said...

Oh Pat, A precious little girl is such a blessing. I know you are having a grand time buying little girls clothes etc. I am so happy all is well and your family is celebrating your new addition to your beautiful family.

Blessings to you all,
Jeanne

Cucina49 said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family--I hope that mother and baby are doing well!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Congratulations Pat and Family, there is nothing in this whole world better than a baby. Many Blessing to your beautiful new bundle. She is precious.

Lisa@GrandmasBriefs said...

She is BEAUTIFUL, Pat! The entire family looks so truly in love with that precious little girl. Congratulations to you all!!! ♥

Jenny said...

Oh my!

She is lovely, lovely, lovely!

I've been seeing and commenting a bit on facebook but let me just say here...

WOOOHOOO!!!!! A NEW BABY! And such a lovely name and sweet little face!

Lucky, lucky you!

Congratulations!

Hugs, hugs, hugs and

A+

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Playing catch up again this morning. Congratulations on your new granddaughter!