I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. Mine was spent alone, contemplating
my return to India and beginning to order medications/ necessities I will need,
preparing my packing list - and trying not to get TOO excited about the next three
weeks because - my FIRST grandbaby is due to make his/her debut the 21st of
April. Since I am already 68-years-old, I think my three sons have failed me
miserably in providing me with grandchildren to spoil. Thankfully, Alex, my
middle son ( and the only one married ), at 30, is fulfilling this responsibility.
His beautiful wife, Laura, who is still as pretty as every in her final weeks of
pregnancy is still working but will take off the last two weeks before her due
date. Her baby baby shower was three weeks ago and that was so delightful,
held at her mom's house in Antelope, CA. I'm going to post some pictures from
that special day. I'd like to post the video I got from Alex a few days ago -
it was just hysterical - but I don't think Laura would appreciate having her gravid
belly shown to one and all. All I can say, is I've never seen a baby move that
much in utero!! Alex's comments were hysterical...."dude, that's freaky." He
told me he thought the baby was going to pop through her belly like a scene
from "Alien" - I wonder if there is anyone left who saw that movie.
Jeremy, my youngest son, drove up with me so he could visit with his brother. We
went south to pick up Laura's grandmother and great aunt, then headed north
for two hours to the Sacramento area. There was still ground fog but not too
much traffic on these older freeways ( I wanted my Indian friends to see our
California roads ).
The hills are still green from the winter rains. In a couple of months, it will all
The yellow mustard was beautiful in bloom, along with all the flowering fruit and
I'm not sure what these trees are but the blossoms look like snow when they fall.
Here is the lady of the day, my lovely daughter-in-law, Laura Vukasinovic
Soon to make her or his debut is my first grand child
Presents for the baby are starting to arrive
Laura, with her great aunt, Patt
Laura and her mother, Christine Calhoun, who is also a nurse
Laura's "granny", Trudy and her friend
Wonder what the ladies are discussing?
Yummy food - we had a feast!
Kristen Winterhalter, Lynn Hawkins, Mandy
Dawn Lockhart - who my oldest son, Shawn Smith, is lucky enough to be dating!
And here I am - soon to be "Nana" - though Alex tells me it will be "Grandma"
Laura's aunt Shirley
Lynn and Leah tied in a game and are drinking out of baby bottles for the tie breaker
Here's a better shot of Leah
Mama-to-be seems happy
I wish I could sit like that!!
What a sweet baby - and, of course, I remember no ones names!!!
The first of many presents!
Of course, being an elephant freak, this was one of my favorites!
I even wore my new elephant shoes for the first time!
So many gifts....
Ummm, can I read this writing?
Nice, a bathtub!
Here's Alex's present!
A little bit of everything...
"Let's party...my crib...2AM"
You're going to be using a lot of those!
A special blanket
Coming to an end
Paramedic buddies of Laura's
Mother, daughter, and grandbaby-to-be
It was a most wonderful day. I will go up to visit Laura, Alex, my soon-to-arrive
grandbaby and the granddogs for a couple of days this week. I can hardly
wait to hold that little sweetheart in person....my shoulder is healing beautifully
and I should get the okay on April 9th when I see Dr. Belzer.
With Laura's permission: You can post the "freaky" tummy video. I don't mind.