Look At My Preemie

Hard to believe that my little preemie has turned 6 months, and is doing great.  Zarriah is sporting her new ear piercings in the top picture.  We got her ears pierced yesterday, and she handled it like a trooper.  She’s so amazing.  We’re purchasing 6 month clothing for her now.  She arrived August 28, 2011 at 2lbs. 10 oz. and now weighs a whooping 13 lbs, lol.  She doesn’t believe in missing a meal, so it didn’t take long for her to catch up.     

Zarriah Gabrielle is wearing her Valentine’s Day outfit in the picture above.  She loves her fingers and they go into the mouth as soon as she gets the chance.  She’s rolling now and loves tummy time.  She’s ruling the household, mommy and daddy sleep when she says.  For several months she was sleeping through the night, but she has reverted somewhat.  She wakes up once through the night demanding her yummies. 

We’re going to try giving her fresh peaches within the next few weeks.  I canned fresh peaches last year, so we could make her baby food.  I also froze fresh zucchini, squash, and green beans from my garden.  I’ll be planting sweet peas in the spring so we can make baby food out of those as well.   

Grand parenting is such a blessing.  I am so grateful and blessed that she is thriving and there are  no major problems.  She gets congested quite often, but the doctor is telling us not to worry.  As her lungs get stronger, she will grow out of it.  I’m looking forward to seeing Zarriah sprout and come into her own over the years.   I’ll be working on her 1st year scrapbook soon, lol,   

When You Cherish Your Son-In-Law

                                My daughter, grandson and son in law.

My son in law is a wonderful husband and a great father. I love watching him with my grandson. Not only are they father and son, but they’re buddies. They truly hang out, lol. I also love the fact that he gets up with my grandson while my daughter sleeps in. He fixes his breakfast, gives him a bath, selects his cloths and spends hours reading and playing with him. This man bakes his son brownies and makes pancakes, takes him to doctor’s appointments, and the barber. He even cleans the house. Most importantly he’s employed and provides shelter and health benefits for both of them.

I wanted him to know that he’s a blessing in my family and that I’m truly grateful for his presence in our life. I had this delicious vanilla cake with chocolate icing made for him and added the Laker’s color, his favorite NBA team. He loved it. He’s so humble, something this simple truly makes him happy. We did throw in a little cash and a gift certificate for a car detail.

                               My grandson blowing out daddy’s birthday candles.

It was wonderful to have my siblings and their children and their children present as well. Every one had a great time. The children played and the adults consumed lots of food and drink. My holiday appetizers were “banging” and the punch was wonderful. I tried a different punch this year. I used rainbow sherbet and ginger ale. It was delicious.

My niece dancing to All The Single Ladies by Beyonce.
I made honey glazed chicken wings and chicken tenders wrapped in maple bacon, which were devoured as well as his favorite dishes which included potato salad, crock pot baked beans, Lil Smokies in BQ sauce, Lil Smokies in a Blanket, deviled eggs, meatballs and the list goes on. Here’s the Chicken Tenders and the Honey Glazed Wings recipes.

                               What? We didn’t touch him!

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but I do intend to live up to spending more time with my family this year. Although I love blogging and blog hopping, I’ve found myself spending hours and hours on the computer. As a result, I must adjust my schedule. I have a wonderful relationship with all of my siblings. One of my brothers said, There was nothing better than family, football and food.” I hope you will cherish your family and let them know that you appreciate their presence in your life during the new year.