Sunday, July 8, 2007

The picture above is of my nephew Rusty and his wife Mandy. They are the proud parents of our newest little one in the family, Thomas. I finally got over to visit my mom and my brother on Friday. I still hadn't seen the new great-nephew and given him the cross stitch I did for him. It's the Thomas in the frame. So Mom and I finally caught them at home and went over to visit.

Isn't he adorable!? He looks alot like his dad. He let me hold him and even smiled for me. He's a chubby little fellow.

And this picture was taken on the 4th. He's 6-months-old and so cuddly! They really liked the picture I had stitched for him! I was afraid they might not realize how much I had to pay to have it framed, but then Mandy said that she knew having it framed was expensive because she used to work in a frame shop. She said it was a very special gift, because "it came from the heart." We had a great time visiting them and playing with Thomas! I can't wait to go back to see them again!

I had a great visit with my brother. He looked very good. I'm so glad he will be in Greenville now!

I haven't done much stitching the last few days. I've been too busy with family! Today DD, DD's Dad, and I spent all afternoon playing Sorry - Card Revenge. I actually won TWICE!! I never win at games! We have always loved playing board games with our children! Almost every Sunday was spent playing something with them when they were young.

I had some board games in my class at school that we would play at recess time when it was raining and we could not go outside. I was shocked to find out that almost none of my students knew how to play board games. They didn't know how to roll the dice, count the dots on the dice, move their piece around the board, or even how to take turns. I couldn't figure it out and then one of the teachers in the lounge said, "Kids don't play board games these days. They play video games!" I think it's sad that parents don't play board games with their children!

Well, I'd better get busy on the fireman teddy. I'm almost finished with his boots. Then I only have the little dog and his bowl to finish and then I can do all the backstitching! I also had problems with blogger not letting me put on a title! And I'm still having problems leaving comments on some blogs. So don't think I'm not reading your blogs if you haven't heard from me in a while! Everyone is doing such beautiful things! Have a happy day!


Bev said...

Ooh how cute is Thomas, I get broody every time i hold a baby.

thats why the hubby drags me away from them, but yes he is adorable!!

The Silver Thistle said...

Thomas is adorable! His July 4th pic is too cute, lol.

Cheryl said...

He is so cute!!