Missing Little AMB

Friday March 24th I got some more cuddles in and while we made cookies little Miss was snug as a bug in her little portable cradle.

Rayna rested close to her, too.

Later in the evening we were all relaxing and Gramps and Addy had a little snooze time together. I really enjoy this photo. Too bad copying it from phone to computer gets a little grainy.

I have missed this close up view of her for a week now. Sigh.

On Saturday morning March 25th we packed up the car and sadly said our goodbyes.

Happy our kids thought to take a photo of the 3 of us before we hit the road for home. We said to the kids when we were heading out the door that we wished we lived around the corner from them.

Heading down their driveway…

Still on their driveway looking out at flooded areas of Colville.

Heading into town to connect to highway 395.

Looks like there were a few more newborns in the neighborhood of the animal variety.

Once we connected to highway 395 I took a lot of photos of the flooding in Stevens County as we drove south to Spokane to connect with Interstate 90.

There’s a little town south of Colville that is named after our granddaughter. πŸ™‚

More flooding…

The city park in Chewelah was flooded and there was water over the roadway.

I could share a lot more but this post is getting long.

I’m itching to get back over the mountains to see our sweet little Addy and her folks! We just might have to invite ourselves over for Easter with the promise to cook! I can now really empathize with all you grandparents out there who live a long way from your grands.

We had a dry day yesterday! The weather people said things like…”today you will experience dry pavement for the first time in weeks”. We didn’t get our paws wet yesterday and it was quite a treat! Thursday Katie and I did manage to walk the grounds of Bonhoeffer Botanical Gardens and the University of Washington Quad missing the rain showers. I will share a lot of those photos soon. Here’s a preview of one from the Cherry Blossoms in the Quad.

APRIL FOOLS Y’All! Hope this is the mildest prank you have all day!

12 thoughts on “Missing Little AMB

  1. Hi Ellen, I love the photo of you holding Addy with your husband. I think that’s your first post of you holding her? So precious! I hope you reconnect at Easter. Many blessings to youπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  2. That’s hard to leave that little precious one! But you’ll just make plans to visit more often. I know I intend to visit all I can when my oldest daughter has her baby, any time now! She was 39 weeks yesterday! I went to visit her with my second oldest daughter and my grandsons, and little baby Astraea, who is almost 3 months old already! I realized how spoiled I’ve been. I wanted to be there with her every second, and when she told me that I wasn’t coming when she was in labor and that I shouldn’t text every second to check her progress, I only cried a little bit- ha ha. (I didn’t let my mommy see me in labor so why am I pouting?) But special Grandma times will and do happen. Times with our daughters when we cherish and support will be remembered always. God is good to us!

    • Yes, indeed, God is good. I’m smiling about yur daughter’s comment to you. My mom was no where near the hospital when I was in labor. My parents did visit after everyone was cleaned up and ready to go home. πŸ™‚ Your family will have lots of fun cousin times being so close together!

  3. Ellen, I wish you lived closer to your precious Addy. She will grow and change so fast! Such a shame about the flooding in your area.
    God bless your weekend.

  4. Oh such sweet pictures of your little love! I totally know how it feels to leave a sweet grandchild that lives a long distance away. We were a one day flight away for the first year and I think the only thing that really helped us were the almost daily text pictures and videos. Of course a few quick trips back and forth also helped. Until they moved closer, however, we really didn’t know what we had been missing! Love that she has a town named after her!!!! She really is a darling little thing Ellen!

  5. I LOVED the pictures …all of them, but especially the ones of Addy…and of the signs in the town that was named of her. πŸ™‚

    I know I’ve shared with you before that our first grandchild (our grandson) was born in Mexico City. So the first years of his life we didn’t have a lot of the reach out and hug kind of communication, BUT technology allowed us to visit with him every week. We played fireman, policeman, just about anything you could imagine. He was seven when they came back to the States to live permanently. They now live in DE and our grandson is 18 and will graduate from high school in June. πŸ™‚

    We also have two granddaughters, ages 13 (in six more days) and 11. They live in Maine and it is a 14-15 hour trip for them one way. We won’t get to see them this summer, but we were blessed to have them here 3 different times last year. Our oldest came to me last fall, put her arms around me and said, “Grandma, I wish we lived next door so I could come see you every day.” She is my shadow in the kitchen and we’ve established the tradition of tea parties when they are here.

    Addy is blessed to have been born into a loving, and Godly family. I’m so excited for you, Ellen, for all that lies ahead for you and your husband as grandparents. xx

    • Thank you for sharing this. Wow! An 18 year old grandson. How great is that. What a sweet thing for your oldest to say to you. Love it!

  6. The ache of wanting a grandbaby in your arms has never stopped for me. When our grands lived 8 minutes away we STILL wanted to live around the corner or on the next block over. We wanted to have them in walking distance. We actually eyeballed a few houses nearer to them. Senior and grand parenting site all say DO NOT move to be closer; you can move then they might be moved! Now we think about moving to be closer to their new place, as in a 5 hour drive instead of two days. Big sigh. A friend with three kids and grandkids in each family has bought a town house in each kid’s city. Furnished them, planned on rotating…then oops, a kid had to move. ☹️

  7. Think how much fun it is to spend a few days, though. I never get to do that! She sure is a cute little punkin and how already a town named after her. ☺️

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