Saturday, July 4, 2009

A GRAND Ole Time

Like I said in the previous post, my Mom and I picked Leon up from Sarah last Friday and kept him until this Thursday. I can't believe I got to have him for six days and nights! He was SO good! We spent the week with him and lots of visitors! Noah, Mason, and Harlee were here when I got home with him. They've only seen him once and that was back in March at Mason's birthday party when Leon was only a month old. This was the first time they got to hold him.
Noah LOVES babies and is so sweet with them!
Doesn't Mason look so proud?

It must be instinctive for little girls to hold a baby--- because as soon as Harlee sat down, she spread her little legs and patted the space between them! She was so excited and kept saying, "Sweet Baby Leon!" =)

That evening I introduced Leon to Shelbi's old love, Barney. Look at that level of concentration!

Saturday, Leon met his great-grandparents for the first time. Grandpa (my Dad) thought he looked just like his mommy, with my ears. =) I agree! Granny (my stepmom) thought he was too cute. Again, I agree. LOL
Great-Nana (my Mom) came to snuggle with him, too.

I told him he looks even more like Charlie Brown with his argyle sweater on. =) LOVE the smile!

He is the easiest baby ever to get to sleep! He takes several long naps during the day and usually slept at least a 7 hour stretch each night! He's usually out within 5 or 10 minutes of rocking as long as he's touching skin. I guess that's from breastfeeding his first four months. In this picture, he just lay there looking into my eyes for about 15 minutes and just fell asleep that way. I teared up watching him fall asleep, just overwhelmed with how much I love him! After only four and a half months, I can't imagine my life without him in it. It always amazes me how quickly a baby makes you feel that way!

When I took him back Thursday, I went straight to his mommy's work (Cracker Barrel) so she could see him, Shelbi and I could eat lunch, and to get her new apartment key and address.

I spent the night and kept him yesterday while she worked. I wish I'd taken pictures of him with his mommy. I don't think she stopped loving on him until he went to sleep that night! I think she missed him a little bit!!!

I love this picture of him after his bath yesterday morning.

His aunt Mallory came yesterday evening to spend the weekend with him and Sarah. She'll stay until Sunday, keeping him Saturday and Sunday.

I had a wonderful week with him and hated leaving him yesterday! He hardly ever cries and is such a happy baby. If you missed the video of him laughing, look back at my previous post! He laughs at the simplest things and smiles even when he's exhausted. He is so precious!


(Today would have been my Mimi's 86th birthday! I really miss her and all my other grandparents!)


  1. How sweet! I love the towel picture too! I hate that I didn't get to meet him this visit either!

  2. Hey, I tried to post a comment the day you posted this, but the box never did appear. Probably my computer, or something!

    Anyway, I'm still around.

    I really enjoyed the baby pictures, and the laughter of the other post. There is nothing better than a baby's laugh!

  3. I think we're talking about the same little boy...poor sweetie! See, he needs someone to teach him we don't use that finger!

  4. Leon is precious! I LOVE the photo of him with the hooded towel. Adorable!!!