Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day to us

Yesterday we had brunch with Hilary and her boys and Jeremy and his boys, although getting them to let me take pix was like herding cats.

I managed to catch Ben(l.) and Josh(r.) while they were contemplating the menu.  David and Jake were more elusive and it was too crowded to pose with everyone.  Next week they are all leaving for Orlando so they can be present at the shuttle lift-off.  My son-in-law Mike's friend is an astronaut and invited them to see him blast off into space.

Today I picked up my mother bright and early and we took off for Brooklyn to visit Miss Emma and her parents.  I had a great time shopping last night for little girl clothes and went armed with a large bag of fashionable pink and orange and green wearables.  My mother had a wonderful time with her newest great-grand baby, who will be 3 months old this week. Here we are: 4 generations!
And here is Emma, admiring herself in the mirror. What's not to admire?
I was going to work tonight but to tell you the truth, all that Mother's Day traffic wore me out and I am going to pick up where I left off reading Shanghai Girls, by Lisa See.  There is no substitute for a well-written book.

13 comments:

Terry said...

I love the 4 generation picture. I think you are just a little bit crazy about that baby--but why not?! She is completely adorable. Happy mothers/grandmothers/daughters Day!

Beverly said...

I agree,Miss Emma is adorable! Your family is fortunate to have four generations living. Save for some aunts on both sides of my family, I am the elder statesman.

Happy Mother's Day!

Ruth Anne Olson said...

What a wonderful picture of the four generations. How nice for all of you to be able to be together.
Happy Mother's Day!

Eva said...

They are all beautiful, but the four generations' portrait is legendary. Too late to wish a nice mother's day, I say: happy mothers' years!

Libby Fife said...

A good book will keep you in good stead:)

Great pictures of your family so thank you.

Rian said...

That is a wonderful four-generation photo. Happy Mother's Day plus one.

Gwycon2 said...

Little Emma represents her generation well! Those chubby little legs invite squeezing :) She'll be up and running on them before her Mama knows it!
Happy Mother's Day to all. We used to tell my Grandmama (from Georgia) that "she started it all; it was all her fault!"
Suzanne Gwynne
-lurker and student at LQuilt, love your book and hopefully will meet you in person one day

Karen said...

I'm looking forward to a 4 generations picture myself (My daughter's pregnant!). These photos are priceless

yarngoddess said...

I love the one of your mom cooing at Emma who is watching her intently, apparently understanding every word.

Barbara said...

What a cute happy baby! The boys are bad either. It's so great that you have 4 generations alive and well.

Approachable Art said...

I can't believe how big Emma has gotten! She looks like a happy baby. :D

The WestCountryBuddha said...

Gosh, you can see the genes being passed down through the generations! True it's a bit early to tell with the baby, but you all have a strong family resemblance. Happy Mothers Day.

Karoda said...

The 4 generational photo warms my heart. My parents have 15 great-grand children and we have been brainstorming how to get them all together for a photo.

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