We waited for what seem like a lifetime for Miss Piper Fey to make her appearance and she came on August 13, weighing in at 8lbs. 7oz and 20 1/2" long. She is totally beautiful and I'm so glad that she is going to be apart of my life. There is one thing that waiting for Piper has brought back to my memory, what it was like to be pregnant with all of my children. It has also helped me to realize how much I love each one of them, even when we don't seem to be getting along well at times. As my older girls have moved away we can go through times of silence but it doesn't stop how much I love them. They have their own lives now and they are doing well for themselves. I can't help but be filled with pride when I talk or think about them!!
I feel like I really accomplished something today. I canned for the first time in years!!! The sweet smell of peaches and nectarines is hanging in the air of the house. Okay, so I remember what it was like to be on my feet for 6hrs in one of two positions, while filling 39qts of peaches and 10qts of nectarines in 2 days. My feet are throbbing because I couldn't wear shoes because of my stubbed toe....that is a story for another day.
The first day of school for my children was today and all seemed to go well. I LOVE my children but OH MY have they been ready to go back to school!! Okay, maybe I've been way MORE ready than they have!! The my kind of quiet was so nice but as soon as they got home the noise level yet again raised its hand to a somewhat normal level. I could tell they were overwhelmed with their days because they were spending quiet time together building lego creations.
It is wonderful being a Grandparent.