Lois gets to know her brand new brother Oscar at the hospital.
Hey there friends– Up in San Francisco for a couple weeks, chipping in to care for our new little grand-guy, Oscar. And also hanging out with his big (almost 2 year old) sis, Lois. It’s pure joy.
I could sit forever with this one week old on my lap, taking to him about all he has ahead– walking and singing, bedtime books and trips to the zoo. I’ve told him about chocolate cake and how much he’s loved by so many people.
First family of four photo– Oscar’s very first day in the big wide world!
And the little star himself — baby Oscar!!
There’s just so many things I want him to know! So I’m writing them down and someday (when he can read??) I’ll send them to him:
To Oscar–Things I Want You to Know For Sure:
#1. You are so deeply loved– by mom & dad, by sister Lois, by Grandpa & me… and a long list of dear people!
#2. I will be happy to play with you– hide & seek, legos, and even (my unfavorite) Candy Land game.
#3. I’m ready to cheer you on at each new step ahead, on every new adventure. (Save me a seat at your college graduation!!)
#4. I’ll always be ready to listen — to your knock jokes & long stories & anything you want to talk through.
#5. We have some good times ahead!! Family Christmases, camping hikes, birthday cakes and lots of snuggly story times.
#6. I promise see you as your own little person– helping you grow and change in your own unique way. I simply cannot wait to see the wonderful grown up guy you become!
#7. You can count on Grandpa and me to be there when you need us– just text (or whatever kids will do to communicate in the future!) and we’ll come running.
#8. I will always remember the day you were born. We were waiting to see who you would be!! And you were perfect!
#9. I will pray for you in your years ahead– for you to grow and learn and walk in the way God has for you.
#10. You have the whole world ahead of you little Oscar. What will it be like?? God bless you, sweet boy, in all the years to come.
And here’s a few more photos of our time together:
Above photos: Scooter Girl! Lois checking in on her baby Oscar. Our girl mixing up a peach cobbler with Grandma. Afternoon out with Ani for tea & treats at Andytown. Lois’ walk in Golden Gate Park with Gr. Larry. Shiny Oscar after his first bath at home.
Spent this summer quilting up a little blanket for baby Oscar– such a fun project anticipating and praying for this little guy as I stitched along.
Links for a few more quilt pics–
A Quilt for Baby Otto
Quilt of Many Colors –Laurel & John’s Wedding Quilt
Quilt Story — A Quilt for Baby Lois
Little Quilts — Charlotte (7) & Maryann (5) make tiny quilts
San Francisco Quilt Delivery– Ani & Brian’s wedding Quilt
And some last thoughts:
“Babies are such a nice way to start people” –Don Herald
“Every child begins the world again.” –Henry David Thoreau
“If your baby is beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time, you’re the grandma.” (that’s me!) — Theresa Bloomingdale.
“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord” –Psalm 127:3
So very thankful for the life of this dear little one and all he has to come. Love you tiny Oscar.
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such a beautiful welcome to your newest little guy…enjoy every moment…lovely pictures too!!!
Hey Debi– it’s been sweet– and pretty hectic here– so glad to be able to be here! take care friend, xox
Awww this is so beautiful! Congrats on the new grand-baby. The blanket you made is so lovely!!!
Thanks Hunida! Liked yoru “on Your Feet!” review. thanks.
Thanks again! 🙂
Aw congratulations. Babies are so wonderful!
I agree!! We are already in love with this little guy. Thanks Heather.
Delightful post! Grandchildren are a precious gift! He’s lucky to be growing up in your family! Kiss those baby toes for me! Nothing better than snuggling with a newborn! :::::sigh:::::
Agree Carol– he’s so squishy!!
So lovely! Wish you and your family all the happiness.
Thanks– so kind.
Such a beautiful baby! I love the old-fashioned names coming back in style! So much better imho or not so humble opinion than Skye and River or Tomishka! Anyway, great list, it really is and I loved the funny quotes and the gorgeous quilt! You have made one for each grand child, right? If not, you best be getting busy! 🙂
Hey Mollie– I think his old fashioned name fits him well. He’s so squishy and wiggly– fun to hang out with already! And I think you opinions need never be humble– you’re smart and have things to say!! xox
I’ll take that w/a grain of salt lol!! 🙂 Oh, btw, my post for tomorrow reminded me of you and all your fun cakes!
Can’t wait to see it! xo Mollie!
What a beautiful boy! Congrats! I love the quilt 💗 Enjoy your time with them. Hugs!!
Hey Lisa– thanks thanks. We are loving every minute here. Headed home on Saturday and I’m going to miss them all! (thank goodness for facetime!). Always love to hear from you. xox
Hi Rhonda – such a beautiful post, it made me cry! I love your list and all your well-wishes for baby Oscar. That every baby born into this world should have such a list. And your quilt! It is beautiful! I’d also like to commend Ani for looking so rested and relaxed right after giving birth! Amazing! Congratulations to your entire family. -Kat
Hi Kat– thanks for joining in our happy event! You are always so kind. It’s true. Ani is doing well for a mom of two– I’m thinking you have two boys yourself. Is that right?? It’s so much fun to have Oscar here and imagine him in all the stages ahead… thanks for being in touch Kat– xox
Rhonda – congratulations! Lovely pictures of Oscar and Lois. What a wonderful idea to write a list of things for Oscar to know from his grandmother. Also, what a beautiful quilt for him. May God bless all the wonderful times ahead for you and Larry as you spend time with the grandchildren. Oh, the blessing of being a grandparent. God is good.
So true Sharon– this really is God’s best blessing to us. I think you understand! So wonderful to hear from you. thanks! xox
What a beautiful post Rhonda. Oscar is a real cutie like his sister. I love your quilt. The colours are stunning. 🌼
Thanks Brigid– it’s my hobby– sort of like your singing and exquisite gardening! And we think those 2 are pretty cute too! hugs hugs! Loved your August garden post! xox
WOW — soooo happy for you all!! Precious and wonderful!! 🙂 🙂
thanks Susan– we are really thrilled with this new little guy! xo
oh, I can see why!! 🙂 a darling!
Precious! I love the cute older sister’s smile as she’s looking down on the new arrival. Too cute!
thanks Lenore! It’s been fun to see her take to her little brother! Fun to hear from you! xo
Congratulations to you and Larry and the entire family on a new little guy for the Sittig family! What fun! Love the new quilt, Grandma! Who wouldn’t want to be wrapped up in that every night?!
Hey Sandy!! thanks thanks. He’s so small and squishy. Larry is really good at walking him around when he is a bit fussy. Love his little expressions. We head home tomorrow and I’m really going to miss Him and sis, Lois after being here for 3 weeks. Always to great to hear from you Sandy– thanks!
He is perfect!!! So many congrats to you and your beautiful family ❤
Thanks thanks Mackenzie! He’s a sweetheart so bright and squishy! We’ve had a great 3 weeks here with him starting out his little life. And P.S.– just because I think you’d be interested. Went to a fun bakery/cafe just opened in SF. Theorita– small menu for meals, specializes in pies!! Based on the owners family back in Ohio! Right next to Che Fico– new hot spot in SF. OK, hope your week is going well. Wonder how your wok is coming along– it seems like such a important, but stressful vocation. hugs!
He is just too cute!
And No way!! That is SO exciting. Thank you for telling me- I’m gonna go look it up right now! I LOVE pies– and roots to OH?! Ok we need to try this ASAP.
Thank you so much, Rhonda 🙂 I am actually deep in the books right now! Pretty intense- but I am loving it! Hope you are having a great weekend too!
Hope your studying all pays off– You’re so bright and capable!! Love your posts Mackenzie!! xox
Congratulations to you and your family, Rhonda! Such a precious gift! Beautiful pictures and beautiful grand babies!
Hi Antonia! You know how precious kids are– we are thrilled with our new little guy! xo
Congratulations to you all. What a beautiful family. I love your list. It’s perfect.
So good to here from you here Lisa– He really is a doll. I’m home now and missing him and is “big” sis! hugs!
It’s awful to be so far away.
Agree! But our Ani is really good about face timing with the kids! That helps. xox
Congratulations for your beautiful new grandchild. Such gorgeous photographs and a birth in the family is so exciting. I am enjoying reading Fiona Macintosh’s The Tea Gardens presently. Prior to this I read Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris – now that is a well written book.
Hi Merryn! So good to hear from you. I’m noting down your book tips so I can look them up on Amazon. I’ve heard of Behind Closed Doors. Hope you rolling into a lovely fall there.
Hi Rhonda, I love, love, love this baby quilt! Great color and I really like the quilting. Great job. It is just so much fun sewing for the wee ones, isn’t it? I love your list also. What a perfect little family.
thanks Susie– I don’t know why, but that one was especially fun to stitch up–the stitches show so strongly. What are you working on now??… Happy weekend! xox
Sending many congratulations and best wishes to all. These pictures (and your words) are beautiful and so filled with love. And your quilt is amazing, very nice work!
So sweet Marcia– thanks. I’ve been missing your posts. I’m guessing right now your schedule is just too full!! Love your children’s book recommendations and your travels!! hugs hugs!
Awwww, congratulation Rhonda!!! I bet little Lois is just loving her new brother 🙂 ❤ I wish all of them all the best. My regards to your family!
Hey Vero– it’s funny that Lois really is crazy about her little brother. Fun to watch. Ani sent me a video of her trying to teach him to say “dog!” today. xox
Hello Rhonda! 😀 Ah, that’s so cute!!! I have just picked up my little boy (during the weekend) in my parents and he has learnt so many things, I cannot believe it 😀 Lot of hugs!!!
OH gosh! Isn’t that fun to see the new things they pick up from places that are not you!! I’m sure you’re parents loved loved him in the house. Glad you got to go see them too. xox
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Congratulations your adorable grandson! He is so precious! I love your photos of you all and Little Lois too! What a special post with your wishlist for baby Oscar.😇❤️
HI Mary– thanks. I’m missing them now that I’m back home! (But Ani sends us lots of little videos of those two). hugs friend!
Hi Rhonda,that’s great that with technology you have videos. Do you skype as well? Sometimes we skype with family in Florida. Hugs dear friend❤️😀
Hi Mary– we facetime a few times a week with our grand-kids up in SF. It’s great until Lois gets a hold of the phone and starts pushing buttons! xox
Isn’t facetime convenient? That must be funny to see Little Lois do that! 😉💕
it is! Happy Weekend Mary! xo
Same to you, Rhonda. Hugs my friend❤️💜
Congratulations, Rhonda and to your entire family! Oscar is so adorable and precious. And you are such a sweet grandma. I really love all the photos. Take care and big hugs from Cambodia. xoxox
You’re so sweet Lilly! We really do love that tiny guy. Taking my Mom up to meet him, her great grandson in a couple weeks! Love hearing from you. xox
Congratulations to you and your family! Awww he is such a cute baby!! And little Lois must be a proud sister! Love your quilt, it’s beautiful! Big hugs!💖
You’re so sweet– thanks Ursula! It’s funny how much Lois dotes on her little brother– I hope they’ll be great friends ahead. Now that I’m home, I’m missing those 2!! Take care friend. xox
Babies are such an amazing gift. I just had my fourth baby, she is almost three weeks old. I love your idea of a list of things you want him to know. It was so heart warming. Thank you for sharing. I might make a list of my own for each of my kids (even if my oldest is 8).
Hooray for new babies!! So happy for you. We had 4 kids too and I’ve loved having a big family– They are all grown and scattered with kids of their own now, but we were just together for a noisy chaotic Thanksgiving. Read about your baby necessities list– good practical advice! Enjoy that new little life.