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.