Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

We spent the day with Brett, Stephen, Tara, Jade, Leeah, and Stephen's Mom & Dad and my friend Cynthia. We had our dinner at Brett and Stephen's house. It was so beautiful. Everyone brought a dish and we had a wonderful meal. We all held Leeah and took lots of pictures. I forgot my camera so you'll have to wait for the T-day picts. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Visit to Leeah's house ~ One month old

I spent the afternoon with Tara, Annie, Jade and Leeah, and Grt Grampa Chuck and Grt Grama Jana. I held Leeah for at least 5 hours and spent time talking with Jade while she played a funny video game. I had dinner with them and got to feed Leeah twice and take pictures. Annie and I discussed her baby book and some sketches I'd made. We tried on all the beautiful clothes cousin Kendahl sent to Leeah. Well, not all, but lots. Leeah loved the pictures cousins Kyra, Jaykah and Bristahl sent. I can't wait to put a pencil and a paint brush in her hands. 

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Leeah Jade Christine Atkinson 3 weeks old

What a big yawners!!

Momma & Leeah.

Every time I hold her I go into a different universe. What a little munchkin.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Heritage Memory books Madeline

I've been working on Memory books for Madeline and Mom and Nana's side of the family. It has been a great experience. It's taken a long time and tedious organization. And I am enjoying it emensley. I am learning so much about my family and where we all came from. Susan is doing books for her family too and we are having a great time sharing as we go. We've been sending boxes of do dads to add to our pages to each other. It's like Christmas every package that comes. Here are a few of the first pages of Nana's family book.

Salmon At the Bay

This past summer I entered a painting in an exhibit down at a local restaurant (Boundry Bay Brewery) It was for the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association. The theme was Water, Salmon and the relationship to people. We all brought our paintings and sculptures down to the bay and they hung them all  and then they had the greatest Salmon Bake and Barbeque in the Beer Garden. With Irish music and singers. They were great and the meal was wonderful. At the same time this was happening their was an artist reception in the restaurant so the public could talk with the artists. It was great fun.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monday trip to Canada 11/10/08

Lil Weber and I drove up to White Rock BC to see friends, have lunch and learn how to do wax art. What fun. I'd never done it before. What a treat. 

Wednesday November 12, 2008

I haven't been able to get over to see Leeah. I've had a bug or two and don't want to give her any. I hope to be going tomorrow. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Auntie Jade Marie (Leeah's namesake)

Angelina Christine

Here is Momma !

Leeah Jade Christine Atkinson 10.26.08

She was born at 8:55 on October 26, 2008 (her momma's birthday) She was a month and a half early and weighed 4 1/2 lbs. She was so tiny. They let her come home after 2 weeks. She was getting stronger and was eating good, so here she is. I took pictures at the hospital her first 4 days, but none since. She had to go down to Providence hospital in Everett with momma (Annie) to the Premie unit. I am going over to see her tomorrow (Tues. Veterens Day) and take more recent pictures. Here she is., the love of our lives.