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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Monday, March 4, 2013


ThIt hard to  believe that I've already been here a whole week. I'm busy with sharing time between James and baby brother and time goes fast. I've managed to take a lot of photos and I have to share some here.

 James love to have books read to him.

I've noticed that James like to invent ways to play with his favorite toys.  He carried his stuffed puppies in this wagon around and dumped them and placed the wagon on his head and ran around the kitchen with this funny hat.

Sunday we visited the Museum of Science in Ottawa and James knows the place and knows how to get the door to open.

He wants to listen to the voice on the phone.

He love to look at the first Bombardier snowmobile

This rotating display drum of the construction of a canoe just fascinated him and he kept turning it.

There were three big train engines in the museum and james love the trains.

He loves to look in the fire chamber. There's a red light but it doesn't shows up in the picture.

James is also fascinated by big wheels and was showing me.

In the play room he loved to demolish any structures made out of light weight boxes. He just plowed through it.

He loves pushing a button that makes the train model run.

The distorting mirrors were also a big attraction.

There were many models of cars on display but this one was hands on so he wanted to climb onboard.

Wheels and levers, what fun...

He could have played for hours going through these dimly lit tunnels.  The flash on my camera really lit it up. Here we were on our way out of the tunnels and down the stairs so daddy is carrying him.

Today was baby brother first visit to the doctor office for first checkup and i carried the heavy cargo.

Sorry Christine, I cut off the top of your head. Not one of my beat shot...

Waiting to see the doctor seems not to be bothering this little guy.

The scale says 7 lbs 12 oz. He has gained back 4 ounces since he was discharged from the hospital and eats a lot and often so in no time he will have gained all that weight back.

Uncle Al came to bring a gift for little brother but also brought a nice Thomas train set for James which was a big hit.

Playtime in James tent and he was having a lot of fun with me. James wanted me to pretend I was sleeping and snoring and then he would say Wake up, wake up. He has learned to sing all the verses to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

I have tons of other  photos but too many to share. This Nanny is very tired and is heading to bed. My photos took so long to upload and robbed me of some of my blogging time. I'll try to visit your blogs whenever I can find some spare time.
Thanks so much for your wonderful comments.


  1. LOVE IT ... great seeing you with the babies ... and James' helmet is the bomb!

    oh, Thomas the train ... good stuff. Lots of eating and sleeping ...

    It is hard to believe it's been a week! No photos of Christine... I know she's so relieved and comforted with her Mother there and is able to rest.

    Love the science museum and James' interest in wheels and levers and trains.. HAhaaa ... any dolls there? aren't little boys precious...

    I know your tired also. But it's a good kind of tired, isn't it... sigh

    HUGS all around.

  2. I love little boys! What a wonderful blessing all around, they have you and you have them!

  3. looks like everyone is having a good time.
    you must love your time with james and his new brother.

  4. Such sweet and wonderful pictures. The baby is just gorgeous and little James looks like he could entertain you for hours.
    This is such a special time to bond with that little one.
    I am sure your daughter is so grateful to have you there.
    Been anxious to see pictures, thanks for taking the time to post them. I hope you get some rest. Take Care.

  5. You look great. Looks like you are having tons of fun. That new baby loks like a chunk. So sweet. I am sure tht your daughter is so thankful for all of your help. Hope you get some sleep at night.

  6. I have Grandbaby envy. Happy you're enjoying your time with them.

  7. The picture of new baby on the scale is so cute ~ he looks like a little prize fighter!! You look like you're having a fabulous time ~ love the museum and jamesmdoes too!!! Cute little boy!

  8. Wonderful pics, Julia! What a fun time for all of you! James is so precious and baby brother is a sweet little name yet? Have fun making great memories!

  9. Oh so sweet! Every single picture is adorable!

  10. This is such a sweet, heartfelt post. Everyone looks so happy and to be having such a wonderful time being together. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Good morning Julia, How wonderful for you to spend time with those two precious grandsons. I am sure your daughter and son in law are most grateful for an extra set of hands. James appears to be adapting to his new role of big brother, change takes time. So happy you had time to update us! Does that handsome new grandson of your's have a name? Don't overdue, the cows are waiting for you! LOL Thinking of you, Julie.

  12. How lucky you are to have two grandsons and to be able to spend time with them. Seeing all the trains made me wish my "little" boy was little again. He was so much fun at that age. Now he is over 6', has a beard and tattoos on his arms, but when I look into his dark eyes I still see the twinkle of that little boy!
    Take care and have fun!

  13. I'm glad you are able to spend time with your adorable grandsons! James is a cutie...and so is the baby!

  14. Oh Julia, What great pictures of the family.James reminds me of little Jack. I love being a Nana! What a blessing and so much happiness in your famiy,Hugs Cheri

  15. It looks like you and James are having a great time, Julia! He is so cute, as is the new baby. Does he have a name yet? Sarah

  16. What wonderful and fun pictures!! Everyone looks so happy :)

  17. Julia, how are you ever going to leave those 2 sweet boys? I love the pictures. Not sure who looks happier - you or James :). Keep having fun snuggling and spoiling those precious boys.

  18. I am so glad you are having a nice time. I loved all of those photos you are such a good nana.
    Have fun and keep posting. The baby is beautiful Christine looks wonderful and James looks like the perfect big brother.

  19. Looks like you're having some wonderful Grandma time - doncha just love it? FUN!

  20. What wonderful photos! You are just so cute! Those boys are very handsome and new brother is adorable. He looks so content. I wish them all the best. Enjoy your visit and I think you are the best Grandma! I'm sure your daughter and her family will really miss you when you go. Have fun!

  21. Congrats Grandma! James is so cute and looks like he keeps you pretty busy.

  22. you're a beautiful grandma
    and the kids so lucky to have you travel
    to help....a tender set of extra hands
    is such a blessing to new parents!
    your little grandson is adorable..both of them
    and I'm happy for all of the clan:)

  23. Oh, what fun! Those little ones are very lucky to have you for a grandmother!

    Thank you for your visits to my little blog. They are very much appreciated!

  24. (love the truck on his head). :) i'm tired just seeing these photos!

    thanks for coming by today. if you need that button, just email me at texwisgirl(at)gmail(dot)com and i'll be happy to send it to you (i actually snagged it from jan at lifeaccordingtojanandjer).

  25. Hello Julia! So glad you are having this time to make many special memories! James is quite the young man now,and the baby looks so beautiful. How is James enjoying being a big brother? Looking forward to more pictures and enjoy your family!

  26. Thanks for sharing the photo's mom! I am glad that you are there and able to help Christine and Joe and that you get to hold and play with your grandsons!

  27. Oh Julia, What a fun time that museum looks great for kids. I loved your family photos, Hugs Cheri