August 14, 2013

August 12, 2013

  • A day of new beginnings


    Today was Daria's first day of first grade. She loves school and loved her first day of first grade.  She put on her traditional white bow for her hair (a Russian tradition only I need to get her a BIGGER bow.... hers is much too small to do a Russian justice), paid attention to mama, and completed all her work.  I understand she did great.  Little brother on the other hand was a little terror with mom distracted and Katrina didn't want to sleep so mom said it was a successful day but a stressful day all the same.  Ah, that is life isn't it.

    Today also was the birth day of Margaret Sue Collins.  Grandbaby #9.  She joins her big brother Fergal and is a real little beauty.  8 lbs. 9 oz and a petite 19 inches long she had some rolls of fat on her already....  She was a noisy one too, complained long and loud about having to make an appearance. 

    I have to admit I was touched to have her share my middle name.  Hannah said they chose Margaret in honor of my mom.  Even though Hannah never met my mom she said the memories I share of her made her want to have her daughter share her name.  And Sue is my middle name and Hannah said she wanted her daughter to have something from me.  So Margaret Sue it is.... I think it might evolve to Maggie Sue ....  possibly.  :)   Fergal wasn't quite sure what to think of her.  He was more interested in the raisins that mom had.  Food trumps sisters any day.

August 4, 2013

  • Torn and a birthday celebration.




    I'm a little torn, keep blogging here or move on?  And if I move on what happens to all my "stuff"?   I have the archives and I won't lose any of my posts for my own use... but do they delete them or do they go on to the internet in the sky where anybody can use my photos etc?  Just a question.... hmmmm... perhaps I should ask.

    Until then and since I don't have another place to put them right now.... Family photos.  Today we celebrated my husband's birthday.  With family of course.  :)

    From left to right:

    Fergal - 18 months.  Daria - 5.  Savva - 2.  Cadence - 6.  Grandpa - 56.  Katrina - 2 1/2 weeks.  Walter - 3.  Wren - 5.  Otto - 7.

    Yes, the Incredible Hulk is our grandson... or rather our grandson is the Incredible Hulk.

    This boy LOVES to swim.  His name is now Fergal Fish.

    Fergal Fish has Goofy Gal for a mama.

    He blew out "all" his candles so his wish should come true.  He said he wished for grandbaby #9 to be born tomorrow on his birthday.  I'm sure Hannah would like that too.





August 1, 2013

  • Forever Young

    It is August.  Already.  Seven months of the year gone by and I have to reflect back on the seven months and wonder how it has passed so quickly.  In 20 more days I will be 54 years old.  Unfortunately I don’t look in the mirror anymore and wonder where the 18-year-old went, now I wonder where the 40-year-old went.

    But as I told AmeliaJake the other day, I'd rather be 54, or 64, or 74 than forever young in someone's memory.  I can't even picture my mom in her 70s.  or 80s.  Eternally young.

    So I'm not complaining.

    Although I am complaining about the heat.  This triple digit heat is a killer!

July 31, 2013

  • An we have another month

    It appears we have another month to sit and wait to figure out if Xanga is going to survive or not.  And if it does it becomes a paid venue, at which point I disappear....  BUT wait.... if you are a life member, which I am there might be a perk or two of a year of "free"..... BUT wait ..... etc etc.

    I don't know if the drama is worth staying around.  Not like I have community here, but I do have all my blogging here from the past ... um eight years or so?  Of course except for one post I pretty much don't care about them... so.............

    Maybe I ought to just cut the cord.

    It's a negative day towards Xanga.  lol

    Today I have Cadence for the day.  She was quite anxious to avoid daycare today.  It has become a horrible experience for her.  So I'm watching her and taking her up to the Tomball house to swim with her cousins.  I also get Fergal to watch while Hannah does her pre-registration at the hospital.  Now that should be fun.... not quite sure where I'll take the two of them during that time since we are meeting at the hospital.  I'm thinking gurney races in the halls.......

July 24, 2013

  • Who Are You? Who Who? Who Who?

    Who the heck from Florida still reads my blog regularly?  I can come up with several possibilities but I'm not sure which one to "accuse" since the footprint only says Florida.

    Care to fess up?  Since Xanga is probably going to go bye-bye I might start a new one (boring as I am) and if you are that desperate for sleep inducing material I can let you know where I go, if I know who you are.  lol



July 21, 2013

  • Hah! I can't do math

    8 grandkids.

    4 girls

    4 boys

    That puts girls in the lead because it takes two men to equal one woman.... so..... yup, girls still in the lead....




July 18, 2013

  • Drum roll

    Introducing  Katrina Elizabeth Sevruk.

    Arrived around 8 pm 7-17-13. 

    She has dark hair and looks like her mama!

July 17, 2013

  • Photos

    To kill time as we wait for that baby to arrive... pictures!

    Fergal ate breakfast with me while his mama went to her Dr. appt.  Two weeks from a little sister for this guy.

    He is a spittin' image of his daddy.

    Daria got her first piano lesson today.


    Savva has learned to pose.  He loves pictures.

    Daria showing her "pretty" face.

    Waiting for their baby brother or sister to arrive.  Yes, mom is in labor but these kids are oblivious to it.... as well they should be.

    Peek a boo Grandma!

     Fergal loves the tunnel. 

    Cora.  July 17, 2013.  Hopefully the last day she looks like this.  Baby is working to put in an appearance but not rushing things much.... that kid has no idea how anxious we all to find out who they are!  Twelve hours of labor and counting.

    Edit:  Katrina Elizabeth Sevruk arrived about 8 pm.  :)   She puts the girls in the majority!