About a month ago, Ruth's oldest daughter moved to St. George. We were so excited! My husband was their realtor, helping them find the "perfect" house for their family. Monica was expecting baby #5 and was put on bed rest right before the move. It gave us the opportunity to become surrogate parents and help out a little bit. As I've spent time with Monica's beautiful children, I've gotten a small bit of a needed "grandma fix". They are a delight to be with.
Yesterday Monica brought home her new baby daughter. Even though she was born 4 weeks early, all is well with baby and Mom. Monica had spent quite a bit of time going back and forth between the hospital the last few weeks, but great medical care helped to get the baby here safely. Isn't she beautiful?
The minute they came through the front door, everyone was wanting to hold her and get to know their new baby sister a little better.
Everyone got to hold her for two minutes, then the next child had a turn.
You can see how loved this baby is already. Monica will have such great helpers.
Big yawn! Meeting the family can wear a girl out!
Monica looks so good for just having had a baby the day before.
While spending time with the kids I started a new applique project. Tonye B. Phillips sent me this new pattern of hers called "Satchels". I've always wanted to make a basket quilt and I thought this would be a great way to highlight some Kaffe Fassett fabric. I love how the baskets are different sizes.