Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sun. Fave: Oh yes, I have 2 of them!

I decided to repost this since my grandson just turned 2 and I added a video above to share. My daughter created it to show at his birthday party.

So, here is the beginning of the repost. Thanks to Chari for making it possible, Please visit Chari at and take a look at all the wonderful reruns.

I was too busy doing our income taxes yesterday so I wasn't able to put together photos for Met and Blue Monday and I have missed you all. I am glad that's behind me now and hubby is very happy with the outcome. And I am too.....more shopping money...LOL! Hey! I am a good citizen and I just want to help boost up the economy!

I have shown you lots of travel pictures with my granddaughter AJ, who is my older daughter's daughter. Now, let me introduce my youngest daughter's son, Brendan. He is too little to travel with us and I don't think her mom will let him go yet. I wonder if she will ever let him go! Well, he did travel with us when he was still in his mama's tummy at 5 months.

He is only a few minutes old here, after he gave his mama and the obstetrician a tough time. And can you see who is so happy to see and hold him?
At his baptism. He was wearing the same baptismal outfit that his dad wore. It's hard to believe that Scott was ever that tiny.
This is when they visited us here. Aren't they funny together? My daughter is so petite and my SIL is so tall but they are meant for each other for sure, have been classmates since elementary school, graduated HS together, went to College separately, broke up and got back together again. Of course I had to show them the creek. In fact I got to babysit the next day (Yipee!) while the couple went down the creek, crossed it to go to the Indian mounds 3/4 of a mile through the woods.
Hey! There's Calvin with Brendan who is starting to grow some hair and getting chubby too. I love this outfit. He wore it on Valentine's Day! Brendan is always a happy baby.
First time at the beach and he instantly fell in love with the water!Well, he is USUALLY a happy baby except when he is unable to lift a heavy pumpkin. LOL! And sad to say, he isn't happy either when I try to carry him. He does not see me often enough but that will change soon.
See what I mean? Here, his mama is getting him dressed for her sister's wedding.
After the wedding, Tina and Scott went on a skiing trip and I was asked to stay in Florida for a week to watch him. YES! Now, is my chance to get him closer to me. AJ wanted me to buy her a book so we went to Books A Million and of course the cousins head straight for the toys.

We had a great time. And he even learned how to call me. His mom and dad were so amazed at how many words he learned to say in a week.
There's my little rock American Idol in the making! LOL!
Please play and watch the video. He is so funny!

Thanks for stopping by. I am glad I got to share some pictures of my other favorite. Oooops, I better not let AJ read this or she gets jealous. LOL! AJ, I said "other", the other one is you!


Susan said...

He is too cute! It almost makes me want another one! I said almost! Can borrow him?

prairiedog said...

Hi Christine! I haven't had a chance to visit many of my friends lately,finally have some free time.He is adorable,I loved every picture.You captured some great moments,aren't grand babies just the best???I'm loving it,wish that mine lived right here though.

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Your family is beautiful! and I see an American Idol in the making! Watch out Simon! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Smilingsal said...

I can see why you love him so much.

Chari said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Well, I'm coming from your "Saturday Sight-seeing trip to Pompeii" interesting! I left you a little note there!

Girl, if your Brendon just isn't the cutest little boy!!! I just adored the photo tour...he's so sweet and you can just tell that he's a very happy and good little boy! Sorry, but you gotta love photos where you catch them crying...they're great to show-off when they get older...hehe!!! Your AJ and Brendon are so blessed to have a Grandma like you...and visa-versa!!!

Have a marvelous Monday, Sweetie!
Love ya,

tardevil said...

Your grandson is precious! You don't look old enough to have grandchildren. :O)

Glenda said...

Brendan's hiccup nearly threw him off, but he recovered quickly and very nicely. Enjoyed all the pictures. Both AJ and Brendan will each hold their own special place in your heart, no matter how many more come along to join your family. Each and every one will have a special place all their own.

xinex said...

Thanks for coming by again, Glenda, and for leaving a nice comment that I always enjoy reading. I don't know why the video is not working. Is it my computer or Blogland?...Christine

KBeau said...

Beautiful grandchildren. I know you treasure every minute that you get to spend with each of them.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Christine, :)

Oh my goodness what a litte cutie pie Brendan is!
I love his video with he microphone! ~Adorable.

What a coincidence their dog is named Calvin. My sisters dog is also named that. I haven't heard it very often at all.

Thanks for coming by and becoming a follower.
I can't believe how much I use that nifty feature.
It really helps me keep up with new postings.
I do appreciate it!

Have a wonderful day my friend and WOOHOO on the taxes being done!
~Melissa :)

Blondie's Journal said...

Brendan is a cutie! Thanks for showing him off!! I have been leaving hints to my children to start settling down, I want one of those grandkid thingies!!


marty39 said...

Oh Christine, he is just so cute and the video is just the cutest ever. I love it when they sing and dance. It just seems the music always gets them to moving. How much fun for you to get to spend some time with him so he could get to know you. I love seeing your family. Hugs, Marty

Jill said...

He is sooooooo adorable. I loved the picture of him and the dog. I just showed my daughter the picture of him singing and she cracked up! Too cute! Your daughter is BEAUTIFUL!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine, Brendan is absolutely adorable..aren't grandkids just the best? We hadn't seen our Bailey here at home for 2 weeks until last night..there's nothing better than the laughter of a child. Thanks so much for your support Christine.. it means the world to us... hugs ~lynne~

Bo said...

Hi Christine...You were one lucky grandmother to get a whole week with little Brendan...He was precious in the video too! The pumpkin picture was so cute & right after it, the extreme opposite of him giggling was adorable. Tell gorgeous AJ she has nothing to be jealous about because she'll always be the firstborn...LOL ;-) Bo

lvroftiques said...

Christine he is sooo adorable!! That picture with Calvin is just too cute!! Well ...they're all too cute but they both look so darn happy! *winks* And I wouldn't be a bit surprised if he grew up to be an American Idol......An American heartbreaker for sure! Lol!! Love Vanna

Deb said...

Your grandson is adorable

Glenda said...

I don't think anything is wrong with the video. About 4 or 5 seconds into the video, it sounded like Brendan said he hiccuped. Maybe I misunderstood him. Whatever caused him to pause for a second, trooper that he is, he carried on. He is beyond adorable. I love to watch little ones that age pretend. My GD use to serve us imaginary meals, complete with beverages, when she was playing at being a waitress.

She must have observed a waitress when out and about with her Mother, since we seldom eat outside the home.

xinex said...

Hi Glenda, thanks for coming back. It was my computer settings and I fixed it. Brendan paused because the music stopped and then started dancing again when the music restarted. The music was actually coming from his guitar.He hits a button accidentally and it plays music but he really does not know that. He can hardly carry that thing. LOL!...Christine

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

What a gorgeous baby, and a beautiful toddler he is!!!! In the video it looks like he wants to EAT the microphone!

Justine :o )

Shelia said...

Hi, Christine. What a little darling you have! He's grown up right before my very eyes! LOL He's a little rock star in the making for sure. Or maybe he's destined for 'Dancing with the Stars'!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cynthia said...

Beautiful daughter and beautiful grandson. You look too young to be the granny! Love all the pics, Cindy

Tomarie said...

Oh my goodness~ what a cutie! I just love the one where he's trying to pic up the pumpkin! I'm so glad you shared! :-) L~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, Every time I see a picture of Brendan, I just want to pick him up and squeeze him! He is the cutest little thing! And that video-adorable! And your daughter and her husband are so cute! He'll have back aches from bending over to kiss his wife, and her feet will give her trouble for standing on tip-toe so much! laurie

Linda said...

What a cutie-pie...I know you are loving him! Linda

Chandy said...

Cute grandson, Christine! Both of them are just adorable! With those moves, he may just be the next American Idol!

Carolyn of What Now Tablescapes

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Your grandbaby is so cute- I wish I had one of those little ones!!

My boys keep reminding me that they are not making me a grandma any time too soon!!


SILVIA said...

Hi Christine, love this post my fave is the one @the beach, so have a beautiful family...xx.silvia

imjacobsmom said...

Christine, You have the cutest grandkids -but you don't look old enough to be a Grandma! Thanks for showing him off to us - he's precious! ~ Robyn

Suesue said...

Hi again Christine! Girl, you don't look like a Grandma is all I can say! Your little grandson is adorable (loved the video) and your daughter is gorgeous! I can see where she gets her beauty. I'm really enjoying looking at your blog and learning more about you and your lovely family. You must stay very busy and I can tell you enjoy it too.
Talk soon.

Nicole ~ said...

Brendan is so adorable!! For some reason I am having difficulties playing his little video. But, it looks like he is having a lot of fun in it. The picture with Calvin with Brendan looks like they are posing for the camera so well, I love it.

"Blossom" said...

Tootsie and I are fighting over that massage chair. She needs it for her acking legs, arms and feet and I need it for my aching back.
Wow this is wonderful. Can't belive you have gone shopping this week. See ya next week. Now tootsie hurry up it's my turn.

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

I only have one thing to have my address right? Ohh..that you can send that massage chair to me...OMG...I need one like that!!! It sure would help out my old aching bones!!! You and John are going to be so spoiled...and NO FIGHTING!!! Hehe...I mean no fighting over who gets the chair first! Hehe!!! It's awesome, my friend!!! Enjoy!!!

What a great post to share just doesn't get any better than to show off our grandkids again...right? Hehe!!! I love your little Brandon...what a handsome little guy!!! I have to tell you though...I will never...ever...forget that photo of Brendon and the pumpkin! Hehe!!! Poor baby!!! But it's so cute!!! I'm so glad that you joined in with Sunday Favorites again my friend!!!

Have a fabulous Mother's Day tomorrow! What are your plans?

Love ya,

"Blossom" said...

lovely family
And that is all that matters.
However I do love shoes and shopping. LOL

Chari said...

Girl, just read your note! Ohhh my...I bet you are tired just thinking about that busy schedule...made me tired just reading it! Hehe!!! I didn't know that you were leaving for have a good trip and try not to work to hard, my friend! Of course, with all of your tech gadgets, I'm sure that we'll still be hearing from you..won't we?

Have a wonderful day with all of your family tomorrow...I think it's awesome that you're going to get to spend it with them!!! Enjoy!!!

Love ya,

Deanna said...

Hi Christine!
Thanks for sharing your photos. I loved the baby's pictures and he really looks like the next American Idol for sure...LOL!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

Deanna said...

Hi Christine!
Thanks for sharing your photos. I loved the baby's pictures and he really looks like the next American Idol for sure...LOL!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

What a doll baby he is & I just want smooch on those little baby cheeks!

Great post Christine! Love the chair too. Hmmm, wonder if it would eliminate the need for the chiropractor...

Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day! ☺ Diane

Keetha said...

Brendan is without a doubt a cutie!!!

twizzis said...

Brendan is just beautiful, my friend. Three emails have been returned to me. Can you check your mailbox?

Chandy said...

I remember this one, he is darling! Your new massage chair looks wonderful and I can imagine how great it must feel. Ok, I can't, but I'll try anyway. ;-)

Happy Mother's Day to you and your daughters!

BIG Hugs!

Marie Reed said...

Wow! I think I'd rather sit in that chair then sleep in a bed! It liiks that comfortable!

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Brendan is soooooooooooooo cute :-)Say, he's so happy in the water too - maybe a future American Idol or the next olympic winner like michael Phelps in the making? :-)

Happy Mother's day Christine. Happy Mother's day to your mom and your daughters too! :-)

(Love your pic where you're trying to straighten the Tower of Pisa lol)

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

You? Going on another trip? Nah! Can't be!!!!!!! Oh, I hope you have a wonderful time visiting with that beautiful boy! And your daughter too, of course!
That chair looks SO comfy!!!!!

Happy mother's day!!!!!!

Justine :o )

Kammy said...

Hi Christine !
I need a leather chair like yours...but I have too small of a house...darn ! It looks really comfy and that massage feature sounds really relaxing !
I enjoyed see pictures of your beautiful grandson ! He is a cutie
pie !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Debby said...

Oh, he is so darned sweet! So many beautiful pics.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

"Single and Loving it" is just too adorable for words!! And that massage chair looks terrific. Kick back in it once for me!

Angelic Accents

Smilingsal said...

I can see you snoozing in that comfy chair.

He's a cutie.

Tootsie said...

you are totally right...I do need that chair!
thanks for the birthday wishes!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Well, that was fun, seeing the pictures of him now, and then going back and seeing these. When I looked at the pictures in the post above this one, I thought he had grown so much. Now that I look at these, I KNOW he has grown up so much! He was a cutie, and he still is. laurie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

He is just the cutest little guy and he has a cute mommy and daddy too! I bet you are so proud ! I am starting to get Grandma Envy! Ha! Hugs to you, Ciny

Keetha Broyles said...


I love the crying face with the pumpkin.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

What a sweet little grandson you have there. Aren't grandchildren wonderful. We used to live close, but now I'm 2 hours away and don't get to see them as much as I would like to.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I hope you will come show off your chairs at the Knock Off

Cass @ That Old House said...

What an adorable little guy! I LOVE pictures of people's grandchildren ... and manage to hold off being jealous! Babies are the BEST.

Shirley said...

Oh, what a cutey!! And what beautiful parents. Love the photo with the lab!
I forgot to do Mr Linky last night but got my rerun on before midnight!!

Chari said...

Hello Girlfriend...

So happy to have you join in with the fun of Sunday Favorites this week, my friend!!!

Ohhh Girlfriend, I remember when your little Brendon was born...has it really been two years? I just adore the video that your daughter put together of Brendon for his's absolutely precious!!! Loved the part where he was dancing to the little snowman and ohhh...the part where he was loving on his big ol' puppy! What a sweet way to capture precious memories!!! By the way, I just love the song that was playing...was wondering who sings it? Do you know? It's perfect!!! Loved seeing all your photos of Brendon sweet, my friend!!! He's a precious little boy and you're right...he seems to always be so happy! Well except when trying to lift that darn ol' pumpkin! I remember the first time that you shared that pic with us...I just couldn't help but laugh! Too cute!!! Thank you for sharing this post with all of us befitting since it's Brendon's 2nd birthday! Happy Birthday Brendon!!!

Love ya,

Melissa Miller said...

Congrats Grandma!

They are all soooo precious. I could watch these videos over and over.

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Sallie said...

Nice post Christine! Thank you for reposting it. Your blog is beautiful; I learn so much from reading great blogs like yours. Glad I found it on Sunday Favorites.

Thank you too for visiting and commenting on mine.

Lori E said...

Cute as a button. I'll vote for him on American Idol. Keep us posted.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Such a sweet, handsome little one! I love the video clips you posted! I'm so glad that it worked for you :o)

Love all the pictures!

Blessings & Aloha!

(I just had time to look at his post...before we step out for the day! I'lll be back dear friend!) :o)

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