Friday, February 13, 2009

babysitting photos, and a calf =o)

Hello, Friends!

Today seems like all the others.. I'm on the run again. (I've gotta get out today and get my Sweetie's a Valentine gift) I'm thankful that I at least have a moment to check in. I thought you might enjoy the pictures from yesterday. (Our day of babysitting two ADORABLE babies)

If you read how I labeled this post, then you might have also guessed that I'll be posting a picture of our calf as well. (His mom had some SERIOUS problems during birth and isn't likely to make it) We've been trying to get him to bottle feed - the boys have been beside themselves over getting to bottle feed him. (Well, it's Zach mostly.. it's just TOO cute!)

Anyway, I'll post the pics and will run. I hope you all have a FANTASTIC weekend!

First, Link's sister (Elizabeth) has a flower shop in Ackerman - (It's called, "Forget Me Not".. isn't that cute?). Elizabeth has been REALLY BUSY this week so we got to keep Allie Grace yesterday and will again tomorrow. Allie is just TOO PRECIOUS! She's ALL I've heard about since she left here yesterday. =-)

Zach & Allie

Gabe & Allie (overlook the mess, remember, we had TWO babies.. LOL!!)

Now, if you've been with us on Brent's Caringbridge site for any length of time at all, you already "know" Brian & Meredith. (Mer & Dana are twins.. Dana & Brad, and Mer & Brian spent a lot of time with Brent/us while he was sick) Brent actually thought of "Mr. Brad" as one of his best buds. We got to know both of these sweet couples during this time. They (both couples) and their Mom, Mrs. Tommie all came to Memphis after we came back (to let Brent go HOME). They stayed in our apartment across from St. Jude and kept Zach & Gabe for us. Then of course took care of us in the days that followed us coming home. I can't voice how much they meant to us during that time....... ANYWAY... Mer & Brian had their first baby. (Little Jacob) I'd kept him once before, but kept him yesterday while Dana (and Brad) were having THEIR first baby. (It was a GIRL!)

All of that to say we were up to our necks in baby-love yesterday! (And loving EVERY MINUTE of it!) =-) So this is Jacob...

I'll post pics of Brad & Dana's baby as soon as I get my hands on one.. hehehe (Poor babies.. they'll learn to fear the flash of a camera just like ours do)

Now, here's Zach bottle feeding the calf..



Melanie said...

Love, love the pictures, Tonya! Both babies are so cute. That sweet little Allie just get cuter as she gets older. I love seeing pictures of her with the boys... I think that is just so sweet... boys and babies! :)

Have a great weekend!

April said...

Hi Tonya~
What wonderful pictures of all the babies! I LOVE holding babies more than just about's been quite awhile.

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day, my friend.♥

He And Me + 3 said...


I love all the baby pictures. So sweet. Can't wait to see the new one. How exciting! Cute calf too:)

Reba said...

Allie is really did that happen? I love all of the pics. I am about to go shopping for my sweeties too. Have a great weekend!

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Love the photos too! The calf being fed is such a neat experience!

I just posted the True Love Waits!

Thanks again for sharing it earlier Tonya!

Love and blessings to you this weekend!

Pam D said...

I didn't realize it was YOUR calf.. oh, how sweet! I love human babies, but calfies come close (along with baby bunnies). Those eyelashes... they get me every time! So, I'm poking you... (you told me to, remember... ?) And I'll poke you on Facebook, too. I'm pretty good at poking... AND nagging... sorry to say. :<)

Jennifer said...

I'm sorry I haven't commented in forever, but I have been thinking about you!! The babies are too cute and the calf picture is adorable as well!! I've missed ya and you have an award on my blog too!

Special K said...

LOVE the pictures! :)

Babysitting is one of my FAVORITE things to do! :)

Paula (SweetPea) said...

How cute. Mess? Who can see a mess. I like that expression on Allie in the second picture.

Greg P. said...

Tonya, those are beautiful pictures! ALL of them.

I feel like "one of the girls" gushing over those pictures, but, they really are beautiful.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Precious babies! Ya know I had an angus calf when I was a youngun! His name was Jethro and I nursed him from a baby! That pic brought back memories!

Beth E. said...

Allie Grace is precious! I know you have had fun taking care of her. And Zach and goodness! They sure have grown. They are such handsome young men, and seem to love little children. What sweethearts they are!

Hope you and Link have a great Valentine's Day

Love you!