Thursday, May 20, 2010



God has blessed us with another grandbaby!
We now have three beautiful grandchildren: Our daughter, Nicole and David's two,
Gigi, 3 yrs and Brody, 6 weeks,
and our newest grandson, Micah Alexander Pavone,
born to our son, Alex and his , Angelina, on May 12th,
at 8:19 pm,
weighing 7 lbs 5 oz
(one ounce more than his father weighed at birth!)
and 20 inches long.
(Yaya holding Micah!)
Micah is a sweetie with a full head of black hair-the most hair
I've seen on a newborn.

(Micah held by Papa)
Despite the fact he isn't even a month old yet he has smiled at us at least a dozen times.
You're probably saying, "He's not really smiling, he's got gas,"
but check out this picture-proof positive for sure!!

(3 Generations of Pavone men!!)

It's hard to put into words how happy we are about our ever-growing family!
We really love being grandparents, known to our grandbabies as Yaya and Papa
(from the Greek side of the family--Nick's mom)! Nick took to being called Papa very easily.
For me, it took some getting used to, being called Yaya. Now, whenever Gigi says it my heart melts--and I can't wait for the boys to call me Yaya, too!!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Life Happens!

Meet Brody!

During April I did finish a lot of projects, however, I didn't finish what I had anticipated to finish, especially at the Brown Bag Quilt Retreat I attended early in the month! Everyone knows how "life happens" and plans get changed.

Well, we had that kind of a month in a big way!

My daughter, Nicole and her husband, David decided to adopt quite a while ago. They completed all the necessary paperwork back in January, which took about a year, and then they waited patiently! The process, they were told, takes 18 months to 2 years from the beginning of the paperwork process until a couple is chosen by birth parents to receive a baby. After only 3 months, they were chosen by birth parents and met them, about two weeks before they got THE CALL from their social worker that the baby had been born, 10 days early!

They took their new son home 4 days later!

Meet the newest addition to our family, our new grandson: Brody Noah Nicholas Bennett

He was born on April 6th, 2010, at 6:10 pm, weighing 6 lbs. 4 oz. and 19” long.

What a miracle blessing he truly is!!! He is a joy and loves to be held!

(Luckily he has two sets of grandparents who love holding him!!!)

He’s 4 weeks old today. He’s a good eater and has already gained a pound or more and is filling out! He is a really good baby and not very fussy. He usually can be easily consoled, except for last night!!! He’s probably going through a growth spurt!

His big sister Gigi is quite proud of her new baby “Bro Bro” as she calls him. When Brody was only a week old she came running into our house looking for me. I asked her where her baby brother Brody was and she replied, very matter of factly,

“He’s still with us!” (Just too cute!!)

So I did manage to finish a lot of baby items for baby Brody and for his soon-to-be-cousin, Micah, due to arrive in 16 days!! I made many flannel receiving blankets and flannel "ni-nites" or burp cloths, several Pack 'n Play crib sheets, and two cute tote bags from the Bunny Hill pattern "Jelly Bags", like this one modeled by my daughter-in-law, Angelina (soon-to-be-mommy of Micah!). More pictures of Brody-click here!