Thursday, September 3, 2015

Six and Half Pounds of Precious Steals My Heart

Ezra Michael Smith, two weeks old
After a very long two week wait, Jeff and I were off to Southern California to meet Ezra. It was raining buckets all the way to SeaTac Airport, and as anticipated the security line was long. Fortunately it was moving very fast, and we were enjoying a cup of coffee and a scone 20 minutes after Bill dropped us off.

We had a quick stop over in Oakland where it was also raining. In fact we had clouds nearly the whole trip.

Wish these were all dropping rain!
Until we got further south where it was no longer the golden brown we left in June.  Now it's burnt brown and black. So dry.

And 104 degrees to welcome us back :-( 

Oh well, we only had one thing to do on this quick visit - meet Ezra!

So tiny.  So perfect.
Brian and Shalise were as excited as we were for this first meeting, and there were lots of teary eyes and "oh my god!"s.  It was a very special moment to hold the little guy for the first time. My son's son.

Damn, here come those tears again.....

It was a wonderful couple days just hanging out with the new family.

Jeff stayed with them the first night so he could hang out with his brother, and I headed to the motel for the luxury of a long shower with lots of hot water.

We went out for lunch but mostly just enjoyed all being together. It was about holding and playing with Ezra, but the bonus for me was spending time with Brian and Jeff together. Something that I haven't done in a few years.

These guys

Ezra is a little guy but his parents are so great with him, they seem to really have it all figured out. Seeing the joy in their eyes when they look at him, and the love and support they give each other, filled me with such happiness. 

His uncle was completely smitten as well, assuring Ezra they'd do fun and cool stuff away from his parents as soon as he was a bit bigger. Oh lord.....

Making plans

Enjoying family

Dinner with Dad

Happy baby

Dreaming about my first mustache
I might look really cool....
 
but what if I look lame????

So as warned, I'm completely over the moon for this little man. It wasn't long enough, but I'm so glad Jeff and I got to make the trip. Bill gets to meet him in November when we'll be there for a whole month :-)

TOO cute!!


24 comments:

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    1. Knew you would. He's pretty amazing :-)

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  2. Oh, I kind of teared up with you...while I have 6 grandkids now, the first meeting with the first one is a crazy bowl of emotions. Welcome to Grandma hood!

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    1. Perfect description Maura! Thanks much..

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  3. Congratulations to all of you! What a wonderful visit and so much more to look forward to. Welcome to the World Ezra.

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    1. Thanks Sherry. Cant wait to take him camping!!

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  4. Ahhhh, that last photo! Happy Grandma!

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  5. How precious! As you said, just perfect. Thanks for sharing your family time with your new grandson and sons:)

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  6. Congrats . He is so precious and you'll have years and years to make lots of memories with him. There are many more fun times to come.

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    1. He's the size of a large sandwich now and we're already making big plans :-)

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  7. He is most certainly adorable! Glad you got to hold him and be with both your sons!

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    1. Thanks Janna. It was such a great time.

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  8. How precious is this little one?! I'm glad you got to enjoy him :-) What a great month November will be!!

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    1. It starts with our second oldest's wedding on the 7th so it will be a great month for family all around!

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  9. Congratulations on your 6 1/2 lbs of precious adorable gorgeous grandson! I can't imagine how exciting it must've been to hold him the first time. Let the tears roll, he's the sweetest!

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    1. Thanks Debbie. It felt like nothing words could capture.

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  10. Oh my, what an adorable baby boy! Congratulations to all of you. Love especially the last pic of him blowing kisses. :-)

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    1. Even with eyes closed he is already so expressive :-) Amazing you can fall in love so fast....

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  11. Such a cutie. Glad you got this visit in, between the rain.

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    1. Thanks Gaelyn, wish we could have taken some of that rain with us.

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