Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sausalito Date

Saturday after we got some yard work and misc stuff done - Landon headed off to Waterworld with a friend and John had a "day date" planned. We headed to Sausalito for a late lunch - we found a delicious little place to eat at and wandered around Sausalito a little bit. It was a little windy and cool - but still a lot of fun. Those bags we are carrying . . . . we found a funny little store that had the most ridiculous random stuff in it. So we got our gag gifts for next years Christmas Party. I only hope by next December I can remember where I put them. Then we headed over to the Metreon and saw "Angels and Demons" which I thoroughly enjoyed. I was glad it had been so long since I read the book that the movie was still suspenseful. It was a super fun day - of course it would be hard to go wrong - I love the City and I love my date :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Wonderful Week

I could take pictures of this little sweetheart all day - (and one day I did - thank goodness for digital). He is such a cutie.
He was probably relieved when I stopped and quit posing him in every possible position with anything that looked like a good prop around Tiffany's house. I made it up to Madden with lots of holding and cuddles. Really there is no better job than that of a Grandma - actually job doesn't seem like an appropriate word - it is more a privilege. Tiffany and Randy were very sweet to indulge me and share this special time with me. I loved every minute of it.

There is really nothing like a mother seeing her own daughter become a mother herself - very sentimental, emotional, sweet, incredible, beautiful . . . . It has been a wonderful week!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I've been having fun experimenting with my new camera lens.
This one may be my favorite so far - but I am going to keep on trying to get more "kodak moments". So I spent all morning taking pictures of Madden and most of the afternoon editing them on a new site Tiffany showed me - Picnik. Very fun!!!

He's such a sweetheart. I'm having so much fun!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

More Madden . . .

By popular request - some photos showing off Madden's full head of hair.
Already posing with a football in hand :)

One of my favorite pictures - isn't he just precious?!
He's a lucky little guy- he has wonderful parents who addore him.

Motherhood is amazing! It is exciting to see my own daughters beginning their own amazing, emotional, wonderful, love filled, funny, amazing, fulfilling, non-stop ride. Enjoy the ride Tiffany!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Introducing Madden Brimhall

My day started with a phone call from Tiffany that they were in the hospital and she was in labor. I checked the flight schedule and in order to catch the next flight I would have to be on my way to the airport in 15 - 20 min. I wasn't sure I would make it but I decided to go for it. I called a friend to drop me off at the airport curbside and I made the flight. I was so excited to get to Phoenix and to the hospital before the baby was born. I didn't think that was possible. Tiffany was progressing slowly, and when they would up the meds to increase the contractions, the baby's heartbeat would drop and they would turn off the meds. After nearly 12 hrs of labor - the baby gave us all quite a scare. His heart rate plummeted, 4 nurses were all over Tiffany changing her position, making adjustments to her drip, they called the Dr. and he raced to the hospital and the decision was made to take her in for an emergency C-section. It was stressful and scary - but the Dr. had this beautiful baby boy delivered a short 10 min after he got to the hospital. Mother and baby are doing great - and we are all grateful.Madden under the warming lamps - in the recovery room.

Here's the proud parents of Madden Randall Brimhall weighing in at 7 lbs 9 oz and 20" long
Tiffany was just so happy that the baby was fine and enjoying motherhood.
Randy got to give Madden his first feeding while Mom got some rest.
Pictures don't do justice to how cute this little guy is. He has a cute round head, pouty lips, a beautiful complexion and lots of black hair. We're all so excited he's here. More pictures to
come :)