Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas through the eyes of babes

Pardon while I indulge myself
... and talk about my Sophia~

After a grueling 12 hour drive (each way)
its good to be home (sort of)

I needed a day to catch my breath,
mourn over leaving my sweet Sophia,
wish we lived closer to them,
and get back into being home.

There nothing quite like experiencing Christmas from a child's eyes
(...especially when its my first grandbaby)

It brought back memories of my boy's growing up
sentimental memories of Christmases past

Funny how that happens as I age, isn't it?

Now I know what those tears were all about
years ago as I watched them flow from
my grandmother's and mother's eyes
at times like these

This is the first Christmas Sophie really understands
and what excitement!

To see her eyes light up!
..and hear her squeals of delight! seeing her new dolly stroller, highchair and play pen
sitting under the Christmas tree!

She knew exactly what to do with them!

I had all boys
so watching a little girl's excitement over girlie things
was a blast!!!
Its amazing how little girls just naturally love dollies

Other fun things were...

Cousin Tristan being there too!

A tube to climb through!
The simplest things make children happy
If only we could keep it that way

Learning toys

Kitty was such a help!

and SANTA showed up!
(my brother did a great job! LOL
...Tristan is his 1st grandchild)

Dolly must go for a walk in her new stroller!

Come on Nami!
Put that camera away and go for a walk with me and dolly!

When it was time for us to leave and go back home...
and to know it will be a few months before I see her again...

well, nothing more need be said.

Tears and a journey...

Here's to looking forward to the next time I get to see my Sophia!

Happy New Year to all


  1. Hello Vicki, thankyou for coming to visit me and leaving me a comment. Your photos are delightful. My son is 20 now, but I have similar photos taken as he unwrapped his gifts and they never fail to bring me joy. You have a gorgeous family! Wishing you all good things for the coming year, best wishes Kath in England

  2. She is so precious. I agree with you. When the kids were little I always lived in the moment of that day. Now I try to enjoy the present, but can't help but think about all the wonderful holidays we had when the kids were little. Happy New Year to You and Your Family.


  3. Vicki such precious blessings in the images that you share! Grandchildren certainly do light up our hearts!
    I wish you the Happiest New Year filled with many more blessings and filled with all the joys that your heart can hold!
    I thank you for your friendship and your regular encouraging words this past year as I battled my cancer..moving forward the word is "WELLNESS"!!(Jan 5th is a big day for me)
    love and light aNNa xo

  4. I do declare she is sooo cute and growing so fast...
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year Vicki and looking forward to visiting in 2010.

  5. Hello there! That Sophia is PRECIOUS! Yes, children make life so wonderful. Thank you for coming to visit me! Please, come again and may you have all your dreams come true! Anita

  6. What sweet pictures. Happy New Year.

  7. What a sweet sweet pictures...lovely little girl in her darling red shoes...I wish you a GRAND and marvelous New Year..Blessings.

  8. Thank you for your nice comment. It made me very happy:)

    Lovely pictures of Sophia and Tristan:) Happy New Year to you and your family.

  9. Happy New Year to you, I hope it is a good one! I can identify with this as I am a new grandma too. Such sweet photographs.

  10. Hello and a happy new year to you! Thanks for such a nice comment on my blog. I'm sorry that you didn't understand a word - when it's all in norwegian it's understanding. I have a translator on my site, hope it's working. Anyway, as you say, the pictures says the most ;)

    So many beautiful pictures you got here and I can see why you are sad living so far away from your grandchild *hugs*


  11. Hi wonderful we were both able to see Christmas through the eyes of very special is that!!! Great pics of your Sophia...I love the skirt and tights. Christmas certainly brings back memories of Christmas times past as the children were growing up but different again to see it through our Grandbabies eyes!!! Hope you have had a wonderful start to 2010...Wishing you a fantastic year ahead and all the very best to you and yours for 2010...Lots of love to you in the Land Up Over from the Land Down Under, Dzintra♥x

  12. Hi Vicki, What super photos, brings back so many memories of my own children when they were little. I am so happy that I too have grandbabies to share the joys of xmas with, and to see it through their innocent little eyes. Love and hugs. Happy new year to you and yours. xxx

  13. Hi Vicki,
    So lovely to meet you and thank you for your visit.
    I'm always happy to meet new bloggers. Wow... Sophie is sweet. Great Christmas photos.
    The funny thing is, she looks just like how I use to look when I was little... I can't believe the similarities!:)
    Very best wishes to you both for 2010.
    Jo May.:)