Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My Son Turns Forty, Lordy, Lordy

Sarah and Rob
I can't believe that my son, Charles, turned 40 on April 14. It seems like it was just a few years ago that he was a toddler like his son, Thomas Wyatt. Robbie (that is my name for Charles since his full name is Charles Robert) was born on Easter Sunday. He weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. and had this big shock of black hair. Everyone in the hospital was talking about that hair.
I could not ask for a better son. He is one of the apples of my eye since I also have twin daughters, a daughter-in-law, and this little grandson that has stolen all our hearts. Robbie is so talented. He is the most wonderful artist and can draw anything. His paintings are just fascinating to anyone that has the pleasure of seeing them. TW is only ten months old and is captivated by his father's work. He constantly stares at the one I have on my living room wall and the ones at his house.

Thomas Wyatt

Besides working a fulltime job, Robbie, babysits TW every day since he works nights. That way the baby does not have to go to a sitter.

Robbie is also very smart and well read. He graduated from Eastern University and has traveled extensively in Europe and moved from Florida, to New York, to California. I am so very proud of my only son.

Being a father at 40 seems to agree with Rob. He loves TW so much and so does his wife, Sarah. They are both just wonderful parents. TW is a lucky little boy.

I babysat the "Tater" overnight this weekend. He is cutting teeth and was a little cranky but did not let that get in the way of having fun and inspecting everything at Nanna JuJu's house while mom and dad enjoyed a weekend away in Cincy visiting the art museum, shopping, relaxing, and eating at a nice restaurant.

He knows his Nanna loves him so much and we have great fun together.

Nanna sure does feel old though when she realizes her son just turned 40!

This morning Bob and I had our coffee, he took the trash out for me and left to go work on Vicky's bookcase he is building for her.

I made myself a wonderful smoothie in the blender for breakfast consisting of :

1 ripe banana

1 cup of orange juice

1 small cup of strawberry yogurt

Some frozen strawberries

This is such a cool and refreshing and healthy drink

My twins, Anne and Leigh, are the healthiest people I know. They are always eating right, exercising, running races, going to the organic foods store, dieting and basically just loving their work and life on the farm with their horses and dogs.

Leigh and Anne

Today, I plan to move all my plants and flowers back outside from their place in my kitchen where they have been waiting for frostless mornings.

I will piddle around outside with my flowers, do a little housework, and some more planting.

Bob will be back tomorrow with his truck to help me move some rocks, lay some stones to my storage building, and work on our garden.

We are planning a trip to Indiana on Friday.

1 comment:

Leigh said...

What a great post! You are just as busy as we are. I love you bunches and bunches!