Monday, August 15, 2011

Sugar and Spice x 2

My two new nieces, Sydney and Ellie, have been home for two weeks and we made the trip to Alabama this weekend to finally see them!

And let me tell you, they are sweet, sweet, sweet! They’re only ten months apart, so there is never a dull moment either.

I guess you can imagine that Joy was in baby heaven! Since we arrived late Friday night, they were already asleep for the night, so we were only able to peek in at sleeping babies, which by the way was absolutely precious! So Saturday morning, Joy’s eyes popped open at the first peep of baby sounds and she was up to check it out! Sydney (who’s almost 19 months old) took up with Joy immediately and was attached to Joy’s hip most of the time. She loved being toted around and was curious about everything and wanted to be in the “happening place”.

Sydney has the bluest eyes and the longest eyelashes!

And then little Ms. Ellie (9 months old) was absolutely precious. She is a tiny thing – a little peanut. Since Joy had her hands full with Sydney when Ellie woke up, I claimed Ellie first!  But then as you can see here, it didn't take Joy long to take her from me either.

Ellie has the sweetest disposition and an illuminating smile!

Well it goes without saying that both girls were wagged around lots and kissed all over their baby cheeks (between us and Grandmama and Pop).

Both girls have special needs, but that’s just another way of saying they need special love and attention which they most certainly are getting now! I look at those two girls and I don’t see “special needs”. I see “special blessings” sent straight from heaven to Richie and Missy’s family.

God is good!  :)

Oh, and I snapped one picture of the youngest grandkids.  We were just missing Colt and Trey (they're both 22 and weren't there at the time).

Kemper (13) holding Sydney (almost 19 mos), Joy (12) holding Ellie (9 mos), Laci (almost 8), and Luke (3).  


Lynn said...

Hi Tammy,
Thank you so much for sharing those wonderful pics of your newest family memebers!! I do not see special needs either. I just see lots of opportunities for some special lovin!! Hugs,

Paula said...

Oh my goodness, Tammy~ they are beyond adorable! Look at those gorgeous eyes!

Wendi said...

They have the sweetest little smiles! I would be totally in love in seconds.:)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh my goodness..all the photos were soooo those long eyelashes and love the upclose photo of Joy and the baby..and Luke is getting so big..what a little charmer he is..hope you have a wonderful week.;)

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

They are adorable; beautiful eyes! I love seeing the joy on Joy's face!
Your family is blessed.

renee said...

Look at those precious babies! I like to think of the saying God doesn't give us more than we can handle, God helps us handle what we are given. I am glad you all had a nice visit.

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Hollie said...

What precious little blessings indeed! I'm so glad that you got to go visit them!! Luke just brings a smile to my face! He looks so happy in the picture of all the great looking grand kids!

Sheila said...

Blessings come in all sizes and colors! So happy for your entire family and these sweet precious little blue eyed beauties! I could feel the joy coming through those pictures.
God is good indeed!
Warm hugz,

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


I CAN'T WAIT to go down to visit the girls again! They are my little buddies!

I love you! 8!

God bless you!
Joy :D

bettyj said...

Beautiful children. All of them. you are right they need special love and it looks like they are getting plenty!TFS

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

Beautiful girls! Love the picture of all the grandchildren together!