Friday, January 28, 2011

A Son and A Daughter

Good Morning Company Girls!  I'm "pleased as a peach" to report that the sun is shining brightly this morning.  Now, it's not as warm as I would like for it to be, but as long as the sun is shining, I can handle it. ~smile~  And, how can I really complain since we have certainly not had the heavy snows that so many of you have experienced this year. 

My week took an unexpected turn Wednesday and I have had my running shoes on.  The son of the lady that keeps our two Grans came down with the flu on Tuesday.  Being the very cautious person that she is, she called and talked to the girls about the situation and they came to the conclusion that our babies (or family) did not need to risk being exposed to it, so the backup was called in.  Of course, the backup is me. ~chuckle~ We're are so blessed that they are the happiest babies and really very easy.  But, they are one year old and two years old and that spells "busy."  And, of course, the two year old is a boy and the one year old is a girl.  Hubby has been a great help and I'm grateful that he can be available if I need him.  Add to the mix that our Grandson is in the midst of potty training and you can see that it has been non-stop filled days.  But, what precious memories we have made and I am so glad that I can step up for the girls during times like these.

I was watching the Grans play this week and noticing the differences in the two of them and it brought back a lot of memories of our son and daughter.  

When I got pregnant with our first child, I secretly wanted a little boy so badly.  I was the first born in my family and had two younger brothers.  It seemed all my girl friends had older brothers and they always seemed to have such fun with them. I longed for an older brother so I really wanted to have a boy first, and of course, I wanted a girl second. ~chuckle~  Back 34 years ago there was no sure way to predict the sex of a baby. Doctors would often make predictions according to the heart rate and my Doctor told me that he felt like I was having a boy the first time.  And, he was right.  Second time around he predicted a girl and he was right again.  But, I never made any nursery plans based on his predictions.  I just had a very generic nursery in yellow and greens and it served it's purpose very well.  

Since Hubby and I  had one of each sex in two tries, we decided that was "good."  I mean, we had a boy, a girl, a cat and a dog. How much better can it get? ~chuckle~

Son and daughter a few months ago
 Having a son and a daughter has been so much fun. There's nothing like a daughter and there's nothing like a son. I have felt so blessed to be a Mother to both and now I'm getting to enjoy being a Grandmother to both.

Over the years my eye has caught several collectibles that have reminded me of having a son and a daughter and I thought you Company Girls might enjoy seeing them.~wink~

I found these cute little clowns in Las Vegas several years ago.  I took one look at them and I had to have them.

 I found these at a place locally and got them for 75% off. They are some "famous" pottery type figurines and something about them lured me and reminded me of my boy and girl.

 I cannot for the life of me remember where these came from or when I got them. They've been with me for many years and again, I love the fact that they are a little boy and a little girl.

Yes, having a son and daughter has brought so much joy, lots of fun and a a boat load of memories.  And, it's just too much fun having the privilege of being Grandmother to their son and daughter.  

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Children are a reward of life.......  An old Proverb

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. So glad you got to enjoy those a first born also I always wanted a big daughter got three big brothers.
    I love your collection...I look for things that show a lot of boys! :)
    Have a great weekend.

  2. This post is TOO sweet. Makes me miss my mom! Looks like you have two wonderful children :) Hope your Friday is going well so far, sweet friend! And I hope the weekend brings you lots of rest, relaxation, and fun!

  3. I love this post! So beautiful and full of life and love. I'm sure your kids just ADORE you! I do!

  4. I can relate to wishing I'd had an older brother. My friends just seemed "protected" by their older bros. And I secretly wanted a boy first--and God granted me one, then a daughter second--which happened as well. We knew we wanted 4 altogether but after that I was perfectly content to get any "combo"! Your kids are cute, and I love hearing how you stepped up to help w/ the grans. I'm looking fwd to being a grammy one of these years. Not in a hurry to marry the kids off.

  5. Indeed Children are a reward! :) I hope you are feeling 100% recovered. I had prayed for you. Have a blessed weekend my blog-friend! :)

  6. Thank you for stepping up to watch that 2 year old boy & 1 year old girl. That brings back memories for me, too. I remember all the times I had to call my mother in law to help me! (My oldest boy & girl are 14 months apart). I am so gratfeful to her. I'm sure they were so grateful for you.

    I agree that it is really great to have both boys and girls. I have two of each. I could not imagine it any other way. I loved seeing the picture of your son & daughter. Precious!

  7. Busy for sure! I bet you are a wonderful Gramma, and how fun making all those memories! It makes me miss my mom, and the time she spent with our children when they were babies! Love the figurines, very sweet!
    So nice to visit today,
    Blessings on your week!

  8. The part of retirement that I love best is being available to watch the grands whenever mama needs a hand. ;-)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Your children are lucky to have you nearby to fill in. And you are lucky to be nearby to enjoy your grandchildren. : )

  10. Love all those collectibles! How sweet...I am so grateful to have my one little girl to help soothe the wildness of all the boys around us!

    The son is shining here, too! A balmy 52 degrees...feels like spring! I'm just hoping the groundhog doesn't see his shadow on Wednesday because I AM READY for spring!

    I bet you are worn out after keeping those babies...cause I know what a handful Cooper is and a one year old along with him, Oy Vey!

    Hope you have a great weekend...hope to see you soon!

  11. How fun to spend time with the little ones! esp with the potty training and all. I'm there with you. E kept her pull-up dry all morning (napping right now) and peed twice in the potty! I always wanted an older brother too. But now I have 2 older brother-in-laws (Norm's brother and my sister's hubby) to complete my family. So it worked out. hehe

  12. Since Hunter is almost 2 and Sage will be 1 in a few months, I know how busy you must have been! Glad you could be there to help keep them away from flu germs! What a sweet Grandma you must be! I know they must have enjoyed spending time with you.

  13. I bet those grans kept you on your toes. How fun to be able to spend the time with them. Oh, I love all of those collectibles. I have two sons and two daughters and feel extremely blessed!

  14. I was desperate for a boy as well, so my hopeful future daughter(s) would have the big brother I never had. My mom had hoped for the same thing, and had me first. Her mother, the same. I was so happy when the midwife told me it was a boy!

    Great post. So happy I stopped by!

  15. Just stop over again to let you know I've left you an award on my blog!

  16. I really enjoyed this post Lea. I cannot get over how much your son looks like his dad! Carbon copies!

  17. What a beautiful picture! Hope you had a restful, refreshing weekend!
    Sweet blessings to you~
    Cindy :)


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