Monday, April 5, 2010

"YOU'VE GOT TO CRAWL (BEFORE YOU WALK)"



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Crawly things can be the "niggets" of unfamiliar spirits that go bump in the blind darkness of night. Other creepy crawly subjects can be made up of things like cantankerous cockroach cooties, slithering slippery slimy snakes, spooky spindly spiders or even the black lace thong on a farm chick's derriere runnin' wild~eyed cattle up and down these hills and hollers but my present favorite crawly thing is my youngest grandson, baby Ian.

During Sunday breakfast a week ago Hubby asked if I'd like to make a trip to Ash Grove after church. Well baby, do frogs eat flies??? Silly boy had to know that question the no-brainer of the century . My answer was," Yep, yes, affirmative, amen most definitely positively I want to go plant my very special noisy grandma kisses on those plump little cheeks. Not lettin' any grass grow under my feet, I started gathering things like a wild woman 'cause it seemed like a coons age since I'd snuggled the little fella up. A lot can change in a month ya know?

After church services and stoppin' in Springfield to split a juicy giant burger at Ruby Tuesday's we headed toward Ash Grove. A girls gotta take nourishment, ya know? Walking into the breezeway there he was in his mama's arms....a smiling bright~eyed bundle of love smackin' the glass in the door with his chubby little digits lettin' grandma know we've been spotted. Ian's two sharp little teeth glimmered through his grins in the sunlight. Oh, it was good to have him back in my arms again with warm cozy snuggles, wide faced smiles and open mouth bird kisses but what was up with Mr. Independent? The kid is on the move showin' off his newest motor skills. Up on all fours the coordination for the full throttle crawl isn't there yet but the little booger can travel doin' the 'worm' faster than a big fat caterpillar bein' chased by a curious hungry cat.

This grandma chick sang, played, kissed, bounced and took pictures gettin' my grandma fix. It was a wonderful day! In 1971 the songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland (HDH) wrote a song sang by 8th Day "You've Got to Crawl (Before You Walk) not long before the group fizzled. This rockin' grandma can be heard belting' out the lyrics loud and clear to baby Ian, "you've got to crawl before you walk back into these arms of mine." Until next time baby.... 'cause "You've Got to Crawl (Before You Walk)!!!

146 comments:

  1. Oh Nezzy I do believe he is just the sweetest little baby, but I guess you already knew that:)

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  2. Hi Nezzy, what a handsome little cowboy. I'll bet it won't be long before he gets around well enough to keep his mama running to catch up.

    My niece just had her second daughter one week ago today. It'll be a while before she's going anywhere under her own power.
    Marnie

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  3. oh girlfriend! I can't wait til I have a grandbaby to gooble up!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  4. So sweet! I enjoyed reading this. You have such a way with words that makes me smile.
    Blessings!
    Gwen

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  5. Oh Nezzy,they make it all worthwhile,don't they? There is nothing like a baby........the closest thing to heaven I believe. Have a wonderful day.

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  6. He is so stinkin' cute!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sounds like you had a blast.

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  7. girl you've got a way with words!!! Lardy, lardy that was some mighty fine story telling about that youngin there. Hm, wish I had just an ounze of it in me. Maybe I should do some word hacking from you!?? jk

    What a cutie he is. How old? Maybe we should get him and some of these little Texas girls we have down here together.

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  8. I'm glad you had your Fix. Ian, your grandson and "your present crawling thing" is the sweet, big Rate on the Investment in your daughter, his Mom.
    He's gorgeous and so is your descriptive language!

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  9. Oh he is a looker already! So glad you had a good visit, they are little for such a short time that you have to enjoy every minute you can! I like baby kind of crawly things too! Have a wonderful week Nezzy! :) :)

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  10. Awww..you are SUCH a grandma!!! I love it!
    What a little doll!

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  11. Isn't being a grandma just GRAND! What a cutie patootie your little guy is.

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  12. Yay for the grandma fix! And you got some pics to hold you over till the next time.

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  13. Ohhhh what a cutie pie! And you are a lucky grammy.... that grandpa had a wonderful idea! What a wonderful day for you --- a donkey out? An escape artist?

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  14. Love this post. What a handsome young man!

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  15. Ian will be on the move before you know it if he is already up on all fours....and then he will be up and running. You are going to have to get back to see him before a month is up this time. I can just picture his sweet little open mouthed kisses. Those bright little eyes look like they would melt a grandma's heart for sure.

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  16. OMG - he's just the cutest thing ever...lucky YOU!!! And lucky him to have such a loveable Grandma!

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  17. He's so close to being on the go! You can see how excited he is! What a precious little guy!

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  18. YAY!! I'm glad you got your Gram fix in.

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  19. Yes, I can tell you love being a grandma! I'm looking forward to being one someday, too.

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  20. I'm so happy you got to see those sweet little ones...I know how seeing mine is just the greatest! The pictures are adorable.

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  21. Isn't he just adorable? I love that he crawled right out of his sock. :)

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  22. Precious!!!! We still have a couple of years before we get our first grand and from watching my friends, it truly is nothing short of grand!

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  23. Oh my. How absolutely precious! What a delightful, unexpected gift for you. Thanks for sharing these sweet, sweet, sweet pictures!

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  24. oh he's a cutie. they turn you to mush, Nez. It's a wonder I can stand on my mushy legs after being with the sweetness of mine.

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  25. Getting that grandbaby fix is always a good thing! Especially when one is as cute as Ian!

    Deanna

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  26. Awwwww...he's adorable!!! No wonder you were all giddy at the thought of seeing that sweet boy!!!

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  27. He is adorable!!!! I love reading your posts!

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  28. I can see how you must feel. I wanted to grab him out of my monitor and kiss his pudgy cute cheeks. So adorable. My oldest is 22, but I'm not ready to be a grandma yet. Give me a few years alone with hubby. Still have a 16-year-old at home.

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  29. "...or even the black lace thong on a farm chick's derriere..." Crawly things indeed! You made me laugh out loud with that one. :)

    Your grandson is SO adorable. Just look at those big round eyes. Oh, sweetness!

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  30. Oh, what a cutie pie he is!
    Glad you were able to get your "Grandma fix."

    Have a wonderful Tuesday.

    Melinda

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  31. Funny post, and what a cutie!

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  32. Oh Nezzy - he's adorable!! So glad you got your grandma fix! Blessings!

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  33. Awwwww, I'm so glad you got some Grandma time! Those little ones grow up so quickly and who can resist the CHEEKS! I get to see my youngest sweet grand this weekend and I can hardly wait!

    Blessings,
    Tammy ~@~

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  34. GRANDBABY IS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR LOVE!!!
    HAVE A BLESSED DAY.

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  35. What a sweet pictures and what a sweet story...Nothing like the littles...and they make my day

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  36. How absolutely adorable! I can see why you'd wanta smother him with kisses.
    "Niggets." Had to look that one up. Didn't find 'niggets' but found niggling (petty, bothersome in a petty way) with synonyms like inconsequential, measly, piddling, trifling, trivial, and picayune.
    So, what's your explanation of 'niggets?'

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  37. He sure is an adorable bundle of goodness!

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  38. Mornin Nezzy! Boy, is he ever a little cutie pie!!! ... and those chubby little cheeks sure do look kissable! You're sooo blessed, Sweetie!! xo Paulette ;)

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  39. He is just one of the cutest babies I have ever seen. I know you love him to death! I have discovered that grandbabies are just the best thing since ice cream.

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  40. There ain't nothin' like a Grandma fix!!! Just gotta love that!!!

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  41. That baby! Is SO Cute!!!!!
    xoxo

    SC

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  42. Very cute. I love the idea of having a grandbaby, but I sure hope it's not anytime soon!

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  43. He's simply irresistible!!! No wonder you love him so!!! So glad you were able to have such a wonderful day! You are obviously an awesome grandma!!! Love, Janine XO

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  44. Awwww...he's A-DORABLE! I'll bet those chubby little cheeks of his were filled with Grandma's kisses on your visit! ;)

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  45. Whoo Hoo - he is a doll! Just wait until he is up on 2 legs. He will be a rocket; enjoy the creepin' crawlin' stage!

    Take care -

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  46. HE IS SO CUTE!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I see we have new grandbabies in common! Mine is 2 months old today! He is in AZ and I'm in WA... its just too far! and such sadness for me as I can only visit him daily thru pictures on my camera phone! LOVE the chubbyness!

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  47. What a darlin' little love bug, crawlin' around the rug! And you...a most gorgeous and elegant grandmother!!! Oh Nezzy, you are such a delight, and thank you for coming to visit my dreams! Come over anytime you need to leave the cows for a while!!!!

    BISOUS, Anita

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  48. Hi there! I was actually greeting Maggie's guest when your purple boa caught my eye & I knew I had to visit you! i love all that grandbaby love ooooozing out of you! So sweet! He really is a doll! Thanks for the fun visit!

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  49. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your comment left me smiling. Your grandson is a cute little boy.

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  50. Your little guy is adorable. He would be a sweet thing to hold in your arms anytime. What a joy!

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  51. So happy for you that you're close enough for a baby fix now and then. We live 550 miles from our three sweeties. Goin' next week for some of those cuddles and smiles.

    Your little guy is an angel for sure!

    Wonderful post,
    Jen

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  52. WHAT A CUTIE PATOOTIE!!!

    HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT EASTER!!

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  53. Yippee to impromptu baby visits (and big hamburgers on the way)! No wonder you were flying out the door; what a doll!!!

    Lucy

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  54. i think just maybe that you might enjoy being a grandma :)

    hugs to you nezzie~~~

    chas

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  55. sorry i spelled nezzy wrong there darling.

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  56. Oh Nezzy,
    He is super,duper,adorable!! Oh, I think I am ready to be a grandma! I bet you love snuggling up to him, what a joy! But girl, I am still giggling about the black lacey thong creeping up your behind! Hehe! Your a hoot!
    Have a great week friend,
    Cindy

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  57. So glad you got to have your grandma fix! That kid is one blessed grandkid to have a grandma like you, black, lacy thong and all, LOL! Happy belated Easter!

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  58. Oh my...what a precious baby! I adore baby pics! They make my day!

    Thanks so much for your sweet visit earlier!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  59. Oh Nezzy Ian is darling and you are such a fun Grandma :) Make those memories Nezzy and hold them close to your heart! And keep sharing them you fun Grammie you!!!!

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  60. Oh, I can't wait to have one these little cuties for my own! Definitely cuter than cooties, snakes, spiders, and yes, even your black lace thong covered derriere!

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  61. What an adorable, precious, innocent, beautiful, precious, kissy-cheek little one he is! Oh how I LOVE being a Nana and boy I'm sure feelin it from you too. He is the sweetest and it makes me just want to snuggle that little bundle of joy myself. I'll get to do that again this Saturday when I see my little "1" when we visit.

    I'll be thinking of you and your precious time with Ian, Nezzy. You made my heart all aglow here.

    Love you,
    Alleluiabelle

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  62. Sweet Ian is a feast for the eyes! What a gorgeous little guy you have Nezzy. What a treat for you to get to spend some quality time together.

    Hope your week is wonderful.
    xo

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  63. He is such cutie! Babies grow up so fast, next time you see him, he'll be running to you.

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  64. Thank you for visiting. Grandchildren are the best. It was a good day for our walk.

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  65. What adorable photos! Oh at the changes he will make in the next few months - such a fun time!

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  66. Aw! How sweet! I can just picture you there cuddling and singing....very sweet I'm sure. Enjoy!

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  67. Hi: He is so cute. You just want to kiss those sweet cheeks. It is so wonderful to watch them grow. Blessings, Martha

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  68. Oh what a cutie! Its so much fun to have grand kids!
    Hugs, Ann

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  69. Girlfriend your precious Ian is just tooooo adorable. These pictures make me want to grab hold of him too and plant some kisses on his little cheeks.
    What a blessing to find this post today while I am on lunch break from mowing. Yes thats all I do is mow.
    Nezzy I can just see you after the hubby ask you if you wanted to take a trip over to see your baby...lol...Did he even have to ask ..hahaha
    Stay well and love you
    Maggie

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  70. You remember the routine that Flip Wilson and Reverend LeRoy did about the Church having to crawl before it could walk? If not, I'll bet it's on YouTube. This just reminded me of that old album. xoxo susan

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  71. Nezzy, He is so precious. I know what you mean about the love of a Grandchild... I have my first grandbaby and he is perfect. Nothing like holding him. He is made for snuggling:)

    I am feeling pretty good. Been shopping and preparing for our new blessing. I could not ever wait until close to term, I have to be ready lol. Thank You for checking on me. Love ya,

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  72. Hello Nezzy,

    What a sweet handsome little baby. I wish him
    a very good future.

    Sincerly yours

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  73. little ian is adorable! my punks are looking forward to some grandma kisses in a couple weeks!

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  74. So sweet. What great pictures! I love the way you write, never fails to make me smile!

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  75. My mother came and spent four days with us. It was so nice to see someone lovin' on my daughter. Really, truly delightful. They love each other and I love to witness it.

    I'm glad you got to be with your favorite crawly thing of the moment.

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  76. Thanks for your comments. Yes, there is nothng like a grandmother fix. I have 9 and the youngest is 8, so no more babies! Nevertheless, all ages are just so precious!

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  77. isn't being a grandma just the best! glad you got your fix for a while!

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  78. Oh gosh, these are gorgeous! What a blessing he is!!

    Love your blog. Please stop by my blog at www.thoseblissmoments.blogspot.com if you get the chance

    K xx

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  79. Hi There Nezzy...Little baby Ian is adorable.. these are fantastic pics...and an exciting time this is...I guess a month is a long time to wait to see this bundle of joy..I cant imagine yet..everyone says there's nothing like being a grandma..one day I will see for myself..EnJoY YouR day..!

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  80. I my goodness! He is such a cutie!!

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  81. So sweet Nezzy! You are very lucky!!!

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  82. There is nothing like grandbabies as you well know. This was a wonderful entry, I so enjoyed reading it.

    thank you for visiting junkblossoms. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll come back soon. Blessings, Pat

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  83. Awww...what a cutie. Being a grandma is the absolute best, isn't it Nezzy? Most of ours are teen agers now. That's even more fun.
    Time goes by so quickly. Enjoy those drooly kisses whenever you can.
    Fondly,
    Joanne

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  84. Adorable pictures! What a little sweetheart! I enjoyed reading this post too. Thank you for visiting and commenting at my blog. Hope you have a great day! :)

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  85. LOVE IT! The black lace thong had me laughing SO hard! I must commend you! I could never wear a thong if I was chasing after cattle! Okay, okay... I can hardly wear a thong to please my husband! :)

    Glad you got your grandma fix! I'm sure your grandson enjoyed the visit too!

    You have a great day!

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  86. Nezzy, that li'l Ian is absolutely precious :) Can't wait to be a Grammy someday! -Tammy

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  87. Isn't it fun being a grandma!! I love holding the babies and planting juicy kisses all over them. I have 10 grandkids...and two of them are now 13...they are not so crazy anymore with the juicy kisses (tee,hee)

    and I laughed out loud about the black lace thong on the farm chicks derrier

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  88. What a cutie! My little lady is a crawler right now too.

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  89. I always love your posts! You are so creative and witty! He is precious! I bet you are an A-MAZING grandma! Glad you got to spend some time with him!

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  90. hahahaha black lace thong....hahaha

    He does look awfully kissable!!!!!! Glad you got your grandmommy fix in!!

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  91. Too too cute -- I just want to squeze those cheeks. Of course, you are one proud grandma!!!
    :-)
    Traci

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  92. NumNumNum What a cutie pie...so glad you got your snuggle fix in :)

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  93. He is just the most precious little boy! Glad you were able to get some lovin' in!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  94. I love the little surprise of your husband asking if you want to take a ride and then be greeted by those most adorable little one.
    Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog. xo

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  95. Granbabies are the "grandest" thing ever there was!!
    XOXO :)

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  96. I sure know that feeling of holding a baby tight in my arms. Nothing like it on the face of the earth!!!
    Little Ian is a darling little guy.

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  97. What a cute snuggle bug he is! These are some of the best moments in our lives. Enjoy him!
    Joyce

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  98. 109 comments, you must be superwoman, or super grandma. You have such a sweet grandchild. My yuccas had died out last year so I dug all the dead stuff out of there and my oh my they came up all new. Yes a tire would do the job. Or at least give them a jolt as they drove over the area. Thanks for stopping by!!!!!

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  99. You sure do have a way with words. LOL

    I like getting my pop pop fix too. They change so much between visits, it seems that every times I see them there is something new.

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  100. What a sweet face. I could just nibble on those cheeks. Love your descriptions about creepy crawly things, too. Nothing creepy about this cutie.

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  101. That's a seriously cute baby! I'm a grandma too, so I know these things!

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  102. Grandchildren are a blessing; only problem is they grow so fast; my youngest one is now 12, almost 13! Thank you for your visit and enjoy!
    Rita

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  103. Makes me want to reach right into the computer screen and scoop him up for a big hug.
    Do not hurry that walking part too fast, enjoy these oh too short moments of lower level transportation.

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  104. Oh Nezzy Sweetie...
    I absolutely adore little Ian. Love those chubby little cheeks and those BIG cow eyes. Boy do they ever talk to ya. Love it.

    Little dimpled hands and I can just see him crawling around and bobbing into the world. Everything so new and exciting. Before you know it, he will be pulling up to things and standing soon.

    He is just precious sweetie. I thank you so much for sharing today. Beautiful.

    Have a gorgeous Sunday. Country hugs and much love...Sherry

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  105. Nezzy, how are you? GREAT pictures and what a cutie! I hope you are well. Always good to her from you, Ladybird

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  106. Hi Nezzy. Oh how I wished my little girl had crawled but unfortunately she just got straight up and walked. I love watching kids crawl, its so cute!

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  107. What a great day you had! He's adorable!

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  108. He's so adorable!
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  109. What a sweet Grandma you are! He sure is lucky! If ya lived closer could we borrow you sometimes? Babies can't get enough snuggl'n especially with triplets running under foot!

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  110. What a precious baby! You seem like one joyful grandma!

    Thanks for stopping by my first blog party. It was nice to "meet" you!

    Have a blessed week!

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  111. I was thinkin' he sounded about the age he's be wantin' to be loose doin' his own thing instead of settin' 'round for granny to smooch on his face. They're so cute at that age.

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  112. thanks for visiting my blog. Your comment drew me to yours and I enjoyed your grandbaby post. Yes I had my "fix" this past weekend. She did seem like she connected sheet music to playing. Funny. When she saw her great grandmother all in pink she said "pink" and then "I like jewelry" and then, "Can I wear it?" In no time she was sporting her GGM's pink beads. And, babies DO need to crawl before they walk. That's why tummy time is important with all the back to sleep stuff (I'm a newborn baby nurse.) :-) Have a great week!

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  113. Hi Nezzy! I'm living through your words since we've just had our first grand baby! Your little dumpling is so adorable.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  114. Your words are ending my day with a smile.

    You had me snickering at adding a "black lace thong on a farm chick's derriere" to the list of creepy crawly things... where do you come up with this stuff?

    Love it.

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  115. What a sweetheart...he's darling my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  116. I smile every time I see that sweet babies face!

    Thanks so much for your sweet visit...you always brighten my day!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  117. All us grandmas need our grandma fix don't we. I'm glad you live close enough to just drive there.

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  118. "You gotta crawl before you walk" reminds me of my Nana because I always remember her saying that.

    Ian is gorgeous! I thought he was a girl he's so cute!

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  119. Nezzy, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a fun comment about the 4th grade fieldtrip. Your post on the grandbaby is great. I can feel the grandma love way up here in MN.

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  120. Adorable...what a sweetpea. xox

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  121. I am looking forward to those grandbaby days come September. Jackie

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  122. I always love reading your posts! Such a clever farm chick! ;) And that is one cute grandbaby you got there! TFS!!

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  123. truly God is is good. precious...xx

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  124. Just stopping by to see if you are about, and have time to share a story and a cup of tea... Sending you much love, Janine XO

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  125. I can smell that sweet baby clear out here!!! So cute!

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  126. What a cutie... It makes me want to have another baby even though I already have 2year old twins who just got out of the crawling stage.

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  127. Goodmorning and TGIF!!!! I just emailed the Pioneer Woman my picture of the iris! Thanks for the heads up on that!!! She is one cool chick!

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  128. Thank-you for the sweet comments Nezzy! Your get well wishes mean a lot to me. Have a fine week-end and enjoy your cute grandbabies!
    Cindy

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  129. He is adorable!!! You must have a ball with him. This is such a great age!!

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  130. Good post. I enjoyed reading it. Amazing photos, too. Such a cute baby. Thanks for sharing it to us, Nezzy.
    May you have a blessed Sunday tomorrow. :)

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  131. wow such a cute lil baby...

    god bless him

    ergards

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  132. I'd be smothering that precious one with tons of kisses too. Oh my, made my heart melt. My great nephew just started full time daycare with me (I run a home daycare business). He will be one this month. Tonight he smothered me with lots of wet kisses (baby drool,lol) before leaving.

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