Thursday, February 12, 2009

New life

This isn't a post about painting or gardens, nor is it a post about an unusually early spring in Newfoundland. All thoughts of such topics have been replaced by a new arrival in my family. I am now a proud Nana to a second granddaughter, Sadie Evelyn who was born yesterday morning at a very healthy 8 pounds 2 ounces.

While Sadie is nestled down in the hospital with Mommy, big sister, Sasha and I wait impatiently for them to come home. Our days are filled with much looking, talking and doing. I'd forgotten the joy of seeing the world through the eyes of a young child. I'm getting a new education in colour. Sasha insists that objects are certain colours - the colours she likes. Of course, many things are pink, followed in importance by yellow. She also has a focused attention for mark making that is very delicate in its execution. Her surface choices are broad-my journal, recipes lying on the counter, phonebooks, storybooks, crossword puzzles, scraps of paper, etc. We may have an artist in the making. Work is being created, but it isn't mine.


The girls

4 comments:

Patrice said...

Awwww...

She's lovely and so is her name. You look so proud!! Congratulations to you and Mom.

Mary Buek said...

You, Sadie and Sasha are all so lovely. Grandchildren are a blessing in my life that I never anticipated. . . I anticipated the grandchildren, I just didn't realize how wonderful they would be. Joey, my 2-year-old, loves pink, too, and I love how he says the word yellow. . . and everything is either pink or yellow. Enjoy the little ones. . .

Margaret Ryall said...

Thanks Patrice and Mary. It is a great time in my life. I'm becoming re-acquainted with Sesame Street too. There's no end to the excitement. Sasha and I are hoping today is the big day to get Sadie and Mommy home. Fingers crossed.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

How delightful! Life is about art and art is about life. How wonderful you can see the budding artist in your granddaughter. Heartfelt congratulations!