Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

October 29, 2008

Day trip for Charlie

Today, Dennis & family will take me to visit my friends in Lyons Colorado. We will meet them for lunch and I will stay over night with them, catching up on life. I wish Clay was here to enjoy the time with them, But we will make arrangements to meet up in the spring sometime.
Charlie will be going for his long distant out ting. I think Dennis said it was about 30-45 minute drive. Dennis will come get me tomorrow after his CAPE job.
I will really like seeing Mike & Judie.
It was brought to my attention that my daughter did not know who Dr Spock was....with reference to her comment! Not from Star trek, Nancy.... ( I know you really did know that) but He was a 60's-70's pediatrician who thought he knew all about child rearing.. Some of his ideas were BUNK.. others of some value...I believe his books were as informative as the video is of "The best baby on the block" which could in my opinion be shortened to a 30 minute presentation. I did not have these tools, only common sense and a mom who had her own experience with 4 children. and the advice and guidance of her mom who birthed 10 children. Experience does speak volumes!
I think from that experience background & having had 3 children myself, and handling pretty much the whole process of a newborn through graduation alone the best message is Parenting by both parents is essential. My daughter in law is fortunate that my son is as involved as she is to caring for Charlie.
If only I had a husband who shared those early morning feedings and diaper changes. Let alone want to be involved in their daily care as well as allow me some sleep time.
Michelle is a great mommy for Charlie and is providing him with a great start in this world. Charlie will have many adventures and learning how to be creative and happy. I can see he is very contented and loved by both his parents.