Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Three Or More Tuesday -#1



This is my first Three Or More Tuesday hosted by Tam over at The Gypsy's Corner. Just look around and find "three or more" of something and join the fun!



If you have stopped by for a visit since last Friday, you know about the wonderful addition to our family- our second grandchild and first granddaughter, Sophia- who was born last Thursday, March 19th.
I had a different post in mind as I went into my picture files this morning. But the first pictures I saw was a group of three photos that first announced that this beautiful blessing was a girl. So, I thought I'd share them with you:)
Ben and Lisa are very creative in many things they do, and this was no exception.

We received these three pictures in the mail several months ago --after they had the results of the ultrasound:
#1

#2

#3!

And now here she is:)
Little Sophia
Welcome little one...Love, Grammy

I mentioned Ben and Lisa's creativity. Here is their account of how they made a special occasion of this event and how they revealed the surprise to themselves.
Lisa wrote:
"We had asked the technician not to tell us the gender, but rather to seal it on a card that we took with us after the appointment. Our next stop was to baby Gap. We picked out a cute baby boy outfit and a cute little girl outfit. We told the sales associate that she was the first to see what we are having and then to wrap up the outfit that matched. It was so exciting--and we still didn't know. After that, we went on a date to Olive Garden and opened the gift to ourselves. Ben video taped me open the bag and pull out the pink baby girl's outfit! I was shocked and so very happy! I didn't think it was possible for Colliers to have girls until at least the fifth time around!"

(We have six children- Ben is one of our five sons- our only daughter was #6:)

16 comments:

Cam said...

That was such a sweet three or more! And what fun to open the baby gap package in Olive Garden! Cutie Sophia's baby book will be off to a good start with that entry :)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a great way to find out!! Love the picture idea! Congrats...she is a beauty!!!

xinex said...

Congrats! What a precious little baby girl!...Christine

Maryrose said...

Congrats on your sweet blessing. What a terrific story. She will enjoy hearing it someday. Thanks for the peek.
Maryrose

ellen b said...

Oh my how sweet this is! What a great way to celebrate finding out what you are going to have! Happy 3 or more!

Chandy said...

What a fun post and endearing post! Congratulations, Grammy! :-)

Such a beatiful baby...

Kim Chalfant said...

I love this 3 or more post. Too cute & the grandaughter is even cuter. Aren't grandbabies grand?

Ashley ~ said...

WOW*! How Special*!!! That was the neatest way of finding out if it was a boy or girl*! PINK*!!! And she's adorable. What a blessing for your family*! _Ashley*

Elena said...

Wow that is so creative and so sweet. Now they have special story to tell her when she gets older. Thank you for your encouraing words about our lamp business and your prayers! Love, Elena

Zaroga said...

A great post, Linda. Ben and Lisa are very creative.

skoots1mom said...

so so precious!
a cutie
thx 4 sharing

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

What an adorable story! I think I would have wrecked driving to Olive Garden to get that packaged opened! :-) Sophia is gorgeous! Susan

Lisa said...

Wonderful story and great trio of pictures! The photo of Sophia is so precious.

Carol said...

I found you by way of Elena's blog. Congratulations on your sweet new grandaughter! I became a grandma for the first time on Feb. 25th. Our little Ethan is such a blessing!

Carol

Lara Gisela said...

Congratulations!!! She's beautiful.

ann said...

wow.i had just left here as you now know.I'll bet"my'babies made it happier for"
your"baby,huh?.thanks for the heads up on your little bundle....congrats..Ann