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Thursday, April 19, 2007

New Additions to the Grandparent Ranks

Please join me in congratulating my good online friends Anvilcloud and Cuppa of Ontario, Canada on the slightly overdue arrival of their first grandchild, a girl they've been calling Smudge from the time the pregnancy was first announced. She weighed in early this morning at 8 lbs 6 oz.

Mom and daughter are both doing well. Grandparents are coming back down to earth, cameras in hand.

Pictures of the beautiful baby and the proud first time grandparents can be found at both their blog sites. (see links above).

Of course I'm thrilled to share a birthday with this little blessing even though I'm sure her parents didn't plan it that way.

Speaking of birthdays, thanks to all who posted birthday greetings. Most of you I know, I few I hadn't met. To the visitors from Pea's Corner (another Canadian friend), thanks to you for the good wishes and to Pea for the post.

I'll go back through the comments again later. I know not all of the first time visitors came over from Pea's post but I can't remember them all at the moment. Their names are in the comment box and they know who they are.

Mixed in with the comments were at least one person singing Happy Birthday (hi mo-wo - wish you'd sent the audio along) and two blessings which I hadn't heard before so I'm reposting them here as my wish for all of you as well.

From Sometimes Saintly Nick

May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine on your windowpane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

And from Granny Fiddler. She always refers to me as Granny No Fiddle going back to the days of late 2005/early 2006 when she and I were commenting on the same blogs with the same user name. She added "Fiddler" to hers.

Lang mae yer lung reek
an mae the wee moosie
naer liv yer kiln wi a
tair en is ee

long may your chimney smoke
and may the wee mousie
never leave your cupboard
with a tear in his eye

Our dinner was postponed until tomorrow. I took Elcie to the pediatrician this afternoon. She hasn't been exactly sick but she's lost a couple of pounds, she has mysterious aches and pains in her joints, she has a hammer toe which is causing her problems, a recurring tummyache, and a canker sore on the inside of her mouth. Each of these things, taken separately, wouldn't warrant a doctor visit but taken together are cause for concern, if not worry.

They ran urine and blood tests and x-rayed her shoulder. We should have the results tomorrow and go from there. It is probably nothing serious. The aches are most likely a result of "growing pains". Some of it is normal with cerebral palsy. Still, I want to be sure.

I did manage to make the spaghetti sauce before I left. I always start it early because it needs to simmer. Ray cooked the pasta and made garlic bread. He didn't prepare a salad but I had lettuce and tomatoes in the fridge if the girls wanted them. They certainly know how to find the refrigerator. He had the two younger girls and himself fed before I came home. At the moment, Rochelle and Rebecca are leading cheers in the living room and Elcie is all but asleep.

Angela emailed me yesterday to remind me I had just passed 1,000 posts. She was quite correct. This will be 1,003 if I ever finish it. That's a lot of running off at the mouth since the fall of 2005 and a milestone I missed. Thanks Angela.

Leaving now to pick up Tim who is arriving on the 9 p.m. north bound Amtrak. Correction - train a little early - he just arrived. Out of here.

Updated at 10:30. Just came back. Tim bought me a birthday burger and fries at In and Out which gave us a chance to chat for a little while.

Take care everyone.


Angela said...

Hope everything's okay with Elcie. It probably is, but the cerebral palsy makes everything a bit scarier doesn't it? And this post is really 1002 - not that it really matters, of course! You can check on your dashboard if you're curious!

Lee-ann said...

what a great post filled with family and friends I like that......I just want to thank you so much for your kindness while I was sick and now I must read more of your blog.

Have a lovely day and may everyone in your life be happy and well.

Anvilcloud said...

Thanks Granny, and Happy Birthday to you.

peppylady said...

Sorry I'm late to wish you a happy birthday and wish all is well.

lushgurl said...

Aww, sorry I missed your belly button day! Love to you and HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!
I recognized that little Smudge, her mom is a friend of a friend, so I have been following her story too. It seems that Angels were born on that day...

Gina said...

Happy, happy Birthday Ann!

PI said...

I used to get awful 'growing pains' in my legs mainly. Maybe the pains I get now are shrinking pains:) The girls are getting so pretty. Hope nothing is amiss.

Janice said...

Hi Ann,

Oh I'm sorry I miss your birthday!

I hope it's not too late to wish you a happy birthday?

And many more?


Jo said...

Happy Birthday! If anyone ever deserved a day filled with love and laughter you do! You are loved and you bring sunshine where ever you go. Go Granny!