Friday, September 22, 2006

Meet Robby!

He was born at 12:59 this afternoon, weighing in at 9 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 22 inches long. Nici did beautifully, and she and the baby are doing very well, indeed. Daddy Nick was a little tired...

And Grandpa is very happy.
I am awed by the strength my son and his wife showed throughout the labor and delivery, and by the love they have for one another and this new miracle they brought into all our lives. There are no words.

It won't be long now!
We got The Big Call last evening. Nici is in labor.
Here's a picture of a very calm Grandpa driving us to the hospital.
Here's the happy mommy, walking to help speed things along. She and her twin sister spent the day at the county fair with their little brother, and she got a little sunburnt. Rich and I made a run to Taco Bell for food for Nick, and when we got back to the hospital, the kids were out walking laps around the parking lot. Nick needs to wash his coat!

Here are the happy and very excited Mom and Dad, waiting,
waiting. . .

Watch this space for more news later today.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

I'm still here...
Things have been busy. The computer is still not fully fixed, but works off and on. There has been knitting. I've been working on a couple of new sock designs for Friendly Socks v.2, due out this winter. See the Sirius Knitting link to the right for more information on the Friendly Socks pattern books.
One of the new patterns will be a baby sock named "Wee Robby" in honor of our impending grandson. He is due any minute, and we're all anxiously awaiting his arrival. I have a sweater on the needles for him, too.
We haven't done a lot of riding this summer. Have been busy working and trying to keep up with the lawn mowing. Here it is September, and the riding season is nearly over. Well, maybe next year!
Nici and Nick say I never have pictures of them on my blog, so here's one:

This is Nici's Fourth of July cake. She was very proud of it, and it was delicious.

More another day.