Not even 24 hours old. My daughter Laura and her husband James have a new member of the family.
Charles Joseph. 7 pounds 15 ounces. 19 1/2 inches long.
He arrived Thursday night but Anna and Michael were home in bed resting up for the Peppe Meet at Ohio State Swim Club Friday afternoon.
Friday morning, we went to Riverside hospital on the way to the swim meet. It was on the way to OSU.
Anna meets baby Charles-
Michael gets a turn with Charles on the Boppy
Anna waits for another turn to hold her new first cousin.
Michael, Charles and Anna pose for Grandma
Their Dad Mark ( my son) is now an uncle
and we talked to Uncle Matty and Natalya in Croatia via SKYPE
Here are the two Grandmas
and here is the new little family
Went back to my Okanogan album of 2007 and found this photo of my brother shopping in Hank’s Market in Twisp WA. How about that wildlife?
Happy Flag Day Birthday David.
xxoo love from your sister Ruth
You’re taking the same exit as the truck in front of you with the sign?
What do you do?
Roanoke Route 581 Photographed by Marlene with Erika driving. The truck exited the same direction they wanted to go. They exited too!
The minute I saw this painting, I knew it would be perfect in the nursery.
My friend and blog follower Toni K. took this photograph Saturday 5-30-15 at the shower. Thanks for sending it.
Here’s Laura with the Night Forest Elephant and Bird piece I bought at the PERSAD Art for Change 2015 Auction.
Jeffrey Brunner of Hey Beast Studio in Pittsburgh is the artist! He’ll have a booth at the Three Rivers Art Festival next week.
Photograph taken by Toni K at the shower
Laura is sporting the gift of Chewbeads that double as a necklace and a teething ring for baby…..Thanks Marlene!
You can see Maura and my SIL James in the reflection
(Note to self: photograph art without glass)
And here it the book I bought with the stunning illustrations by Mr. Brunner.
One more fun illustration by Jeffrey Brunner
The family has gathered in. The house comes alive.
Awkward Family Photo® Game on the front porch.
Telling a story without words. Sequence.
Reviewing these photos from the archives, I’d say I was an observer, not a participant.
Photos taken six years ago.
How a family grows-
with my mother’s grandmother and great-grandmother seated- Durand Illinois- my mother born in 1912
Marian Van Sickle in the middle with her brothers on either side John(l) and Robert(r) with parents Judd and Charlotte Van Sickle
Me in Germany 1983 with Laura (’83) Mark (’76) and Matthew(’80)
On the left, Laura (and James) expecting first baby and Mark (back right) with his family- Erika, Anna, Michael, John Patrick (Jack) and Maura and my sister in the middle back and Erika with her mother and father and aunts and cousins and Henry in the front.
What a special day for grandson John Patrick (Jack)
The family gathered in to celebrate his day.
My friend Ginny planted this tree in my backyard as a memorial to my parents. When Spring comes, despite the low temps tonight, the buds cluster and bloom all along the branches.
It is a most beautiful tree.
Soon the heart shaped leaves will appear.