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Friday, January 25, 2008



Today is our first grandchild’s very first birthday. He is NOT a big brother, yet. That will happen any minute (literally) now. For now though he is the one and only apple of our eyes.


Dear Dylan,
How can it already be a full year since you made you big debut? You were 18” long and 4 pounds, 14 ounces. When we were able to see you for the first time you were hooked up to what looked like every possible machine that the nursery’s ICU owned. Even with all that equipment, we saw only you and you melted our hearts.

You hit every landmark first on time or early. Sitting at six months, crawling by seven. At ten months those of us who know you best could decipher bits of vocabulary: thank you (manners are of the utmost importance), mamma, dada, nanny (your dog Brianna and our Sunshine), nana for your grandmas and sort of Uncle Adam. I am quite proud to say I taught you to fake sneeze (seems I’m quite hilarious when I say it) and to follow it with a cute “bless you”.

Since baby food is no longer, you’ve learned to open wide and stick out your tongue to let us know that it’s safe to give you more edibles to chew on. Those 3 teeth sure do their job well.

When you laugh it’s one that has gives us all complete joy. It’s contagious to say the least. The sense of humor you have is adorable.

You’ve changed your parents from being a couple to a family. They may not be sure (who is?) of life, but they are very confident and secure in their love and devotion to you.

They’re not the only ones you’ve changed! Your Uncle Adam dotes on you. You’ve got a great-aunt and cousins who would love to see you more. Great-grandparents who are brimming with pride.

Then, while I cannot speak on behalf of all your immediate grandparents-I can definitely say you’ve changed the three of us. You’ve changed your maternal grandparents into doters who have photo albums ready to show to complete strangers at a moments notice. Obviously, “Nana” Carine writes many more sentimental articles that she ever thought she was capable of putting on paper (or the internet). Your grandpa made it his mission starting with your first breath to capture as much as possible on his cameras to make a video of your first year. And he’s already purchased another card to do so for your second year and begin one for your about to be baby brother-Aidan James.

So here you are dear Dylan, one year old-22 pounds and 27 ½ “tall. The joy and love you’ve added to our lives is monumental. What in the world did we ever do without you?

Love, Grandma and Grandpa


I was stopping by to see if you had become a grandma for the second time yet???

You're keeping me in suspense! :)

Have a wonderful week!
Oh...and one more thing---the letter idea is a wonderful legacy. I videotaped my grandson's first birthday party and put it on YouTube.
Bev, I think Aidan is starting to like it in there! Poor Sarah,contractions are every 9 minutes apart and gaining in strength. Thought for sure yesterday was the day, was there for several hours.
Maybe today!!!
I love "letters"-They've printed it out and put it into Dylan's baby book.
Steve, ever the "moviemaker" is putting together the "My 1st Year".
I learned through the births of my two sons that time doesn't go any slower than when you're waiting there at the end of a pregnancy for the miracle of birth to occur.
I can't say that Dave. Sarah was herself 4-1/2 wks early and Adam was 5-1/2 wks early. Dylan came a month early. Okay, theoretically, Aidan isn't due until mid-February, but given all the problems and such, seems like my dear girl has been pregnant for way past the "typical" 40. Or maybe it's because she's one of my babies!
Happy bleated birthday Dylan! wish you many many more!
any news of the baby's arrival? wish you and your family all the best.
thank you summer-how goes the new home and all the unrest? Are you and your family okay?
Sarah is "inching" along. poor thing is exhausted, sore and going to the doctor's again today. even the ob can't believe she hasn't delivered yet!
Still praying for Aiden and his mom for safe delivery. It is so good that he is at 38 weeks. Now, it is safe to come into this world. My oldest daughter is your age and her children are not producing, yet... thenk God, they aren't married, yet! Isn't grandmotherhood the best thing ever? I have a new private blog, so I can be free to say whatever I want without my relatives taking offence. Check it out, but the Cookie's Oven is still open.
Oh, this is the new site! Duh! Kacey
Kacey-ah now I see! I check out Cookie's oven as much as I can-I think I've been to the private site,but if you could let me have the name again so I may put in into my personal favorites?
latest on Sarah is that the ob is teetering on doing a c-section-Aidan's head and shoulders may have grown too big. We will know the outcome of the ultrasound tomorrow.
this is making me much older...
nevermind Kacey-I clicked on, went to, read your wonderful story, commented and put it into my favorites.
ooh, somedays I surprise myself. I even changed something on my new phones at the day job, successfully!
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