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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Change of Hats

Pilot hat off. Grandma Hat on. My youngest grandson waited for me to get home from my trip before he made his entry into the world. Taxing in at SeaTac ... "mom's in labor!" Timing has always been perfect and I've made it in time for all (6) of their births.

This time my duty was to babysit the big sisters.


"I'm a week old now"

Weighing in at 6 lbs, 11 oz, and 18 inches long, he has room to grow... and grow he must if he's to fight off his sisters dressing him in doll clothes and painting his nails. Another pilot in the making? Perhaps.

Kalimar and Dylan (mom and dad) Kadence (4 in April) Kohyn (17 months)
Anthony... 1 day.

This little guy is healthy, content, and so far a good sleeper. And his big sister Kadence has been waiting a long time to hold her baby, "Amphony." She's going to be a great big sister. Kohyn... we might have to keep an eye on her for awhile.

Kadence loving her baby

And these feet... they will carry him far...

Enjoy the journey!

XOX Karlene


  1. awww lovely pictures Karlene!
    They're all so cute, and yes Kohyn or Khoyn, you'll definitely have to keep an eye on! (you spelt it two different ways by the way)
    Adorable adorable!
    Welcome to the world Amphony!!!

    1. Thank you Ramiel, I had to smile... definitely Kohyn. But the fatigued grandma... spelling is the first to go. Thanks for the comment!

  2. Karlene - congrats to your entire family! My oldest was 5 when his little brother was born and it was such a wonderful thing to watch them together!

    1. Oh... that is a perfect age difference. These little ones are so close, but then so were mine. They are all a joy.
      Thanks for our comment!

  3. What a cutie Anthony is! Oh yes, those feet will take him far! I cannot believe you have SIX grandchildren. Many congratulations.

    1. Thanks Linda! I can't believe it's six either. I'm guessing we'll end at lucky number 7. lol.
      You'll get to meet them all one day.

  4. Oh Karlene he is so cute!
    What a wonderful family you have... Six grandchildren!
    Wow... Congratulations!!!

    1. Thank you so much An! You will get to meet them in three weeks! See you soon.

  5. What a great present to come home to!


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