Monday, 31 August 2009

New baby boy!

I've barely had time to get to the computer but here is the newest edition to our family - little EJ, born on Monday 24 August 2009. In this photo he is just 24 hours old, weighs about 8lb and has a mop of very dark reddish hair. The little girls are fascinated with him of course. S had been hoping for a boy and L is still a bit bemused about it all but I think she likes him. His parents are delighted, as is all the family, especially my Mum, almost 93, and very pleased she has stayed the distance to see her great grand children.

I'm spending time outdoors with the girls because the end of our winter has been amazingly warm, even hot most days. It means the garden needs a lot of attention and water restrictions, which I think we may have forever now, mean there's a lot of hand watering with bucket and watering can. Winter vegetables are still thriving and it's time to plant seeds for the summer crops. Then there's the other parts of the garden, in particular a large area of grass that I'm trying to remove to plant a native ground cover. The chooks stand around me, clucking conversationally and hoping I'll toss some delicacy their way, and when I do then there's a scrum as they all compete.

I have a big book order starting soon so I want to get as much done in the garden as possible before I find myself indoors for days on end. I love making books - and I love being in the garden. It's a bit of a toss up I suppose but the books will generally win.

13 comments:

  1. Congratulations to this lovely little guy! The sisters look as if they have to get aquainted with the situation, but I'm sure, later they will spoil him like mad.

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  2. Congratulations, and all the best for little EJ!

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  3. Oh how lovely for you Carol, a grandson! Yes, I'm sure there is both spoiling and bossing to come!What gorgeous coloured hair, too. I wonder whether it will stay that colour. Ah what happy times! Congratulations!

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  4. Yay, baby boy!! It's been spring for a few weeks here, and, yikes, I did wish I loved gardening. I swear, if I had to decide between a house keeper and a gardener, I'd much prefer to have the latter....

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  5. That is such a great picture of you all! EJ (or is it Teddy now?) has the most wonderful hair! The girls are both so darling too.
    When you said that you had a big book order to work on but also wanted to garden, it struck me how very lucky we are that we have so many varied interests to keep ourselves busy (and you have your grandchildren as well!). That means we're never bored and we'll stay young (at heart, at least!) forever!!!

    Warm Hugs to You!
    :-)

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  6. What lovely people you all are! The big sisters each have their own way of dealing with a little brother and each other, and certainly spoiling and bossing comes into it. I'm just enjoying them, the garden, the amazing weather, and having time to do it all.

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  7. Wow congrats to you.
    I would ne happy to come to the Central coast if someone organised it. Just email me xo

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  8. Congratulations to your and your family, he look a real cutie :)

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  9. Congratulations! What a sweetie!

    Re blogger stuff - glad I could help. Only just found out about it myself, actually. They sneaked (snuck?) that one in!

    Have a great weekend.

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  10. Congratulations, you must be very proud of your beautiful grandchildren.

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  11. I'm late to this news, but congratulations! I know what you mean about the choice between books and gardening. Here in North Carolina in August and September, the harvest has to take precedence, just when I'm all fired up to make books! But it's slowing down to being able to do both.

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  12. Love the photo! My 16 and 14 year old sons still have their great grandmother, too, though at 99 with dementia, she doesn't know who any of us are any more. (Hope you get well soon.)

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