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Sunday, 15 February 2015

SOON TO BE GRANDPA AGAIN


Today I am pleased to announce some wonderful news, which I have had to keep secret since Christmas ~ a very difficult thing for me to do because I am so excited about it. 

In mid August I am to be a grandpa again; this time to Selina's and Matt's baby. Selina is my beautiful daughter who is a school teacher.  

Peter is son to Jonathan, Selina's younger brother by 10 years, and Lisa.  So Peter will soon have a little baby cousin.  I told him today he must look after him/her.

August will be a very special month for us because Jon and Lisa are getting married, so not only will they be husband and wife, they will be aunt and uncle, all in August.

I took all five out for a meal today so Selina could break the good news to Jon and Lisa.  They were delighted and we celebrated in style.

I have a photo of the 12 week baby scan recently taken and the medical people seem very pleased with the progress of baby bump so far.



Here he/she is no doubt planning how he/she can twiddle grandpa round his/her little finger.

Meanwhile big cousin Peter goes from strength to strength. He is walking and running so I have to be on my toes on Thursdays and Fridays, when I look after him.

Here he is, having found an interesting cupboard in the kitchen.  He immediately started a stock taking audit ~ the nosey little thing . . . lol



Ah . . . he seemed particularly interested in those tins of baked beans and handed me one, making very enthusiastic noises.  So I duly obliged and he tucked into one of his favourite meals.  So he was soon full of beans.

Earlier in the day he was seated in his high chair after breakfast.



Doesn't that melt you hearts, ladies?

Here he is giving his Fireman Sam a little cuddle. Such an affectionate little boy.  Just prior to that he tried to feed Sam with a piece of apple.

I expect my dear departed wife, Maria, is looking down from heaven with a smile.  I am sure she sprinkled a little stardust into Peter's soul, and no doubt she is having a say in making Selina's baby a little beauty as well.  Nothing but the best for Maria.

And here are the proud soon to be parents, photographed on their wedding day in September 2013  when baby bump was just a twinkle in father's eye.



I am so proud of all of them and treat Lisa just like a daughter and Matt just like a son.  Matt's mother has three grand children by Matt's two brothers and she is looking forward to her fourth, parented by our respective children.  Sadly, she lost her husband six months after I lost Maria.


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  1. Congratulations to all of you!
    Judging by Mum,Dad, and Grandpa...the baby will be beautiful ,with a soul to match.
    Jane x

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    1. Thank you Jane . . . you say the nicest things . . . most touched . . . :)

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  2. Such fun news! The more the merrier, right? What a fun month August will be. Lovely photo of Selina and Matt, too!

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    1. Thanks Betsy ~ yes I am reminded that I have not posted about their wedding yet ~ must do, along withlots of other things.

      Yes next August will be very family involved . . . :)

      I would not go quite as far as saying the more the merrier . . . . a classroom of 34 of them mayble a little much . . . haha

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    2. Ok, well then two grandchildren will be plenty of fun, I'm sure. :)

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    3. Oh I don't mind a few more . . . . anything up to 10 would be ok but not all at once. Of course I would have to find The Elixir Of Youth to keep me going . . . . haha

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  3. Isn't birth a miracle?? You have every reason to be proud.

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    1. Thanks Gail . . . . so nice to see you . . . and births are miracles ~ in fact life is and all we see around us . . :)

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  4. Wonderful Eddie!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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    1. Thank you Cloudia ~ looking forward to his/her arrival . . . :)

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  5. What a cute little profile of baby bump. Exciting news for sure.

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    1. Thanks Laurie ~ a cutie bump indeed . . . yes and very exciting news.
      Have you found a home for that little coat yet? . . . :)

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  6. Hi Eddie....
    You must be so relieved til finally tell the secret!
    Your daughter is beautiful!
    Perhaps a wee Miss is in your future....
    All the best to all concerned....
    Cheers!
    Linda:o)
    ps....love the curls♥️

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    1. Hi Linda:)
      Yes . . . I find it difficult keeping exciting news under wraps . . lol
      Thank you for your kind complement about Selina ~ I will do a post about their wedding soon . . she takes after Maria in the looks department . . . lol
      Maybe a little girl . . . . they would be most grateful for either provided the baby is healthy and strong.
      Yes . . . those curls are causing a dilemma ~ Lisa wants to get his hair cut but not to lose the appealing look he has . . :)

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    2. Sometimes the curls don't come back when cut....shame...

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    3. Yes . . . she might just have a trim for him for the time being . . .:)

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  7. Congratulations on this future family member. I have no doubt that you're a terrific grandpa.

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    1. Thanks Stephen ~ HELP !! ~ I need to clone myself . . . lol

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  8. oh man, they are going to have you out numbered now...ha....
    congratulations sir...that is awesome!

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    1. Yes outnumbered and outflanked . . . HELP !!! . . . :)

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  9. Oh how exciting! Congratulations to you and the family - what a sweet time of joy!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie ~ Yes a lot of joy. There is still some good in this world I call Cosmos Diabolicus . . . :)

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  10. So happy for you Eddie. Life brings us great joy. Congrats Grandpa.

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    1. Thanks Julie . . . so nice to see you here . . .x

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    1. Thanks Ekta ~ lovely to see you . . . :)

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  12. Congratulations Grandpa Eddie ... lovely photos!

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  13. So happy for you and your wonderful family.

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    1. Thank you Hilary ~ I am truly blessed having friends like you . . . . :)

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  14. Congratulations to you on the announcement of another grandbaby. August, so far is going to be teeming with new babies. I'm expecting another grandbaby myself! And a great niece or nephew as well, though they may wait to make their appearances until September as they are due smack dab at he end of August. How fun!
    :0)

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    1. Yes ...congrats on your forthcoming additions to your family.
      We are only doing as instructed, "Go firth and multiply!" , , , , How fun to have the new babies, agreed . . :)

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    2. . . . . or should I say Forth . . . . :)
      me and my typos . . .

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  15. Congratulations! The new baby looks like you! ;-)

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    1. Well he's not mine !!! . . . . lol
      Thank you Mary , , , , and it is so kind of you to say that . . . he is light years more good looking than me, unless you disagree of course . . . . lol
      Thanks Mary and I liked your poem you posted very much . . . :)

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    2. Oh I see the new baby . . . .cheeky thing . . . I see what you mean . . . lol . . :)

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    1. Thanks Amy . . . much appreciated . . . sorry I have been away for a while ~ I shall pop over to visit soon . . :)

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  17. Being a grandparent is THE best job ever!!! Congratulations to all. You have so many wonderful life events ahead of you this year, Eddie. Yes, my grandmother's heart melted. ;) blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Thanks Tanna,
      looking forward to the arrival of my new grand . . .
      Yes August is going to be special this year.​
      Glad grandmother was pleased with your lovely RAK.last week.
      In a couple of days there is another ~ hope to see you at Betsy's . . . :) blessings ~ Eddie.

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  18. Congrats Eddie to all of you!
    Really good news:))

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    1. Thanks Gloria . . . looking forward to the arrival . . . :)

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  19. I am so happy for you, Eddie, and your photos are lovely! :)

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  20. I am so happy for you, Eddie, and your photos are lovely! :)

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    1. Thanks Linda, Thanks Linda . . . lol
      Nice to hear from you . . (twice) . . :)
      I will bring a coffee and sandwiches more regularly to see your amusing videos . . . :)

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  21. I could not be happier for you....the baby is beautiful already!! Peter is so cute, he does melt my heart. What a blessing to be able to spend time with Peter the way you do. Will you help care for the new baby when Selina returns to school, if she will return to school?

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    1. Thank you Rose ~ I expect I shall be looking after the second grandchild as well and share that with father's mother when Selina returns to school . . . . . :) I am a widower and she is a widow so there are just two grandparents . . . :)

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  22. What exciting news - better eat your wheaties! I had a sneaking suspicion that this might be the news when you left a somewhat veiled remark somewhere - can't recall where. Peter is the sweetest - I love his Fireman Sam. And don't Selina and Matt make a gorgeous couple. You're a fortunate man! Best wishes to the whole family. xo

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    1. Thanks Suzie ~ yes I need a lot of stamina for that !!!
      I found it incredibly difficult to keep this secret since I was told at Christmas . . . I wanted to share the news so much . . .
      Yes Peter loves his Fireman Sam. I am having a weeks break from looking after him because his Mum is on half term.
      Next week for twelve weeks will start early at 7.15 and will be taxing for Th and Fri . . . Yes Selina and Matt do make a nice couple, I must post about their wedding sometime. Thanks Suzie . . . :)

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