Family Friday 24

Yes, I know it is a Saturday. The National Guard interfered with Family Friday this weekend. Don’t worry, it interfered with all of the other plans this weekend too. It’s pretty awesome like that.

Welcome to the outside world, Baby Edmund!
Welcome to the outside world, Baby Edmund!

Big things have happened this last week, starting with the birth of our newest nephew, Adam and Maryanne’s little Edmund William. I say little, but at birth he is about the size Evie was at two months, 8 lbs, 12 oz of hunky man-baby. Mom and baby are both doing well, and they went home the next day to begin the next fun chapter, the newborn days!

We went to visit in the hospital shortly after he was born, and brought Evie with us to meet her new cousin.

Evie appeared to be curious, but mostly unimpressed by Baby Edmund. She wanted to touch him, and was very gentle about it, and didn’t try to eat him so I guess that’s good. The funny thing is that even though they are 8 months apart in age and that is a really huge gap right now in terms of their mutual ages, in a couple of years they will basically be the same age. Here’s hoping they can be thick-as-thieves and partners in crime. Cousins are a fun thing to be.

Evie meets her new cousin!
Evie meets her new cousin!

It’s funny how even though he’s fairly big for a newborn, he’s still so tiny. When you are a newborn “big” and “little” are highly relative terms.

Baby Edmund endures all the fuss with undisturbed equanimity.
Baby Edmund endures all the fuss with undisturbed equanimity.

We weren’t the only ones who visited right away. Our good friend Andy visited with his Lady friend, and he had to get in his snuggle time with Baby Edmund too, while Evie wanted to visit with Uncle Adam.

"You're telling me I was all little and sleepy like that? Right!"
“You’re telling me I was all little and sleepy like that? Right!”

After a short visit, we all left to allow the tired little family to get some sleep, promising to make pizza and bring it to their apartment the next day. Which we did, along with Kathleen’s famous peach pie, despite the lack of photographic evidence of that. They don’t tend to last very long.

Evie says, "There is something on my head. Why is there something on my head? What is this cute that you speak of? I don't know about cute, I just know there is something on my head, and I don't like it."

Last weekend was also Halloween, and Mommy made Evie her first Halloween costume. Daddy didn’t get it at first.Family Friday 24 12She’s a gum ball machine!

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Evie says, “There is something on my head. Why is there something on my head? What is this cute that you speak of? I don’t know about cute, I just know there is something on my head, and I don’t like it.”

Evie doesn’t like things on her head.Family Friday 24 8At all.

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Get the door, Grandma, it’s Dominoes! (Hee Hee Hee!)

It’s great being little. Evie’s version of an excellent Trick-or-Treat is just hanging out with relatives and getting out of her costume. As for a treat? Dominoes make an excellent treat for an Evie.

Grandma and Grandpa Kraeger sent Evie her Christmas present early. It is plastic elephant with wheels that Evie can ride around on or push around the floor as she learns how to walk. She did push it across the room a few times, but she was much more interested in the box it came in.Family Friday 24 5What could be better than a cardboard box? It is a house, a ship, a car, a Correllian Class Freighter, a jail, a teething ring, a drum, or anything else you could possibly want.

All of those are for Evie? Thanks, Daddy!
All of those are for Evie? Thanks, Daddy!

That’s all for now, folks. Hope you have a great weekend.

God Bless!

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