We have a new grandson!
Benjamin arrived on Tuesday, Jan. 18 along with a bunch of snow!
His Moms had to arrive early at the hospital for his scheduled arrival.
There was quite a bit of snow that day and the boys went out and cleared the drive way.
Tuesday night, Kate, Chris, Ted, Jack, and I took a ride to the hospital to see the new bambino.
On the way we stopped at Jackie’s Galaxy for some splendid food.
I told Chris I thought things went well…. no one spilled his milk. 🙂
Ben was a bit chilly after his birth, so we couldn’t hold him right away. Kim was keeping him warm.
Auntie was the first (besides Anne and Kim of course!) to hold Ben. From the looks of it he enjoyed it.
Oh! There will be lots more to follow.
You can also check Kim’s and Anne’s site for some excellent snaps of Ben.
Jan, Leah, and Cory invited us to their home for dinner this year.
So we packed up the baby and the old lady and headed north. 🙂
Actually, Kim and Anne packed up the “baby” and we picked up GG. 🙂
It was a pleasant day … no snow! or rain, and the company was delightful. It had been quite some time since we had seen Emily. Alex said he and Carol had not seen Jack since GG’s 90th birthday party! It was nice to get caught up with everyone.
The turkey was especially tasty. Jan thinks it is “letting it sit for an hour before carving” that lets the molecules ….? something about commingling or something. LOL
We believed her. She taught science at Lowell High School.
Someone let Jack take some photos with my camera. I’ve got to admit, at 3 he takes some pretty good snaps!
Here he has captured his beautiful “Auntie”.
After the main course some of us hopped up and took care of the first round of dishes. (Not me! I got up when they were nearly done and took photos. 🙂 )
The Patriots were playing Detroit during dinner. 🙁
But the fans were good about dashing to the TV room when there was a lag in the dinner presentations.
Some fans didn’t want to cooperate for the photos!
At last it was time for dessert! Jack had helped his Moms bake a cranberry raisin pie for GG. Auntie Jan thought that merritted some praise.
For dessert we were offered apple pie, chocolate cheese cake, cranberry raisin pie, pecan pie, and pumpkin cheese cake.
The Covell-Barretts do love a good dessert. 🙂
It was a great day. The Turkey did it’s job. 😉
Then it was time to go home.
GG gives Jack a ride on her “red Cadillac”.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
The kids came to town for the 90th birthday party and stayed for Halloween.
First a little pre-Trick or Treat party.
Attended by Snow White!
The kids got all decked out in great costumes.
Now we are ready to go …..
To the Hall for a group photo.
We had a couple of Witches, 2 guys from a Swat Team, Batman, a hippie type, Snow White, a Frankenstein Monster, and a LOBSTER!
One very cute Lobster!
Sporting “light sticks” and buckets for goodies we were off and running!
Happy Halloween 2010!
This year Gram was recovering, very nicely, I might add, from bronchitis.
So Kim, Jack, and I were on our own to be the “Barrett” representation at the race.
The weather man had promised rain and wind. The rain had cleared out early in the day, not to return until evening. But the wind kept up just the same. Fortunately, it wasn’t terribly cold.
I didn’t get too many photos. I’m sure the official photographer from St. Andrews got some good stuff.
Race is over. Now it is time for pie. 🙂
Jack getting the best from a playground designed for 8 and older.
(Paul and Jan, Remember the old monkey bars?)
Bringing home a pie for GG.
Another Pie Race run.
Last Friday, October 15th.
Two days early we celebrated Jack’s birthday.
Tacos were the fare. They were yummy! A special treat.
After eating our fill, we adjourned to the living room and Jack’s presents.
Kim and Anne planned a special surprise for this party.
family and friends to a party. The expecting parents took a sealed envelope with the gender concealed inside to a bakery and ask that they
color the cake pink if baby is a girl or blue if a boy. That way, when the cake was cut, the gender is revealed to all guests (and parents).
Here’s the cake!
Here is the singing.
Here is the cake cutting.
And the envelope, please!
It was a great idea, and a good thing the parents had a back up plan!