February 18th, 2011

3rd Grammie Day Already?

Think Ben’s eyes will stay blue?

Jack hamming it up. 🙂

Ben getting bigger every day!

Jack’s fox sweater.  GG loved it!

So nice to have a visit with these guys.

February 18th, 2011

Eureka !

Crazy person that I am… I actually take snap shots while ‘skyping’.

Tonight Ted had hopped into a box… just because he could, I suppose.

So I snapped a skype shot probably because I could.



It took some back and forth and a bit of experimentation to find the saved snaps.

They were buried in Skype application data.  Not an option when importing the photo to Grammie Cass’s web post.

Longish story short, I figured out how to retrieve the photos so I could share with my loyal post followers. 😉

Here is Ted in a box.  ( I just knew you couldn’t wait!)

And now that I have this new found skill, here is a skype snap from quite a while ago:

How about a few more?

That’s all for tonight.

Miss those guys!

Skype helps.

February 15th, 2011

Ben’s First Grammie Day

Ben’s second “Grammie Day”

February 9th, 2011

Brother Like Brother

Here’s a little quiz for you:

Both boys have been photographed with GG.

Jack on 10/18/07 and Benjamin on 1/30/11.

Can you guess which is which?

Here is baby “A”

and now baby “B”

And, no, we didn’t pose any of these!

Once again,  Baby “A”

And here’s Baby “B”

(looks like GG’a lap is a pretty comfy place to nap)

Now here is the answer!

If you haven’t already guessed.

February 8th, 2011

Grammie Sings (you poor things!)

There was a question about the tune for Ben’s song.

The tune changes as do the words from time to time. LOL

But I will attempt to transfer the song from vimeo to Grammie Cass’s post. 🙂

Here goes!

Benjamin’s song 2011 from Cass Barrett on Vimeo.

February 4th, 2011

For Ben

Benjamin, Benjamin

Born in the winter snow.

Benjamin, Benjamin

Our own little Eskimo.

Welcomed with a winter wonderland

Come on baby

Come and take  my hand.

Benjamin,  Benjamin

You know we love you so!

With love from your Grammie.


February 1st, 2011

Hey, Jack! Come Meet Ben.

Here’s your baby brother.

I like him!

Auntie Kate? Can I touch him?

See Benjamin?

Momma, here is the card we made for Benjamin.

Everyone say,”Cheese”.

January 30th, 2011

The Latest Edition!

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.

January 16th, 2011

The Great Composer

This is  a photo of a very cute composite (I think so, anyway) that Kim, Anne, and Jack made for me last Mother’s Day or birthday. (I forget which)

When Jack was first born and I started my Thursday, ‘Grammie Day’, there were times he needed a bit of walking to get him settled for a nap.  So I started singing, ‘1,2,3 -1,2,3 This is Jack and this is me.  Oh how happy we can be 1,2-1,2,3’.

And thus started my career as a song writer. (LOL)

Of course there is lots of room in that simple song for improvisation.  And , of course I was up to the task.


Then Ted was born.  Kate had to have her own song for Ted.  Man!  She would not settle for a riff of the trusty 1,2,3 song.  So I was put to the task of something unique for Ted.  That was when ‘My name’s Edward call me Ted’ came into being.

Then just for fun I stole the tune from West Side Story to ‘When Your a Jet Your a Jet all the way’ (and so on and so forth)

This tune lent itself well to “When your a Jack

Your a Jack all the way

To your first yogurt snack you said ‘hip-hip hooray!’

When your a Jack

You’re a family man

You’ve got family around

You’ve got Kim, you’ve got Anne

One you call your Mommie, one you call your Mama

Everybody knows that they voted for Obama. ”

After that I kind of lost the tune!  LOL

Well, I guess Kim was so impressed with my creations, she made that cute composite of my songs and the two boys I had immortalized in song.

And why am I bringing this up  now?

For starters, I had some time on my hands waiting for Kim to awaken.  And second, the realization that on Tuesday,  Benjamin will be born and I imagine Ted, Jack, Kate, and Kim will be poking me and saying,

“Ben’s song?”

I’d better get busy!

January 16th, 2011

VT in May

Bill and I went to VT for Tina’s 1/2 Marathon race last May.

I was just looking at photos and found this one.

Will ……swimming in the 21st century.

Jack-Jack …….swimming in the ’50’s.


Or maybe the 70’s we didn’t have ‘jam’ bathing suits in the 50’s.

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