Happy Birthday…exactly what does it mean? As of 5:36 AM the other morning we welcomed a grandson, Riley James. Yes, it finally happened. This could be the happiest day of his life, and he doesn’t even know it. I know it has made my husband extremely happy. Me? I was only here at the time, really had nothing to do with it. No blood, nothing. But I can be happy nonetheless.
The birthday parties will come and go, remembered by the photos (if you are lucky), and maybe special people, games, cake, or ? In Hawaii there is a Luau for a child’s first birthday. I suspect it is more for the parents to celebrate their own survival of the past year!
My husband left to visit his son and new grandson. Actually it will turn out he’ll get to see both go his sons, and both grandsons. Pretty special. Sort of an all guys thing, since the newish daughter-in-law isn’t going, and I am not…only the “new” mother will be there to represent the women.
Since I will be having a few as houseguests soon, I am home. I know the new baby won’t remember me anyway…besides, it is far more important that he goes now. I will go later in the early fall.
I just got a message (text) telling me he is building a mobile. It was to be an ocean theme, so it had two fishing rods crossed with assorted nautical items hanging. The mobile will hang from a light fixture in the center of the room. Who wants a baby strangled with fishing line as was pointed out to me (if it fell)?
Now he is home, 3,000 miles later and 3 days. WOW! The trip would have been difficult for me to sit in the car. But he made it just fine. We decided we would go back in October.
(All things working out.)
Speaking of Birthdays, I wonder why we only find out about people we think we know AFTER they die? It seems we go to Ancestry.com after a death. I know, I went after my mom died.
I have a newish grandchild whose birthday is unknown to me, or her father. I know she is 3 months old and her first name. I know she is part Hawaiian and is supposedly ornery like her father. (I will admit I needed to look up the word.) I’m reporting it is a perfect definition. So, now I know something about my grandchild. She is like her father. Uh-oh, people will have their hands full. This awaits her!!
I suppose it would be wise to get this out before my NEXT birthday. Although 68 is a nice round number. Happy Birthday to all!!