Friday, June 14, 2019

Happenings Around Here



Not quite two weeks ago there was a baby shower. The mother-to-be is our youngest daughter. Her elder sister and sister-in-law and I hosted the shower. What a fun event, with good company, good food, lots of laughter, and a sunny day.


Here's the mama-to-be with the cake Katie made. We went with a loose bear-bee-honey theme.


The next day, Sunday, the parents-to-be asked me to take a few photos that they would use to announce the impending birth on social media. We had a lot of fun in our back garden.

I promised to do some simple editing and send the photos that week, but it was Thursday morning before I sent anything. The announcement was never made. 


Instead, Iris Ruth decided to make an early appearance. Three weeks early, but still a healthy 7 lbs 4 oz. I, along with the other grandmother, dashed to the ferry and arrived not too long after she was born. Oh my, what a darling she is. She's had a bit of a rough start with a prolonged hospital stay due to jaundice and losing weight. Things are on an even keel now, though, and the new little family is settling in.


You can tell that this Nana is utterly thrilled with Miss Iris. Her aunts, uncles, and cousins have yet to meet her. We're all thinking that the ferry ride is just too long!


Father, Daughter, and sweet little baby girl. Our hearts are full. 

28 comments:

  1. Congratulations!! Iris is so sweet. Enjoy this time with this new family!! X Chy

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  2. Hearts are full indeed! Congratulations. What a sweet name.

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  3. Glad all is well. What a precious little one. Congrats to everyone!

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  4. That is such a sweet photo of baby Iris Ruth contentedly holding her thumb in her mouth and what a really beautiful little girl she is.
    My first son was born over 3 weeks early - he chose to arrive in December rather than January and changed the year he was due too!
    Congratulations to you daughter, and her husband - I know that you will all really enjoy having her in your family.

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  5. Such happy news. Your band of grand children is growing. Fun times ahead. B x

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  6. Such joy in the camp! Iris is a beautiful little girl and I am so glad that she has joined the family. Her parents must be on Cloud Nine.

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  7. Oh my...I wanted to comment on how pretty and happy she looks and that big beautiful cake! But the baby....aaawwww! What a sweetheart! Love the photo of you holding her! Enjoy this special time! Congratulations to you all!

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  8. Congrats! What a lovely shower and granddaughter! I am glad they are both doing well. :) Kit

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  9. Oh what a lovely surprise! And I do like her name too. Perfect.

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  10. Congratulations grandma.. gorgeous baby girl..

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  11. Lorrie this is wonderful news - she is a beautiful baby with a lovely old fashioned name.
    Glad all is well - know you will be keeping the ferry service busy. Lovely pix of you and Tim too.

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  12. Hearts are full indeed. What a blessing she is. Many congratulations to you all.

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  13. Congratulations on your new adorable granddaughter!

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  14. What a fun baby shower, and just in time, apparently! Congratulations on little Iris! She's a beauty and thankful the jaundice went away and she is home now and settling in. That's an amazing cake!

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  15. The shower looks so wonderful and that cake is amazing! What a surprise to have the baby Iris arrive so soon after the shower. Oh babies are so special especially when they are your grandchild. Congratulations too all.

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  16. Congratulations! What a beautiful little girl!

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  17. Lorrie, I'm so happy for you! These are precious family photos and that cake is fabulous. But the surprise early arrival of your daughter's little girl brings happy tears to my eyes. She may not know it yet but she's become the newest member of a wonderful family. Congratulations to her mom and dad!

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  18. Oh, Lorrie, I'm so happy for you as well! And congratulations! Iris Ruth must have heard that grandma throws fantastic parties and couldn't wait.
    Amalia
    xo

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  19. I am overjoyed for you all. Bilirubin issues never happen again, so check that one off!!!!

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  20. Lorrie - congratulations to you, your hubby and the parents of lovely Iris Ruth. Glad all is well now despite the early arrival. Watch out - this girl already has a mind of her own!

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  21. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful baby sweet Iris Ruth is, Lorrie! Congratulations to everyone!! I loved seeing all the photos and especially you holding the wee one...what a blessing.

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  22. Awwww . . . BIG congratulations, Lorrie, to all of you!! She is darling and, if I recall correctly, a long-awaited blessing! Rejoicing with you!!

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  23. Such wonderful news, Lorrie!
    Wishing much happiness and health to all the family!
    The photos are gorgeous.

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  24. Congratulations.
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  25. Oh my gosh, congratulations to everyone! Beautiful baby, oh you look so happy, it’s a joy we just can’t explain until we feel it, being a grand mother is such a blessing! That cake is amazing! Such a lovely family!

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  26. Such fabulous news, many congratulations to all.
    Loved seeing all of your photographs.
    Welcome to the world Iris Ruth :)

    All the best Jan

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  27. She is beautiful!! I love her name too. Congratulations to you all. (That cake is amazing and I love how your daughter matches it! What a lovely shower.)

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