Monday, January 30, 2012

Welcome to the World

So Granddaughter #4 (grandchild #5) was born last week. She's teeny and beautiful. Sadly, she was not born with a nickname, so until she does something interesting, she will be called The New One. This anonymity in blogging can get tough in these situations. It would have been great if she had come out clutching a little business card with her personality traits already printed out. Come to think of it, that might have been handy with my own kids even before I was blogging.

Hi, Mommy and Daddy. My name is Alyssa. I am very smart and very stubborn. Don't bother disagreeing with me; it will get you nowhere. I don't like food. I don't like whichever clothes you want me to wear. I love you very much, but don't expect me to tell you that between the ages of 5 and 21. I'm going to fool you by being a really good baby until I'm 2, and then your lives will never be the same again.

Hi, Mommy and Daddy. I'm Ben. You know all that stuff on Alyssa's card? Except for the very smart part, I'm going to be the exact opposite. I will cry constantly until I learn to walk, and then everything will be fine. Heights don't scare me, just so you know. When's dinner?

But of course, it's never that simple. Now where were we? Oh, yes! The New One. Being a proud grandma and a budding (maybe not quite that far along) amateur photographer. I went Saturday and tried to take pictures. I got about 2 that I actually like. Yeah, budding may be too far along in the growth process. I'm possibly a sprouting amateur photographer.

So there's some work to be done in Photoshop, except I'm not very good at that yet either. Nevertheless, The New One is adorable, and here she is.
See? Way blurry. Still need practice.

I had the bow made by KenzieOlivia Couture

She's going to be beautiful in red!

I had to photoshop the last one a little, and I can see where it's messy. Mostly, I like the picture though.

I can't wait to go back and try again!

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(UPDATED 2/2/12 to include a link to KenzieOlivia Couture)