Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Monday.


 On Sunday afternoon, just after 3p.m., our senior daughter, Sarah, telephoned to tell us that our second great-granddaughter, Astrid,  had been born half an hour or so  earlier. Yesterday, Monday, we got in the car and motored over to Milton Keynes, to make Astrid's acquaintance. The above photo shows, from the right, and going anti clockwise, Great Granddaughter, Astrid, being held by her grandmother, our senior daughter, Sarah; her Great Grandmother Ann, looking over Sarah's Shoulder; and her mother, Amelia, our Granddaughter.


This again shows Astrid; this time being examined by her Great Grandfather, your blogger Mike, to make quite sure that she, the new arrival, is quite up to the required standard (which she most certainly is).  I think that when we're looking back on this year, 2014, it will be remembered as ' the year of the Great Granddaughters'.

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                                              Must close, being called up to lunch by Ann.

11 comments:

Rog said...

Congratulations! Those are a right little pair of smashers you have Mike & Ann !
Ann, Amelia, Astrid - all A1 names!

Crowbard said...

Hurrah! Congrats! Jollifications all round, What!
What an abundance of blessings for our family.
Loving Hugs,
Carl & Judy

Maggie said...

What a beautiful photo's, many congratulations to you all xxx

Mike and Ann said...

Thank you Rog, Crowbard, and Maggie.

paul cully said...

Wouldn't dream of being a nit-picking quibbler but there seems to be more descriptors that actual people shown in that photo. That aside your extended family is to be congratulated for yet another fine demonstration of craftsman/womanship.
As jolly a baby as I've set eyes on.

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Paul. Yes, I quite see that in trying to make the familial position quite clear, I may have complicated things a tad. It might help if I say that Ann and I raised five children, who gave us eleven grandchildren, who in turn(so far)have given us two great grandchildren.

Mike and Ann said...

P.s. Paul - thanks for the last sentence, re baby. She is. and, going on to your remarks re the late Pelham Grenville, I too am a long term fan. Lovely, lightweight stuff. A few evenings ago I came across that superb sentence about Jeeves :-"I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled" and it had the same effect on me that it had done when I first read it in my early teens.
Glorious stuff!

Z said...

Congratulations to all, how very lovely. An abundance of blessings indeed for your wonderful extended family.

My friend Claire used 'gruntled' when playing Scrabble the other day and it made me think of the quote you mention, to my pleasure.

Mike and Ann said...

Thank you Z. Isn't it nice to get in an unusual word at scrabble?

Pat said...

I long for a new baby in the family. I'm sure you realise how lucky you are.

Lori Skoog said...

Congratulations Mike and Ann. Your family is growing again.