Happy Birthday, Steven!

We’re having a bit of a roller coaster this month. My daughter had a baby yesterday, her third, our first grandson. He surprised us all by arriving early but everyone is doing well. I’m on duty at home today with his big sisters–it’s 8:30 in the morning and I’m already exhausted.


Steven Alan, 8 pounds 5 ounces

When I first walked in to meet him this view was in front of me:


Such a strange sensation. I thought immediately of beginnings, as I suppose is natural:

Athletic Field 1913


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8 Responses to Happy Birthday, Steven!

  1. Dara Flinn says:

    Such a beautiful boy! Congratulations!

  2. marmer01 says:

    Happy Birthday, Steven, and congratulations to Grandma Melissa too!

  3. joelmt says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful baby and great pictures of the “place”—a foretelling, perhaps!!

    Joel Turvey

  4. almadenmike says:

    Yay!!! Congratulations! What a lovely looking grandson.

  5. Pat & Jim Walzel says:

    Congratulatons on that beautiful grandson! I have enjoyed your blog a lot since your visit to St. Paul’s. Many thanks. Jim Walzel

  6. vkbenson says:

    Congratulations to Mom, Dad and Grandma! And welcome, Steven Alan, class of 2038! The mind boggles!

  7. Guy says:

    Grandkids are the best!

  8. Matt Schreck says:

    Congratulations, Melissa! A fine addition to the Rice Class of 2037.

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