Sunday, August 24, 2008


We had a nice leisurely Saturday, including a good visit with Tia, Corey, and Lily.

Lily was all over the place, investigating new surroundings as a child will do. I went to the basement and dug out some old toys of Katie Bug’s for her.

I found a 15-year old Spin’n Say, which was brand new to Lily. She was used to pushing buttons, so it took a little practice to get the hang of the slot-machine like pull handle! And, there were some plastic building blocks that kept Corey busy for most of the visit! We all made over the nice little truck he made!

It is so hard to get a good shot of a moving 2-year old. First there is the seemingly constant present Sippy Cup full of 1% milk to contend with, the hair that is fuzzed up from doing somersaults on the rug, and the spastic frequent twist and turns they make.

Finally, while she caught her second wind, I got this decent one!

We can hardly wait to find out the sex of their second baby due in February. Naturally, we are hoping for a boy, but we’ll love whatever God sends us!

It is only natural for men to want their DNA line to continue on, but they never regret the birth of a daughter. Daughters have a special love for their daddies, so it all evens out.

For my brother, with his two daughters, his line will end with him. Mine may end as well, but if it does, I’ll still have three of the best granddaughters a man could ever have.

I simply pray, “Your will be done.


*Goddess* said...

She is so sweet and wow, does she ever look like Daddy:)

BRUNO said...

Must be a "new" model spin-n'-say. The old originals had a pull-string that cut the shit outta your fingers!(Yeah, I used to play with my "baby" brother's "techie-stuff", too!)

"The COW says---Damn, your hands are COLD...!"

Mushy said...

Thanks Goddess.

Nope, it's a mid-90s model, my oldest granddaughter is 16 now and it was hers.

Jose said...

Wow, grandpa congratulations what a beautiful girl. Let's hope they say it's a boy, but you are so right when you say girls have a special bond with their daddies. My girls are my world.

Suldog said...

She sure is a cutie!

Wow. Spin 'n Say? Haven't seen one of those in years. Great fun for a toddler! Mooooooooooo!

Grandpa-Old Soldier said...

Isn't it great to have grandkids. You can play with them spoil them and then give them back. My son tells me to please stop spoiling them when they come over. I just remind him of payback. Hey she would look great with my two year old grandson.. lets work something out.

pat houseworth said...

You have made the transistion from the Historical Blog about yourself, to the up to date daily life blog, quite nicely....great work Mushy!

Scott from Oregon said...

Ummm... I am not quite sure where you got the idea that DNA is transferred through a boy but not a girl?

Your DNA passes on regardless of the sex of the child.

I have no children, but my brother has passed my DNA on to his children, though they didn't get the suave side (at least as revealed in their teen age years).

So do not worry, Mushy, your lineage will carry on if you are blessed by nothing but girls for the next ten generations.

The natural world will take care of that, whether you pray or not. It's touchdown automatic!

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Great story and pictures. I hope you have a grandson, but i know you're telling the truth about not caring. Whatever happens, you're a lucky man. Way lucky.

And it's funny to hear you talking about having trouble getting a good shot. Sounds like the witness protection plan, junior league.

Mushy said...

Thanks all!

I know Scott, it's just that the family name doesn't carry on and no one seems to care about keeping up with your line once the family name ends.

catscratch said...

Awwww. She's gorgeous!

I love it when Little T comes around to stay a weekend!