Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gramps Has Been Invited To Chauffeur

Sometimes the kids having no working car provides an opportunity for Grampa to play the superhero and spend some unexpected, yet welcome time with the grandbabies. Daughter has me at a disadvantage. I haven't seen the girls for several days now and am having symptoms of withdrawal, the same as I've had with grandson. If I wasn't old and weak it would almost be embarassing.

No matter. I'll be the guy in the pickup with the stupid grin on his face going 10 mph so the little ones are safe and I can point to the back seat and signal thumbs up!

One of these days when they're teenagers, I'll even have to introduce Lily the Terrorist to them.

Life is good right now.


Thursday, January 23, 2014


January 20, 2014: I am officially the Grandfather to two beeooteeful twin baby girls! Here are their stats: Kaelee (4:52 p.m.) 6 lbs 3 ozs, 19.5 inches at birth, mega-lungs. Ellodie (4:54 p.m.) also 6 lbs 3 ozs, 19.0 inches, respectable lungs. They're fraternal, but I'm still trying to sort out who's who. Mom and Dad already have that down.

Everyone goes home today and I'm sure no attention will be paid to either of the little twirps at all. *rolls eyes*

Another sea change for the clan!


Friday, January 17, 2014

I Dare You...

Go ahead, just try to concentrate on writing stories when your youngest daughter is about to drop two full-sized, full-term twin girls at any time. If you can do it, you're a better person than I am!

I look at it a little like trying to gather essentials while you're being chased through the brush by a large grizzly bear - you're always looking over your shoulder while juggling the important stuff. Somewhere in there, you are also supposed to be creative and write something intelligently.

Right now I would be happy to remember what all my passwords are to get into all my writing arenas. I had to do trial and error with this one ten times before I guessed right!

Now, what was I going to blog about today? Hmmm, I forgot, but I wrote down the password! All I can think of is "Go Seahawks," and "Welcome Ellodie and Kaelee!" I'll write something more interesting in the future.


Sunday, January 5, 2014

I'm Baaack!

Greetings and Salivations, as Lily the Terrorist would say while she tore body parts from you in jest. Happy 2014, I hope. I have great expectations for mine.

The biggest non-writing news on my front will be the scheduled arrival of my twin grandaughters, Ellodie and Kaelee on January 20th, courtesy of "the Squirt," my baby girl. What that girl lacks in size, she makes up for in pluck. Those two are already 5+ lbs. a piece!!!

It won't be long before the two girls will be rugrats and curtain climbers, so I'll be looking into the purchase of pet carriers before long. I'm afraid that if I childproof everything, I won't be able to get into anything, either. Pet carriers make much more sense.

If I'm less than punctual with my posts, write it up to the frailties of grandfatherhood. My joints are already having sympathy pain.