Friday, July 19, 2013

A New Nephew!

On Saturday, July 13 little Andrew Michael Huizinga made his appearance.  Two days later, I was able to meet him for the first time.

He was a good baby during the 24 hours I spent with him.  This was his first day home from the hospital.

He enjoyed this little seat, bunching up his tiny legs and arms under the blanket.

Dad had brought Matthew some black licorice for his birthday (which was the day after Andrew was born) and here, he pretends to feed some to the baby.

Emily huddled next to JJ and the baby for this sweet picture.

And then it was my turn--babies do have to be shared, after all!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Grandma's Birthday

In May, my grandma celebrated another birthday.  My parents, along with as many of the grandkids 

and great-grandkids (above) that could, got together to celebrate her special day.

Tim and Christy, enjoying the beautiful spring day.  

Jon and Melody smile in a rare snapshot--without the kids!

The birthday girl herself, burying her nose in a bouquet of fresh lilacs which her great-granddaughter Lydia brought her.

Cousins Lydia and Joanna smile pretty!

Thomas and I
Tim the Fisherman at work

Emily and Daniel pose for the camera.

Grandma with the great grand daughters

Emily and Joanna Joy (with a particularly characteristic grin!)

Dad and his mom

Joel.  Seriously.