Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Reason for the Trip: Natalie!

DSC_0445Introducing Natalie Brown, my newest grandchild! 3-14-10

 

DSC_0357 Our first day with Natalie.  Her Papa can sure make her smile!

DSC_0360 Welcome to the world, Natalie! 3-13-10

DSC_0384 Natalie and her Momma, Diane.

DSC_0519 Gus and Alex play one last game of Cribbage before we get on the road. (It’s a Maine thing.)

 DSC_0555  Three generations of Browns!

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Grandpa having fun.

DSC_0548 Natalie, Alex and Diane.  It is so hard to say good-bye.

 DSC_0570 My son and my soldier.  I am so proud of him.

DSC_0355 Perhaps this Eastern Bluebird in his backyard is a sign, a symbol of hope, the Bluebird of Happiness. I miss them already. I want to go back!

15 comments:

Denise said...

Fantastic photographs Kathie. I would travel a million miles to see that adorable little granddaughter. So precious. You have a beautiful family.

Denise said...

I should also say no wonder you are so proud of your son. Thank him for me will you please? "Go Army!" You ARE a beautiful family!

Kathiesbirds said...

Denise, thank you so much for both of your comments. It was so hard to leave them and that last photo of my son makes me cry! I will tell Alex thank you for you.

Idaho Birder said...

That's wonderful. Funny thing about that Cribbage. I have some friends from Maine that are totally into Cribbage too.

bobbie said...

Kathie, this child is beautiful! As is her mother. And her grandmother. I know how much you miss them.

Kathiesbirds said...

Idaho Birder, is that you, AKA Avimor Birder and Robert Mortenson? BTW, I think Cribbage is a religion in Maine!

Kathiesbirds said...

bobbie, you so know how I miss them! And I have the added concern of my son going off to war. I can't look at that last picture of Alex without crying.

lovelylovelythings said...

What an adorable baby and family!!

Kathiesbirds said...

Lovely things, thank you! I think so, but then, I am predjudiced!

Wren said...

She's beautiful, Kathie, but that's not surprising when you look at her parents. No wonder you found it hard to leave!

kayleen said...

You are a very fortunate woman to have such a beautiful family. Obviously you and Gus did a wonderful job of parenting.

KatNell said...

Kathie, Natalie sure is a cutie! Glad you and Gus were able to make the trip. See you soon.

Kathiesbirds said...

Wren, thank you so much. It was so hard to leave, for more than one reason. I do not know when I will see my son again.

Kayleen, thank you so much.

KatNell, she is so adorable and I can't WAIT to see you!

Celeste said...

What a little peach Kathie, you must be delighted.

Kathiesbirds said...

Celeste, I am!