Don’t you think I have the best looking grandkids ever!? I mean seriously!!! No other kids could look this good. Oh alright, I’m being a bit biased, and why shouldn’t I!?
Christmas arrived early for us this year with the birth of our 7th grandchild, and 6th grandson added to our family tree. Even though I haven’t met Myles Elliot officially yet, I have done the flat screen nanna bit and talked to him on FaceTime on the iPad. He is just sooo cute and I can’t wait to meet him in the flesh. My first announcement of his pending arrival was a text message to say they were on the way to the hospital. A couple of hours later, a phone call told me that nothing much was happening, so I went off to spend the afternoon at a friends. While there, at 3.23pm a photo arrived on my iPhone of this tiny baby…what was it??? Of course, the only way to tell, was to zoom. You know…to check out the “bits!” We had another grandson!! He was safe and well and that’s all that mattered.
There was no name to share, so I didn’t call any extended family until the next day. I did however ring our eldest daughter, son, my husband and two or was that five close friends. I mean to say, you can’t keep good news to yourself for too long. I also teased a bit on Facebook, announcing the “It’s a …???” A first name had been chosen, but not to be announced until they figured out a second name. If Myles had been a girl, he would have had the name Ellen as his second name, after his Dad’s late mother. Now they had to come up with something that was similar for a boy. Myles Elliot…I like it…a lot!
Myles has two older brothers to keep him in line and 3 boy cousins to look out for him too, even though they live across the other side of the country. As you do, we had hoped for another grand daughter, but it wasn’t to be. Myles also has a teenage girl cousin to seek out when he’s older.
I’ll get my special cuddles at the end of the week. Being a working grandmother, it’s not easy to just “go!!” as my friends have insisted I do. Go on, get in the car and go, they all said. Well, it doesn’t quite work like that, they are 5 hours by car away (they might as well still be living in Chile!!) and besides, his Dad has time off from work and I think this should be their family bonding time. Not only will I have a week with them in a few days time, I’ll come back to Geraldton for a week of work, then drive back down again for Christmas, stay a few extra days and travel back with our daughter and the 3 boys in their car. They will be here until after New Year. Our son in law won’t be making this trip and our daughter would have been travelling with the boys in the car all on her own. That just might be a bit too much for her to cope with, especially now that summer has arrived, with a vengeance They’ll have 5 days here with us, then I’ll accompany them back to the city for another 5 hour car ride. We’ll go direct to the airport, where I’ll hop on a plane and head back to Geraldton in time for work the next day. All in one day. That works well, at least she won’t be travelling back to the city with them on her own. I would never forgive myself if something happened to them and as for being exhausted, yes, no doubt, but I’m sure I’ll cope!
May I present to you my friends and pixels2Pages fans – Myles Elliot Tinsley, born 28th November 2012.
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