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Time to say goodbye to little Zachary:

After the first few nights, he settled into a nice schedule of his own, only waking his parents at 3:00 AM, Mommy to feed and Daddy to change. He has long periods in the daytime when he's awake and alert, and seems unusually responsive to people. He clearly enjoys interacting with his grandparents.

And goodbye to Miss Daphne, too, of course:

I will miss playing with her in the back yard.

It has been a busy week, ending with Zachary's Bris on Sunday.

We had guests for an open house. Some brought presents for Zachary and Daphne. Then family members arrived, including the other grandparents and one aunt. Other family members who couldn't be there attended the Bris by Skype. The Bris was only for family.

Tomorrow we leave to go on to visit DS1 and DDIL1 in Indiana before returning home. I should be able to get some knitting done in the car. I know what I'm going to do for the quilt for the baby still to arrive. More on that later!

What's on my needles: Dogwood Blossoms sweater, and the Fiji socks.
What's on my iPad: On The iPod app, still A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin from the library. We'll resume listening on the road. I'm still reading Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's book All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin. Almost done! Not much reading time, though. 
What's my app of the week: Pocket Pond, one of my favorite apps! Daphne is old enough to really appreciate it now. She can feed the fish and add the fish, lily pads and dragonflies. I have the free version.
What's in my wine glass:  Long Lake Cabernet Sauvignon 2009. A nice wine we can't get in Utah.

Note: This blog post was produced entirely on the iPad. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 19, 2012 at 8:48am
It was really good we got there ahead of time. It gave Daphne time to get used to having me look after her. The photos are good because of the subject matter, I think!
Comment by Beverly Roberts on April 19, 2012 at 7:45am

It's so wonderful that you were able to be there for the birth of your new grandchild!  Squee!  I can only imagine how lovely that is, having none of my own, but I think it would be gut-wrenching to say good bye to our sweet Daphne (hope you don't mind me saying "our":  you've so generously shared your photos and stories of her that I've come to think of her as "ours"...LOL).  I would be exhausted by all the traveling and not sleeping in my own bed, so I hope you are getting some good, restorative sleep!  Fabulous photos as always :))

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 18, 2012 at 1:26pm
Just got up from a nap. Feeling better, but it will take more naps. I'm glad you're having some success with PT. hope it keeps up!
Comment by parisribbons on April 18, 2012 at 11:57am


I went back and read the 2 blogs I missed and ,of course, added the pictures

to my album. They are certainly darling children! I'll bet those pups were glad

to be liberated,

I'm using what little energy I have on my physical therapy. Slow progress but

progress nonetheless. I hope you get your much deserved rest soon, Thanks

for all the great pictures.   --  Judith 

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 18, 2012 at 8:04am
Thanks! Tim has today off, so we're going to do something with the dogs, I think.
Comment by cherylbwaters on April 17, 2012 at 9:14pm

Glad you made it safely. Have fun visiting Daphne's auntie and uncle.

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 17, 2012 at 9:04pm
We made it to Indiana safely. Daphne woke up at 6:00 AM, crying either from w dream or because she was cold. I brought her down to our bed for a cuddle for about half an hour. We had a tearful goodbye. Hope to Skype in a couple of days.
Comment by wendy on April 16, 2012 at 10:02pm

What sweet pics of the grand kids!  I'm sure you're pooped out, but what a wonderful experience for all of you to be able to participate.  I'm sure Miss Daphne will have lots of fun memories of time spent with Grandma and Grandpa.  Enjoy your knitting time, and your visit with your son and daughter-in-law.  Happy travels!

Comment by cherylbwaters on April 16, 2012 at 9:19pm

Hope you and, especially, Charlie have a good night's sleep. Have a fun knitting time tomorrow.

Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 16, 2012 at 8:45pm

All of the events surrounding having new babies makes for very tired moms and grandma... So glad you had help tonight.  Drive safely tomorrow.

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