Friday, August 31, 2012
It's been a really long time since I have blogged but I think I finally have a worthy topic. Here she is.
This is Amiyah Jhené. (Ah me ah Jen ay) My first grandchild. She was born Sunday, August 26th at 12:51 am. (8lbs 2oz, 20.5 in) We all think she's pretty cute and getting cuter every day. Clever too! She's already discovered her fingers. Her obvious strength, agility and coordination ensure she will sit up and roll over any time now. (Could her grandmother be a phys. ed. teacher by any chance?)
She's so entrancing it make me want to retire and spend all my time hanging out at my daughter's. My daughter is soooo grateful I must continue to work to ensure a steady flow of the necessities of life. Although..... DD's would be shelter,.... I could afford to eat a lot less anyway..... and who needs new clothes when everyone is looking at the baby. I may have to reconsider the whole retirement thing!
My friend and teaching partner Pam (Godfredsen Photography) took these amazing pictures of her today. They are remarkable considering the model was pretty cranky and less than cooperative. She peed on her! (In such a way that it looked like Pam peed herself. Pretty funny.)I'm guessing Amiyah may have to exclude photographer's model from her list of career choices.
Mother and Child
Grandfather and Child
Grandmother and Child (less than a day old)
I'm really enjoying the whole grandmother gig. Can you tell? lol There is a little uncertainty regarding what the gparents will actually be called. My daughter thinks we should use the Icelandic Amma and Afi. That would make my mother Langamma or great grandmother, a mouthful in English or Icelandic. To simplify I think she should be lamma. She"s unsure. She thinks it might be too easily confused with the Icelandic lumma which means pancake. The debate is on. We have a little while before we decide. I'll let you know how it turns out