Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I So Look Forward to my 83rd Birthday

Here is my first grandchild.  That darling little girl, Norah Lee, sitting by the patio door with Mugsy and Teddy when she was probably 18 months or thereabouts is now waiting with her husband Chad to have their own little girl or boy next summer!   That means the Funoldhag is going to be a great grandmother!  And, are you ready for this, the due date is August 21st - my 83rd birthday!   I am pumped!!  However, I will not hold them to that exact date, for sure, the little one can come when the little one is ready.  But wouldn't it be wonderful to share my birthday?  And, an added note, I had Norah's mom, Sherry, on my grandmother's, Maggie, 80th birthday.  Sweet!!   And, of course, that means that Sherry and Barclay are going to be grandma and grandpa - they will excel in their new roles!  So will the two new aunties and Uncle Doug.  In the picture, the monkey (in diapers) is Mugsy, a birthday present to Bill when he was two.  He spotted the monkey when I had the kids in Ben Franklin's shopping.  I put him on layaway for Bill's birthday (even $3.00 was a lot of money back then) and when we gave him to Bill he was so excited.  How I wish there had been camcorders back then.  Bill thought he was alive, I think.  I kissed that monkey good night everynight when I kissed Bill and whispered in Bill's ear and Mugsy's ear also.   Mugsy lives with great uncle Bill and great aunt  Ann still.  Teddy is Norah's little bear that was actually on a swing on a macrame hanger that I made for her room.  That little bear became her security blanket, her best friend and constant companion.  I'll bet she still has Teddy.  I am excited!!!!!!!
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7 comments:

Pokey said...

Well, we'll cross our fingers, because that would certainly be a great birthday present, wouldn't it? Aw, so sweet, congrats to you dear Carol!

Sherry said...

Must say, Mom, you did a great job of keeping the secret! And love the picture of my first little doll. Hope all the blog followers will keep Norah, Chad and our new little peach (current size of the grandbaby) in their prayers!

Leslie said...

Oh how wonderful and exciting. What fun you all are going to have loving and holding that baby. ( I would hope in a great grandma quilt)
I was a birthday gift for my mom also. We always have such fun celebrating our birthdays.

Norah said...

Well, that is one flattering picture of me I've never seen before! I do enjoy how Mugsy is goosing Teddy's rear for some reason. And yes, I do still have Teddy -- he'll be a nice antique for the baby's room!

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Funoldhag said...

That is so funny, Norah! I didn't notice that - just makes it cuter! xxxxooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Leslie said...

That is so funny, you guys should send that photo into the Ellen Show. I don't watch her much but the times I do she is always showing photos like these. They can be really funny with what she says.

Karen said...

That would be very exciting Carol! My fingers are crossed.