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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

It's Not All Been Bad

It's not all been bleak as three weeks ago the stork brought Tyler to DIL Jennie and son Michael.  And so we have another bundle to love and spoil.  Our Ariana's take on her new cousin?  When her mother was holding the baby, Ariana said, "Mommy, put that thing down."  We'll be working on this.


Doing well with the physical therapy. And am learning patience.  My new knee celebrates it's one month birthday this week.  We'll celebrate with German chocolate cake, I think.  Or we'll skip the cake and just eat that wonderful pecan/coconut icing.

18 comments:

Shug said...

Just takes those little ones a while to get in the habit of sharing mommy's time. It is cute though!
I am assuming you had a knee replacement? About 5 years ago, my hubby had both knees replaced at the same time...Oh my, it took a lot of patience on my part..He did super great and is so very thankful that he did both...
Blessings
shug

Purple Flowers said...

Congratulations Nonna on the birth of your new Grandson. He is so cute.
Thankfully, your new knee is progressing. Everything takes time as I'm sure you've heard more times that you care to count. However, it's true.
I also love German Chocolate Cake -that sounds like a wonderful pre-Valentine's dessert. Enjoy!

vanillabeanbaker said...

Congratulations on your newest grandchild Tyler!!
Glad to hear the physio is going well and I say go all in...make the cake and the frosting it's a big birthday for your knee ;)

Linda Reeder said...

A new grandchild is a wonderful thing. And by the time this little one is running around, so will you!

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

Congrats on your new grandson! Nothing is so sweet or makes you feel as great as a grandbaby. The photo is too cute...looks like he's holding on for dear life!

I just made some raspberry french macaroons...if I lived next door I'd drop by with some. Looks like you'll have to eat that yummy pecan/coconut icing! Hmmm...that gives me an idea for a new macaroon...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you are doing better, Kathy... And what an adorable baby... It's so great to be a grandmother ---and get to spoil those precious children...
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Congratulations on the new grand baby! I hope you and your new knee enjoy your one month celebration. The icing -- with or without the cake -- sounds delicious.

Kay said...

Awwww... what a cutie. I remember my daughter being upset when our son was born. They do eventually see the value of that new addition to the family. Cousins are wonderful to have!

Kimberly said...

Congrats! Welcome to the world, Tyler - you are in for a real treat!

Gilly said...

Congrats on that adorable grandson! And I really hope that knee is coming along better!

Cheryl said...

What an adorable baby! Ariana is so funny.

Great seeing you yesterday. I love your new haircut. If I do say so myself, of course.

Happyone said...

Oh Tyler is adorable. Congratulations to you all.
Glad to hear physical therapy is going well.

Mage said...

Oh, goodness. what a response to the baby. LOL

Glad to read you are up and doing all those things the therapists make you do. I do all mine in the pool with a gathering of other repaired ladies. :)

Lena said...

One month down. Good for you!

The baby is beautiful! Congrats!! So happy for you and your family.

KiraAJ said...

naww congrats to the new addition to the family :) his beautiful! Im glad to hear ur feeling better per say and that phys theraphy is goin well!

Tracy said...

Congrats on the adorable bundle and good for you in getting your knee back in order. The PT is hard work!

Retired English Teacher said...

Congratulations on the new grandchild. The photo is just precious.

I've been so out of the loop, I am just now reading this. I hope you are doing better with each day and each week. Thinking of you...

forsythia said...

Is that the Cookie Monster that that sweet li'l gal is wrapped up in? She clearly would prefer German chocolate cake with pecan/coconut icing. Congratulations, Grandma.