Posts tagged "Henry Dahl"

A New Flower in the Dahl Garden

A New Flower in the Dahl Garden
Little Violet Donaldson Dahl has made her appearance. She is 8 days old, and beautiful. Apparently she was in a hurry to meet us, because she took only 3 hours from contraction #1 to TA DA!   Mommy never had her epidural, yet she was a trouper. The week since her birth has found the Pat... Read more »

And then we were empty nesters again....

And then we were empty nesters again....
Turns out, I like a little chirping in the house. Pat, Rachel and Henry left the city in late September after selling their condo in a nano-second.  Their new house was a gut-rehab-add- a-second- story kind of project. It would require the entire fall and winter to complete. And the beginning of spring.  Their first... Read more »

My peanut Henry and peanuts

My peanut Henry and peanuts
Tonight, Henry Donaldson Dahl will be spending the night alone with Grandma J and Grandpa Steve.  This is a first. I am excited and know we will have a swell time. I have been preparing for this: I bought a life jacket so we can swim.  Mother Nature is trying to foil me by dropping... Read more »
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The Afterglow, PT. 1

The Afterglow, PT. 1
The house has returned to semi-organized. The wrapping paper is back in its Tupperware bin, and the card table wrapping station has collapsed. We are still aglow. I declare this holiday a success. Gifts were opened and appreciated.  I was forgiven for duplicitous selections and incorrect sizing. I had pre-suffered for not listening closely to... Read more »

Home Stretching

Home Stretching
The holiday is coming together. Steve’s Dad,  Roger,  has ventured to the midland, forsaking the decorated palm trees of LA for Janet’s snow globe.  It is his second difficult season in a row- last year, adapting to life without Carol, and this year, freshly shaken after discovering his youngest son, and his housemate, Rick dead.... Read more »

Sitting still- who can do it? Me.

Sitting still- who can do it?  Me.
My reign as an underachieving vacationer continues.  We grocery shopped, played with Henry, played with Henry some more, watched him sleep, and tried to let Pat and Rachel grab a little R and R.  Then I was all sad when Henry was buckled in his car seat and returned to his urban lair.  I will... Read more »
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Communal Vacation

Communal Vacation
We arrived late last night, and so the vacation is fairly embryonic.  We were too tired to eat, so Steve did a frozen Stouffer’s and I did Pinot Grigio from a box. Great news:  Henry has arrived with his parents.  I am over the moon to have a few days together.  I have not heard... Read more »