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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Nigel!



144 years ago today, I gave birth to my youngest child, a beautiful baby boy named Nigel.  What?  Wait ... 144 years ago?  Ha!  Yes, in dog years.  In normal years, it was 21 years ago today.


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He kept his eyes closed for the first week.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

This is cool ... Grandma J. is holding her great-grandson for the very first time.  I am so happy that I found this picture.  Grandma died in 2003.
 

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Grandma Jody holds the new baby.  She's the best!


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Grandpa (Ralph-the-Jock) holds baby Nigel.  
My Dad has a way with babies.  He loves 'em.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Aunt Julie meets Nigel for the first time when she flew in from 
San Francisco to attend the birth of Ethan, Nigel's best friend cousin.



 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
 Kari and Nigel                                              Kristin and Nigel


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
We have the same eyes.  So does Kari.
They never seem to stay open during picture taking.


We all love you, Nigel.  Have a wonderful birthday 
son, and enjoy yourself!


Love, Mom and Cary



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3 comments:

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Happy birthday to your wonderful boy! The pic of you holding Nigel as a newborn is beautiful. You're glowing!

Lynn said...

Sweet post and nice pics! I have the same issue with picture taking - my eyes always look closed.

Donnie said...

Happy Birthday to Nigel and such a sweet post from a proud mama.

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