Sunday, February 12, 2017

A new member of the (extended) family!

As many of you know, our daughter Ashley and her husband Brandon live in Tajikistan with their five children.  Where?!  Yeah, I know, I had to look myself.

Ashley and the five kids arrived just after Christmas, six weeks prior to her due date, as the State Department strongly suggests that folks in such assignments deliver State-side.  It has been fun having them around.
Ashley has done a very impressive job home-schooling the gang in Tajikistan, though they think riding a bus would be fun.
We had some leftover ham, and of course one of the daughters and I had to cook it with green eggs.
The efforts were not universally appreciated.
Our landscaping has been seriously infested.
Ashley did very well through the end of the pregnancy.
I made the swing and slides kid-safe again,
though the littlest was a bit uneasy about the slide.
Turkish Airlines' incompetence made Brandon four days late, but Ashley's induction went smoothly, and she delivered on Thursday morning.  William Harold Sherwood entered the world without problems, and weighed the usual 7lb 9oz.  The kids couldn't wait to visit the hospital and see their new little brother.  Everybody had to hold him.
Several thought the hospital room was cool.
Paula is a sweet grandmother.
We recognize the blessing of the safe arrival of a new grandkid, and have enjoyed having everyone around.
We hope your descendants are as much fun.
Dave & Paula


Patti said...

What a happy time! Congratulations all around!

Julie said...

Paula deserves lots of cuddle time with that little one! How many grand babies were born while you two were on your 5 year mission???!!