The Lu-bird

by cindy

It must be said that having grandchildren is tantamount to winning the lottery…or finding that gold at the end of a rainbow. It is simply the most marvelous gift Life can hand you. Better than bacon. Even better than butter. Better than children too, actually, although I love my kids, I really do. I just find my grandchildren that. much. more. wonderful.

One might have thought that as deeply as I feel this—to the very core of my very core—I would have been far more diligent in announcing our latest joyful bundle. She arrived way, w-a-a-a-y back in March which makes me six months SIX MONTHS late in sharing this news with whomever might be lurking around this blog. (Hey, Jackie! Hi, Mary Lou!)

So, without further ado, here is The Lu-bird.


And here she is again.


And again.


And again.


More? You want more? Well, here you are!


And yet another, taken right after her big brother stuffed a huge chunk of chocolate cake into her mouth. She loved it. And begged for more.


She wears the “crown” to adjust some issues with the shape of her head, a result of intra-utero squashing. Yes, that is the medical term. I had wanted to bedazzle the crown but my artistic efforts were immediately thwarted. No rhinestones. No glitter glue. No sequins. Nada. I wasn’t allowed near her until I was frisked.

Lu-bird brings our total of grandchildren to five. Five delightfully unique little wonders. I know precisely how fortunate I am. My heart is full-to-bursting with joy and gratitude.

And the other grands? They are doing just fine, thank you for asking. Since I am finally at the computer writing on this here blog, I’ll share some photos of the rest of the crew soon. Very soon. For now, however, this post is all about the Lu-Bird. We love you, Lu-bird! We truly do!!