Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Exciting Times

”Joe, where have you been the past few days?
Awwww ... Isn’t that nice? You missed me.
Well ... It certainly was an exciting time.
I’ll quickly bring you up to date.
It all started on Friday, when the wife and I decided to play.
“ Joe, I really fell like hearing some ch-ching-ch-ching!”
We had already made plans to put our PaPa and NaNa hats on the next day to hang out with our 11-month old granddaughter, Lucia. Daughter #1 and her husband needed to go play with their friends. Thirty years ago, we took full advantage of having our parents goo-gooing and gah-gahing over her and her twin sister (daughter #2) to go play, so here we are “full-circle”. They live an hour away and not very far from two of our favorite recreational facilities. Sometimes we get this irresistible urge to donate our hard earned cash to our Native Americans at Foxwoods and The Mohegan Sun. We both thoroughly enjoy wrestling with the one-armed bandits as they happily entertain us with their melodious reactions to the fervent rituals we consistently perform with the hope they change their tune to ch-ching-ch-ching.
More on this adventure ... coming soon.

“ Luciaaaaa, NaNa and PaPa are here!!!”
We get ridiculously excited whenever we see Lucia.
But, to keep this post short and to the point, we spent all day Saturday goo-gooing and gah-gahing over grand-daughter #1 ... teaching her new words and new tricks. She was so much fun.
Lucia is also very talented ... Professional dancing is in her future.
Here’s a short clip ...

“Joe, that was an exhausting visit, I just want to relax now.”
Back home on Sunday, we were all set to recuperate and veg-out in front of the TV … then came the call. The wife answered the phone.
“Ma, my water broke ... we’re on the way top the hospital!”
Have I mentioned we’re expecting grandchild #2 any day now?
Daughter #2, our younger twin (by six minutes) apparently can’t wait to add to PaPa and NaNa’s fun.
Born early on Monday, introducing ... Aubrey Rose, granddaughter #2.

Isn’t it amazing? Just a few hours old and she already says “PaPa!”


Anonymous said...

lucia is totally gorgeous - love the little shimmy she does.

and congratulations on #2

PracticallyJoe said...

Thank you nursy ... I want more of them!

Malicious Intent said...

Beautiful baby! Congratulations!!!!! What a busy week for you! At least it was "productive." :)

PracticallyJoe said...

Thanks MI ... It could have been more productive ... check out the next post.

Vyolet said...

Simply adorable! times 2!