Sunday, July 9, 2017

Our Little Sparkler!

Independence Day 2017 came in with a BANG for our family! At 8:50 A.M. my tenth grandchild - and sixth grandson - was born. He arrived 19.5" long, weighing a cuddly 6 pounds, 12 ounces.

Tyler Matthew is the son of my youngest daughter, Karen, and her husband, Joe. He is little brother to four year old sister, Kaylee, and two year old brother, Ryan, who eagerly awaited his appearance along with two sets of proud grandparents, one great-grandmother, four aunts, four uncles, and seven excited little cousins!

Now, here's a Fun Fact for you! Mommy was born on New Year's Day when it was her turn to be the third family sibling! I guess some people just like it when the whole world annually celebrates right along with them! :)

I've got lots planned for little Tyler when he's old enough to handle a paintbrush, but for right now, I'm heeding wise grandparent advice. What mommy and daddy need most is not another bib emblazoned with "If you think I'm cute, you should see my grandpa!" (groan!) What they do need, strictly in this order, is:
1) Sleep!
2) Food!
So, grandpa and I have been cooking and babysitting and just enjoying the euphoria that comes along with every beautiful new birth that enters the life of any grandparent! (And you people know who you are!)


  1. Welcome sweet baby! Sooo cute! Congrats all the way around!

  2. Such a handsome little fellow and so happy for you! #blessed


  3. Congratulations to the grandparents, parents and all the best for little Tyler.

  4. I knew about him from your email but I just loved this POST! :) Little!

    Joyce you are so richly blessed :)

  5. Oh he is so precious! All of the grandchildren are so beautiful...they have such cute smiles. Love this post

  6. Congrats on the adorable new grandbaby! How fun that he and his mommy were born on holidays!

  7. CONGRATS Grandma! He is so precious! Interesting fun fact about your DIL. Thank you Joyce for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I pinned your post on Pinterest and shared it on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.

    1. Oops, she's not your DIL but your daughter. Sorry about that. She's a pretty girl :)

  8. Congrats to your family! What a little doll. Fun that you have two holiday babies. I have a Christmas and a Valentines baby. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. How exciting for you and your daughter! I knew a fellow who was born on the 4th and he said that growing up he thought that all of the partying and fireworks were for him personally! I hope all is well with the mom and baby!