Would you like to see what one happy Nana looks like? Like this:


I finally have all my ducklings on the same continent! It wasn’t a easy day for anyone. The airline zonked them with a huge unexpected expense for shipping the dogs – at check-in no less when it was too late to do anything about it. Because of the delay there they had to run for their gate. The plane was almost an hour late coming in and by the time we got out of the airport, Izzy was tired and hungry. At the border we all had to get out of the car and get in the immigration line and they would not let us out to either feed or change her. Very interesting – Abby handed the agent her immigration papers and his exact words were “What am I supposed to do with these?” She politely told him that she didn’t know – she thought he was supposed to! In the end, they figured it out and let us cross the border. Her permanent green card should be in the mail. By this time Izzy was howling (we encouraged her, hoping it would speed the process!). She would not be consoled, but finally fell asleep when the car started moving again. By today she was in much better spirits and obviously LOVES her grandpa:


And her Uncle Allen:


And great news – my daughter-in-law is a knitter. Today she finished knitting a Rowan Kim Hargreaves sleeveless turtleneck for herself and I taught her how to seam it together. I was going to get a picture, but Izzy got fussy again and Abby took her over to the apartment to put her down, so the picture will have to wait until tomorrow. As for my knitting – I’ve learned that knitting can soothe an anxious spirit, but that doesn’t always make for accuracy. On the drive to the airport and while waiting, I knit and frogged the same 5 inches three times!

6 thoughts on “

  1. Congratulations on having your family so close together now. Have fun spoiling Izzy now that you get to see her all the time, since we know that is the grandparents’ perogative!

  2. Dorothy, I’m so happy for you and your family. What wonderful pictures of a happy happy time.

    Babies can’t get too much loving, so you get busy and give her lots of it – when you can pry her away from Grandpa.

  3. What a cutie! So glad they’re here.

    We used to joke that we should pinch the baby as we crossed the border so the customs guy wouldn’t ask too many shopping questions,

  4. 1. I love all your finished projects! Rogue is fab!
    2. Your little granddaughter is BEEAUUTIFFFUULLL!!!!
    3. I can’t believe you are knitting that stole. You are very talented. It looks so hard but is gorgeous!

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