Thursday, October 27, 2011

It's a girl!

Our younger son, Angus and daughter-in-law, Amanda are expecting their second child, our sixth grandchild. Recently Amanda went for her first scan and they let us know it's a girl! We're thrilled; by March next year, we'll have three granddaughters and three grandsons.

Yesterday Amanda sent me photos of their son, Joel who's one year and nine months old. Suddenly he doesn't seem like a baby anymore; he's a little boy. One who looks very much like his daddy did at that age.

Always smiling, Joel is a very happy and confident little boy
Watching the world go by from his car seat in the back of his parents' Isuzu

Mmm, now I wonder where he gets his craze for motorbikes

Relaxing in the garden

He loves the drums in the church band and can often be found sitting on the throne drumming a beat!

Thank goodness for modern technology, without which we grandparents here in Kenya would miss out on the lives of our precious little ones.


  1. This handsome little boy looks like much like your sons and grandsons. A chip off the ole block eh?

    The internet is a handy way to keep up with family, and friends.

  2. I love the one of him looking out the window... so cute!

  3. He is the spitting image of Angus at that age.

  4. Joel is so very cute, Jo! Wonderful news about the next baby and how exciting it's a girl this time round!

  5. I know the feeling. Skype is the best invention. Joel is a darling.Congrats on a new one coming. We too have another on the way.

  6. Oh my gosh, Jo....he is adorable!! And how wonderful to have another grand child on the way.

  7. What a handsome little chap he is! Congrats on the news for the next grandbaby!

  8. Those big blue eyes are just enchanting, Jo.
    Congratulations on your upcoming granddaughter. I'm so happy for you and Grant, as well as for Angus and Amanda!
    I love the photo of "my" Shadow in your header. He's come a long way from his scruffy kittenness in Khartoum, hasn't he? A very handsome fellow!
    Luv, K

  9. What a wonder these grandchildren are! And oh how nice it is to have the technology to be able to communicate with them via cell phones and internet connections!

  10. Cutie little boy with very expressive eyes. Congratulations on your upcoming grand daughter.

    Regards to your husband. Have a relaxing weekend dear.

  11. He is a very cute little boy !!

  12. Jo, congrats on your granddaughter. It is neat they found out early. Joel is a real cutie pie. Wonderful photos.

  13. Oh, Jo, he is darling!

    The same is true of us grandparents in northern California whose grandchildren all live in southern California (8 hours' drive away). I grab photos off my dils' Facebook pages.

    Congratulations to you, Grant, Angus and Amanda!


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