The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

11 April 2003

First look

Laney Paige-Marie HillFor all of you demanding a picture of the new granddaughter — well, here's a picture of the new granddaughter.

(If you missed the original intro, this is Laney Paige-Marie Hill, born 29 March at around three in the morning, six pounds thirteen ounces, and 18.5 inches tall. God forbid I should ever have to relearn these statistics in metric.)

(This was edited at 9:50 am Saturday to add the second paragraph and to reshuffle the formatting slightly.)



Posted at 7:41 PM to Next Generation


She's a doll, however, the shirt is wrong. Her eyes are -open-! :)

Posted by: Steve at 7:52 PM on 11 April 2003

Cute, cute, cute! Congratulations, Charles! But, as Steve pointed out, she's a-fibbin...that princess is awake!

Don't you love how their fists clench up? :-)

Posted by: DavidMSC at 1:03 AM on 12 April 2003

I have a feeling that the attitude is just beginning. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 9:25 AM on 12 April 2003

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH yeah it's just beginning....and there's NO light at the end of the tunnel either.

(adorable baby)

Posted by: Vickie at 9:29 AM on 12 April 2003

Awwwww . . there's that little girl :)
Who took the picture? Grandpa :)

Posted by: ms7168 at 9:35 AM on 12 April 2003

This photo was obtained basically by reminding the parents that should I die of a stroke from their repeated failure to cough up a picture, they will inherit half of my debts.

I am, after all, practiced in the art of demotivation, though I'll probably never get to the level of these guys.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:08 AM on 12 April 2003

Grandfatherhood. Another major milestone.

Mine (only one, so far) called last night from South Dakota. She turned two in January.

"Hi Dumpa Dumpy (Grandpa Grumpy)..I miss oooo".

How far away is yours? Hope you're not G'pa in absentia.

Posted by: fredf at 6:40 PM on 12 April 2003

360 miles, more or less. (Both my kids live at this distance, but they're only about eight miles from each other, so it's possible to sweep through town and embarrass both of them in a single day.)

The first of the grandchildren, aged just shy of 3½, is here this weekend, and thus far he seems to consider his primary duty to be persuading me to purchase SpongeBob SquarePants® boxers for him. I pointed out that pretty much all boxers were in fact square pants, which of course went over his head but managed to elicit a grin from his mother.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:07 PM on 12 April 2003

Ok -- NOTHING has made me laugh, and I mean NO-THING, like the vision of a three year old being told that pretty much all boxers are square pants.

Anyway, get to Target or Mart du Wal today and get some SquarePants undies for the li'l dude. At least stick 'em in his Easter basket. He'll be so happy knowing his little Cottontail is properly adorned.

Posted by: Vickie at 6:31 AM on 13 April 2003

I just looked at the ticket from yesterday's Target run: $173.96.

Okay, that does include a Barry Manilow CD I bought on a dare, but still, the tradition of overspending on one's descendants was, I think, duly honored.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:18 AM on 13 April 2003