Thursday, October 25, 2012

It's a boy!

I have been away with my son and his family waiting for my twenty-sixth grandchild to be born! He's finally here! Although the birth was difficult in a couple of ways, and I won't go into the details, the best thing is that baby is healthy and perfect! He looks a little bluish and red but that will dissipate soon!   I am grateful to God for His provision and grace for a healthy mom and baby!

Son Aaron relaxing with his new son Gideon
 My son's family has a tradition, done with each of their home births--they celebrate the day with a birthday cake!  Here Aaron and his children light the candles!

grands from left to right--Ada, Bella, Roman

And then present the cake, singing Happy Birthday to baby Gideon and his momma, just four hours after the birth.

And, of course I am a very proud grandma! 

Do you have traditions for family occasions?

10 comments:

FabricFascination said...

Congratulations Linda, 26 wow! Welcome Gideon!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Oh my goodness - 26! That must be a lot of fun and craziness when everyone is together.

BeadedTail said...

Congratulations to you and Gideon's mom, dad and siblings!

Judy Nolan said...

Congrats on your 26th grandchild! Hope his clavicle heals quickly. Love the birthday cake tradition!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Congrats Grandma! He's beautiful!

Rose said...

Congrats, Linda! I'm so glad that everyone is healthy. What a neat family tradition.

Nancy said...

What a very sweet tradition!! Love:)

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

What a sweet tradition that the whole family can participate in -- I'm sure the little ones love it! Gideon is a cutie, and a big boy!! Congrats Grandma!

Splendid Little Stars said...

aawww...sweet photos!
When I was young and I and my friends were having kids we, too, had birthday cakes.
Some of us had home births so the birthday cake celebration happened right away.
I love that tradition!

Laurie said...

Congratulations! 26 grand babies! You are so blessed!