I Am Now A Grandpa

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I can be President of the United States or I can control Alice. I cannot possibly do both.

Theodore Roosevelt, answering a question about his wild eldest daughter Alice.


Figure 1: Picture of My Granddaughter.

Figure 1: Picture of My Granddaughter.

I am bursting with excitement right now. My youngest son and his wife now have a little girl. The baby arrived about 3 weeks early, but both mother and baby are doing fine. I could not be happier for their family.

I find the whole process of having a child amazing:

  • Before they arrive, you have never met them and could not love them more.
  • After they arrive, life becomes a blur of love, work, and worry.
  • When they leave home, you find yourself wishing you could have some of the old days back.
Figure 2: Beautiful Eyes.

Figure 2: Beautiful Eyes.

Unfortunately, my son and his wife live 1000 miles away in Montana. The drive to Montana is a long one and can be dangerous during the winter –North Dakota blizzards are brutal. Air service to Western Montana is expensive and inconvenient (i.e. connections through Denver or Salt Lake City).

One way or another, I am going to be spending much more time in Montana.

Figure 3: One Month Old.

Figure 3: One Month Old.

Figure M: Three Months Old and Smiling.Figure M: Three Months Old and Smiling.

Figure 4: Three Months Old and Smiling.

Figure 5: Six Months and Rocking It.

Figure 5: Six Months and Rocking It.

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5 Responses to I Am Now A Grandpa

  1. Ken Connor says:

    Excellent news! I have been a grandpa for 21 months and it is great! Hoping to guide her to a career as an engineer, but she can do whatever she wants, and will tell me that.

     
    • mathscinotes says:

      I completely agree -- I would love to see her be an engineer, but whatever makes her happy.

      I am certain of one thing. Her dad is from Minnesota, and she will have a hockey stick in her hand as soon as she can walk. We have already discussed how to turn his backyard into a hockey rink 🙂

      mark

       
  2. RONAN A MANDRA says:

    A belated congratulations also.

     
    • mathscinotes says:

      Hi Ronan,

      This grandpa gig is the best deal ever created! I can't wait to get a hockey stick and skates on her.

      Hope all is well.

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