Thursday, August 29, 2013

New life...

I am thrilled to announce the arrival of our grandson!
He came into this world on August 28th, 2013 two weeks early, weighing in at 7 pounds 12 ounces.

Isla has a baby brother
Henry Brian

Vegetarian chili

While my daughter in law was in labour I needed to keep busy.
I got to work in the kitchen preparing food for them.
 When they get home from the hospital there will be lots to do and little time to spend in the kitchen.
They will be adjusting to the new routine and very likely tired.

Something nutritious to eat for the new family...

Blueberry Muffins

I had several cups of coffee
as I had been up since I got the text that her water had broken at 5:00 am


Grammy knit this for you Henry...
I can see you swaddled up in this cozy blanket.

I thought you might be a boy!

My BFF left me this beautiful Blue Bouquet while I was out delivering the food to my son and DIL's home
 I had a small window of opportunity while he dashed home from the hospital for a shave and a shower.

delphinium blooms are so pretty

I wish they liked my garden soil, 
 that they might thrive 
in The Humble Bungalow Garden but alas
 it is not to be...

beauty in blues

New life and babies,
   a miracle in so many ways...
 a humbling and emotional experience
and not one that I can find the right words to describe my feelings...
I'm overwhelmed and bursting...
saturated with Joy.

Baby Henry, 
you've been born into a family that will honour, love and support you.
Welcome into the fold...
Love Grammy and Grampa.


  1. Oh Hostess, my very best wishes. So happy that all are well and safely delivered. Enjoy the excitement and joy of these first days. There is nothing to compare.

  2. Congratulations! Baby Henry will be a much-loved child, with a grammy who is so caring and nurturing and who is just beginning her new retirement life. Best wishes and good health to baby and family!

  3. Congratulations to you and the family! A baby brother for Isla, how exciting!

  4. Leslie, Congratulations and hugs to you from me!
    How splendid, that everything happened so fast and well. What a kind act of preparing food for the family.
    My best wishes to your dear ones : ).

  5. Congratulations to the whole Humble Bungalow family! What great timing with your retirement - I'm sure the family will be glad of some help now and again.

  6. What wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your whole family. I know the food you prepared will be very welcome! Babies are indeed a miracle. You are going to have a wonderful autumn!

  7. This is wonderful news... many blessings to your family and dear little Henry! I think that you used your time so well and those meals will be very much appreciated!

  8. Wonderful!!! What a blessing little Henry is already--and how he will bless your family! I adore the knitted blanket too!

  9. Very best wishes Hostess on Henry's safe arrival! You must all be so excited. You will soon be able to walk out with him in his grand pram tucked in with his sweet blanket!

  10. Wonderful news! Welcome Wee Henry Brian! Do you think two Grammies might take a walk one day soon to compare photos? What a blessing!

  11. Congratulations! this is so exciting...first your adorable granddaughter and now a beautiful is good.

  12. Congratulations! New life is always a blessing. Hugs!

  13. Congratulations! What fun it will be to watch Isla as a big sister, and, of course, to meet your new little guy. Enjoy!

  14. Congratulations to your whole family on the arrival of Henry. Love the blanket that you knit!

  15. Congratulations to you and your family! And welcome to the world, Henry!

  16. Congratulations on the new arrival and how amusing that his initials are HB! It's wonderful that you are retired and free to enjoy.

  17. Congratulations, Grammy! A new little one to love and snuggle. Enjoy these first newborn weeks.

  18. Congratulations on your new grandson, Hostess!

  19. There is nothing more precious. Congratulations.

  20. Congratulations, Hostess! And such good timing that Henry should arrive just as you are retiring!

  21. Wonderful news Hostess and congratulations to you all!

  22. Congratulations to your lovely family,I love the name Henry wondered if he will have the red hair gene like his sister Isla,bet she is thrilled to have a brother.