: What's better Than A 'Cow"?
06-07-2009, 09:07 PM
Well my friends...............today at 7:05 a.m. I got something much better than the "cow" of my dreams....our daughter Amy gave birth to a beautiful baby girl :D
She came a tad early but weighed in at 5lb 7oz and was mid schoolie size (19 inches). mom, dad and baby all doing well...........you will meet Sloane Elizabeth on the flats in about 12 years.....can't wait!!!
Keith.....you can now "officialy' call me "gramps" and I won't mind one bit!
06-08-2009, 04:31 AM
Congratulations Ron. I have two daughters of my own and they are very special to me. Yes,they are better than any cow . :D FishHawk
06-08-2009, 04:45 AM
Congrats Ron. Your a grandfather. I have two Grandkids - one girl who's five and a boy who's 10. I had the 10 year old out fishing at the south end of PI.
Try not to spoil her! ;)
Ron, congratulations to you and your wife, Carol, and a special one to Amy from her Uncle Jim. We miss her on the flats outfishing us all. She's a special girl with a contagious laugh that makes everyone's day.
06-08-2009, 06:04 AM
Really happy for you and your family Ron.... hope to see you soon.
A heartfelt congratulations to the new parents and to you Ron!
06-08-2009, 07:03 AM
She was only 19" but, she's a keeper...Dad, give my best to "sis." Now that you're a grandfather do we have to start fishingat the bottom of the stairs? :chuckle:
06-08-2009, 07:55 AM
Thanks gentlemen for the kind words and congrats! I haven't been this excited in a while as my post illustrated.
Seeing a new life come into the world is a miracle. A blank slate with a lifetime to paint on it her very own mural.
Jim....I will share what you said to your "neice'" . Despite her quick smile and easy laugh, Amy usually takes time to warm up to new people...........except for you.....I still remember the day that the 2 of you first met..............the both of you hit it off immediately and talked for at least an hour. Gotta be something special there. Or as my "spooky" daughter said to me on the way home that day....."Jim and I had to know each other in a previous life, we have met before".
Garry.......as long as I have my Aleve and xtra strength tylenol....I think we can make it to at least 100 ft to the right of the stairs.....as usual, thanks for your "kindness" and "thoughtfulness" :wink:
Juro......loved your post on NM......it is the only place I can go, get skunked and still feel fortunate to have had the experience and feeling one gets just being there......a spiritual place!!!!!!!!!! That will be the first place I will take my grand-daughter. I will not fish that day.....will only watch the amazement and excitement in her eyes.
Thanks all!....and Bill, I agree..........daughters are indeed special....especially if they fly fish :D
06-08-2009, 02:53 PM
That's great - Congratulations! I became grandfather for the first time last January when my daughter gave birth to a healthy boy. It truly is a miracle. Now 5 months later, I get to play with him and when he poops or begins to fuss, I hand him over to Mom.....it is a beautiful thing! :D I can't wait to take him fishin! :smokin:
06-08-2009, 02:59 PM
Ironically I caught that fish in the same spot where my son caught his first keeper on fly one 4th of July weekend many years ago. He made up a retrieve which follows the cadence to a children's song and I still use that retrieve sometimes with that silly song in my head DOH :hihi:
06-08-2009, 11:37 PM
Great news Grand Dad! Happy days ahead!
06-09-2009, 12:22 PM
Congrats Ron, Nice seeing you and Gary the other day. Have not had internet since Friday.
06-09-2009, 10:01 PM
Give my best to Amy and her husband. Now Carol has to buy diapers for two!!:razz:
06-10-2009, 08:13 AM
Keith- You're killin' me...I'm almost rolling on the floor. Grampy is going to make me pay for this. :chuckle:
As my kids grow up I have decided to purchase a gun.
When I become a grandfather the only person allowed to call me "grampy" will be my grandchild. Anyone else who does will be introduced to my two new friends Smith and Wesson. :lildevl:
06-10-2009, 08:18 PM
You better make that a Glock Grampy, if your going to carry it on the flats with you. They've been proven to handle wet conditions, much better than most other little friends.:lildevl: