Beautiful Lauren Elizabeth Bates was born August 14th, 2005 at 10:55 p.m. She weighed in at 6 lbs 11 oz and is 20 1/2 inches long.
She is the 2nd daughter of my oldest son, Sterling, and his beautiful wife Liz. You should see her older sister and cousins. Man I do good work (bowing to loud applause and showing appropriate humility).
This now makes four grandchildren, with two more on the way. This grandparenting stuff can get real exciting, and it is definitely rewarding.
I wanted to post her picture but it’s been suggested that that’s not a good thing. (I had to delete a bunch of comments here because they weren’t in keeping with the wonderful announcement, so I’ll blog on it another day)