Sunday, February 11, 2007

A Moving Moment

Coffee with Butterfly

Yesterday, Cuppa was summoned by Butterfly to help put some finishing touches on the nursery. Company is coming next weekend, so although Smudge is not due for two months, it was time to more or less complete the decorating. No doubt, Cuppa will want to fill you in on all of the details, and since I have no idea what the details are anyway, I won't even try.

Often, when we drop in to see the kids, we'll first make a stop at Tims and take an offering with us. The photo shows me with travel mug in hand. What it doesn't show is my favourite afternoon choice, a blend of hot chocolate and coffee — with double cream of course. Mmm mmm good.

But get a load of Butterfly's cup on the dresser! Do you think she had a craving, or what?

Anyway, the gals did their thing while the boy and I watched tv, ate chips, and drank Diet Coke. Then, we all had pizza and watched the hockey game while playing Trivial Pursuit. At some point in time during the evening, Butterfly said, "Dad, I think if you put your hand right here and are patient, you'll feel the baby move." So, I did. Butterfly placed her hand on mine, and Smudge kicked or elbowed (probably elbowing as it was hockey night in Canada from coast to coast to coast) from below, three generations of Clouds coming together.

Three generations. The moment moved me.

18 comments:

sare said...

Wow - she's is really starting to look pregnant (and beautiful of course :)) Sounds like a great day all in all!
It's all so exciting - 'Uncle Grandaddy'!

bonita said...

What glorious days are ahead for your family. Blessings for everyone.

Laurie said...

What a beautiful photo and story. She looks gorgeous and how wonderful that you were able to feel the little one move like that.

Ginger said...

How exciting, AC! I look forward to seeing Grandpa with Smudge, when the day comes.

Cathy said...

Beautiful - just beautiful. (With a dollop of orneriness. Someone's been playing in photoshop)

Granny said...

You have so much to look forward to. She's radiant.

-epm said...

Heck! Even I'm getting excited for the big day!

(Very funny, and well done, Photoshop action)

Turtle Guy said...

I have yet to experience such a moment. Maybe one day...

Perhaps in years to come you can share your moment with Junior over a coffee and hot chocolate blend - double cream.

Ben said...

i love that story! and that giant tim horton's cup. and the fact that you've adopted the half coffee half hot chocolate ;)

Steffi said...

What for a beautiful picture,story and exciting moment.She looks wonderful and our best greetings!!

Sue said...

Wow, how lovely to feel a little kick. Two months will whizz past, I'm sure and you'll be a wonderful Grandpa!

Heather said...

Can't wait to "meet" the new grandbaby!

Pam said...

Great photo, AC, even better moment. I remember waiting for my grandkids, feeling them kick and talking to the tummy. "Hello in there, it's Mimi!"

Cate said...

I had the same momment with my mother when I was pregnant with my first. Very special!

BTW, where did she get that HUGE Timmy's cup??? There are times I could use one of those!

Leann said...

OOOOO sweet.it wont be long now.God bless you all.

marmalade said...

wow, the nursery looks great!

I'm so excited for you guys! What an exciting moment.

Say hello and give her a hug for me.

hey, are you guys going to be at the farm anytime soon?????

Rainypete said...

Too cool! The nursery looks good and that dresser is amazing! I have got to find a Tim's that sells coffees that big!

Coll said...

Oh my goodness.. pretty soon, A.C.. pretty soon. :-)