25 June 2013
One of the great joys as a genealogist is being able to add a new 'live' family member to the family tree. I was able to do this last week when my brother and his wife had their second child, who I will call Lord Stanley. Lord Stanley's real name is one that when my brother told me I got excited as it is the same name as our fourth great grandfather. Of course, my brother didn't know this at the time they named Lord Stanley, but I was excited anyway.
Lord Stanley's birth also allows the family name to continue. I only have one brother and Lord Stanley is his only son. He is the eighth grandchild of my parents. I live near my parents and it was fun to see the excitement and joy that Lord Stanley brought to them.
Lord Stanley has a big sis, Cutie Pie. Cutie Pie is pretty excited to have a little brother. I am sure she will be an excellent big sister. I can speak from experience having a little boy in the house is pretty special.
Welcome to the family, Lord Stanley! I can't wait to meet you.
(Lord Stanley and Cutie Pie are nicknames I have chosen to use for my nephew and niece on this blog to protect their identity at such a young age. Lord Stanley was chosen because both months and years that my brother had babies the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. My son-in-law works as Director of Photography for the Chicago Blackhawks and we are big fans.)