08-03-2012, 10:57 AM
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  • wlmcad
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Opa is the German or Dutch word for Grandpa, and my new name is officially Opa.

So, here is the back story. Our family has had an extraordinarily busy July. My Dad celebrated his eighty-fifth birthday on July 2nd, closely followed by my wife’s fiftieth birthday on the 9th. On July 10th, our very first grandchild made his triumphant entry into the world; he weighed in at 9lbs 14oz and was 21.5 inches long with a head full of hair. The proud grandparents (my wife & I) have already spent a lot of time doting over our first grandson. The new parents are quickly learning how drastically everything changes when a baby enters the family.

   

   

   

   

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 08-03-2012, 11:06 AM
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That's wonderful. Congratulations, Opa.

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 08-03-2012, 11:06 AM
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Bill -

Congrats to you and your wife! This is a time of change for the parents, but also for the grandparents. But it's also so much fun!

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 08-03-2012, 11:14 AM
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Spoil em rotten and send em home !!! That's the motto my parents live by when they get Andrew for a weekend. Congrats !!!

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 08-03-2012, 11:21 AM
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Congratulations to you and your family!

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 08-03-2012, 11:35 AM
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Awesome and congrats Opa! That newborn grandson of yours has more hair than my 4.5 month old daughter. I'm sure it won't be too hard for you and your wife to spoil that little guy! Enjoy.

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 08-03-2012, 12:08 PM
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  • Harvey
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A true gift...much joy and blessings for your family..truly a lucky man and a new potential shaver for the Nook (no rush mind you)Smile

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 08-03-2012, 12:15 PM
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Congratulations! What a beautiful baby! You are truly blessed!

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 08-03-2012, 12:20 PM
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Congratulations Opa what a cute child. And congratulations to your wife and father. Your whole family must be thrilled.

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 08-03-2012, 12:27 PM
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  • freddy
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Congratulations, Opa! May this new young man in the family bring you and yours every happiness. Smile

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 08-03-2012, 12:42 PM
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  • gijames
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Congratz!

Awesome Bill Angel


btw, how did you like the blades?

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 08-03-2012, 12:50 PM
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Bill, congratulations. I'm an Opa six times over, 3 boys and 3 girls. As Dave said, love them, spoil them rotten, then send them home.

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 08-03-2012, 01:10 PM
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Congratulations, Opa! Wonderful news.

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 08-03-2012, 06:11 PM
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  • wlmcad
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(08-03-2012, 12:42 PM)gijames Wrote: Congratz!

Awesome Bill Angel


btw, how did you like the blades?

I like the Sharks a whole lot, they have proven to be one of my favorite blades so far.

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 08-03-2012, 08:37 PM
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Looks like he's ready to read, Opa. You're in trouble! Seriously, enjoy the ride. It's the best.

FWIW, we found that our kids had a little more respect for us after the first grandchild was born. They of course had no way of knowing how much work (and joy) it is.

Teach him his first words today -- D R Harris.

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 08-03-2012, 08:48 PM
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(08-03-2012, 08:37 PM)slackskin Wrote: Looks like he's ready to read, Opa. You're in trouble! Seriously, enjoy the ride. It's the best.

FWIW, we found that our kids had a little more respect for us after the first grandchild was born. They of course had no way of knowing how much work (and joy) it is.

Teach him his first words today -- D R Harris.

Laugh out loud! I think you are right. It is probably when the first kid comes along that you realize your own parents weren't so stupid after all. I guess you could call that a milestone.

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