Son of a Turtle

We loaded up in the big van yesterday to return to the land of Honey’s birth. We had some people to see, and a person to meet, so it was over the river to Canada. We headed off to Honey’s sister Rachel and her husband Krazy Kenny’s house.

We were greeted by their granddaughter, a little bunny named Paisley. She sang, danced and played her little heart out!


THEN, the new person came in! Rachel and Kenny have a new grandson! He is the new baby of their son Turtle and his wife Kim.

He made his debut on our Thanksgiving, which was their…Thursday.

We gave the parents quick hugs before we snatched the child. That’s the way it is when there is a new baby in the family. I got him first because I am the aunt. That doesn’t have anything to do with anything, but they gave him to me, so I was not alone in thinking it.

We looked into each other’s souls and had some deep communication. We bonded People. We smiled and laughed, he loves me I can tell.


I did not want to be labeled a baby hog, so I shared with Mousey, who gave up a cash money baby sitting job so she could get her mitts on Baby Spencer.


These two have a couple things in common, blue eyes and the family lips. Honey and Rachel look like their Mother and she had some strong genes. Rachel passed them on to Turtle, who passed them on to Peanut here. Honey gave them to Mousey. Who knows where they will turn up next?


He is just a mini Baby Turtle.

Then Mousey shared.


The Ab-Cat was next in line. Three must have been the lucky number, she got the spit up!


Considering we were passing him around like a football, he was such a good boy!


Then Ab shared with Uncle Honey.


Sharing the Nona gene. Kim says he does have her ears. She did an excellent job making him AND his beautiful ears!


He was then entertained by Uncle Honey’s world famous balloon noise that all children love.


He’s like the Pied Piper, children flock to him and his noise.


That wore him out so I wedged myself back in there. I love a sleeping baby.


So peaceful, it’s hard not to bother them.


Then I had to share again. It was just like kindergarten.


Our family then decided to allow other members of the family near the newborn. It seemed like the right thing to do.

Finally the Grandma got him! Rachel has officially changed her name to Nanny. He was riveted to her.


Then Aunt Queeny B was able to do her aunty thing. She even changed the diaper! Her goal is to love on this child, spoil him, and then send him home.


Queeny B’s husband Peter is a baby whisperer. He has honed his skillz for years with his own babies, Paisley and The Burkie.


Queen B and The Hive.


I was telling everyone yesterday that The Burkie and Paisley are about the same ages that Queen and Turtle were when I first met them. Who feels as old as dirt?

The Burkie was showing us his freshly gone teeth. He lost the tooth, but The Tooth Fairy graciously gave him $5 anyway. Canadian Tooth Fairies rock!


He is all about these guys. I think they were called Monster High people. We are all officially old now, even our Girls didn’t know who they were.

Here is his favorite, Cleo. He could tell you a whole bucket of information on each one too. They had their own back story, and front story, and lineage!


This one had the name of Abby, so she was our favorite.


Just before they left, Paisley gave an encore performance.


After I was finished taking pictures, she said WAIT, one more! This is what she gave me. She worked it good!


Oh look, The Parents, Turtle and Kim. They have a lovely family! Thank you for being so willing to let us completely hijack your child for the afternoon!


Welcome to the family Baby Spencer! Really big SMOOCH!




  1. Laurie said,

    January 16, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    I feel like I was there with you all and met these great people. I WOULD be a baby hog! He is precious. I especially love the close-up photo where you are holding him.

  2. Marlene said,

    January 16, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    What lovely family pictures-you captured his every face and mood. I feel again, like I am part of your family.

  3. Honey's Older Sister said,

    January 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Wish I could have been there (although it is definately sunny and warm here in Mexico). Thank you so much for sharing the pictures and I especially like the close up one as well. It really shows Spencer. He is growing by leaps and bounds. Everybody looks wonderful.

    P.S. Spelling alert…… in Italian it is Nonna. FYI xxxooo

  4. Rachel Koekstat said,

    January 17, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Had a wonderful time with all of you glad we could get together Lets not let it be so far next time Thanks for all the pictures Love you all Nanny

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