“Just another guy with a blog.  No big whoop.”

April 29, 2010

Say hello to my little friend

Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum:
Habemus novum nepōtem!
Eminentissimum ac pulchrum puerum
Qui sibi nomen imposuit PAULUS IOSEPH.

I announce to you a great joy:
We have a new grandson!
The most eminent and most beautiful boy
Who takes to himself the name of PAUL JOSEPH (MADRID).

Nancy and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our 8th grandchild, Paul. The little lad is the fifth child of our oldest son, Jonathon, and his lovely wife Kelly.

He was born yesterday, Wednesday, April 28, in the year of Our Lord 2010, weighing in at 6 lbs., 15 oz., and measuring 20". He is healthy in every respect and everyone in the family is delighted to finally meet him in person. My thanks to all of you who have been praying for Kelly and baby during her pregnancy.

P.S. For those who are interested in such things, our grandsons now outnumber our granddaughters, 6 to 2.


  1. He looks like he's giving the "you talkin' to me?" line. :)

  2. He has that newborn look of resigned composure: "Yep, just with my ear to the wall, I could tell that these folks are crazy. Ah, well, time for another feeding - they do seem to be good at feeding me."

  3. Congratulations, Grandpa! And of course our prayers will still be with you all!

  4. Congratulations!!! Welcome, Mr. Paul Joseph Madrid. : )

  5. Congratulations! and welcome Paul Joseph Madrid.
    If anyone is wondering this is my first post here.

  6. God bless Paul Joseph Madrid! What a joy!

  7. Congratulations Patrick. We named our youngest (born 12 weeks ago Sunday) Joseph James but Paul Joseph sounds just as good and just as Catholic.

    My mother has 6 granddaughters and 6 grandsons. When grandchild number 13 arrives next month, it will be uneven again.

    My in laws on the other hand have 8 grandsons and 3 granddaughters.