Yes, there will be a couple of pix of the most recent addition to the family tree, but the first little fruit here gets top billing this morning.
While in Rapid City, we’ve seen the Abbster play in two soccer games, and of course Grampa Grumpy played Sports Illustrated photographer and came home with a gallery of action shots. We’ll print a couple and send back to her momma for the Abby Album.
Hard to believe that in six years, 2 week old Taryn will be wearing the same cleated shoes. Or will she? They come so different from day one, don’t they? Abby was coordinated and fearless and strong from very early on; we could tell her first visit to Goose Creek that she was not going to be a squeamish, retiring sissy-girl. Her little sister may prefer to sit and watch and make daisy-chain necklaces while bigger sister scores goals or chases crayfish in the creek. So be it.
It’s best not to have rigid expectations, because the force of nature usually refuses to conform our charges peacefully by force of parental nurture. We’ll all be happy with whoever she turns out to be if she’s kind, inquisitive and honest. Beyond that, we’ll see what genes and environment make of these new twigs.