10 May 2011

great grandpa james [visit home part 2]

our trip home was filled with gezellig moments, but one of the very best was introducing baby cedar james to his great-grandpa james, his namesake (along with his grandpa james too).  my grandpa has 5 children, 13 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren & baby cedar was the only one he hadn't yet had a chance to hold as a little baby.    

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it was such a beautiful meeting. 

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it didn't arrive until a few weeks after we left, but here is my grandpa james with his "cedar james tree".  its a white cedar tree that he planted so that he can watch the tree grow in his backyard, as cedar grows far away.  then, when cedar comes home he will be able to see the tree that his great-grandpa planted for him when he was just a little baby.

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the trip was also a great chance for cedar to be introduced to more of his family - great aunts & uncles & sweet cousins too!

3 comments:

corners of my life said...

Grandpa Jim is so proud of the wonderful young adult you have become {and so are we}!

Hannah said...

The tree is such a tangible, meaningful gift! How cool!!

daphne said...

i love the cedar tree gift. that cedar has quite the parents.