Friday, March 19, 2010

Finnian, we love you!

I'm so excited and emotional today because we have a new baby nephew!!!
Finnian Love Meads was born on St Patricks Day in Hudson, Wisconsin and he is just beautiful. Doesn't Marks sister, Jen, look amazing too? Fin is the third child for Steven & Jen who also have a son, Indigo & a daughter, Tova. We had a lovely chat today and Jen was telling me they didn't have a name picked out so while she was in labour they googled Irish names and came up with Finnian. I love it, what a great name. Love is a Swedish name and pronounced 'loovay'. So his name is a great blend of cultures, just like his family.



I thought about them all on the long drive to Lancefield today. I was dropping off donated clothes & toys for the Vietnamese orphans I posted about recently.



It was good to be away from home and driving through unknown country. I love to look at the sky and fields and the old buildings that are so full of history.



And of course I managed to squeeze in bit of op shopping. Green seemed to be theme of the day, I couldn't believe I found this tablecloth too.



And this sweetest rosey pillowcase which has become an instant favourite.



Some great books and more linen.


I haven't read this yet, have you?

So now I'm off to do a couple of hours sewing before school pickup. I'm feeling a bit teary today, I think it's a combination of being sick this week, Mark being away & the new baby. It is hard to be so far away from family at times like this. I wish we could be closer to Jen & her family, the cousins are all growing up not knowing each other. I haven't met little Tova yet and they haven't met Rosie, imagine if we could just click our fingers and be together.

Still, the sky is blue outside and it's almost the weekend, yay!! Hope yours is a happy one. I'll be drawing out a name for my giveaway soon so do enter if you haven't yet. It's such a beautiful book and I should really have shown you some of the amazing colourful photo's. Lots of Australian art and the whole history of the Workshop is such a fascinating story. Take care sweeties, see you soon xo

16 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

What a dear sweet baby! Congratulations to the whole family! The book looks interesting- I'll have to look for it here. All your bunnies from the previous post are wonderful too. Your work is always so lovely!

Tania said...

Congrats Auntie! We have the same geographical issues happening in this family - thank goodness for the Skype/email/interwebby thing...

Amanda said...

what a glowing mum! nice finds too

CurlyPops said...

Congratulations Aunty Beck!
Finnian is such a beautiful name for a new little bubba. What a lovely photo of mumma and bubba.

Kylie said...

Congratulations on the new family member - our family was extended on Saint Patricks Day with a little boy as well (my cousin first:) They called him Joshua (Kelly) is his surname so you cant get any more Irish than that:) Great finds. We used to live abot 40 minutes drive from Lanerfield and miss it.

Posie Patchwork said...

As a mother of a child named Fin, only gorgeous things can come from that wonderful little person. Love Posie

Linda said...

congratulations!! what a sweet babe and a beautiful name!! hope you are less teary now those op shop goodies would certainly cheer me up bigtime, gorgeous stuff

dear prudence said...

ooooh, Beck! what a precious little baby, hope mums doing well.
Thank your darling for bunny cuddles, I'll see you tomorrow!

messyfish said...

Oh look at that amazing sky!

picciolo said...

congratulations to your family, what a cutie he is! I too wish I could snap my fingers to make my family nearer, let me know if you find a way
: )

teddybearswednesday said...

How exciting about a new baby in the family. Big Congrats to everyone in your family.
I hope you are feeling better soon Beck, xoxo

Kylie said...

Ohhhhh sweet little baby, brings a tear to my eye the newness is so new you can almost see the heaven sprinkles all over him! I too have had a sick week (and not in the "sick!" skate boarder kind of way) feeling teary and missing my mum. Love the bunnies too!

WarsawMommy said...

Confrtas to your sister! She looks FAB in this photo, and Finnian is gorgeous. Love the name too (will he be Finn??).

And that tea cup and saucer was warmly elegant... though I've given up drinking out of china cups. My boys have no respect for 'fine bone' anything ;)

WarsawMommy said...

Gah. I meant 'CONGRATS'. I am typing one-handed here. You'd think I'd be better at it now, huh, after all these years of practice.

Miss Prudence said...

Congrats on nephew!
That book is WONDERFUL!!! I just love that book and it was made into a great movie too. Enjoy it Beck, let me know what you think, would love to know.

take care
Lyndax

Ooty said...

Congrats!! New babies are such a joy!!!
and, lovely finds =)