Wednesday, 22 March 2017

It's an Equinox-ish Boy.



The wait is over.... As of today we have 6 grandsons. Kellogg presented us with No 6 at 10.40 am this morning (in Australia). 

I bought his tree just a couple of weeks back. I thought I was cutting it a bit fine, but he kept us waiting!

The hole was previously dug, the tree had been placed by it's side, and as soon as word came through it was positioned. I have to add that it was quite cold out there this morning, and only just properly light.

As with my five other grandchildren, the tree had to be planted on his actual birth day to mark his arrival. 

I wonder if I'll get to plant any more? Each of my three children now has two children (all boys) of their own.

Boo Boo Minor's tree (for that is his provisional name) is a Royal Gala apple. We only have two other apple trees, so more are needed!

Congratulations to Kellogg and Wills, and welcome to Boo Boo Minor; an equinox-ish brother for Boo Boo Major.






50 comments:

  1. Many congratulations Cro! You are blessed indeed to have six grandsons.

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    1. We are indeed, and, so far, all lovely children.

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  2. 'The happiest days are when children are born'. Congratulations all. x

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    1. Thanks Andi. I shall have a big smile on my face for days!

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  3. How marvelous Cro.....congratulations to all.x

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    1. Thank you. We couldn't be happier.

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  4. That's a splendid way of celebrating a birth (and knowing the age of your trees).

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    1. The oldest of our grandchildren are now 10/11-ish, and their trees are fully functioning. They all love the fact that they have their very own fruit trees.

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  5. Many congratulations to you and yours. X

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  6. Yay !!!! Congratulations to your son and well done Kellogg !!! So exciting .... won't be long before you have a rugby team !!!!! I love your tree planting tradition ..... such happy news for you and Lady M. Is the bubbly on ice ? XXXX

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    1. It's a whole Polo team, with two on the bench!

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  7. I thought ah the baby has arrived because you were late this morning. I will have a drink with you later in the bar. Nice one Kellogg.

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    1. I had to wait until it was light to plant the tree, and take a snap. Cheers!

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  8. Great news at last! Congratulations all round, and may the tree thrive along with the little one.

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    1. That's what we're hoping too. Thanks Frances.

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  9. Congratulations...relieved and delighted to hear the little one has arrived safely.
    Arilx

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    1. At last. We've been expecting him since the 12/13th.

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  10. Congratulations! May Boo Boo Minor and the tree both grow tall and strong and be fruitful.

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  11. Congratulations to all the family and to the proud Gramps & Grandmum. 10 days late is nothing for him but suspect that K is relieved all now well.

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    1. She looks very well, and smiling. All is as one would hope.

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  12. Lovely idea, I'm sure you could well have another grandchild as most people like a girl at sometime.
    Briony
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    1. They each seem to stop after 2 boys. My influence is ignored.

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  13. Welcome to the world, Boo Boo Minor. Congratulations to all.

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    1. Thank you Elaine. A very happy day.

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  14. Congratulations Cro! May he have a long and happy life!

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    1. That's all one can wish for. Thank you Jennifer.

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  15. There is no better feeling than the joy one experiences when having a grandchild. May he be strong and kind and may his tree be covered with blossoms and fruit. Congratulations to your beautiful family.

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    1. Than you Arleen. I like to think that man and nature are in harmony with each other, and my planting of fruit trees is designed to echo that hope. May my grandsons thrive, and may their trees also thrive.

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  16. Congratulations to all of your family, the stork made it's way finaly.

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    1. I think it lost its way, but all is now fine. Storks don't use SatNav.

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  17. Congratulations Cro, to you and your lovely family. Baby's births always make me cry happy tears! Special thoughts to the beautiful mother, Kellog!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Thank you Maria. Yes, a new baby in the family is wonderful. I'm sure that No 6 will be just as delightful as the other 5.

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  18. I love this tradition you have. Wonderful family you have.
    Happy New Baby !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. It's a simple idea, but the children love it.

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  19. Congratulations - will you pass on my congratulations to all the family in Oz at present.

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    1. I will indeed. I shall speak with them this morning.

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    1. I hope there'll be more occasions in the future.

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  21. what a fantastic tradition to uphold, It has inspired me to do something similar from now on.

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    1. It also reminds you exactly how old the tree is; or at least when it was planted.

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  22. Congratulations, R - you old Cro.

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    1. Thank you Tom; it's also a sign of age!

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  23. Congratulations all around! I love your tradition of planting a tree. -Jenn

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    1. They certainly love seeing their trees, and of course eating the fruit.

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  24. Yes, congrats! But 6 grandsons, good grief. Would be nice to have a girl in the mix. How special each grandchild must feel when they are old enough to understand a tree was planted to celebrate their arrival. Lovely.

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    1. It also means we could never sell this house!

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