On April 26, 2003, our daughter, Gina, and her husband, Dewite North, became parents.  That means that Nancy and became -- GRANDPARENTS for the first time!  This section of the web site will be reserved for sharing news, photographs, special moments and other items of note that relate to our first grandchild. 

(click here to visit our second grandchild)

The first bit of news is that IT'S A BOY!  He entered the world at 7:49 p.m. on a Saturday night, a couple of days ahead of schedule.  He weighed in at 7 lbs, 5 oz and was 20.25" long.  Year one and two went by very fast, and he will be 3 years old very soon! Below are some of our favorite pictures, past and present. 

  
      on day 1                                         September 2006

CHRISTIAN DEWITE NORTH

There are lots of pictures, so if you don't have a high speed connection, it may take a while for all to download.  You can scroll from top to bottom or click on the links below:

Introducing Christian Dewite North - Year One

Christian's First Christmas

Christian's First Birthday

Christmas 2004

Christian Turns 2

Birth of a Grandson

Preparing


 
July 4, 2003                                at 11 weeks

 
ready for the beach

 
at 14 weeks

 
at 16 weeks

   
at 17 weeks

 
at 4 mos                           at 5 mos


lovin' life at 5 months

  
bat baby? (first Halloween party)


"love that cereal" - 25 weeks


with Aunt Kara at 6 months

 
sporting some serious curls

 
there's a new tooth in there


with rubber duck at 8 mos.

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Christian's First Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Merry Christmas to all!

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Christian's First Birthday

 

 


It was a very good year!

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Christmas 2004

Christmas at the North house (that's in Virginia, not the Pole) was lots of fun this year.  Christian was 20 months old, but he handled it like a pro.  He wasn't too crazy about sitting in Santa's lap, but the lights, colorful presents and especially the toys, got his attention.  There are some photo highlights on this page, and short videos on another page.  To watch the videos, click here; to see the photos, simply scroll down.

NOTE: PLEASE BE PATIENT, THE VIDEOS MAY TAKE A LONG TIME TO DOWNLOAD EVEN WITH HIGH SPEED CONNECTIONS

(click on any thumbnail photo in the montage below to see a larger version)

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 Birth of a grandson!!

During the first four weeks of Christian's life, he was surrounded by lots of loving relatives, including George (Papa) and Nancy (Grammy), who camped out at Gina and Dewite's house until May 24 and helped out with the night feedings and an occasional (?) diaper change.  Everyone had at least one camera, so there were lots of pictures to choose from for this page.  Here are some of the best (click on any thumbnail photo to see a larger image).

         
       
       
At the hospital
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Getting comfortable at home
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Reading time
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Bath time (rated G)
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Before long, Christian and his Dad will be taking to the links for a round of golf.  As you can see from the picture below, he already has the clothes (OK, so the golf shoes are a bit large) and the right attitude.


"Did you see that putt?  I missed a birdie by this much!"

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 Getting Ready

Preparing for the baby's arrival included a total makeover of bedroom number three at Gina and Dewite's house into a

NURSERY!!


Gina started practicing early
(helping to prepare Kara's nursery in 1975)

       
A work of love by the future mother and aunt
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three bears add to the story
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baby furniture completes the room
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On March 9, 2003, "Aunt" Kara put on a shower for the expectant Mom.  "Grandma" Nancy made the trip from Nevada and lots of nice folks brought lots of great gifts.  Looks like there was plenty of food too!


This is really cool!!


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