Sunday, August 18, 2019


Our new grandchild is here! We welcomed Piper Rose Kelly early Wednesday morning! We are so lucky to have a healthy happy mom and baby!

We were surprised and did not know if my daughter was having a boy or a girl. The way they have decided to do it is the kids get to go in first and meet the baby. At that time they find out if they have a brother or a sister and what the name is......nobody knows before they do! I love this tradition and thinks it makes them feel special. Yes we were in the waiting room waiting to go in and find out!!!

My daughter has taken all her children home in this cute little outfit, love that tradition too!

Now they are party of 6!!! Everyone has said how amazing my daughter Caitlin looks. I love seeing the happiness in her smile!

The kids had a crazy night before but were very excited and happy to see little Baby Piper.

Madison and Piper......

Finnegan and Piper....

Brynn and Piper.......

Finn is in love! The first day she was home, he held her for 2 hours! He is such a good big brother.

This picture is from today and she already looks different! They grow so fast! She is such a little sweetheart!

I think it is kind of cool she was born during the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. It's been fun to read about it this week. I was 13 when it happened and only remember the music mostly and hearing about it on TV. Some interesting fun facts I found out:

  • Jimmy Hendrix was the highest paid performer------$18,000
  • Santana only made $750.00
  • The Grateful Dead only made $2,500 and most people slept through their performance!
  • Many people missed Jimmy Hendrix play the Star Spangled Banner because he didn't play it until early Monday morning when most people were leaving. 
  • Janis Joplin performance at Woodstock is said to have been lacking!
  • My own surprise thing was I always thought Bob Dylan was there, but he was not.
I know they were trying to have a Woodstock remake but you just knew it wasn't going to work. Some things just are originals and can never be done again. I think it adds to the magic/angst/craziness of the time. And you know the music would NEVER be as good!!! Just my opinion!!



  1. You are so blessed to have such an incredibly lovely family!

    About Woodstock: I was 16, and I too have always remembered that Bob Dylan was there... LOL! I'm glad they failed to do Woodstock again. Some things are just better in memory and not relived. It came, it went, it was a classic.

  2. Piper is such a beauty! and Caitlin Looks incredible. Finn is so so cute with her, right? What happy happy times for you all.
    Woodstock was a singular event I think. Thanks for the interesting facts about the event.
    Congrats to all again! xo

  3. How wonderful for you, Kelly! I'm certainly a tad envious for you to get another girl. (sigh) They sure do look like a happy family, and Caitlin does, in fact, look fantastic! I hope she stays that way, as I can only imagine what her household is like by now. I'm also happy for you to get to share all this on social media. I made a quilt for a great-niece and wasn't allowed to post a picture of her on the quilt, even without including a name!Enjoy your new family member, as I already know you will. Blessings on everyone.

  4. A beautiful family. All Irish names, lovely children. You are so blessed. Such a happy time when new babies are born. My daughter is a single mom. She adopted and has six kids under 13. We love it. Nothing like kids.

    1. This is the only way I was able to respond to you! Thank you so much for your kind owrds. Yes children are such a blessing!

  5. the pic of them is so touching, so open and happy. Brynn is so sweet in that pic, a mini of Mama, and Finnegan must have an affinity for her. Imagine them years from now, looking back at that picture and saying we were always close! LeeAnna

  6. Congratulations on the beautiful new grandbaby! I know you will all enjoy loving her and getting to know her. So happy that mom is healthy and happy as well. Best wishes to all!

  7. Congratulations to all your family and yes, Caitlin is a beautiful mummy !!
    I think you are going to make a baby quilt for this little beauty... ?

  8. Congratulations! There is nothing sweeter than a new baby. The faces of the family are pure joy!

  9. Congrats Grandma! (Best title in the world!) What a beautiful baby and what a lovely family. You are blessed! What wonderful traditions they have established--great to make the kids feel included! Our grands (same mother) are 28, 19, 15, and 8...moved to FL to live by them once my son said they aren't moving again. He is in the Air Force and will retire next year.


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