Monday, May 30, 2011

The Many Faces of Putz

Although Putter Davis is not the One True Cat, for a walk-on, he's done quite nicely.  When E.W. found him in the yard after the stormy Memorial Day weekend in 2007, he weighed 1 lb. 3 oz. and required bottle feeding. Since then, he's had many different looks, most notably his teenage rebel phase in the lower left corner.  We're just glad he showed up, punk hair and all, four years ago today.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sisters on the Move

This is what we've had going on this weekend....and THIS. Congratulations to Ashley and Worth on their new abode!  These girls have four grandparents who are pretty thrilled that they'll soon be back in Georgia and just a short ride away.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Now What?

Despite the fact that Ellie is crazy about her baby sister, this picture from a couple of weeks ago reminded me of Freddie's reaction when Ellie arrived. Pretty sure that Ellie is really just ready for Emma to stop all that lounging around and start playing and wearing dress up clothes.  These girls are going to have so much fun together!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Kindle Me

I've resisted the Kindle, despite glowing recommendations from some of the Bluestockings and my general love of technology. THIS was the tipping point and even though there's a wait involved, yeah, my early birthday gift arrived today.  :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kickin' Back

Emma's a pretty chill baby...

...and seems to enjoy just kicking back.



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Emma's Name

She's a week old today...and here's a bit about her name.  Her daddy's given name is Emmett. He was named after his father, who had been named after've had three Emmett Wadsworth Bowers in a row. Probably enough, right? Except now, with a daughter, Worth and Ashley were able to change it up a bit. Emma's a lucky little girl to be the namesake of those three Emmetts; I have every confidence she'll make them proud.

Three Emmetts 12-26-90

My beloved grandmother's maiden name was Wright, so of course I am touched that Worth and Ashley chose it for her middle name. Sweet Emma...blessed with the love of family before she even knows it!
The Wright Family, January 1903
Carrie, Luther, and Kate (age 2)

Emilio Ernesto Cavaleri
Side note...I'm counting her name as a nod to my dad's family, too.  His great-grandfather, Emilio Ernesto Cavaleri, immigrated from Milan in 1853 at the age of thirty.
Rev. Emilio Ernesto Cavaleri

That immigrant's only child* was my paternal great-grandfather, Emilio Ernesto Cavaleri.  After an unorthodox childhood, he married Maggie Fairbanks with whom he had thirteen children.  He was a Methodist minister and retired in Birmingham.  What a coincidence that Emma was born there (especially if you skim his Life Story and see the number of places where he could have landed)! There are two more Emilios (my grandfather's brother and nephew) but now we're getting into another branch of the family tree (but how cool is it that they ARE Birmingham people, too?)! 

*link to information updated August 2012 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Aftermath

Hovering Around the House
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