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Old 12-10-10, 06:59 PM   #1
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There's a new Grouch in town.

Tuesday my son and (mostly) his wife produced a new potential bike rider. She's only 4 lbs 13 oz so I'm thinking she's bound to be a great climber. My son says she definitely has bike rider's legs. He should know something about bike rider's legs since he rode his first century this fall in only 5 hrs and 10 minutes.
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Old 12-10-10, 07:21 PM   #2
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Congrats to the new edition to the family.
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You got your "grouch curriculum" all set up to teach "grouch lessons?"

Anyway, that's great news. Keep us informed.
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What bike are you planning to buy her and what colour? Oh, and congratulations, have fun spoiling her.
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Hope she's doing okay if she's only four pounds.

I think a pink bike with multicolor streamers might be in order in a couple of years.
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Congratulations to the proud Parents & Grandparents.
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What bike are you planning to buy her and what colour? Oh, and congratulations, have fun spoiling her.
I might not be the one to pick out a bike for this grand child. My son, being a cyclist himself, has already been looking at small frame road bikes.

Mom and dad are planning to take over our Santana road tandem. My son, a machinest, helped a friend fabricate a 4-link suspension for a baby trailer a couple of years ago. I think that he has his eye on that too. Even so, next summer might be a little soon for bicycling with the baby - we'll see.

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Hope she's doing okay if she's only four pounds.
Mom and baby are doing fine. Mom is an insulin dependent diabetic and needed a couple of extra days in the hospital to get her body chemistry back to normal. They're both home and back to the new normal now.
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Pics required please.

Young Oakley is now 11 weeks old and That time has gone fast. Luckily he is my second grand child and is still getting spoilt a bit. Unlike Ferne who is still getting spoilt a lot.
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Old 12-11-10, 09:21 AM   #11
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Congrats! Ah nothing like spoiling them rotten and sending them home, LOL!! It won't be long before she "rides off with Grandpa"!
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Aw! That's terrific news! Congratulations to you all!
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A new Grouchette! How wonderful! Congratulations.
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Congratulations! Enjoy spoiling her!
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Awwww! A teeny-tiny baby Grouch! How sweet! Congratulations!
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Does that little Grouch have a new bike yet?

Congratulations to you and Mrs. G, and the family.
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I'm waiting to see how you mount the baby seat on the recumbent. Congrats. I don't know if this is your first grandchild, but I'm sure enoying the role of grandpa.
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Well congratulations are certainly in order to you and all your family, especially the new mini-grouch. Glad to read that mom and the granddaughter are home and well. What a great Christmas present. Our son is a 23 Dec baby.

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What a great Christmas present. Guaranteed to melt the heart of any grouch.
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I'm waiting to see how you mount the baby seat on the recumbent. Congrats. I don't know if this is your first grandchild, but I'm sure enoying the role of grandpa.
Nope, I'm a well experienced grandad. This is number 15 but every single one is special. Depending on how you count them I also have 4 great grandchildren. The whole clan will be getting together on December 26.
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Nope, I'm a well experienced grandad. This is number 15 but every single one is special. Depending on how you count them I also have 4 great grandchildren. The whole clan will be getting together on December 26.
I would count them 1, 2, 3, 4

How else would one count them?

Congrats on your family. Is it expensive at Christmas time?
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