Saturday, November 29, 2008

Turkey Tale

This Thanksgiving Dave's Mom Ann brought over a fresh turkey for us to prepare. Dave and I decided to cook this bad boy breast side down in hopes the white meat would be more moist. Well I can tell you that I will never cook it any other way from now on. It was super moist and tasty. I still don't know if the freshness of the just butchered turkey played the more important part of it or not but the combo was "just right". We stuffed w/a "New England" stuffing receipe that had fresh cranberries, sausage, nuts, and all the other basics and it was wonderful too! So next time you do a turkey, try it our way! You might really like it too!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Morning chillin'

videoAfter a good session of "mom's milk" Dylan is in a happy and satisfied mood. Limbs get loosened up and the eyes try to focus on something interesting. But all and all just a nice happy moment for our little guy!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Grandfatha'n'me

First picture of Dylan with his Grandfather. Mark arrived today for some time with his new grandson. He is as smitten as I am already and as you can see Dylan is studying his face and charming him right off the bat. And it all seems to be "coming back to him" Mark that is. How little they are at first and all the baby talk stuff you thought you might have forgotten. I can tell already that Dylan will have his "Grandfatha" wrapped around his little finger in no time! We wish everyone checking in on this blog a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families! We know we'll be having a great one here. Love to Matt and the Detroit Wild family!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

First Language Lessons


Yesterday Dylan had his first language lessons. During an alert time in my arms of about 45 minutes he just watched me talk to him so intently it almost made my heart expand. He just studied my face and listened so hard it made you almost feel like he understood just what you were saying and you could tell he was intent on learning from this experience. For me it was delightful!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Dylan Fix


Mights well get used to seeing this little guy on my blog cause he will always be the "star" of it. Right now I'm lucky to be here to take pics but I'll post the ones sent to me later on too. We love the "little tongue" face he makes several times a day. And the other is just a nice family hanging out moment. We're getting ready to welcome Grandfatha Mark the day after tomorrow and will post his first pic holding Dylan then.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Mom

There is something quite special about seeing your child take to being a parent in a natural, wonderful way. I'm so lucky to be here for the very beginning of it and get to see it unfold. She has discovered the wonder of unconditional love and the transfer of mantle from myself to her is complete.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Chillin Waiting for news

My little man had to take "5" today waiting for his new cousin. We watched the World of Wild blog all day and it pretty much tired poor lil' Dylan out. Ah, the memories were just too fresh for him.

Welcome to Dylan's new cousin Brooke Elizabeth Wild

The closest person in age to Dylan in the Wild family will be Brooke Elizabeth born today!
Welcome to the world baby Brooke. We can't wait to meet you. Kisses and hugs from all of us here. Good job Heather, another beauty!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

OUR LITTLE ANGEL

DYLAN JAMES KOHLER

United Bank baby

In homage to Dylan's "Grandfatha" he donned his United Bank baby cap to wear to his first pediatric appointment today. We also had a photo session at home before leaving so I will post a cutie from that too.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

It An Amazing Thing!

Truly! I've never seen a newborn baby drink from a cup before my grandson. These early first days before the milk actually "comes in" Lin must give Dylan a half oz of formula and has learned to do this with a very small (like a nyquil cap) cup. He instinctively sticks his little tongue out and laps at it and gets it while she holds him in an upright position. Quite amazing! New tricks for this nana!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


I'm finally here and able to hold this absolutely wonderful bundle of joy! He is perfect in every way. Ann and I are both trying to get our "fill" this afternoon, our first w/Dylan. Dark hair and a wonderful disposition. He's stretching and frailing his way through sleep. Funny thing, he doesn't even flinch when Brady (the dog) barks so we figure he's used to him from the "womb" and finds it no big deal. Love, love, love him already!

Thursday, November 13, 2008



This is Dylan. Isn't he beautiful! They tell me he has very dark hair and blue eyes (don't we all at birth though?) . I just knew I would fall in love at first sight but what surprised me was I fell in love at first hear. On the phone from the delivery room I heard his cry and loved him instantly. More pics to come!

HE HAS ARRIVED !!!

Our very first and very special grandson has arrived.

At 2:42 PM this afternoon our joy was complete! Weighing 7 lb 12 oz - Dylan James Kohler entered this world and I could hear his crying in the delivery room in the background and wanted to start
crying myself. Lindsay did great and had 2 hrs of pushing but did it naturally. What a wonderful day for this Wild (and Kohler) family.

Your turn Heather!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

And Baby Makes 3

It's Wednesday nite at 9:30 pm and our daughter Lindsay has checked in to the hospital and is due to be induced. We are expecting our grandson sometime on the 13th (lucky 13). We will keep you posted!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Lindsay - 6 weeks


In just a few days (maybe even tomorrow) Lindsay will be having a baby of her own. This is her on the day she was baptized so you can compare the first pics you see from me of her little guy!
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Spagetti like Mom's


These days not many people make their own spagetti sauce from scratch. And even fewer ,in my estimation, can come close to my dear Mom's. Well folks .........my friend Jane's can as Mark will attest to as well (he's had both too). Instead of Jane holding a toast out for a pic .....I toast her here and now for making a sauce so like the best cook I've ever known made.....Mom's. Here's to you Jane!
Now if I could just get her receipe......................
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Rock Rug

Yesterday a "Peaburger" from Dave, today a rock rug from me!
Have you ever wondered what to do with the rocks you pick up
at the beach? Ok, so you don't pick them up. Some of us (and you
know who you are) do and they've been collecting over the years.
After seeing one of these in a few resort town shops for like $60
my friend Paula and I decided to do one ourselves.
Here's mine and I'm sure Paula's will be done soon! I love it and it'll go
outside next spring on our patio golfside. Mark can scrape his dirt off
really well w/this rug.
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Sunrise off our bedroom balcony this morning was too special not to share...........a change from warm to cool today!
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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

What's in a name?

Have you ever noticed people grow "into" the name they are given 96% of the time?
So do couples choose based on that or on what is currently in and popular?
I can't imagine my brothers being any other name. While I don't dislike my name I've often wished it were something else way cooler or atleast more distinctive. Atleast my middle name is different and I guess that's good.
Can you imagine Elvis with any other first name? How about Liberace? And you have to admit Albert Einstein quite fit him didn't it? On the other hand Inspektor Pilot or Moonunit might find themselves in that other 4%.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hi.... welcome to my "world". It's 13 days and counting to "grandparenthood" for us.
It's almost as exciting as parenthood but without the everyday worries. We can't wait!
I expect to fall instantly in love and that he will become the most important person in the world to us. Everyone tells me you can't imagine how wonderful it is and that I will just have to "experience" it to know. Kinda like I've been telling my daughter about parenthood. It is hard to really tell someone how it changes you and you really do have to experience it! I'll be sleeping w/the phone next to my side of the bed for the next few weeks.