OK, I need to practice saying it. "Grandchildren." I am struggling with the word, I have to say. Not that there is any lack of enthusiasm for the arrival of two new babies due in the New Year, it's just that calling them Grandchildren suggests that I will therefore be a grandmother and also suggests that I am old or at least 'older'! And I'm not!!! I am only 46! Way too young to be a grandmother!!! ;-D
Both of John's twin sons are having babies in the New Year. Craig and Chui are expecting a little girl on New Years Eve and Adam and Alexa are expecting a little boy later in January. January is going to be quite the exciting and eventful month!
You may recall that last week I introduced you to Chilly Billy - the knitted penguin and blanket that I made for Adam and Alexa's little boy - my soon-to-be-GRANDSON. Now I'd like you to meet Belinda Bunny (plus blanket!) that I've made for Craig and Chui's little girl - my soon-to-be-GRANDDAUGHTER!
Doesn't she look a sweetie? I hope she is a good friend for the new baby - a soft, snuggly friend.
The baby's due date falls in the Year of the Rabbit. The year of the rabbit comes every 12 years, but for the first time in 60 years, it is the year of the Golden Rabbit (notice any connection to that fact and Belinda????). According to the Chinese Zodiac, the rabbit is known as the luckiest of the 12 Chinese astrological signs. People born in the year of the rabbit are generally quiet and good-natured, with the rabbit also symbolizing peace and longevity.
The "golden" or the metal element of the rabbit suggests that people born in Golden Rabbit years also have a real strength inside them and resilience and determination.
Can't wait to meet her! And I know Belinda is looking forward to meeting another Golden Rabbit soon too!
Any ideas on a name for me that isn't granny, grandma, or grandmother or some other old sounding title????