How Big is Charlotte?

SO BIG! Charlotte Rose Woytila Shea turned 1 yesterday!  Yay! I’m not saying she’s brighter than you kid, but she can speak in three word sentences and *will* be the first woman President Astronaut to perform brain surgery on Mars. [Read more…]

Life at Chez Shea

Just went out to the kitchen to get a drink of water. On the radio, Jan was playing old timey Christmas tunes from the 40s and 50s. They started playing “Sleighride”. Our kitchen is bit snug, so Jan was trying to rinse something in the sink while I was in the corner next to her [Read More…]

Today’s Beautiful Grandchildren Picture

Seraphim and Charlotte out for a shopping jaunt: [Read more…]

A message from my son Cow to the Cubbies of the world

Everything happening right now in the world of baseball reminded me of a story from my childhood: When I was very small I had a baseball cap that I loved. I don’t know where I got it. It had a little smiling face on it, which seemed like a pretty good fashion statement. That little [Read More…]

Two Adorable Sisters

Seraphim Charlotte: Love these sweeties! [Read more…]

My Kids Give Me Joy

“My kid loooooves homework and the dentist. It makes my life easier, but I can’t help but feel I’m doing something wrong.” – Luke Shea [Read more…]

Son and Granddaughters

Love these guys.  The girls are just as adorable as he was at that age. [Read more…]

Writing a Sonnet to Your Wife

…is a fine way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon in May. The Key to My Heart For Janet How can it be that I feel younger now, with you, than I did in grey youth? Grimly pacing the cage of my lonely hunger for love, I tested the bars and dimly saw no way [Read More…]

More Baby Pictures!

No name yet.  Deliberations are proceeding: [Read more…]

It’s a Girl!

And her name is Charlotte Rose Shea. She weighed in at 9 lbs. 4 oz. So she’s a keeper. And she as figured out the eating thing immediately, thus proving that she is a Shea. Birth was about 1:30 PM Pacific time. Will post pictures soon! Update: First picture!  (Still no name): Praised be our [Read More…]