Thursday, June 24, 2010

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat


My third grandchild, Owen Thomas, arrived in the world yesterday afternoon. A couple of hours later we took Aidan and Emily into the hospital to meet their new baby brother. Everyone is doing fine.

Owen is a big guy, 9lb 12 oz at birth. Definitely keelboat crew potential. And sometime soon I will need to work out the logistics of how to take three grandkids sailing.

We're gonna need a bigger boat.

19 comments:

Jack of all Trades said...

Mazel tov!

Smilicus said...

Congratz.
I can just see it Grandpa Tillerman sailing upfront with 3 optimists following him

Turinas said...

Congrats TMan.

Baydog said...

He'll be a grinder, no doubt. Happy Grandfathers' day, Tillerman!

bonnie said...

Congratulations!

I like the picture Smilicus paints.

JP said...

Congrats indeed :)

Anonymous said...

An Absolutely beautiful photo

Sam Chapin said...

Take them all sailing on the Laser now, when they will still fit ip on the bow and on the centerboard case. When they get bigger, give them the boat and move to "PROman".

Or maybe just work out the old proposition, "take turns".

PeconicPuffin said...

Bravo!

Bursledon Blogger said...

congratulations

Mondale said...

Wonderful news! Gawd bless all who sail in 'em!

Pat said...

So little time, so many grandkids to spoil. Congratulations!

Janna Cawrse Esarey said...

We need a bigger boat, too. Not for grandkids, but grandparents. We've made an offer and we're flying to FLA this wkend to test sail a Farr 1220 (40' cruiser-racer w/ 3 staterooms). An oldie but a goodie. Fun!

O Docker said...

No radial rig for this guy!

Congrats!

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

Congratulations, Tillerman! Your boat runneth over?

Greg and Kris said...

Congratulations. More joy!

frankie said...

Congratulations! Beautiful photo! You'll need a keel boat definitely this time!

Antolin said...

Hola..I am happy for you boss!!

I know a good broker who can certainly get you a bigger boat...hint hint ;)

Best of lucks with your family.

Antolin

EVK4 said...

Congratulations...I bet you could rig a baby bjorn on the laser somehow.

Don't give in to the evils of the keel.

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