Becoming a grandmother is wonderful.
One moment you’re just a mother.
The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.

[Pam Brown]

James, Beverly, Cole and JackieCole Duke Smith was born February 26, 2008 at 8:44 a.m. He weighed in at 10 lbs 9 oz. and measured 20.5 inches long.

Last Monday and Tuesday were busy for the Smiths in Wilmington, North Carolina. Beverly and James presented our family with another member.

Grandpa Smith visited from Charlotte, and Grandpa and Grandma Duke drove from Bicknel, Indiana for the big event. Grandma Misegades (that’s me) shoveled snow and dreamed of holding Cole in his hometown that has 70-degree weather in February.

Meanwhile oldest grandson, Joshua, stayed over last night. We read more chapters in Uncle Wiggly. Today, we are going to get a boy haircut and tour the downtown library. Busy. Busy.

The Dukes with Cole