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Murphy Henry

Just got finished with my lessons for the day and am looking forward to supper! (No idea what it will be but there is some leftover bow tie pasta in the fridge....there is also some “deconstructed hamburger” which is sounding pretty good right now!)
 
We moved the last of Casey’s stuff into her house today! When we came back from Georgia over Thanksgiving, we had brought a U-Haul full of furniture from my parents’ house. Some of it I am keeping, but a good deal of it went to Casey, including my Grandmother Murphy’s old pine wardrobe (BIG!), her old pie safe (falling apart but fix-up-able), old high chair that all of us girls and many of the grandkids sat in, the old brown rocker (mentioned in my song “When My Mama Sang To Me,”) and all the furniture from the room that we, for over forty years, called the “nursery.” All of that got unloaded into our studio, which is where I teach. Needless to say, things have been a little crowded in there for these last few weeks.
 
But no more! Today the movers came and took it all away!  It’s at Casey’s house now! Yea! And while they were here, I got them to move the furniture that I inherited into a space other than the middle of the living room! Where it’s been since Thanksgiving! This required some major rearranging, since there was already furniture in the places where these new pieces were going. But the movers did a magnificent job of helping me rearrange. So a Big Shout Out to Pug Movers of Winchester, Va. If you ever need anything moved, give them a call.
 
I followed the moving truck into Casey’s house where I fixed us a quick sandwich and spent some quality time with my grandson, Dalton, while Casey did a few things. He slept (in my arms!) for a little while, then played for a little while—watching his mobile, reaching for his Sneaky Snake rattle (named after a Tom T. Hall song), and doing his sitting up exercises. (I pull him up gently into a sitting position and he holds on to my fingers while he sits there for a few minutes. Too cute!)
 
Then I left to go back to my house where I did some Christmas shopping by phone and internet. It is 11 days before Christmas and I have bought only ONE PRESENT! Okay, two. Okay, three if you count the rattles I bought for Dalton today at Wal-Mart. But I know I won’t be able to wait till Christmas to give them to him!
 
Oh, well. I’ll either get them bought or I won’t. I imagine I’ll find a few things. And now, I hear my tummy prodding me toward that supper I was talking about. Catch you later!

Casey Henry

I know that Red shared the big news yesterday, but today I have pictures! Dalton was born August 31st at 7:41 p.m. and weighed in at 9 lbs 7 oz, 22 inches long.

Red, Casey, Dalton, and Murphy Henry

The proud mama and grandparents with the new addition to the Henry family. Dalton is almost exactly 48 hours old in this shot.

Dalton Henry

And here Dalton gets his first view of banjo picks, courtesy of Ned Luberecki. He doesn't look that impressed...

Casey Henry

At one of my baby showers the party activity was onesie decorating. I was extremely impressed by everyone's artistic talent, which was much greater than my own! But a few weeks after the party I got a belated addition to this outstanding onesie collection from my friend and fellow banjo teacher Ned Luberecki. I had to declare it the most awesome onesie in the entire history of onesies. See the below and I think you'll agree:

Ned Luberecki's "No-Tab" Onesie

Ned Luberecki's "No-Tab" Onesie

In case you don't recognize what's in the middle of that Ghostbusters-like red circle (because I KNOW none of you have ever seen, much less USED it 🙂 ), it is tablature (forward rolls...).

There were tons of other cute ones, but I'll limit myself to posting the bluegrass-related ones. The runners-up in the awesome onesie contest were these:

Kelley Luberecki's Onesie

Kelley Luberecki's Onesie

I told Kelley (the gracious party hostess) that she could produce these and sell them to numerous bluegrass parents/grandparents!

Connie Garrett's Onesie

Connie Garrett's Onesie

Connie is the clawhammer player for our informal and sporadic jam group At Least We're Hot. I was super impressed that the baby actually looks like a baby and you can totally tell he's crawling on the banjo head!

I think this one came from the hands of Rebecca Frazier.

I think this one came from the hands of Rebecca Frazier.

Rebecca (flatpicker extraordinaire) was super helpful to me in assembling my baby registry list. (Note the "H" on the peghead.)

This one is unsigned, but my guess is Missy Raines!

This one is unsigned, but my guess is Missy Raines!

This one is also annonymous.

This one is also annonymous.

And last but certainly not least, this one is courtesy of Missy Daley.

And last but certainly not least, this one is courtesy of Missy Daley.

Missy is married to Sim Daley, who makes mandolins, and she also threw in a little shout-out to Megan Lynch, whose FiddleStar logo you see there. Megan couldn't make the shower because she was hosting a kids fiddle camp at her house.

I can pretty much guarantee that you'll see more pictures of these outfits, occupied by a bouncing baby boy, at some point in the not-too-distant future, so stay tuned!