Rhen Jeffrey O’Toole

24 Oct

McCoy, Megan and Eamon with baby Rhen

October 1st was a big day in our family.  Pat and I welcomed a new grandchild, Rhen Jeffrey O’Toole.  Our son Eamon and his wife Megan had a baby boy, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, 19 and 1/4 inches.  His big brother, McCoy, will be two on Halloween, so they have a busy household.

Pat and I were in California, heading to a Partners for Conservation meeting in Fortuna.  We knew that the baby’s arrival was eminent (but not whether a boy or girl was on the way) when we entered the redwood forest in northern California.  No cell phone service was available.  As we emerged from the trees, Pat had a message on his phone: “new baby”…then the service dropped.  Finally we got close to town and learned that Rhen, to everyone’s surprise, was a boy baby.

Welcome, Rhen.  You are a much loved child.

Rhen & McCoy cuddling

Birth is hard work

Hello cowboy!

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