Beauty, Cultures, Grandchildren, Hawaii, health, Parenting, travel

Seven is a Lucky Number!

In one year (2003), we were blessed with three beautiful grandchildren! They grew up together and became good buddies. The following year we received our seventh grandchild and fourth granddaughter. Little Eryn was born in Hawaii and unlike her older sister, she was very mellow and low maintenance. At least that is what we thought…

Eryn Moana (her middle name means “ocean” in Hawaiian)

I remember when she was only a month old we went with her and her parents to Turtle Bay to watch the fireworks for the 4th of July. She slept through them all and never fussed at all. We were wondering why she wasn’t crying at all. When we felt her little head, she had a raging fever! Oh, no! She was taken to the emergency room at the nearest hospital. It was not very well known for excellent service, and our new baby was rushed to Kapiolani Hospital in Honolulu. That was pretty nerve shattering!

Eryn stayed in the hospital for quite some time. She had a bad urinary tract infection which would be the start of many more to come. We each have our trials and this appeared to be one of hers and her parents. We all took turns taking the long windy road from the North Shore of Oahu to visit or stay with Eryn during her time in the hospital. Thank goodness for modern medicine!

Eryn at the beach in Hawaii, Digital Art by Ruth Kongaika
Have a thermometer on hand for baby!
Beauty, Grandchildren, Hawaii, home, Parenting

My First Granddaughter

After totally spoiling my first grandchild and abusing his parents, I decided that I better learn how to be a proper grandmother. I purchased some books and looked online, joined a grandparent blog, and talked to other first-time grandmothers. I think I am better informed and hopefully will not make the same mistakes.

Princess

I enjoyed my firstborn grandson, but I wished for a little girl that I could dress up and play with. when I found out the next grand baby would be a little girl, I was thrilled. However, after the first experience, I believe her mother would just have her during lunch and not invite me again. So, she was born in just a few hours while I was at work.

My husband is from the royal line in his society, it was only fitting (and also a common name in her mother’s country) that our new granddaughter was named Princess. I loved her so much and she was as cute as could be. Princess was a happy, smiley little girl, and very easy to take care of. She seriously is a joy to all who know her, even now.