Am I a Second-Cousin Now or a First-Cousin-Once-Removed?

I still have a hard time believing my cousins N&S are parents, but how cute is this little guy?  He was born today and weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces.

Here’s the irony–yesterday was the family reunion for those on my maternal grandmother’s side of the family, hosted by my mother.  My mother’s sister is now one of the proud grandmothers of this beautiful child.  Of the five cousins, N is the first to become a parent, and I couldn’t be happier for them.  And doesn’t S look fantastic for someone who had given birth less than 10 hours prior to the photo???

The reunion last night was fun as well.  We only had about 16 or so show up, but once again we met a relative we had never heard of before.  The “new guy” last year brought his 5 year old daughter, and after a few moments of shyness she was a doll.  It also turned into a surprise birthday party for my nana, who will be 80 in a few weeks.  Since the majority of the family will be out of town we figured this would be the perfect time to celebrate.  After way too much food, the 3rd annual reunion came to an end.  It has been nice to be able to get together while everyone is alive in this family, as frequently the only time the majority of us get together is when a family member has passed away.

Today was also father’s day, so my mom, brother, and I went with my step-father to the local AAA team’s ball game.  Fun, but as we were with a bunch of people I work with it was a bit odd.

But hey, what a father’s day gift for my cousin–he’s a daddy!!!!