Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Klug Family Tree

Rachel and I may believe that we started "The Klug Crew" when she threatened to withhold children's naming rights from me if I did not start blogging about her pregnancy. However, truth be told, the Klug Crew began long before our kids or the invent of fancy-schmancy Internet weblogs. Rachel and I got a reminder just how far our family tree stretches downward when my parents, sister Maggie and my grandfather came for a visit last week.

Mal Pal and Micah enjoyed meeting their grandparents. At the end of the visit we were all sad to see my mom leave to go home. She was a tremendous help for the month she was here, and now we have one more visitor (Nicole) before the training wheels come off and Rachel and I try this parenthood thing on our own. Yikes!

Malorie got snuggly with Maggie, but Micah was not so kind. Hands down the funniest moment of the visit was when Micah made Maggie earn the title of Auntie Burp Rag. Aunt Maggie held onto Micah after he spit up milk all over her, but as she did so she turned beet red and started exclaiming, "I'm not freakin' out! I'm not freakin' out!" Luckily grandma was sitting nearby to grab the baby as Maggie ran to the bathroom.

Here is Mal Pal being thoroughly unimpressed with Great Grandpa's story about the Korean War. Apparently she is not a history buff.

Micah, on the other hand, seems very interested in the story Great Grandpa is telling. Either that, or he is looking up his nose.

Finally, anyone who knows me well knows I could not resist a shot at Rachel's Cardinals. One year ago at this time I was downtrodden due to the Cubs being swept in the first round of the MLB playoffs. Tables turned this year as the Cards were eliminated in three games by the Dodgers. Here is Micah getting upset after seeing Chris Carpenter give up a run in game one. It happened to coincide with Micah being hungry and tired, but I'm pretty sure he was crying because he was wearing that Cardinals onesie.


  1. You are MEAN! im taking the photo of me and Mal off here!

  2. It has been a while since I viewed the blog, so I have spent the morning laughing and smiling. The kids are beautiful and I can't believe how big they are now. I just wanted to let you know that my long journey has come to an end or a new beginning. I am now an RN and I will start at Wolfson's on Nov 9. My thoughts and prayers will be with you always as your family grows. Thanks for letting me share a small part of your world. God Bless. Julie Ryan-Helms, RN

  3. How wonderful that you have pictures of Mal and Micah with their grandparents AND great-grandpa! That is so special. He looks so proud and happy, and the twins look adorable, as always.
    If "littleklugs" is Billy's sister Maggie - I think you look so cute and I'm glad to see the pic of you and Mal! You're a GREAT aunt, and I'm a great-aunt!

  4. I guess I qualify as a baby holder. I held Marjorie and my babies, my children's babies, and now their children's babies and haven't dropped one yet. But at 82, I think I'll quit while I'm ahead.


  5. Cubs suck...I'm proud of Micah, and proud of Rachel for guiding your children down the right path

  6. Ah, now I understand how the parents of newborn twins have time to blog! You had Gramma there for a month. Lucky, lucky, lucky you.