Saturday, July 28, 2007


A long awaited reunion for Jim and his parents. Mary and Ken meet their Grandson for the first time. It was a long journey of about 30 hours but we had a warm welcome . Spike seems very happy with his British relatives and was ready for lots of cuddles. A man on our plane commented that Spike will have a good career ahead as an opera singer and commended him on his powerful voice box.
Peace baby. Hippy child Spike Montgomery Dodd spreading the love.

Spike having a fantastic day in Mary and Ken's garden. He couldnt take his eyes off his entertaining cousin Jack. I cannot believe how green the grass is. It feels so soft and spongy, like carpet. We saw a woodpecker in the garden, but I am still waiting to catch a glimpse of the mole. I am hoping to see a hedgehog. Did you know that a baby hedgehog is called a spikelet? How sweet. I think I must have given birth to one of those!

Yes it's poking through. About 2 days after arriving in England, Spike's first tooth has emerged. No wonder he was so upset on the plane. I thought he hadn't been sleeping well on account of the long daylight hours in the English summer. But the poor little child must have been suffering. So now he has the appropriate equipment, we might take him down the pub for a T-bone.