A Catholic day.
First, I got back from the hospital, where I held my second grandchild, born about 6am. If you aren't a grandparent yet, lemme tell ya, you want to be one.
(In profile he looks just like George de la Tour's baby on the right)
We ran into the other grandparents there. They are taking care of the first grandchild today; we had him yesterday. Since they are both in RCIA this year (following their daughter into the Church), we suggested they come along to the Knights of Columbus St. Patrick's Fish Fry, which they did, bringing along grandson #1. In addition to the food, there was a group of Celtic dancer girls who put on a great show. One piece of music wouldn't cue properly so they danced one number to the clapping of the crowd, which was terrific. The grandson, who is a 2 1/2 year-old dancing fiend, went nuts, dancing like a leprechaun, much to everyone's delight. My wife & I spent the next hour visiting with friends who have kids in college, etc., as we do. My three youngest kids (18, 18 & 20) came too, and having been away at school, were warmly received by those who hadn't seen them in a year or so. All in all, a fine day.
And to top it off, I got this little plug:
Amazing Minute podcast, March 12, 2010