Introducing the Fourth Generation - Paxton Matthew Cross

Introducing the Fourth Generation – Paxton Matthew Cross

There are amazing thresholds in life, good and bad, but the appearance of a great-grandchild is tough to top. What makes it so special? After your own wedding, the next big event is the birth of your children. That is followed by the birth of their children and life rushes along. At the time a great-grandchild appears life slows down, you sit back and review the madding pace of the previous years, and start to really absorb and acknowledge how lucky you have been and that smiling, sweet little face brings it all to the surface.

I can remember the gazillion photos we had of our first child. The numbers dwindled with the second one and by the time the third child came along I think it was limited to Christening photos and the yearly Christmas card. You get so busy and time and priorities change.

Thanks to our diligent granddaughter, Sophie, we get photos of Paxton weekly while Dad is diligently away at work. Each time they show up we chuckle, note the incredible progress he makes in a few days and comment on how alert and brilliant he is becoming; definitely an athletic and presidential candidate in the making.

We are expecting a second great-grandchild on April 24. And our third generation will delight us in September when our granddaughter is married on the Vineyard. Our joy in life continues and we continue to count our blessings.


  • J Yelenak

    12.04.2018 at 00:30 Reply

    Congratulations to all! We love grandkids (and greats)!

    • Stephanie Roache

      14.04.2018 at 14:27 Reply

      We cannot agree with you more!

  • Mary Beth Horsington

    12.04.2018 at 01:51 Reply

    Cherish every moment, Elaine! Paxton is just perfect.

    • Stephanie Roache

      14.04.2018 at 14:28 Reply

      Cannot wait to meet baby Pareja!

  • Cynthia

    12.04.2018 at 12:35 Reply


    • Stephanie Roache

      14.04.2018 at 14:29 Reply

      And baby Pareja will join the posts soon too, Babci!

  • Bill Yelenak

    12.04.2018 at 16:17 Reply

    Congratulations, Elaine and Howard!

    • Stephanie Roache

      14.04.2018 at 14:29 Reply

      We could not be more thrilled and one more on the way.

  • Chris V

    13.04.2018 at 13:04 Reply


    • Stephanie Roache

      14.04.2018 at 14:30 Reply

      Isn’t he the cutest? With another one on the way, we will be bombarding our site with baby pics.

  • Patricia Adler

    13.04.2018 at 13:35 Reply

    What a handsome fellow! Congratulations to you all and much love!

    • Stephanie Roache

      14.04.2018 at 14:31 Reply

      We are blessed to have Paxton in our lives and a new one on the way – stay tuned for more baby pics!

  • Sophie

    15.04.2018 at 00:16 Reply

    Paxton is so lucky to have such vibrant and loving great grandparents!

    • Stephanie Roache

      24.04.2018 at 14:10 Reply

      Nothing but the most loving for our new little bundle!

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