Jim and I just got back from a quick trip to Lancaster to meet our new grandson Ref Solomon, born 3 weeks early. He is a little bruised from a quick delivery, and a little jaundiced but healthy and happy. Everyone is asking about the origin of his name. It comes from the Icelander saga Kroka-Refs. Written in the 14th century, the saga relates the adventures of Ref Steinsson, whose unpromising origins lead him to greatness in both combat and subterfuge. The literal translation of Ref means “fox”.
He looks a lot like Eislen, but has huge hands and feet and is blonder – and, well, not the delicate flower that she was. Let’s just say I’m glad he’s a boy!
This is the first time we let Eislen hold him. I had to be quick, before she delightedly poked at his eyes:
Something Nanna couldn’t resist buying for him:
He definitely has Nicole’s eyes!
Another canvas for my office
(newborn photography Olney MD and Lancaster PA, baby photographer Anderson SC)