Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Newest Crew Member: Calder Kilroy Hyer

The Newest Addition to the Hyer Fleet: CALDER KILROY HYER
Name Origin:
Calder: (Old English/Scottish) for stream, fast-flowing waters, from the wild waters
Kilroy: named after the location of our special family cabin on Kilory Bay, Lake PendOreille Idaho

LAUNCH TIME: August 7, 2009 at 7:15pm

DISPLACEMENT: 7# 8 oz

LENGTH OVERALL: 21 inches

Our family doctor, Dr. Julie Wilson: The happy grandparents (first grandbaby on both sides of the family):
A very exhausted (but smiling Jen) after her water broke at 2am, contractions kicked in immediately, and 2 hours of pushing (to bluegrass music in the background of course!):


Our "grumpy man" (looks like Chris at work):




In his sleeping basket (the 4th Hyer boy to sleep in this bed):




4 Generations of Hyers:


First outing to the Alaska wilderness: a whopping 1/2 mile walk at FlatTop at 3 days old.

Thanks everyone for the warm wishes, prayers, and love! We are sleep-deprived, constantly learning, and happy. Much love....Chris, Jen, & Calder

15 comments:

MKP said...

Congratulations you guys! He is so beautiful...a perfect blend of Chris and Jen! And Jen, good for you already out walking...
Happy sleeping, happy settling in, so so happy for you all.
Lots of love, Aimee Steve Maya and Ian

Lyn said...

Lots of hugs for the Hyer family. Calder will have a great family with lots of love.

Gretchen Huletz said...

Soooooo excited for you. He is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I can't wait to see him and hold him and kiss his cute face!!! Lots of love!

Danny said...

Congratulations from East Tennessee! He's a handsome little devil- not that you'd expect any different! Hope all is going well- your life will never be the same, but you'll never want it to be!

Tammy said...

Aaargh me harties! Congrats on your lovely baby boy - or is that bouy? I especially enjoyed the "displacement", "length over all" and "launch" date!
Tammy

Jessica said...

Congratulations you two. I'm so excited for your new and improved family! Hang on and enjoy the ride- parenthood is an awsome, if not tiring, adventure. Much love.

Jessica said...

Oh, I LOVE the name!!!!

Mr. Rational said...

Congratulations! I must admit to being wildly jealous as we haven't even managed a daughter-in -law yet
and certainly aren't getting any younger.He is beautiful! enjoy every minute they grow up so fast.
Jeanne,Michael,David and Max

TedMary said...

hey great news for the Hyer legacy one more male to pass on the name it seems that my grand children are a bit behind as no marriages so no great grand children---as of now ---congratulation to the both of you---- cousin ted and mary Hyer

TedMary said...

hey great news for the Hyer legacy one more male to pass on the name it seems that my grand children are a bit behind as no marriages so no great grand children---as of now ---congratulation to the both of you---- cousin ted and mary Hyer

TedMary said...

hey great news for the Hyer legacy one more male to pass on the name it seems that my grand children are a bit behind as no marriages so no great grand children---as of now ---congratulation to the both of you---- cousin ted and mary Hyer

JRB said...

Congrats, it great to see you are doing well and are about and about already.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to meet him! Is it okay if we just call him Kilroy? That's an awesome name! Congratulations and enjoy being parents!

Mandi and John

Bev said...

Congrats on the expansion of the fleet. May the winds be fair, the seas be calm and the sun always shine on his face! Enjoy the new tacking!

Mel and Bev.

Sara and Cory said...

Ahhh, the real adventure begins! Congrats! What a sweetie you have!

Maybe one day we'll actually be at the lake at the same time again and we can meet little C.K. Hyer. :)

Sara & family