Congratulations to my cousin Patrick and his girlfriend Audrey on the birth of Larkin Vincent Patrick Neely. A true night owl like his daddy, Larkin came into this world in the wee hours of the morning on Friday, February 1.
He surprised everyone, coming into the world a bit early and weighs in at 6 pounds 14 ounces. At 18 inches long, it's going to take him a little while to gro into his first Phillies jersey.
Patrick was quite a kid, so I am sure that his off spring will be an interesting series of enlightenments for his parents. If Audrey can deal with Patrick for all this time, I am sure she's ready for Larkin.
Of particular note is that we can now call Billy "Grandpa" whenever we want. He's gonna love this!!!
In all seriousness, my heartfelt congratulations go out to the Neely clan. We'll be out as soon as we can to hoiyst a pint at 16th and Market in honor of the wee lad.
You can email congratulations and parenting tips to the parents at firstname.lastname@example.org.