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mwaller
06-10-2010, 06:27 PM
Greetings!
I'm delighted to announce the arrival of two new additions to the Waller household:

Baby No. 1:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/New%20Arrivals%20-%20Andrew%20and%20Moore%20Bettah/IMG_9474.jpg
Our first child, Andrew, was born on May 21, 2010. Mom and dad are loving being parents together!

Mom on the day of Andrew's birth:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/New%20Arrivals%20-%20Andrew%20and%20Moore%20Bettah/IMG_1236.jpg

Dad - that's me - enjoying a few moments in the garden upon our return home from the hospital:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/New%20Arrivals%20-%20Andrew%20and%20Moore%20Bettah/IMG_1343.jpg


Baby No. 2:

Exactly two weeks after Andrew's birth, the stork paid us another visit. Fortunatley, the nursery had already been prepared for the new arrival...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/New%20Arrivals%20-%20Andrew%20and%20Moore%20Bettah/IMG_1727.jpg

To be continued...

mwaller
06-10-2010, 06:30 PM
Dad's heart pounded as the moment of birth grew near:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/New%20Arrivals%20-%20Andrew%20and%20Moore%20Bettah/IMG_1731.jpg

Finally, the waiting game was over! Another beautiful baby had arrived!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/New%20Arrivals%20-%20Andrew%20and%20Moore%20Bettah/IMG_1851.jpg

This custom Moore Bettah tenor uke by Chuck Moore was comissioned by Mom and other family members as a very special present for Dad. Dad is a very lucky guy!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/New%20Arrivals%20-%20Andrew%20and%20Moore%20Bettah/IMG_1861.jpg

mwaller
06-10-2010, 06:31 PM
WOW!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/New%20Arrivals%20-%20Andrew%20and%20Moore%20Bettah/IMG_1858.jpg

WOW!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/New%20Arrivals%20-%20Andrew%20and%20Moore%20Bettah/IMG_1859.jpg

WOW!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/New%20Arrivals%20-%20Andrew%20and%20Moore%20Bettah/IMG_1860.jpg

mwaller
06-10-2010, 06:31 PM
While I eagerly awaited the arrival of Baby No. 2, Chuck warned me that new dads can become pretty confused. He was right...

Nap time in the Waller household:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/New%20Arrivals%20-%20Andrew%20and%20Moore%20Bettah/IMG_1852.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/New%20Arrivals%20-%20Andrew%20and%20Moore%20Bettah/IMG_1865.jpg

Dad is keeping a watchful eye to ensure Baby No. 2 stays free of diaper rash:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/New%20Arrivals%20-%20Andrew%20and%20Moore%20Bettah/IMG_1857.jpg

Mom and Dad are delighted to report that Baby No. 1 and Baby No. 2 are getting along wonderfully. No sibling rivalry to speak of... yet!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/New%20Arrivals%20-%20Andrew%20and%20Moore%20Bettah/IMG_1854.jpg

Well, that's it for now!
Best wishes,
Mika

Melissa82
06-10-2010, 06:35 PM
Wow, wow, wow! Very beautiful babies, lol. Love your post, lol.

CoLmes
06-10-2010, 06:36 PM
This is by far the best post I've ever seen on here.

Can we have an undie for best post?

Pictures are amazing. Not even speaking on the awesomeness of the cute kid or the cute uke. Really well done.

Congrats on both buddy. I did the same thing recently. Had Kenzie and bought an expensive uke :D

Chris Tarman
06-10-2010, 06:43 PM
Congratulations on both new family members!

sukie
06-10-2010, 06:52 PM
Congrats on both of the new kids. Kid number two will never sass you. Kid number one will be the joy of your life.

didgeridoo2
06-10-2010, 06:55 PM
Congrats! Beautiful kid and good looking uke (can't tell if it looks more like you, mom, or Chuck).

bbycrts
06-10-2010, 07:38 PM
Wow is right, for both babies! Congratulations two times over!

RyanMFT
06-10-2010, 08:04 PM
All those pictures made me smile, congrats on the new arrivals! Your wife looks AMAZING after having just given birth, how do women do it?! Also, you might have the coolest mother ever....for making that Moore Bettah happen! Enjoy being a parent and enjoy that beautiful uke!

Skottoman
06-10-2010, 08:08 PM
This is a seriously awesome post! Pix are SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!

Congrats to you!
Cheers,
Skottoman

pulelehua
06-10-2010, 10:10 PM
Butt Paste made me laugh for... well, quite a while.

Congratulations on both scores. Just had our second baby, and somehow a Moore Bettah Ukulele seems quite a distant idea. Maybe I should get your wife in touch with my wife.

Of course, they're both pretty busy at the moment.

philxbx
06-10-2010, 10:51 PM
Wow! What a couple of beauties!! Congratulations.

mm stan
06-11-2010, 02:21 AM
Aloha Mika,
What a cool post, and to mention all you beauties in your life now, for which may be vieing for all your attention now. Made my day, feel good
kinda stuff, So happy fo ya!!!Now you need to write a song for this post, what name would give it, Happy Man, Happiest man in da world???
Ahhh the memories for you, Best Wishes to you all..... MM Stan "keep on vibrating those strings" Uke On!!

Mim
06-11-2010, 03:21 AM
I 2nd the vote for best post ever! So cute! I am glad to see you are keeping Baby #2s head warm! Both of your babies are beatiful! Enjoy!

tnobes
06-11-2010, 03:23 AM
Congrats :) Beautiful baby and beautiful ukulele!

harpdog
06-11-2010, 03:30 AM
Beautiful family - congratulations

jvann
06-11-2010, 03:36 AM
Revel in one of the best times of your life. Congrats!

Sambient
06-11-2010, 03:44 AM
Super spectacular!

Uncle Rod Higuchi
06-11-2010, 04:03 AM
Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful story and pictures!

May your happy tribe increase and bring much joy to your family and ours!

Congratulations!

Keep uke'in',

rasputinsghost
06-11-2010, 04:05 AM
Mazel tov on the great joy in your life....and your newborn!

Ha!

molokinirum
06-11-2010, 04:41 AM
Wow is right, for both babies! Congratulations two times over!

I agree 100%!!!! What outstanding pics. Congrats on your healthy baby and may he be blessed with long, happy and healthy life!! Same goes for that beautiful uke!!

LoMa
06-11-2010, 06:37 AM
ooooooooooh, I love babies!

All kinds!!!

Many congrats and joys to you and yours.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
06-11-2010, 07:26 AM
Too friggin' funny!
You forgot to mention that Sarah conceived the head stock design as well.
You've got a beautiful family. Best wishes to everyone.

JT_Ukes
06-11-2010, 07:28 AM
Awesome. .

casarole45
06-11-2010, 07:52 AM
lol love the phot's! =D

shwee
06-11-2010, 07:55 AM
Congratulations on the new babies! They're both so beautiful! :D

mds725
06-11-2010, 08:10 AM
Congratulations, and thanks for posting the wonderful photos! What a great time for you and your family! At least you won't have to keep buying a bigger case for the uke!

StereoJoker
06-11-2010, 08:15 AM
Andy (or Drew?) is going to bring these photos to his therapist one day, who will have an epiphany and finally understand why his UAS is so out of control. He'll have his own special on TLC and you'll be the one to blame. Tsk, tsk.

No, but in all seriousness, congratulations! Your baby is absolutely gorgeous! (Oh, right, the kid, too.)

[I jest; Andrew is adorable, and he looks so healthy!]

wickedwahine11
06-11-2010, 08:23 AM
Your baby is adorable, and the ukulele is stunning. I think that is my favorite Moore Bettah I have ever seen -- I love the koa wood and that headstock is simply beautiful. Congratulations on both. :)

Coconut Willie
06-11-2010, 08:47 AM
What a great sight!!!! Congrats to you and your Mrs. Can you hold both babies at the same time????

Derick
06-11-2010, 09:03 AM
Congratulations to you and the wife, only one word comes to mind, beautiful beautiful.

Chris Tarman
06-11-2010, 12:56 PM
Too friggin' funny!
You forgot to mention that Sarah conceived the head stock design as well.
You've got a beautiful family. Best wishes to everyone.

I'm not sure if that was INTENDED as a pun, but I nearly spewed cola out of my nose when I read it!

oldrookie
06-11-2010, 12:58 PM
I'm not sure if that was INTENDED as a pun, but I nearly spewed cola out of my nose when I read it!

Me too!

Congratulations on both additions, but the first one is most beautiful.

KevinV
06-11-2010, 01:13 PM
That's awesome! Both very beautiful...congratulations to both you and your wife. I loved the "mixed up" photos...very funny. :)

dkcrown
06-11-2010, 02:37 PM
As the proud papa of three boys (10,13,and 16), and a new Moore Bettah tenor (be still my heart), I can say from experience that both will bring you many years of unfound joy. Congratulations on both counts. Time to learn some lullabyes on the uke.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
06-11-2010, 02:49 PM
I just hope the kid doesn't grow up to be high strung.

SmokeyStubbs
06-11-2010, 03:00 PM
Congratulations. Both your babies are beautiful. Ah and lol at your pics.

ADD
12-08-2010, 08:31 PM
Creative, beautiful, funny - a delight. Thanks and congratulations!!!

marihhen
12-09-2010, 03:46 AM
Im speechless. Think this is one of the sweetest post I have seen!. Congratulations!

roxhum
12-09-2010, 04:34 AM
Thank you for the morning belly laugh. The last picture with the two babies got me. You have a beautiful baby son. A lovely wife and that Ukulele is to die for. I am wondering where Andrew is going to sleep.
Roxhum

mwaller
12-09-2010, 05:42 AM
Thank you for the morning belly laugh. The last picture with the two babies got me. You have a beautiful baby son. A lovely wife and that Ukulele is to die for. I am wondering where Andrew is going to sleep.
Roxhum

Thanks for your comments! The nursery is getting a bit crowded these days... Baby No. 3 just arrived last week:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/IMG_5828.jpg

I posted more info about the Kamaka here:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?38821-The-wait-is-killing-me!

I posted sound clips of both instruments here:

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?39069-Moore-Bettah-Tenor-and-Kamaka-HF-3S-Sound-Clips!

Cheers,
Mika

mm stan
12-09-2010, 07:35 PM
Aloha Mika,
Congrats on the new Kamaka, Looks aweome....you must have quite a collection of high end ukes by now!!!! Have fun and enjoy!!! "Happy Strummings" MM Stan...

uke552
12-10-2010, 02:51 AM
WoW...great ukes/sound clips...congrats all the way around!

fitncrafty
12-10-2010, 03:00 AM
I just love this post... I would like to see an updated photo of the baby.. You will have to get a Baritone so the baby has somewhere to sleep! Congrats!

mwaller
12-10-2010, 05:30 AM
I just love this post... I would like to see an updated photo of the baby.. You will have to get a Baritone so the baby has somewhere to sleep! Congrats!

Here's a picture of Andrew's first snow day :-) This was taken the week of Thanksgiving.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/mwaller/Andrew-Snow-1.jpg

Cheers,
Mika

fitncrafty
12-10-2010, 05:50 AM
What a sweet little face... You must be so proud! How did he like the snow?

ADD
12-10-2010, 07:04 AM
Fitncrafty, he might get a little uncomfortable unless it's a Fremont case - baritone , of course. Let's see that precious baby again. Might take a shot of him between your two other arrivals as a yardstick, then we can watch him grow. Any hint of his favorite?