Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ben Nicholas Allen

Well, it's been a bit of time since we last put any news on here, but at least the news that's just come is very exciting. Margaret Irvine wrote to me today:

Yesterday, August 27 , saw another addition to the family tree. Ben Nicholas Allen, son of Marie and Roy Allen and first great-grandchild in the Ryan family was born in Wellington, weight 6 lb 15 ounces, aspect simply beautiful. The photo was taken when he was eight minutes old. The wee boy is a special gift and we are thrilled he is safe and well. Named in part for his great granddad (dec.) Desmond Nicholas Ryan.
Michael, can you see that this wee chap takes his rightful (if,so far, very small place, on the family tree?
If his proud Dad has his way expect to see Ben playing for the Wellington Phoenix in 2028.