Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Slice of Life and Sharing our Stories: Double the Fun in July!

We added two grandchildren in July, bringing us to a grand total of six grandchildren. Lily joined my son and his wife, big brother Teddy and big sis, Ruthie on July 9. Oliver joined my daughter and her husband, and big brothers Jack and Robby on July 14. 

The poems I've included in today's post are paint chip poems. I searched for the colors by searching digital paint chips (mostly at Benjamin Moore). I chose colors that I wanted to incorporate into poems to honor the births of granddaughter Lily and grandson Oliver. While Oliver's paint chip names were all in the blue family, I may have added some other pastels besides pink to Lily's paint chip poem.  




We head to bed with Baby Dreams

of Newborn Pink knowing that 

with Friday’s Daybreak and Sunrise,

your arrival is imminent.


From the first Pink Moment

 Glimmer of your dark hair

and glimpse of your Rosy Glow,

Mom and Dad are Sky High joyful.


 Dubbed Lilycakes by big brother Teddy, 

you are as Irrestible as Pink Parfait.

another little sister to love and adore.


Sister Ruthie shows her Heartfelt adoration

in the Delightful way she hovers

 and explores your tiny features.


Welcome, sweet Lily to the Behnke family!

 We are Tickled Pink that you are here.



                                     - Grandma Ramona Behnke



We longed for you.   

You took your sweet time.

Rest Assured in Mama's womb,  

it was past time for you

to unfurl your Topsail,

shed your Gossamer Veil,

and Bluebird Feather 

your way to earth.  


Wednesday began with Meander Blue,

a morning stroll near the library.

Your mama was intent on 

the quicker pace of Resolute Blue.

Walk finished, back home,

no talking from Mama.

I glance at her, phone in hand, 

timing contractions.  


We head to Kirkland,

as Secure Blue settles,

this would be your

White Heron day.

You slide into my welcoming hands,

our First Star, arriving well before dusk.


Welcome to the world,

Oliver William Passey!

Our Star Dew, Loveable Marshmallow

filling our hearts with Rapture Blue.


- Grandma Ramona Behnke  



  1. What blessings! The poems are so joyful!

  2. Precious, beautiful poems and what a creative way to come up with awesome, descriptive words. These must be put in their baby books! :)

  3. Congratulations on your two new bundles of joy! You have such a beautiful family!

  4. Congratulations! What an amazing summer! Beautiful pictures and beautiful poems. Love the creativity.

  5. Oh my goodness, Ramona! Your new babies are just beautiful! I celebrate this joyful enlarging of the family circle. I absolutely love this creative idea of incorporating paint chip colors in poems to welcome your granddaughter and grandson. A work of art and love, through and through.

  6. Congratulations, Ramona! Thank you for sharing your JOY! Just beautiful and delicious!

  7. Ramona, thank you for introducing to us your new family members. I love how you used paint chips to write your two memorable poems. These will be forever pieces from you for the children and family. Enjoy every delicious moment. six grandchildren - wow!