Friday, April 03, 2009

Made in Michigan

My daughter and son-in-law wanted to do something to help stimulate our economy and this is what they came up with:

Meet their little stimulus package - Alexis Michelle (a.k.a. Lexie). She was born in a Michigan hospital on April 2, 2009 and weighs 6 pounds, 14 ounces and is 20 inches long. That picture was taken just seconds after she entered the world.

Her impact on the economy was immediate. Grandpa dashed to a local florist to buy flowers for Lexie's mom and Grandma made plans to hit the mall over the weekend.

Lexie is expected to have the biggest impact on local Michigan products. We all know kids have voracious appetites, and Lexie is expected to consume copious amounts of Kellogg's cereal, Cole's garlic bread, Faygo pop, Jiffy Mix muffins and pancakes, Koegel's hotdogs, Little Caesar's pizza and Better Made potato chips over the course of her lifetime.

And looking really far into the future, Lexie will definitely drive a G.M., Ford or Chrysler vehicle!

(Mother and child are doing well and are expected to come home today. Grandma is still on cloud nine, but expect her to share some more pictures soon!)


Kevin McKague said...


...and a new front-runner for the 2048 presidential race!

abi said...

What a darling little stimulus package she is. And I love the name Lexie.

Here's a list of some others who came into the world on April 2, including Walter Chrysler (yes, that Chrysler), actor Alec Guinness, and Casanova.

Very best wishes...

Kathy said...

Kevin, Lexie will be on the ticket as V.P. with her older sister Gracie in 2048. I see a feminist political dynasty on the horizon!

Abi, thanks for the link. I couldn't figure out how to bring up other birthdays, but at the bottom there was a link to Daily Rotten that lists historical events for April 2. This one caught my attention because I remember seeing it happen:

Apr 2 1974

A streaker interrupts actor David Niven during his presentation at the Academy Awards. Niven's off-the-cuff remark -- "probably the only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping and showing off his shortcomings" -- was actually prepared in advance.

LOL! Let's hope Lexie never gets it in her head to do something like that! Her father is already stressing over the fact that he has two daughters that will eventually become teenagers and want to date boys!

(That made me wonder if he was basing that on personal experience seeing as how he started dating my daughter when she was 19!)

K. said...

Congratulations! Another good Michigan Democrat -- there can never have be too many of those!

abi said...

Sounds like Lexie and Gracie's dad is already working on his "rules for dating my daughter" list. My guess about these lists is that the longer the list, the longer is the dad's memory. ;-)