calder mackay castro

July 15, 2008

Rama and I are the proud uncle and auntie to a little boy named Calder. He was born early this morning, and news has already reached the Philippines.

“It’s a red letter day for the Castros!” my brother Tom said. Yes, I agreed. One for the books.

Needless to say there has been much rejoicing, phone calling and oohing and ahhing over the one photo we have of him (and very little concentrating on anything else).


  1. tracy says:

    OMG! Congrats sweet pea!!! A LITTLE BOY!!!!!! a little superhero in the making!


  2. wendy says:

    love that name.
    yeah for the new uncle & auntie!

  3. rebecca says:

    congratulations!!! How exciting :) You two will be the coolest aunt and uncle ever!

  4. Fran says:

    Congrats, Auntie Christine! Best wishes to the new little family.

  5. Ky says:

    yayyyyyy!!! congratulations, auntie christine and uncle rama!

  6. muck says:

    AWWW cute! congratulations!

  7. Elle says:

    Hi! Congratulations!
    I’m one of the the loyal viewers of
    I just love it! And I could read the stories over and over again.
    Careful always,

  8. Swirly says:

    Big congratulations! And I have to say once again I am cheering wildly that you’ll be at Squam.

  9. kelly says:

    i double dog dare you to post on here every day for thrirty days, even if it is a little something! pass on the double dog dares~

  10. penelope says:

    hello christine. i miss your regualr postings and your good thigns. i am just saying. hope your absence from psoting indicates funness and not lack of inspiration!

  11. » the big reveal says:

    […] and this tradition seemed like the sweetest surprise. But when I had to wait 9 months to meet Calder, I could barely stand it. I realized that when it was my turn, I’d want to know–no, […]

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