Just got an e-mail yesterday from Aunt and Uncle Pony. Cousin Halbarad's wife had a baby boy on Wednesday! Aunt and Uncle Pony used their impartial grandparent skillz to declare him the most beautiful baby ever, and I have to admit, the photograph they sent does not lie -- he is a beautiful baby. Though also a pissed-off one, as he was crying at the top of his lungs at the whole indignity of being shoved into the world when the picture was taken.
I hope Cousin Halbarad and family decide to come east for a visit sometime soon -- I want to meet the newest cousin in person!