Steve, if you must know, is a Grampa (not Grandfather!) times 3.
Matthew (Ruthemma’ boy)- the oldest – is 11 and a master of playing Space Fire Monkeys.
Celeste (Ruthemma and Tom’s girl)- is the silliest of the three. She’s a wild-woman and precious and precocious at the same time (it’s possible!).
“Lizzie” is the newbie (Peter and Carrie’s baby) Born on the 4th of July, she’s Steve’s soul-sistuh (he was born on the Flag Day!). Lizzie is a giggly bundle of joy, and emanates love that is truly infectious. She is now 4.
Steve is obviously happiest when he’s playing with these three huge blessings. Everything else is a metaphor.