- ….and there is an almost nine year old in the vicinity. Be AWARE.
Happy Ninth Birthday Maura Clare.
October weekend in North Carolina, went to pick up pizza….uh-oh Found an unauthorized selfie on my goid camera, shot in the hotel mirror.
And how did someone get my cell phone on the same trip? Who needs grandma to take your picture? Not Maura!
Selfie in the car!
And on the beach Maura looked up into my Lens and pushed the shutter for this next shot
So three selfies by Maura on her birthday
and a little memory collage with love from your Grandma
Charlie is two today! Happy Birthday.
Sporting his Buckeye hat as he was born in Columbus OH.
Photographed early this morning at the Alpine Motel in Rockford Illinois
Finding two fingers to show how old he is today!
There was a time when we lived in Kentucky and the kids were young, I used this Kitchen-Aid stand mixer almost everyday. It still works perfectly. I wanted this mixer so badly when we returned after living in Germany for 3 years. I don’t remember any color choice except white or off-white/almond? A couple of years ago I asked for a new beater as the old one’s coating had started to peel. The dough hook, the whisk like beater beats egg whites to stand in peaks in short order. All so useful and good. Laura was just turning three when he got it and now she’ll be 27 in a couple of months. I used to ask each child what kind of cake they wanted for their birthday. That year Laura asked for a “Piggy Cake” although I am not sure why. Mark asked for a State of Kentucky cake and Matthew a GI-Joe cake. Good thing my friend J and I took a class in Cake Decorating in Grafenwoehr!
I was thinking about what to post for Father’s Day this year to remember my dad. This gift from him has mixed a lot of cake batter and bread dough in our house. Last year I posted a slideshow of my dad’s life in a minute. This year I’m posting a photo of his generous present that’s been well used and appreciated.
He’s been gone almost nine years. Missing him everyday, not just today. What special things remind you of your father?
Update: It will be fifteen years my dad’s been gone- come October.
AND The Kitchen-Aid still works perfectly!
We had a good visit. Charlie was going to get in the car with his mom and drive back home to Ohio. We’d taken a short walk before he had to get in his car seat for the 200 mile trip.