3 Cousins Meet New Baby Cousin

Cousins, explained

Yesterday three of my grandchildren, Michael, Jack and Maura met their new baby cousin Joseph.

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Their mothers are first cousins as their mothers are sisters so their offspring  share a great grandparent!

Michael, Maura and Jack are first cousins once removed to baby Joseph’s mother but are second cousins to her son Joseph.

Right?

It can be confusing -even looking at the chart

 

 

 

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Eight is Going to be Great

Happy Eighth Birthday Maura Clare.img_1220Aunt Lala took this picture of Maura carrying her cousin Charlie

 

        November 17, 2008                                             October 2016

 

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Maura loves arts and crafts, swimming, piano lessons, dancing, going to the Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh and taking good care of her dolls.  She brings a lot of energy and spirit to the party, that is for sure! Have a wonderful birthday, Maura.

Love from Grandma Frooey.

Hope you like your birthday blog.  You can always check out some more photos of when you were little here   on your 6th birthday blog.

What happened to ‘ I think I’ll be six forever and ever”?

Our Dad’s Shoes

-are at my sister’s in NYC and they’re on top of our grandmother’s mirror. Nostalgia post 2

Worn such a long time ago.

 

WordPress Photo Challenge

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Roy Joseph Hendricks

Born in Farmersville, Illinois February 26,1912

 

(Different shoes in the photo)

Maura in the Mirror

Mirror is the Weekly Photo Challenge so I’m interrupting the Northwest Vacation Series to post my favorite mirror photo.  Maura is going to be eight come November- her baby photo  makes me smile. Time passes at a rapid rate which is what old people always said to me but now I am understanding what they were advising me when I was young.  The baby blanket belonged to her mother Erika when she was a baby.  I always like the heirlooms passed on to another generation.

 

Maura in the Mirror

Happy Birthday Lala


You were one not so long ago.


Now you’re mom to a one year old!

Happy Happy Birthday to you Laura. 

You make life nice. 

Love,

Your Mom

P.S. Refer to last year’s birthday post to see how time flies. 

(It’s something old people say to younger people and then suddenly you experience it.)

It was Forty Years Ago Today

“You don’t remember, I’ll never forget …”
Me holding Mark, Fort Knox, Kentucky – a Polaroid

May, 1976. Bicentennial baby!


My mom and dad with first grandchild, Mark. Philadelphia PA – July 1976

My mother was the exact age in this photo that  I am now. (63)
Quick, the photo albums with the sticky lines are ruining all the old photos!!

Young mother but oh, those glasses….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aunt Bobbie needlepointed that patriotic bear.
Anyone else have a plaid Herculon couch?


Two proud grandpas -Mark’s first  birthday! (or maybe the month after)


And I will title this one Jubilant

It seems one minute you have a baby-`

and then they become grown up with a family of their own!!



Happy fortieth birthday, Mark.  

love, Mom

 

 

(I never did embroider Fort Knox on this birth sampler I found, folded up in my dresser drawer recently)   Forty years goes by fast!!

2012

2013

2014

and there was the year I got you the gift you never got as a child

Dinnertime Gallery

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dinnertime  

  Cousin John’s and Gail’s table -NYC  
Wild mushroom ravioli at Mary’s

    Pittsburgh
  NYC   
    

Dinner at Joan’s 
    
    
    
  Baby Charles and Penny wait for dinner   Arizona 
  Chicken stew and biscuits   
  11 minute linguine   Air France dinner
  Pizza in Croatia   
    
 
Dinnertime
  
Family dinner Christmas 

Two Thirds of a Year Already

Eight months old. Seems just a blink since Charles was born, June 25th.

You’ve heard it a billion times, they grow so fast, and they do. It’s true.

Before I headed back to Pittsburgh, I wanted to photograph my grandson with the real camera and not the phone.  He’s on the move. Says “Hi, Dada”