Dear Anna, May all your wishes come true.
Love, FF Ruthie
Granddaughter Anna makes a wish as she blows out the candles on the cupcakes at the Surprise Party with her friends and family at the Mellow Mushroom.
And at home contemplating a second wish with the family as cousin Charlie looks on.
Wishing you a happy birthday and remembering the day you were born.
Happy Eighth Birthday Maura Clare.Aunt Lala took this picture of Maura carrying her cousin Charlie
November 17, 2008 October 2016
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.
What happened to ‘ I think I’ll be six forever and ever”?
Chaos: Weekly Photo Challenge do you have a junk drawer? Or two? A little dish that collects odds and ends? Stray stuff without a place to reside?
Happy thirteenth birthday dear granddaughter Anna Catherine.Here is your birthday blogpost.
You are a lovely young woman. You are the one who made us grandparents.
You are kind, thoughtful, responsible, generous and loving. (Just a few adjectives to describe your character)
What a happy day when you were born.
Sunday night October 9 (can you see that the chocolate cupcakes form a one and a three?)
Here you are brand new with your grandmothers- Ruthie and Marlene. You gave us the name Froo Froo. So now we are Froo Froo Ruthie and Froo From Marlene to all the grandkids!
Happy Birthday to you! Here you are with your family at the Mellow Mushroom tonight.
And without the corny balloon birthday hat. 10-6-2016
I remember your 10-10-10 birthday post when you were so skilled at the Hula Hoop! You can watch on youtube
Last year it was a Dozen Years of Love
your FF Ruthie
Got the four together this afternoon to wish you a very happy birthday. They were bike riding around the cul de sac but took a moment to pose. You are a good mom! Xxoo Love your MIL
This is the way the day started out when we left the hotel at 8 AM. Our competent guide, Cassie, told us that only 30% of park visitors actually see the mountain. and even then it is usually bits and pieces of it. She drove us 62 miles into the park and then the 62 miles back, about 8 hours round trip. There were stops for the facilities and a box of snacks and we had ordered a box lunch, too. There is not even a water fountain once you are in the park.
This is what it looked like in the morning. 43 degrees
we were driving through clouds in the Denali National Park and Preserve
But looked what happened as the day unfolded
We got to see a clear view of “The Great One” which is what Denali means to the Athabaskans.
It was a great birthday for Mary as the gift was we got to see the mountain.
We saw some wildlife- two grizzly bears, Dall Sheep, two caribou and two moose.
There aren’t guard rails along the route and the road turns from paved to gravel/dirt and gets narrower
Another tour bus
Don’t look down is my best suggestion!
Fellow tourists try on antlers for photo ops.
This is the stop where Alaska Geographic was selling gorgeous books in a big tent.
Another view of Denali
This post is just the highlights of our tour today.
Everyone loves Michael.
Happy 11th birthday, August 21st.
(Top left-at your baptism by your namesake Fr. Michael Joseph Zeps, S.J. Then your Godfather Joe, Dad, FF Marlene, Uncle Joey again, Aunt Lala-August bday club and your Mom holding you on the bottom)
He is one loveable young man. (Last year I might have said boy)
Concentrating on his yo-yo skills in Pittsburgh. Summer 2016
Language camp last week -photo by parents
Teasing old Grandma, making me think your head was stuck!
Michael if you want to see how quickly you are growing up, here are some blog posts documenting your growth!
Seems as if you just turned 10- tenth birthday post
A Florida Rainbow appeared when you were born. 9 years old
*Seems you were 8 not so long ago 8th birthday post
* Here’s your 7th birthday
Laura made you an Alvin and the Chipmunks cake when you were Five – Chipmunks Cake
Don’t know what happened to six but you were my first photo on the blog with Murphy the Airedale.
And here you are with Henry the Airedale
Love you lots
Happy 11th Birthday to you Michael Joseph
P.S. I need a photo of me with you, please. Birthday mail on the way.
Happy Happy Birthday to you Laura.
You make life nice.
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.)