Have a Great Day, James

Here’s my son-in-law James creating a Bumblebee Transformer from cardboard, devising a special costume for Charlie this past Halloween. What a transformation! It was impressive.  He watched a YouTube video about creating Transformer costumes.  Then came up with the plan.

Dear James,

May your birthday today be the beginning of a happy and healthy new year. Lots of love, from your MIL Ruthie

p.s James bought the “Have a Great Day” pen and ink drawing by Addie Cheges and gave it me to several years ago.

Double Digits for Maura Clare

Look who is 10 years old!  November 17, 2008 doesn’t seem that long ago and suddenly granddaughter Maura Clare is TEN!

I don’t know of anyone who has more energy and enthusiasm for life!

We always have a lot of fun together.

Happy Birthday to you.  Love you lots.  FF Ruthie


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Abiding Love Always

Dear Daughter Laura,

Tonight on your birthday eve, I dusted off the counted cross stitch birth sampler and remembered the gift of your arrival in Germany.

A girl!

Maura says you’re not just an amazing aunt, but you’re an amazing mother. I agree.

Happy Birthday to you.

Love,

Ma (and Maura, who is visiting)

Grateful for Birthdays

Grateful for birthdays. It was a happy but quiet celebration. Glad my sister is here. More family coming in soon. It was a relaxing day.

Steve, Mary and I took a walk around the Highland Park Reservoir after supper. We got drenched when a sudden thunderstorm appeared just after I took these photos of the peaceful water.

Our power has been out a few hours now. Heard a tree is down on Highland Avenue. Wires down. Hope it can be fixed soon.