Look Who Arrived in the Mail Today

Happy 90th Birthday to the Queen of England today.

My sister sent me a package to cheer me.  The unexpected box was waiting for me on the porch when I got home this afternoon.

My friend V was with me and got to share the experience and fun first hand.  Vincie asked, “Who thinks to make such things?”

Check out Solar Queen 90th Birthday Edition by Kikkerland Design.

I had to video her waving so you could get the full effect. The solar panel is at the top of her handbag. No battteries necessary.

 

 

 

   And here is how the real Queen spent her birthday today

Ruth’s Partyland in Austin and The Barbershop Moved

From our Austin adventure although I’ve been home a week and a day.

I always like to photograph interesting signage. Urban communication.

Chris, my friend’s son,  drove by Ruth’s Partyland as slowly as he could while I tried to catch it with my camera.

Then the next time around he actually pulled into the parking lot. I never made it inside to photograph the pinatas. And I read they had Mexican candy, too.  I was so disappointed.

 

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Aric and Anna Casual Wedding Party

Saturday night at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, Austin, Texas. The wedding celebration continues……………..

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Happy Diamond Birthday, Bonnie

A special birthday wish for a good friend, blog follower, dog lover (actually all animals)  and former colleague. Bonnie! We taught together at Greenfield School.

And we worked the After School Program together for about 5 years. I can’t tell you how many students she taught to swim.

Another of our friends hosted a fun surprise party and we gathered together to honor Bonnie as she celebrates 75!

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May your birthday wish come true.

 

Here’s Bonnie surrounded by former colleagues and friends. Surprise!

Arleen took the one on the left so I could be in it, too. Thanks Arleen.

Happy Birthday Bonnie.  Love, Rutie

Now- 

Now  a photo a day for a week to capture the present.  As it is, right in the moment. The Weekly Photo Challenge. NOW

Lego building. 

Puppies. 

Christmas lights. 

New Jammies. A log on the fire.

   
    
   
   

Gathering: Weekly Photo Challenge

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Lots of gatherings documented throughout the course of a year and a few from years ago.

The group photos pose a challenge, getting everyone with you simultaneously.  I’ve included some more candid shots.

 

Here Comes the Sun for your Birthday

On your birthday today and everyday, I wish you much love and happiness. Thirty five years seemed to go by pretty fast.

IMG_3056I photographed a few of my kids special toys from childhood when I took a Polaroid Transfer class.

Barker and Little Green Doggie were Matthew’s favorites.

 

A few pictures from the past

A few pictures from this year.  Love you,  Ma

 

Remembering when we went to the Richie Havens concerts together and you met him in the hallway at the Carnegie Lecture Hall?

Maura Clare Celebrates #7

Maura Clare born November 17, 2008.  Celebrating her seventh birthday today.

Maura Clare is Seven

 

 

 

 

Happy 7th Birthday Maura Clare.  Thanks to FF Marlene for the Last Pic as Six.

I thought about adding a couple of  your selfies that keep showing up on my phone!!)

Love from your Grandma Ruthie

Now Family of Three- a Very Happy Anniversary

Happy Fourth Anniversary to Laura and James. 

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Baby Charlie and his parents photographed Sunday November 8, 2015.

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I had fun shooting “wedding photos” six months after the wedding- June 2012

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You may have seen the wedding photos after the wedding on November 12, 2011 but Mother of the Bride can’t be the photographer, too.

Baby Charlie Watches Grandpa Chuck’s Birthday Candle Blow Out

Firsts.   When you’re only four months old there are so many “firsts” to experience.

This was the first time Charlie saw birthday candles being extinguished.

Everyone sang Happy Birthday.

Grandpa Chuck celebrates his birthday
                                                                 Two Charles- It’s a family name.