You’ll see the eclipse on your 12th Birthday

2017 photos above

You’ll see the eclipse on your 12th birthday, Michael.   How cool is that? Wishing you a happy twelfth birthday.  You are a wonderful young man. Before you know it you’ll be a teenager!

Much love, FF Ruthie

 

 

From the archives

Uncle Frank’s Low Rider 1963 Impala

Uncle Frank gets a lot of satisfaction  from restoring vintage cars,

He is a grand master of restoration.

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He was showing Michael and Jack how the car lowered down

 

 

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Here is Uncle Frank with his latest acquisition- 1963 Chevy

 

IMG_2940You’ve seen this one before on the blog

https://rutheh.com/2011/09/16/uncle-frank-put-the-engine-in-the-1953-chevy/

https://rutheh.com/2013/08/28/remember-uncle-franks-53-chevy/

See his 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria

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And  his 1933 Plymouth

https://rutheh.com/2011/06/05/uncle-frank-drove-his-1933-plymouth-to-pick-up-the-bride-today-6-images/

 

IMG_2928Popsicles from Uncle Franks for the cousins who visited Archie’s Garage this afternoon.

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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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Charlie’s UNO Birthday Party

IMG_0699                                                                 Happy Parents Laura and James holding the birthday boy!

 

 

 

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Cousin Maura helped Charlie blow out his candle.

 

Cousins and friend Oliver help Charles Celebrate   Grandma and Grandpa Weaver    Aunt Brenda holds the mini UNO cards

 

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A new litttle piggy to hold

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IMG_5110Playing outside after a walk, enjoying the beautiful summer day. iPhone shot  Happy First Birthday.

Careful: Weekly Photo Challenge

Careful.  

This week, show us something careful — a photo taken with care, a person being careful, or a task or detail requiring care. Michelle W.

Here is my gallery of careful.

anna and Charles

Ever so careful.
maura upside down

Careful not to drop her, Mom.

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Putting on her seatbelt.

Jack and the soft spot

Careful not to touch the soft spot

UP in the deer stand

Maura in the deer stand at the farm

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St. George Island FL

 

taking care of Charlie 2

Holding him so he doesn’t roll off the ottoman.

 

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Mike the balloon guy taking care to tie the balloon.

 

lobster

Lobster fest.
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Careful.

michael and charlie

So very careful, Michael.  Nice!

 

 

 

 

Cousins Watch the Cheerleading Performance

Maura attended a 3 day Cheerleading  camp at Olentangy High School.  She loved it!  She lead two of the cheers for the entire group.

Baby Charles and Aunt Laura came to see the performance.

Jack brought a book to read.  And he shared it with his new baby cousin!

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Jack would just have soon missed the performance but entertained himself with a book.

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Aunt Erika and Cousin Michael  take care of Cousin Charles.

 

 

 

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Maura led two cheers for the entire group.

 

 

 


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Believe it or not, Charles seemed to like all the cheering and music.

 

 

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In the parking lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Cousins Meet for the First Time

Not even 24 hours old. My daughter Laura and her husband James have a new member of the family.

Charles Joseph.  7 pounds 15 ounces.  19 1/2 inches long.

He arrived Thursday night but Anna and Michael were home in bed resting up for the Peppe Meet at Ohio State Swim Club Friday afternoon.

Friday morning, we went to Riverside hospital on the way to the swim meet. It was on the way to OSU.

Anna and Charles

Anna meets baby Charles-

 

Michael and Charles

Michael gets a turn with Charles on the Boppy

 

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Anna waits for another turn to hold her new first cousin.

 

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Michael, Charles and Anna pose for Grandma

 

Their Dad Mark ( my son) is now an uncle

Uncle Mark and Charles

 

and we talked to Uncle Matty and Natalya in Croatia via SKYPE

talking to Croatia

 

 

Here are the two Grandmas

Anna took the photo, thanks Anna.two grandmas with Charles

and here is the new little family

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Theme for my week- Serenity

Once you start looking for photographs in your archives that say “serenity”

-you think of more and you’re seeking the ones that make you feel calm and peaceful inside, just to look at them.

So you just go with it, like a raft on a gentle ocean wave.

Cookie Trays Await Saturday’s Wedding

Nice job Marlene!  (Mark’s MIL-and Erika’s mom) has been sending me the photos of the cookie baking and today all the sisters got together and “trayed” the cookies.  I had never  “tray” in a verb form until I lived in Pittsburgh.

Marlene is Godmother of the Bride.

If you’ve been following the blog this week, you’ve watched the progress and everyone pitching in to help.

Here is what they did today and took them to the hall. The hall where the wedding reception will be held tomorrow June 7th.

The Alphabet Stamp cookies are from that well known kitchenware store but I see alphabet letters are available in other locations online so no commercial plug.

We used them at Laura and James wedding and also for Jaclyn and Mike’s wedding.  It is fun to change the little letters to spell out their names.  (Well, not that much fun, they are tiny.) But so satisfying to have them as part of the cookie table display.

 

Thanks Marlene for the photos for today’s post about the cookie baking this week in preparation for the big day….

I added the last one of the biscotti I baked after school yesterday.  Will bring it to the wedding tomorrow.  xxoo Ruthie

 

p.s.  My dear friend Donna commented on the cookie table blog, remembering the cookie tables she put together for her son John and his bride Angie’s wedding which was five years ago.    Click here to see her beautiful and delicious baking

Twirling Girls at the Bridal Shower

Granddaughters Anna and Maura and Cousin Parker- a junior bridesmaid and two flower girls for their Cousin Victoria’s wedding in June!

Anna found an empty room at the back of the hall and they were dancing and twirling in the available light from the window.

They had been so good watching all the gifts opened and had a moment of feeling free in their fancy dresses.

Cousins Twirl

 

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Dancing

 

Cousin Parker dancing in the light

 

 

 

Here they were earlier watching the bride open all her lovely gifts

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