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.
St.George Island, Florida.
The enormous sea turtles crawl out of the water at night and make their way over the sand to dig a hole and lay their eggs. Keep your porch lights off so the baby turtles aren’t attracted to the lights and travel in the wrong direction. If you see an actual sea turtle, you shouldn’t get closer than fifty feet. Their nests are called a clutch.
You can see the tracks- their shell making the flat middle and the side tracks from their flippers. Sea Turtles
“St. George Island is one of three barrier islands near the mouth of the Apalachicola River. It often hosts the largest nesting population of Loggerhead Turtles in the northern Gulf of Mexico.”
Dogs and humans walk along the water’s edge.
He was abandoned last week. Now he’s sitting up in a doggie stroller with a squeaky toy and LOTS of attention from his new owners. One lucky dog!
He was watching the Etna Memorial Day Parade on Monday. I included some parade highlights so you can see what George saw.
And here is George with his favorite squeaky toy. He is very happy dog.
Nothing like a marching band to get the parade going! Anchors Aweigh they played.
Some of the Veterans
Firefighters from surrounding communities
I am created a Flickr album of the Etna Memorial Parade if you want to see if you are in one of the images. https://www.flickr.com/gp/ruth_e/6z3yA8
I was sitting at the edge of the field in a canvas chair. Michael and Jack play lacrosse in addition to swimming. The 70-200 lens allowed me to cloture their participation while sitting down and relaxing.
#65 -Michael and #48 – Jack white team
The black edges on photos are due to my blogging from phone and screen shot of files on Flickr, oh my. It’s late and just returned from Ohio this afternoon and the computer is downstairs in a bag.
Saturday night at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, Austin, Texas. The wedding celebration continues……………..
Champ enjoys being with the bride and groom
Champ is short for Champagne- she’s a girl.
A lucky dog who was rescued from under a bush. Sweet pup!
She was the ring bearer today at the Dulcinea Chapel, Austin Texas –
Anna and Aric were the bride and groom
Champ was a perfect member of the wedding.
Or shot through the screen.
Early Sunday morning.
Could be a good one for the What’s Inside? –52 in 2016 Challenge
Saying goodbye to my daughter and grandson and Penny the golden doodle.
Headed back to the Burgh.
Temps up to 63, I noticed on the car thermometer reading. Felt like a Spring day.
That’s what happens when you take a lunch break.
Fortunately the world didn’t suffer too much from the weight of an Airedale
Now a photo a day for a week to capture the present. As it is, right in the moment. The Weekly Photo Challenge. NOW
New Jammies. A log on the fire.
Photo disaster? I can fill a post of those with ease
This morning I said “oops! How am I supposed to drive with an Airedale in my seat?
The kids let the dogs in my car as I was getting ready to take two grandchildren to Laura’s house across town.
Oops Henry and Josie
Tried to capture A painting on tv show that was in my former in-laws living room, too Oops Oops. Why is this mask in my attic?
Moving in the car and bridge railing. Oops
Oops. One of those Airdales sampled the baptism cake
An inadvertent screenshot oops