Celebrating a Special Birthday

Happy 16th Birthday Dear Anna,

I remember that early October morning, looking out the hospital window and watching the sun come up.  The day you were born.   I went to school and was so excited your arrival had made me a grandmother.  Everyone was happy for me at school. 

Good luck on your driving test.  You will do great I know.

2003 seems just a moment ago and now you’re becoming so grown up.  Proud of you and all you accomplish. I wish you every happiness, always. 

Love, FF Ruthie

Pretending to drive in Florida, before you were even two.
Taken just before school Monday morning 10/7/2019

 

Happy Birthday Dear DIL

Happy Birthday dear DIL Erika. I’m glad I get to spend it with you this year.

You are a wonderful mother to four of my grandchildren.You remind me I’ve much for which to be grateful.

I love this photo of you.

Here you are in the apple orchard (2008) with Anna and Michael, Jack was home napping and you were carrying Maura, due to arrive the next month.

Happy happy Birthday. ❤️Your MIL

Josie at the DQ Drive-Thru Window

Just in from Ohio – Photo sent by my DIL Erika this afternoon.

Josie the Airedale was wishing it was Starbucks cause she gets a Puppycino (foam in a paper cup)

Not sure if she got a taste of the soft serve ice cream or not.

I thought it was nicely framed. Thanks Erika.

Throwback Thursday

Eight years ago in Hardy, Virginia.

Four grandkids running in the field behind their other grandmother’s home-instead of posing quietly for a Christmas card photo.

We had fun, if my memory serves me right. Ha.   I’ll have to see what the family sent out for the card that year.

Fresh Peach Crisp in the Oven

Fresh Peach Crisp in the Oven. As good as apple crisp for sure. There were quite a few ripe peaches asking for someone to do something with them. E put plain yogurt on top of a warm serving but I was thinking vanilla ice cream would have been a prefect combination, too.

Monday- a beautiful summer evening in Ohio where I’ve come for a few days to help celebrate Michael’s birthday.

Hudson Yards Sunday Morning- The Vessel

My sister and I had just walked the High Line Sunday morning.

I’d not seen the development of Hudson Yards. We were headed to the subway to go to Grand Central.

In order to climb this structure you have to get a ticket (free)

“The Vessel is composed of 154 interconnecting flights of stairs, with almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings.” Footwear News  It’s billed as a ‘Tourist Attraction” and everyone had a cell phone out, myself included.

Tons of people were milling about, waiting for it to open up so they could climb up the stairs.   The Vessel cost than $150 million to build.

Controversy plus-  Here’s an article by Katharine Schwab Why Everyone Hates the Vessel.  

Multiple critics have given it pretty creative names ( not flattering) in the article.  See what you can come up with as you stare at it’s shape. Wonder how designer Thomas Heatherwick feels reading all the criticism.

But of course I saw the opportunity to take another sister selfie in the metal.  And here we are, reflected.

Your body gets skinny or wide depending on where you stand.  I read the surrounding condos being built start at 2 million if you are in the market.  Not.