Happy thirteenth birthday dear granddaughter Anna Catherine.Here is your birthday blogpost.
You are a lovely young woman. You are the one who made us grandparents.
You are kind, thoughtful, responsible, generous and loving. (Just a few adjectives to describe your character)
What a happy day when you were born.
Sunday night October 9 (can you see that the chocolate cupcakes form a one and a three?)
Here you are brand new with your grandmothers- Ruthie and Marlene. You gave us the name Froo Froo. So now we are Froo Froo Ruthie and Froo From Marlene to all the grandkids!
Happy Birthday to you! Here you are with your family at the Mellow Mushroom tonight.
And without the corny balloon birthday hat. 10-6-2016
I remember your 10-10-10 birthday post when you were so skilled at the Hula Hoop! You can watch on youtube
Last year it was a Dozen Years of Love
your FF Ruthie
Weekly photo challenge: FACEMaura and Anna drew their grandmother’s face- mine!
Drawn on dry erase board. Maura -7
Regional finals for Junior Olympics- Breast Stroke- checking for two hand touch. Hopefully no one gets DQed
Want to be a swim official? Click Swimming Official Information here
Parting shot from afar, through the glass window of the Natatorium. Doesn’t look like 50 meter length from this angle. The pool was divided up into sections.
Panorama Shot from earlier in the Day, Friday
Two events Saturday ,Three events Sunday. GO ANNA!!!
Swimming with OSSC (Ohio State Swim Club)
“You realize they can see us through that window”, said Anna (12)
A detour for three small berry Smoothies and a gift card for Michael who wasn’t with us that trip. We had a good laugh.
Blog post number 2,222. “Do something with twos”, my daughter suggested. Hmmmm.
“A pair of shoes?” She nixed that. Boring.
I looked up things that come in twos and there’s a list of pairs for ESL students. Can be confusing. A pair of glasses is a single item. Don’t have any dice handy. But
Made me think of playing cards but all I have is an UNO game photo from October 4th. You can see my hand, too.
Lucky us! Happy Twelfth Birthday Anna Catherine!
One October morning before dawn, you made me and Marlene happy grandmothers.
Loved by your family and friends, your loving heart and kind spirit come out in your eyes.
Twelve years flew by! Love you lots, Anna. Happy Birthday. FF Ruthie
Hula Hooper Anna video from five years ago.
Boundaries. Some people have none.
The creator of the challenge Ben Huberman says,”This week, let’s explore the creative potential of limits, borders, and dividers of all types.”
Here are a few visible from the archives
Keeping in her lane at the swim meet.
Finding the turtle soup sign. Taken by Anna. I was driving.
Ninth Street Bridge. Allegheny River. The night before the Pickle Festival.
Forbes Field Wall where Pittsburgh Pirate Bill Mazeroski hit his famous homerun to win the 1960 World Series.
Maura’s unicorn horn was from the Clintonville Music and Art Festival.
Maura (6), Jack (8)and I spent an hour in Half Price Books on Lane Ave while we waited to meet the family for breakfast for dinner at Whole Foods after swim practice.
We bought a couple of books and Maura said she needed an alarm clock to get up in time for her daily 8 am dive practice. Sounded reasonable to me.
The one she chose makes the sound of hogs-
No buzzer. No bells, no sonar beep- PIGS!!
Turns out it would be my new Grandson’s birth date but we didn’t know that fact in the morning. Video
Cecilia, of thekitchensgarden do they sound authentic ?