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
Kind, generous, considerate, helpful, responsible, creative – a genuinely good person with a thoughtful heart…and I’m not just saying this cause I’m grandmother.
Proud of all you’ve accomplished and looking forward to your future!
Wishing you the happiest birthday, Anna Catherine. Fourteen years old? Wow. I remember the day you were born.
And don’t forget, you’re the one who made up the grandma name Froo Froo (Ruthie)
Dear Anna, May all your wishes come true.
Love, FF Ruthie
Granddaughter Anna makes a wish as she blows out the candles on the cupcakes at the Surprise Party with her friends and family at the Mellow Mushroom.
And at home contemplating a second wish with the family as cousin Charlie looks on.
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
Thought it was a great idea.
Drivers today are so impatient.
It’s good to know that someone in front of you is learning how to drive.
A woman came out of the store and said.”Why is she taking a picture of my car?”
I told her I wanted to remember her good idea for when my grandchildren are learning to drive. I assured her I didn’t take her license plate number.
She said the sign on the car really works. We had a nice conversation about it.
A baby simulator to be exact!
Saturday, at a surprise birthday party for one of my daughter-in law’s friends, I happened to see one of the teenagers with what looked to be a real baby in her arms.
Nope, a FAKE baby! (But it sure looked real)
I felt compelled to photograph it and asked a few questions of the “baby minder”
She told me about the project for a Child Development Class in Steel Valley Senior High School. Each student is issued a baby (both male and female students). They take turns caring for the “baby” for a week.
Baby simulators are expensive as I looked them up.
Don’t even think about leaving the baby unattended.
From across the room, it looked real to me!
The “caregiver” explained how one night the baby cried ELEVEN times!
You have to insert the proper key in the proper hole in the back of the fake baby to get it to stop crying.
You can see the labels on the various keys to insert into the right hole in the back.
Years ago, I remember hearing about a project of attending to a five pound bag of flour for a week, carrying it with you wherever you go, not letting the bag split. The baby simulator has lots of technology and the data is monitored and recorded from what I understand.