Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dane

One year ago today was a very happy day in our family. In Garden City, Michigan - only about 3 1/2 hours away - our second great-grandson, Dane Robert, was born. Yes he really was this cute right from the get-go.

I suspect that his parents had some secret hope that he'd be a boxer some day because they always seemed to have his gloves on.

But he never seemed to mind. He was just one of those babies who took everything in stride.

As cute as he was, he did seem to be a somber little guy though.

Even dressed up as a pea pod didn't seem to amuse him as much as it did everybody else!

There was no doubt that he was very loved though. His parents seemed very pleased with who they had produced.

And his big brother was happy to take on the role as Dane's big brother. He still refers to him as "My Daney". It's very cute.

And that traditional 'good-bye' family portrait got even more beautiful with four in it than it had been with three.

And Dane was rapidly learning new skills like propping himself up on his adorable little elbows.

And doing whatever he had to do to get in extra good with his great grandpa.

And developing this super cute look to win everybody over whenever he wanted.

And being the center of attention in every crowd.

And not getting too mad when his mom put girlie sunglasses on him.

And just generally being an easy-going fellow.

And, no, I don't think this is a sign of things to come. (There's just no way he's going to be an Old Milwaukee drinker. lol - Sorry Grandpa Tracy)

But I do think he'll have his own boat some day - wait! He already does.

And I do think he'll be very athletic because he's already walking all over the place and that's after showing off his new skills just about three weeks ago.

And I do think he'll always be close to his big brother.

And most of all, I think he'll always be successful because he's so smart and so good and has such an easy, winning smile.

So Happy Birthday, Dane. I know it was the best one ever and I hope they just keep getting better and better!


  1. OMG I love looking back at all of his older pictures, I can't get over how tiny he was, I want to pinch him! Another AWESOME post about an awesome it! Happy Birthday, Dane, we love you so much!

  2. Wow! I love this post sooo much! The pictures are so awesome! I love the ones of him walking! Too cute!! I'm so glad you do these birthday posts! I love reading them and seeing the pics....esp when its about one of my boys!:) lol Happy Birthday, Dane!! We love you sooo much!!



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