Monday, January 27, 2014

Jenna Corinne

Today is Jenna's 13th birthday.  She's our 10th grandchild and 4th granddaughter.  Jenna was born 7 weeks premature in South Bend, IN.  After a rough start, she's more than made up for that early birth.
 Jenna's a very important part of this large family.
A very important part of this smaller family.
And an even more important part of this small family.
And here is Jenna, pictorially, 'through the years'.
Jenna is a sweet, loving, helpful girl.  She's an excellent student and softball player and is loved by teachers, peers, and family alike.
So Happy Birthday, Jenna!  We're wishing you a year filled with more honor rolls, fast pitch softball pitching successes, new instruments to master as a percussionist, and new sports to excel at (like volleyball and track) in 8th grade.

More posts about Jenna are at:  2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Anna Helen

Today was Anna 11th birthday.  She was our 12th grandchild and 5th granddaughter and she was born in Chicago.
 Anna is an important part of this large family...
And an even more important part of this smaller family.
 Here is Anna, pictorially, 'through the years'.
 Anna is a bright, beautiful, loving girl with a quirky sense of humor.  She's an awesome big sister and a loving cousin, daughter, granddaughter, and friend to all.
 So Happy Birthday, Anna!  We're so glad we got to spend the day with you and we're wishing you a year filled with more Principal's Honor Roles, softball all summer, and more Student of the Month honors in 6th grade.
Previous posts about Anna can be found here:  2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Monday, January 20, 2014

Noah Daniel

Today is Noah's 10th birthday.  He is our 13th grandchild and 8th grandson.
He's a very important part of this very large family.
 And an even more important part of this smaller family.
Here is Noah 'pictorially' through the years.

Noah is a sweet, loving boy who gets along well with everyone he meets.  He's an excellent student and has an amazing capacity for understanding and caring about the feelings of others.
So Happy Birthday, Noah!  And enjoy the coming year when you'll be in the Boy Scouts Soapbox Derby, play summer baseball, and advance to Intermediate School in the Fall.

Previous posts about Noah (just click):  2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jack Victor

Jack Victor was born on January 14, 2009.  He was our very first great grandchild and he came on the heels of a dream that his great grandfather had in which a super baby was born.  And Jack has lived up to that dream from the get go.
Jack is an important part of this small family:
And an important part of this large family:
Following is Jack pictorially 'through the years'.  These pictures were taken roughly 6 months apart.
As I go through the files for these last two birthday posts, I'm reminded over and over what a lucky grandma/great grandma I am.  Jack is also a kind and loving person.  He's well liked by his peers and teachers alike.  He's good to his siblings and his cousins adore him.
So Happy 5th Birthday, Jack.  Enjoy your coming year full of new experiences, more school where your brother, Dane, will be joining you, and lots of learning which we know you love.   We couldn't be more proud of you and we're so happy that you're our GREAT grandson!

Previous posts about Jack were in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009