How is this possible? Our original granddaughter is SIX! What a year she has had! What an accomplished, kind and wise little person she is becoming. As is customary, I like to document 10 traits that represent our Lo. This year’s post is informed by a recent day Lo spent at our house and where … Continue reading Six
This pistol of a child is three! She is amazing and is the liveliest child I’ve ever known. It has been a true thrill to watch this dynamo evolve. As is my custom, (First birthday Second Birthday) here’s ten current facts about Cora. 1. She is funny and knows it. Ever smiling, she will do … Continue reading Three at last
The OG grandchild is turning five! You all know these years have flown by, even this last one, as slow and trying as it has been. In any case, through five whole years, tying or not, watching this amazing girl evolve into the person she is has been five years of delight. As is my … Continue reading A handful of years
Here sits the cure for pandemic blues. (Ice cream helps too.) In this year of sadness, worry and isolation, Cora is the antidote we all need. She is perfectly oblivious to what is happening in the larger world at and is perfectly happy and carefree. She is two years old day, balanced beautifully on the … Continue reading Feral child Turns Two!
I have written about my Nana and Papa’s mother Joan. Today’s featured celebrity is my father, grandfather to my children, great grandfather to Lo and Cora: Ray Martin also known as Grampy Duke. Today is Grampy Duke’s 90th birthday! Because of Covid19, we were not able to have the big party we were planning, and … Continue reading Grampy Duke
Today, Lo joins the ranks of people celebrating their birthdays in quarantine. As a very social child with an instinct for party planning, it has been difficult for her to understand why she can’t have a party or see her friends. It about broke my heart to hear her explain “Nana, after the sick is … Continue reading Four
I wasn’t sure I was up to writing my annual birthday essay (see this and this). Like all of you, we are now leading a different life than we could have imagined just a few short months ago. On the one hand, social distancing is not a whole lot different from any other day in … Continue reading A Birthday in a Weird Time
Yes, the year has flown by. Our little Cora turned one! Here are 10 amazing things about this happy, little creature. 1. She is happy. Despite my early reservations about her, she has evolved into the happiest, smiliest little person. 2. She passionately loves stuffed animals. You can pull any random stuffie out of the … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Cora!
Yes, my literary inspiration is 3 years old. And a fast 3 years it has been. This past year was a year of mastery of nascent skills and development of new skills and yet, Lo has remained essentially herself. Everything she does is with enthusiasm; she is energetic, sociable, funny and loving. In honor of … Continue reading Three
Not to be outdone by my recent milestone birthday, our Lo turns two today. When one doubles one’s age in a year, one could be accused of showing off. You can’t really blame her in that there is not another year in a child’s life that demonstrates as many changes. Every time we see her, … Continue reading Two