Having Lo arrive in my life seven years ago has effectively changed who I am and how I live. It is unimaginable at this point to think of myself without my Nana identity. (And I’m sure Papa feels the same way.) So, thank you Logan Paige allowing me to indulge in the joys of being … Continue reading Seven Years
Cora is Four
Our little spark plug of a granddaughter is four! It never fails to amaze me how she has essentially the same personality she had as a baby, but bigger and bolder. Here are 10 ways she is terrific. 1. I have never met a more independent child (or adult for that matter). She figures out … Continue reading Cora is Four
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
Three at last
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
A handful of years
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
Feral child Turns Two!
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
A Birthday in a Weird Time
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
Happy Birthday, Cora!
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!