Category Archives: Family

We Now Have a Teenager

Eiffel Tower Cake

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It does not seem possible that time has passed so much that I now have a teenager living in this house. Weren’t you just born? Weren’t we watching Mary Poppins for the 50th time just the other day? Princess dresses and tea parties. Going to your first Free Comic Book Day? These things just happened, so how is it that you are already growing into a young woman with big thoughts and ideas. How is it even possible?

Happy 13th Birthday

Possible or not Eva is now a teen. She had a fantastic birthday with our traditional birthday breakfast. That was after her Facetime call with Auntie Tara and Uncle Erik and opening the gifts that Auntie Tara got her including some sweet new shoes. Converse All-Stars, of course. Then we went to NorthWorks and she got a huge meal. While she ordered pancakes they brought her French Toast and she gave it a try. She discovered that she liked it a lot. Then I brought her to dance and we had a nice conversation along the ride. She had a special Zoom session to discuss the play Six in the after noon. Then the birthday parade followed by dinner from her favorite Chinese Food place. We were joined by Mem and Grandfather, Auntie Shelby and Kylie plus Miss Colleen. Allison made a special Eiffel Tower cake and the decorations were Paris themed. We watched the second half of Enola Holmes on Netflix and then watched a reunion show for the cast of Six. So much happening in this one day.

Grandpa’s Family Zoom 94th Birthday Celebration

94th birthday zoom

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My grandfather turned 94 today and in order to gather everyone together from across the country and in their quarantined homes by cousin set up a special Zoom session for everyone to attend. We got nearly everyone and I think it was something that he enjoyed despite having some difficulty getting connected. Once he was though we all got a chance to talk, play games and have a lot of laughs.

We actually went and visited Grandpa yesterday. We socially distanced in the backyard but the kids were there and Grandpa was very impressed that they were both taking karate. The kids got to ham it up a bit then. I attempted to get him set up and ready to go for Zoom then but that did not happen so well. I then tried to help later that night and that was worse. When we started the Zoom my cousin was on the phone with im trying to talk him through it. Eventually he was able to get on for the first Zoom session then it hit the end and we had to start another and well, he went to Facetime for that. But, it was a good effort.