Thursday, April 19, 2018

Happy 11th

Today, a sweet girl celebrates 11 years on this planet. I was in the waiting room when I heard Danica come roaring her way into this world, and she's been a life force ever since. She's smart, sunny, kind and beautiful. And she's my very own granddaughter.

It's a tradition that I create and print a birthday card; this is this years versions with the front (cover) to the left and the inside to the right.



In what has become another tradition, this is her birthday collage: all photos from the past year.



Today, we will take her out of school for lunch and let her take the afternoon off. Later, she'll have dinner with her dad and the step family. Tomorrow, we'll have a little party on our side of the family. Then on Saturday, there will be a pizza party with a number of her friends followed by a sleepover with some of them. Over the weekend, we will have JJ for a night or two while these festivities are proceeding. There is a very small chance (maybe large) that I just may possibly perhaps post some pics of her lunch out with us and our little family dinner in due course.


9 comments:

Marie Smith said...

You are a lucky man, AC.

Joanne Noragon said...

You surely know how to celebrate a birthday for a happy little girl! Happy eleventh birthday from the Cuyahoga River valley!

Country Gal said...

Happy Birthday Danica . Lovely photos .

Mage said...

What a wonderful, long, stretched out loving birthday. Love it all.

Mage said...

PS: Flat out charming pictures. You are a great granddad.

Christina said...

I can't wait to have grandchildren!
Happy Birthday to your granddaughter. You made a beautiful collage and card for her! Enjoy the partying.

Jim Flack said...

Love the collage! Tell Danica Happy Birthday (belated) from sunny Indiana, where we had a half inch of snow on the rooftops on her birthday. But, a sunny 60+ degrees today!!

Ginnie said...

Happy Birthday Danica. Thanks to your granddad I've watched you grow and it's been a treat. Have fun at your sleep-over and hugs from far away.

Jenn Jilks said...

Well isn't she a beautiful young lady!
I think the kids have fun with different birthday celebrations with stepfamilies and all. My youngest and eldest lived with me. My middle child, from gr. 6 on, lived with his dad and step-mom. Funnily enough, I am closer with my older two than my youngest. (I haven't talked to him in a year.) We're going out west to visit grandie daughter #4 in June!