Monday, April 22, 2024

17

Although her actual birthday was on Friday, Darling Girl will celebrate her 17th birthday with us later today. Time does fly, and some of you have been with me and her for all of the journey or most of it.

As usual, I heave put together a little card. It used to be that I had plethora of photo choices for my cards, but now pictures of Danica are fewer and farther between. It's not because we don't see the kids or that she's averse to photos, but it is just the way that life goes. 

Front of Card from a recent photo of mine.


The Inside, featuring a composite by Sue that she earlier sent to Dani via FB on her actual birthday.

Not too long ago, I found myself looking at a picture folder from June 2010 when the kids were 3 and 1 years old. I put some aside for a possible blog. I hadn't planned on using them in a birthday post, but since they were still in the queue, today seems like a appropriate time to stroll down memory lane.





Of course, I wasn't thinking birthday at the time, so I had also set aside some JJ pics, which I will also append here, even though it isn't his birthday.






29 comments:

Marie Smith said...

Belated best wishes, Danica. Have a wonderful year, precious girl!

DJan said...

Really fun pictures, and a lovely card. Happy belated birthday Danica!

Vicki Lane said...

Great pictures! I feel like I've been with Danica for much of her life.

Barwitzki said...

Happy 17th birthday.
Nice photos... Thank you.
Time's running...
a hug for you.
Viola

Patio Postcards said...

Happy belated Birthday to Danica. I like your card that you made her & Sue's collage; she is one celebrated Granddaughter.

Barbara Rogers said...

Last Friday was two birthdays in my family, a granddaughter and a cousin! Certainly a good day to be born. Loved seeing your grands in their little years!

gigi-hawaii said...

Happy birthday, Danica! Aloha from Hawaii.

Sandra said...

Adorable little ones! Happy Birthday to Danica. I really like the card, so creative.

Boud said...

Happy birthday to Danica!

Marcia said...

What a trip through the memories. Glad to know you celebrated well!

Margaret said...

Wonderful card with clever sentiments! I haven't been here since the beginning so it's delightful to see pictures of your grandchildren when they're younger. Happy Birthday to Dani!

MARY G said...

Are those little child pics all of Danica? There is one that could be JJ. Of course, in the course of taking photos, all sorts of things are caught 'in the moment' as they say.
I love the composite Sue did. She does have an eye.
As do you. Those are all great Danica shots and I remember those years well. She was aware of the camera, bright and funny child that she was. I had one daughter like that, but the other daughter and the grandkid did not react the same way, as if they were communicating with the lens, the way your gorgeous grandkid did and still does.
And I hear you about losing photo ops when they get older. Zooming by. Here and gone again. Lovely to see them.

Celia said...

Great card and wonderful to see those older photos, darling kiddoes.

Anvilcloud said...

@Mary: the last 3 pics are JJ.

RedPat said...

Love the pics of the wee kids. They sure have changed a lot in those years compared to you, I bet. ;-)

Jenn Jilks said...

Happy birthday to the young lady.
I sure miss our grandies. Jos is taking photos of the sports teams for the yearbook. They are happy. That is the important thing.

roentare said...

Happy birthday to her 17th birthday

Joanne Noragon said...

Happy birthday to Dani, and thanks for the lovely pictures.

Red said...

Little kids are cute and you've got some very cute photos.

Debby said...

Happy birthday to Danica. I love all the pictures of the children when they were little. Those pictures capture pure joy.

The Furry Gnome said...

Happy Birthday to Danica!

PipeTobacco said...

Great images old and new! How do you keep track of your photos? I am at a loss on how to do it in any logical way. I would like some sort of program that could name them in some Sensical fashion without me having to name them myself. Probably only a pipe dream.

PipeTobacco

Jeanie said...

What darling photos! I'm sure every single card you make her is saved!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Happy 17th πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰to Danica and what a fun look back on younger days for both grands.

Anvilcloud said...

@Pipe: I have a folder for each year, and within it a folder for each month. The trouble is that when I think of some photo that I want to retrieve, I first have to remember when I took it. Life is hard. 😁

Jenny the Pirate said...

Awwww Happy Birthday, Danica! When I whipped out my phone and started showing pictures of Allissa at age seven and nearly took my own daughter out with emotion, I was struck by how these cursed (haha) phones have made possible so many hundreds of wonderful pictures of our grandchildren. When my kids were little, it was a Kodak Instamatic and I'm sure you remember the quality (or lack of same) of those pictures! We didn't have the money for a lot of studio photos of the kids, so the way they looked is lost in time. I remember them well in my heart, but I can't look at photos and I'm amazed at the wealth of photography these younger mothers have. I'm so glad. xoxo

Cloudia said...

Thank you for sharing these charming photos and words. Happy Birthday Danica, may God bless you and your family including AC. Aloha

Liz Hinds said...

Oh they grow up too quickly!

Kay said...

Happy belated Birthday, Danica.
Gosh.... the time flies too quickly. I can't believe how quickly she's grown up too.