Just a simple journal about my life with husband, kids, grandkids, and extended family. Probably nothing special to the rest of the world, but very special to me.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy First Birthday, Eóghan Harry ~ And Welcome To The World Harry Rudolfo!

We had a nice celebration for Eóghan's First Birthday with extended family this past Saturday, and today we will have a much smaller celebration.
AND today we welcomed another new member to the family!  Jill and Rudy's baby boy was born just a few hours ago:
Harry Rudolfo
8 lbs. 14 ozs.

So the cousins get to share a Birthday!
(Can't wait to see him in person!)

Here are a few scenes from Eóghan's big celebration:

(A little shy at everyone singing "Happy Birthday" to him!)

('Enjoyed the cake!)

(And he enjoyed opening his gifts too!)

(And he had lots of help from big brother Jayden and cousin Mia.)
(Eóghan loves books and he got lots of them!  So he was very happy!)

(He really was a very good boy, very carefully opening each gift and patiently waiting for the next to come his way.)

(He didn't get too many toys [by request!] as he already has so many, but he did get a few.)

 (Miss Zoe wants to get in on the action!)

(Some coloring fun with Aunt Lori, cousin Sophie, and Godmother Erin)

It was a wonderful day!
Happy Birthday, Beautiful Boy!

And a BIG WELCOME to another Beautiful Boy!

(And Jayden insisted that we add Baby Harry's name to Eóghan's Birthday cake today!)

Friday, August 31, 2012

A Birthday Celebration On Roosevelt Island

My niece Jillian will turn thirty on September 7, and last weekend her husband Rudy had a surprise party for her, it was held in the community room of the apartment building they live in on Roosevelt Island.

Many people who live on the island use the tram as their mode of transportation to and from the city:

Understandably, they don't like a lot of traffic on the island, and parking spots are at a minimum, so we parked in a garage and walked about a half-mile to their building:

Katie and Jayden were out in front.  It was a perfect day weather-wise and otherwise!

The party room was very big and very nice.  And it had a lot of separate areas with little conversation pits here and there (do people still say 'conversation pits'?) and a pool table that the kids had fun with:

And the rooftop was big and beautiful too, and the views were amazing!

 (Through the girders of the bridge you can see the new tower going up where the Twin Towers used to stand.)

And because it was such a beautiful day we got to enjoy it outside a lot:

(The rooftop flowers and plants were so pretty and a nice backdrop for Sophie!)

(And I love the 59th Street Bridge and the city views behind Baby Ray!)

Here's Susie and her granddaughter Zoe:

'Love this little one!  She truly is a real live doll!

Here's the Guest of Honor now!  Surprised and embarrassed!

We all had lots of fun and enjoyed lots of delicious food!

Here's the Birthday Girl with Ellie:

We walked back to the car along the water and got to see a little more of the island:

Jayden and Katie stopped along the way to enjoy the park:

We spotted a black squirrel (I thought at first that it was a rat)!

And while the rest of us walked, Eóghan got a free ride on Grandpa's back!

It was a wonderful day!