Saturday, October 04, 2008

Happy Birthday, Ellie!

Today is Ellie's birthday, and we wish her every blessing and happiness.

Here are a few pictures of Ellie—past and present—then and now.

This first one shows Ellie at a birthday party—then. Here's the radiant smile that lights up a room and brightens a father's heart.

Here she is—then—but where? Spain? The picture simply says "Ellie at July 4th fair."

The gang's all here to celebrate Ellie's birthday—then. Anybody know when? Where?

Another cake, another time—then.

Ellie—now. See how the room still lights up?

Now—This past summer on the ride dubbed by Aidan the "Miracle Round."

Ellie now—with Aidan. The twinkle in the eye and the bright smile pass to a new generation!

Ellie—now, with the family.


Ellie said...

I love it! Thank you, Dad.

As for where... the July 4th one, I imagine is in Maryland.. that's the age I was when I had that haircut.
The striped shirt blowing out candles has Theresa Cuthbertson in it. That makes it Canada. Plus, that was when I got that red stereo.

I love you.

Bonnie said...

Wow El, you have a memory like Grandma Switzer !!

Great post Dad !!

Julie said...

I've always found Ellie's memory slightly annoying, especially when I'm sure I'm right but I'm wrong!!! I just looked at the posts for Ellie's past two birthdays and they both made me cry! I love them! Will you be my Nanny and Saba?!

Sabba and Nanny said...

Thanks for checking in. Great to hear from you...