The Book of Etta

October 1, 2016 at 2:59 pm (Family)

In honor of her approaching birthday, we present Etta, her parents, her brother, and any other interested parties, with The Book of Etta!

From an  early age, Etta has loved  to travel with the family. She enjoys their frequent visit to the beautiful mountains of Jackson, Wyoming. Here she is with her Dad. jacksonbeauty  At an early age she became an avid beachcomber. Here she is, fashionably attired as always,  enjoying the sun and sand. dadbeach (Once again, Dad’s along for the ride!)

Etta takes just as much pleasure in local outings with family and friends. Here we all are last year at a picnic to celebrate the end of the school year. It was a typical Spring day in beautiful Chicago: mid fifties, spitting rain, high winds… But we had fun anyway! (The company was excellent.)

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dancing  Etta’s always ready to cut a rug while playing at home. Little brother Welles – himself a recent birthday celebrant –  often joins in the fun.

13239427_10154600152858912_9032734599531339471_n-copy In addition, Etta has performed at dance recitals and been fêted by her proud family and friends!


Etta likes a variety of sports. Here she instructs her Mom in the fine art of wielding a lacrosse stick while playing defense: img_1996-x2 Etta is bold in the pursuit of athletic achievement: 14115562_10154043844712408_2684280195702690897_o And then, of course, there was the famous ski adventure. (She was only four years old!)

But let us not forget her artistic side. One day when we were at home doing various tasks, she found the time to create this flower out of found materials: img_20160605_160440

Finally, I just have to compliment Etta on her wardrobe choices. As a grandmother, I can tell you: You could go crazy buying clothes for the little ones! img_1608-x2  ettaturquoise Sometimes she just likes to dress up for fun:img_1833-x2

Whether it’s the first day of the new school year or on the trail in Jackson, Etta always has time for her little brother.

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I could go on – what grandparent couldn’t – but I’m sure you get the idea. As you turn six, Dearest Etta, may you discover more and more people and things in the world to bring you joy!

The world is so full of a number of things,
I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Happy Birthday!!

With love from Grandpa Ron and Grandma ‘Berta

 

1 Comment

  1. Kathy davis said,

    What a wonderful book of Etta. Hard to believe she is going to be 6. Hope you are both well and happy. My copy of Mystery Scene just arrived. Great reading for a rainy day in the Door.

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