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. At an early age she became an avid beachcomber. Here she is, fashionably attired as always, enjoying the sun and sand. (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.)
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.
Etta likes a variety of sports. Here she instructs her Mom in the fine art of wielding a lacrosse stick while playing defense: Etta is bold in the pursuit of athletic achievement: And then, of course, there was the famous ski adventure. (She was only four years old!)
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.
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
With love from Grandpa Ron and Grandma ‘Berta