It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Monday, May 4, 2009

Where did the years go?

This picture was taken at Noni's house in Pleasant Hill. You were probably about 3 yrs. old.
It was a nice day that had turned cold and so Noni put her own sweater and hat on you .
This is one of my favorite photos.
















Kindergarden at Marsh Elementary. Look at that halo of blond, curly hair.(upper right corner)



















I think you're about 10 here. Your big brother is behind you.

















You were a joyful child and you loved being a kid. Where did the years go? Now you are a man with children of your own. You are a good and compassionate father. We are so proud of you. Be happy Jess.

We love you and wish you
a very Happy Birthday.
Love, Mom & Dad.

This is a poem I wrote a very long time ago..., you were a baby.
It's an acrostic of your name.

Join us
Easily,
Sweet
Son,
Especially loved.


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2 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Happy Birthday Jesse... my cory was almost Jesse... but then he was given his dads last name and that changed everything.

Madeline's Album said...

Connie another wonderful post. Happy birthday Jesse. Have a blessed day. Madeline