Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Change of, not me - Diane and Steve!

Yes, three years ago Diane and Steve's life forever changed.  Owen Claes Young made his grand entrance and life has not been the same in the CA Young household.  Gerry always says, "Getting married is nothing.  Having that first child is the game changer."  For Nana and Grandpa, it has been a blast watching the development of this paragraph spewing, train obsessed, swing and water loving bundle of energy.  Watching him incessantly jump into the pool brings flashbacks of his mother's inability to heed my pleas of "Wait, wait - there's no one to help you!"  Brave?  Hardly....I think they both were just born with that "It's just so much fun, I can't stop myself" gene.  Couple that with their wicked grin and the mischievous glint in their blue eyes and it's easy to see why they are so much fun to be with.  Happy Birthday, Owen.  We can't wait for your Three Year Old adventures....we hope to share as many as possible with you.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Big Bang on the Third

I bet you think EVERYONE celebrates with a big bang on July 4th...well, in the Claes Family July 3rd is even a bigger day of celebration.  It's Diane's birthday!  Of course, Caron certainly did not think so the day we brought her home; however, I am sure she now thinks having Diane for a sister is cause for BIG celebration.  Gerry's impression of Diane's birth is seared in his memory as the hottest July in St. Louis history....and the air conditioner was broken in his car. 

In 31 years Diane has added mountains of blessings to our lives including a delightful son-in-law and now two heartbreakingly adorable grandsons.  Happy Birthday, Diane.....and thanks for the memories!