Feliz cumpleaños, Numero Cuatro!

Sister #4 - Cute kid, huh?

Happy birthday, Sister #4! You’re another year older, but you’re still younger than me. That takes all the fun out of mocking you for getting older. Thanks for sucking the jelly out of my donut. That’s the curse of being #2 in our family. I’ll always be older than three of them. Sister #4 was such a cute kid – friendly and outgoing. She used to like to tag along on my dates from time to time. She was the gymnast and cheerleader of the family. She could walk across the top of any swing set and could put both feet behind her head when she was little. We used to drag that trick out during family gatherings and make her show off. She was also great at hide & seek because she could climb all the tall trees or dangle from the eaves of the roof with ease. She was fun to play with.

That's some awesome 80's hair, Sis

She’s a registered nurse, the mother of one grown son, and wife to Captain Fireman. She’s also a grandma like me. I became a grandmother at 43, which sort of traumatized me, but I quickly got over it. Sister #4 has me beat. She became a grandma at 40, but she’s a spry vegetarian yoga-posing grandma and proud of it! Her little Zoey is a cutie patootie. So happy birthday, Gigi! You’re like fine wine and French cheese…you just get better and better as you age.



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6 responses to “Feliz cumpleaños, Numero Cuatro!

  1. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a good one…

  2. The Baby

    Fine wine and French cheese… you have a twang and smell funny. hee hee…
    Happy Birthday! I still love hide and seek, especially outside in the dark. There was one time she went too high in the maple and I had to shine a flashlight up there so she could navigate down. Ahhh, good times. You’ll always be older than me but that really doesn’t count for much. If I wasn’t born in a year that started with a 0, I’d never remember how old I am. Oh yeah… you will ALL have me beat for the grandma status. My baby is only 8.

  3. Craftiest

    Wow, me and my muppet just read your nice tribute. Thank you #2! I’ve been negligent on keeping up with my blogs (yours). I’ll never forget the Matterhorn at Baskin Robins that “G” (your date I was tagging along on) bought for me on a dare. 14 scoops of ice cream and I ate everyone of them. Oh, the days when I could eat ice cream with wild abandon.

    • I can just imagine you sitting at your computer with a yerba mate and your little Muppet friend. For those outside the family, #4 was given a Muppet puppet for her birthday. Very cute! When we were kids, we never missed an episode of the Muppet Show. It was a family favorite. And I remember that date to Baskin Robbins in the mall when you were little. “G” had no idea what he was getting into when he dared you to eat the Matterhorn. I couldn’t believe you ate it, either. I was sure you were going to give it back in the car on the way home, but you didn’t. You earned bragging rights on that one the hard way. I saw a Food Channel special on big food where they went to Ben & Jerry’s in Vermont. In their scoop shop, you can order “The Vermonster” – 20 scoops of ice cream, 4 bananas, 4 ladles of hot fudge, 3 chocolate chip cookies, 1 brownie, 10 scoops of chopped walnuts, 2 scoops of four different toppings (your choice), all topped with whipped cream and served in a giant bucket. And all for the low, low price of $29.99. Go to http://www.flickr.com and search for Vermonster. All I can say is WOW. Well, that and NO WAY, JOSE!

  4. Craftiest #4

    OMG! That sounds awful and yet strangely inticing.

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