Happy Birthday to you...
I made Jarrett a snowman birthday cake for his third birthday.  Whatever type of beverage he was drinking left its mark on his face.  
I think the reason he's so excited is that at three he's able to understand that this party is for HIM.  It's HIS cake and HIS candles.  He
can barely contain his joy.  And, of course, Andrew is saying "HI" or something else weird (in six weeks, he'd be five years old).
Jarrett's getting ready to blow out
the candles on his cake.
I like the pictures that tell a story.  In the old days, we had to snap the pictures one at a time.  Andrew,
Jarrett and I were in Florida for our respite from the cold.   As I recall, we were celebrating BOTH boys'
birthdays.  And, I think I also recall that Aunt Diane made the cake.  Maybe it was from Baskin Robbins??  
I love to see how happy he was on his birthday.  Once
again, we were in Florida.  Wait a minute, I didn't take that
picture above because I'm IN IT!
Jarrett on his birthday - nice smile!!!
This was the year of the mummy cake
and the pinata whack.  Too much fun!!!
This was taken at Jarrett's birthday party on 1-1-99.
I have another picture with everyone toasting
their glasses full of sparkling grape juice at
midnight, but Jarrett wanted to play his new video
This was taken on Jarrett's birthday 1-3-99
Jarrett's blowing out his birthday candles -
8 years old.
Another New Year's Eve birthday party
- Jon, Ben, Jacob, Andrew, Felix, and
(this was the year Jarrett was in
first grade).
Colleen and Jeannette
Colleen, Bob and Jeannette in blurry foto
Colleen, me and Jeannette (not blurry)
It was just after midnight on
Jan. 3rd and Jarrett opened his
card from Bergs - we were in a
limo coming back from Fla
Saturday, January 3, 2009 - Below are pictures from Jarrett's various birthday parties through the years.  He ALWAYS loved his
and kept the cards that he got - in a pile in his room - yeah, they're still there in his desk.  I've been moving the photos around on
Lots of Jarrett Pix page for a couple of hours this morning.  It's fun to see the old pictures!!   Happy Birthday, Jarrett!  Love you, Mom
MY JOURNAL FROM FOUR YEARS AGO -----  The girls are still pretty darn cute!
Thursday, January 4, 2007 - Yesterday afternoon, I got an email from Colleen.  She and Jeannette joined us at Bennigan's  last
night to celebrate Jarrett's birthday AND to chat.  While we were eating, Kevin called Colleen, so I got to talk to him.  He's probably
going to Iraq in February.  Yikes!!!  It was so nice of the girls to come out and visit with us seeing as how most people are afraid of
us.  What a couple of sweethearts!!!!!   Plus, I have to put the picture of the flowers for Jarrett in here somewhere.  I'll do that later.  
MANY, many thanks to EVERYONE who remembered J-man's birthday.  It helped a lot.  Days like yesterday remind me of that
article about the scar that's left after the gaping wound has healed.  It's still there, and even though you remember the initial
gut-wrenching pain, it's now a different pain.   Not as raw and new.  Now, it's old and annoying but still there.  Have a nice day, djb