Wednesday, July 25, 2007

To My Little Girl and Her Baby Brother. . .

About 3 weeks ago, I posted a special blog in honor of my oldest son Bill's 40th birthday. My daughter added a comment about her then upcoming birthday and equal space and stuff like that with a J. I responded that she would probably have to wait until she was 30 to get that much space blogspace from me.

Well, today is Alicia's 26th birthday. And since I said nothing about her baby brother Seth's 24th birthday in mid-May, I thought I would acknowledge both of them here with the 2 photos below:

With the absence of dates on the backs of the originals, I can only guess that the top picture has Alicia near age 3 and Seth about 1, with the lower photo probably taken when they were 4 and 2 respectively.

Just to bring everything up-to-date, here they are mugging it up this past Mother's Day at Momoyama restaurant in Torrance.

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Alicia! Keep making us proud of all you do. I don't know many young people who could handle the load you have taken on, pursuing 2 Master's degrees simultaneously at 2 different institutions (even if they are across the street from each other). I mean, how many people have that combination of degrees in Higher Education Administration and Jewish Communal Studies.

And a belated public HAPPY BIRTHDAY Seth. (Hey – it's only 2 months and 8 days late.) I don't know how you do all that you do. . . working as Technical Director for your old high school's drama department, doing free lance sound and light work, and nearing completion of the requirements for your teaching credential.

Well, The Ancient One has managed to embarrass all of his offspring this month. It must be love, respect and pride.


Eric Valentine said...

My congratulations and best wishes to all of you. Such a happy and accomplished family. A rare act in todays World. Happy Birthday all.

Rex Hoss said...

You're such a good dad Leon! You've so impressed me that I actually sent a happy birthday email to one of my nieces (ok, it was two days belated) but I SENT it!).