Monday, August 17

Happy 12th Birthday, Jordan

I can't believe that Jordan turned 12 today. Where has the time gone? Seems like yesterday I was holding him in my arms and rocking him to sleep.

Though today is his birthday, his parents had a party for him yesterday...a couple of his friends and family.

Jordan in his brand new hat. I think it suits him. Jordan likes hats and looks great in all kinds.
Brandon and his friend, Lucas. Lucas is also friends with Jordan. The two of them were hamming it up.

Grandma couldn't let the day go by without having a picture with Jordan in his new hat.

He loves Gilligan's Island and has season 2, so hubby and I got him season one. Gilligan has been loved by many for decades.

Yughioh cards in a tin. Jordan collects cards and has been wanting this Rainbow Dragon tin for a while.

Jordan with one of his cards. Behind him in the red shirt is his friend, Daniel and of course Lucas and the boys' dog, Buddy.

Mario Cart for Wii with a steering wheel. Wii is a great game if young people really need to play games because it keeps them moving around instead of being couch potatoes.

The cake. Little hands (Griffyn) were reaching for it. Mom put candles on it and we all sang Happy Birthday. What a choir that was. Poor kid. His paternal grandparents were there as well and enjoyed the party.
The food was good. Hotdogs, sausage, potato and macaroni salad and cake, of course. Afterward we all sat around chatting. Here is Melissa, Tarryn (who wasn't feeling well) Brandon, Jack and Griffyn.
I cuddled and rocked Tarryn and after a while he started feeling better. Unfortunately, before the evening was over Melissa had to take him to the hospital. I knew he had the croup when I heard him cough and later his fever spiked.
Griffyn drumming on a Native drum while Mom (Melissa) and Tarryn look on. Tarryn isn't quite walking yet, but is getting around.
Tarryn drumming. Poor little guy. I really should phone Melissa and see how he's doing today.

Update: Tarryn was taken to the hospital last night with breathing related problems. He was given meds and sent home.

Happy Birthday, Jordan. Did you know you were born around 9am on a Sunday morning? Hope you enjoyed your day swimming with Mom, Brandon and Daniel.


  1. Happy Birthday to Jordan. He really does look good in that hat! Hope poor Tarryn is feeling better!

  2. yes Happy Birthday to Jordan and hope Tarryn is on the mend.

  3. Happy Birthday, Jordan! You look a lot like your grandma Mary!

    Poor little Tarryn!

  4. Of course, I would never post pictures of the grands. Not me. Nope.

  5. Happy Birthday Jordan..I love the picture of you and your Gramma..;p

  6. Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you.
    Happy Birthday dear Jordan,
    Happy Birthday to you!

    Oh and this was sung very much out of tune. :)

  7. Warm Birthday Wishes to Jordan! Mary, thank you for sharing this special day with us!

  8. I sure hope he's doing better today...poor baby! How they suffer and not being able to tell you where he hurts makes you anxious too.

    What a great party!! Jordan looks very dapper in his new hat. And that smile [the very first photo]...SWEET!!!

    Love the photo of you and him too. NICE.

    All the food, all the gifts, and all the fun makes for a great 12th birthday memory.

  9. Happy Birthday to Jordan!! Wow, he sure received some terrific gifts and I just love the hat, he really looks great with it:-) I'm so glad you were able to celebrate his special day with him, I very much enjoyed looking at all the photos.

    The next time we go to NF we'll call you...this time it was just such a last minute decision and we weren't sure what we'd be doing! lol I had already saved the Grimsby Historical sites in my favourites so it was just a matter of printing it out so that we knew where to go while there. We then made our way to NF and ended up going to a zoo, mini golfing, whitewater walk and picking our own peaches and plums. Short trip but as usual managed to pack in quite a lot:-) xoxo

  10. Hi Mary,

    Looks like Jordan had a great party. He is a cute young man, for sure. I remember seeing pictures of him when he was around 3! Now he is 12. Wow!

    Happy Birthday, Jordan!!!

    Love the picture of the two of you, Mary.

    I really hope Tarryn is feeling much better by today. Poor little boy.

    Have a great day.



  11. I know exactly what you mean when you say you can't believe he is twelve already! My older grandson will be twelve tomorrow -the 19h -and boy, it seems like it was just yesterday that he was a baby -and one who for the first three weeks of his life, refused to open his eyes when I would come to see him!
    This week is a big week here for us with birthdays as well as an anniversary. Yesterday -the 17th -was Mandy and Bill 7th anniversary, tomorrow is Alex's 12th birthday and on Saturday, my son will be 36 years old -but still the biggest kid of the whole bunch I think! LOL
    Glad to hear and see that Jordan had a very nice celebration of his special day and here's wishing him many, many more to come too!

  12. Looks like a good time was had by all. In the picture of you and Jordan , one knows for sure you are related.

  13. Happy Birthday Jordan! Thanks for inviting us to the party grandma and hope the little guy is feeling better!


  14. Mary, please wish Jordan a Happy Birthday for me.

    He looks so very happy surrounded by everyone who loves him.

    God bless.

  15. Looks like a fun Birthday. I am praying the little one is getting better...hugs...m.

  16. I'm so glad Jordan's special day was happy!! Hope the little one is all better now.

  17. Hope he had a great bday...and so glad the little one is doind better.

    Love, Jess