Sunday, January 27, 2008
JALENE NOELLE MACKMER is kc's 4 year old grandaughter and here she is talking with grampa kc [ in KC ] on the phone ... it was conversATions like this that made it easy for us to decide to come back "home". jalene is amazing ... she loves crafts and baking and is quite the wii player as grampa kc found out last night ... (-8b ... she is an awesome big sister to evan and now janelle and ... she just may be the most polite little one this grampa has ever seen.
EVAN WALLACE MACKMER is kc's 2½ year old grandson. as you can see here he is a very determined little guy. the thing i like best about EV is how much he loves thea ... when he comes over he lets her lick his face and kiss him longer than most others can take it ... (-8b he is now a big brother to janelle and he is a great little brother to jalene.
ISAAC NATHAN CONGDON is kc's 4 month old grandson and 1st to carry on THE congdon name [ wtgi ] ... as you can tell he is adam's son and already a packers fan. we've gotten to spend some wednesday nights babysitting him while his dad and mom go to their community group. it is amazing to see how much he changes just from week to week.
JANELLE REESE MACKMER came into our world on friday the 15th of february ... just 2 hours and 5 minutes after valentines day ended. she looks alot like jalene did when she was born. she will no doubt add much joy to the mackmer household and to the rest of us blessed enough to be part of her journey.
MICHAELA is ruth's 10 year old grandaughter ... michaela is such a sweet girl and 1 of my favorite memories with her was when we were back for a visit in 2006 we all got together at terri's and how nice she was with jalene that night ... we hope to spend ALOT more time with her now that we are back home ... (-8b
this is NICOLAS ... ruth's 10 year old grandson who lives in georgia. we don't get to see these guys enough but 1 memory with NICK will always stick out with me. during the fall of 2003 he was up visiting with his mom [ aubrey ] and he helped ruth and i rake many, many leaves at 101 el rancho drive ... which made for a real nice page in our scrapbook that year.
this is TRENTON ... he is ruth's 7 year old grandson who lives in georgia ... when he was just 9 months old he came to rochester with his mom [ aubrey ] to celebrate his uncle julians high school graduation ... ruth had asked me to take pictures for her at julians party and i ended up holding trent for about 2½ hours that day ... i think that's when ruth decided i might be a pretty good grampa ... (-8b