Posts tagged adult kids

Throwback Thursday’s shades of summer

   June 12, 2014 7:08 am    0

“The Future’s So Bright, I gotta Wear Shades” hit the pop charts in 1986, the year my oldest son was born. I always think of that when I see this photo taken in 1992 — Ryan was just months old.  It was one of those impromptu moments when his brother and sister decided the sun streaming into…


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I got to see two out of three kids

   May 7, 2014 7:21 am    0

Well I got to see two of my three kids and celebrate Mother’s Day early. My youngest, Ryan Eckert, lives in town, and my daughter Kelly Eckert visited from Pittsburgh. We all got together for dinner at Pittsburgh Inn — a favorite. If you haven’t been to Pittsburgh Inn, go. It’s fabulous. Everything is. Even…


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Eggsuberant words to impress the family on Easter

   April 20, 2014 6:29 am    0

Every Easter, my husband gets into the eggs — eggstra special egg banter, that is. Here are some of his faves used in sentences for your enjoyment. We are eggcited to see family today. My stepdaughter-in-law is eggspecting. Cadbury creme eggs are not eggstravagant treats. There is no such thing as eggstraneous chocolate. I will need…


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Things I learned from my kids 03/04/14

   March 4, 2014 6:14 am    0

Christopher Parker: you can turn your box of Chinese rice into a plate. See the video at left from Food Beast. I never knew. Howie Eckert: Bluetooth keyboards are fast. Here’s an article on five top keyboards. He sent me this message at 6 a.m. one day. Kelly Eckert: Google has instant messaging functions in…


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Back-to-back birthdays for my babies

   February 11, 2014 6:26 am    0

Today, Kelly Eckert turns 26, and tomorrow, Ryan Eckert turns 22. Sigh. And who doesn’t want those birthdays memorialized with a big picture of Chip from Chip ‘n Dale fame? It’s 15 years old. Chip corralled my oldest, Howie, in another photo. Good times at Disney. Kelly is now a CPA and Ryan is on his…


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Two days to get ready for Saint Nicholas Day

   December 4, 2013 6:12 am    0

Up on the rooftop. Click. Click, Click. Last year, I wrote about celebrating Saint Nicholas Day, and this year — I am at a it again as an empty nester. First a little history: The legend of Saint Nicholas is that he placed gifts in shoes that children left outside their rooms or by the fireplace…


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What to buy, or not, for the guys

   December 2, 2013 7:08 am    0

Struggling with what to get your hubby, boyfriend, brother or son? Me too. But I have persevered. My husband has been impossible to buy for. In fact I reached the point where I knew he was going to return whatever I bought — no matter how thoughtful or expensive the gift. I’m not alone. He did…


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Things we learned from the kids

   August 22, 2013 8:49 am    0

When we got iPhones a few years ago, I had no idea how much the kids would teach us about these gizmos, but the fun stuff really started this week when Andrew Parker, who lives in Virginia, iPhoned home. He and my husband face timed, and it was funny. Andrew Parker and his wife, and…


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Happy 27th birthday to my baby boy

   August 8, 2013 6:54 am    0

That’s my son Howie, at left, at work as a doctor of physical therapy in Virginia. He is working hard — I think there is an app for that.  As a baby, Howie had very little time as the only child, and then the active lifestyle of older brother started. So did life. We rolled…


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What I learned from my kids this summer

   July 25, 2013 8:53 am    0

Summer is far from over, but I won’t get my kids together again for a long time, and it’s gratifying that they teach me something every year. Here’s what I have learned so far this summer: 1. All three adult kids used this photo on their Facebook pages at the same time after a recent…


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