Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Virtual Advent Tour - December 5

This is such a special day in our family. On this date five years ago, our first grandchild was born on her grandfather's birthday. The story of her birth is here. Hazel Nina is a miracle that I am thankful for every minute of my life. Her birthday party was on Sunday and I took this little video.


This evening we celebrated with supper at her house. One of the presents we gave her was a matching pajama set for Hazel and her American Girl doll, Emerson.


We were having so much fun that I never got a picture of grandfather and granddaughter.

My heart is full.

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  1. A very Happy Birthday to Hazel Nina! "My heart is full" is such a nice reflection of what children and grandchildren can mean to us. I'm glad you'll had a lovely time, Nan.

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  2. Best belated birthday wishes for Nina Hazel! What a blessing our grandchildren are! We are the lucky ones!
    Five! I'm thinking of the Barbara Streisand song about being five!

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    1. Thank you!! So thankful all the time for them all! Hazel comes tomorrow for the day so I'm going to try and find the song for her. Thanks for the reminder!

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  3. Lovely - Happy Birthday to Hazel and to granddad too! One of the little girls in our family just turned 5 several weeks ago. She was treated to a big day in NYC to pick out her American Girl doll. Such a wonderful age, 5.
    Mary=

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    1. Thank you! WOW! What a treat for her! I love the AG dolls. Margaret was just a little too old when they first got big, so I am enjoying Emerson through Hazel! They have come a long way with a variety of skin tones and eye shapes. Emerson looks quite like Hazel, I think.

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  4. This is just so precious and special, Nan! Thanks for sharing it with us! I do indeed remember the day 5 years ago...such joy and anticipation and also a little worry, right? So, Happy Birthday (belated) to both Hazel and Tom. Great video! Those American Girl dolls - yes, I know that Margaret and our girl were a little too old, but you know, we got ours one anyway (the one with her name). She still has it and her niece plays with it at times. Glad Hazel gets to participate in those as well. Take care and give your girls a hug for me!

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    1. Thank you, Kay. Much more than a "little" that's for sure. I remember the "Samantha" doll! Molly was my favorite because of the time period and her glasses. Maybe I'll buy her someday!

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  5. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to a very special little girl and her granddad!
    Wow, that was a big party - how many kids were there? I guess this was not held at home, it looks like a school room.
    I so love the idea of having matching outfits for Hazel and her doll! When my sister and I were little, our grandma used to sew dresses for us. Sometimes she made something for our dolls from leftover scraps of fabric. Those were the best!

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    1. You are right! Her whole pre-K class. Margaret says she won't do this forever, but for now it seemed the right thing to do. They are all close, and there would be hurt feelings if someone wasn't invited. They all had such a good time. It was held at a recreation place that has a gym for little ones. I love the story about your grandmother! This one can't sew!

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  6. What a beautiful little girl. She and her doll match all the way.

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  7. What a special day ! Belated best wishes to the Birthday girl and the Burthday Grandpa. Thanks for sharing the joy .

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  8. Matching pajamas was such an adorable gift! Very belated happy birthday to your granddaugher from me as well!

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  9. Happy 5th birthday, Hazel Nina! Nan, that picture of her holding her doll is beautiful, the company should use it in their advertisements.

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    1. Oh, such a nice thing to say!! As I wrote to someone above, the American Girl company has really expanded their offerings. I love it.

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