Monday, October 02, 2006

Happy Birthday Kathleen!


From the beginning.....



...she was Daddy's little sweetheart.
Born 6 years after her brother, and 9 years after her sister, kathy was a sweet surprise...a "Welcome to Australia!" present after we moved there from the US in 1979.
(It was a return to home for me, after marrying my hubby and moving to America 8 years previously).
She was equally loved and enjoyed by her big brother and sister.



Ever curious,



bossy even then...."Eat your dinner Jack!"



There was even a time when she loved to do dishes!



Loved with a passion by her Nana Pat, she was the only one of our children that (my) Mum got to know and enjoy as a baby, except for a month-long visit to the United States she took when Andrew was a baby.




Happy little girl....



...from braces....


...to boys, and on through graduation and college.
During the in-between years she was teenage angst personified, but we made it through, relatively unscathed :)



She's now a lovely and charming, capable young woman with dreams and ambitions of her own...(Akio, her beau, is on the left).


...and still loves those hugs from her Dad. Posted by Picasa

Kathleen Elizabeth, we're very proud of you and love you very much.
Have a wonderful, happy birthday!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Oh! Happy Birthday, Kathy.

What a wonderful blog...excellent job, Kerri.

Love, Brandy

Britt Arnhild said...[Reply]

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful daughter.

NYC TAXI SHOTS said...[Reply]

from all us cabbies too happy birthday

Sue said...[Reply]

Kerri,
A very Happy Birthday to your beautiful Kathleen! (I love that name don't you!!)
You've posted such a wonderful look at her life. How nice your Mum got to have some Nana time with her!!
May the coming year be filled with every blessing!!

Tammy said...[Reply]

Happy Birthday to a very beautiful and well loved gal!!
:-D

jellyhead said...[Reply]

Happy birthday to your lovely Kathleen!

The photos are adorable...love the glimpse of baby bottom in the first one!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...[Reply]

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter Kathleen.

Motherkitty said...[Reply]

Kerri, your daughter is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing her from babyhood to grown-up gorgeous young lady. I know you are so proud of her. Happy birthday, Kathleen, may you have many more.

Lee said...[Reply]

Wonderful photographic journey through your daughter's life up until now. She looks like a beautiful young woman. You must be very proud of her. :)

Sonia said...[Reply]

Happy Birthday Kathleen! All the best to you!

(I don't know what's happens with my PC, because I can't see any photos, they did not open. I will try to see them later. Sorry)

Alice said...[Reply]

Very HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes to a lovely girl in a beautiful family. I hope you had a wonderful day, Kathy.

Kerri, that's a beautiful series of photos of Kathy. She has certainly been a gorgeous gal from day one (maybe excluding a few teenage years ... lol) and I can understand her being the 'apple of her daddy's eye'. Thank you so much for sharing yet another part of your delightful family life.

squire said...[Reply]

Lovely girl, my son is 28 and single,hmmmmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...[Reply]

Hello Kerri ~ Thank you so much for your cisit and comments. I am glad that you enjoyed the post. I hope your lovely daughter Kathy had a wonderful
birthday. I have a Kathy also, but she is Kathryn. Take care Kerri, Cheers, Merle.

Apple said...[Reply]

You are truely blessed with a beautiful family. Happy Birthday Kathleen!

Sigrun said...[Reply]

She is a cutie, Kerri. And looks a bit like you? Happy birthday to your daughter!

Sigrun

Katie Liz said...[Reply]

Thank you everybody! I had a lovely birthday. Good job on the blog Mum! I love you very much.
xoxo
-Kath

Linda A said...[Reply]

OHHHH.. so precious.. Brought tears to my eyes. How blessed and loved your children must feel. Another beautiful daughter - perhaps part of that is knowing how much they are loved.

Connie and Rob said...[Reply]

She is just lovely. All the best to your daughter Kathleen.
Happy Birthday!!!

Hugs,
Connie

Anonymous said...[Reply]

You have such a wonderful blog.
I have a daughter who is 11 and I hope that some day when she will be all grown up I will be able to write something as beautiful as you just did.
Happy Birthday Kathleen !
;)

HORIZON said...[Reply]

That was the sweetest post! What a lovely idea to put photos of your daughter from early childhood till now! You have given me ideas here Kerri!
Kathleen is beautiful and l wish her a very happy birthday.
Take care for now- l am off to get a wee boy a hot towel- his is ready to come out of his shower.lol
:)

Anonymous said...[Reply]

What lovely pictures of a beautiful girl and it was fun watching her grow up through the years. Birthday wishes to her and a very proud family.....

PEA said...[Reply]

She was adorable as a baby and she's adorable now:-) Happy Birthday wishes to Kathleen...hope her day was full of love and happiness!!

Sonia said...[Reply]

Me again. Only just now I can see the beautiful photos of Kathleen!
Happy Birthday again!

(PS: I am having troubles with photos on Blogger, again. I am very upset! I can't see any photos of the post "A Rose by any other name......" What can I do? I asked for Blogger help but no help anyway!

roybe said...[Reply]

Lovely family photos Kerri, having family is a real treasure.