Friday, August 31, 2007

Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon ... is a common way of saying not very often, but what exactly is a Blue Moon?
According to the popular definition, it is the second Full Moon to occur in a single calendar month.
On average, there will be 41 months that have two Full Moons in every century, so you could say that once in a Blue Moon actually means once every two-and-a-half years.

And 'once in a blue moon' 14 years ago - two precious babies were born!

Seems like just yesterday I was holding my first born grandchildren in my arms. They were premies at 34 weeks, and weighed 4 1/2 lbs. each. Now they are taller than I am - and starting High School next week.

I'm giving Jordyn this felted bag (adapted from Jaynes AP Bag) It has a cell phone pocket inside and an adjustable strap.

I'm filling it with some jewelry from her favorite store, Aeropostale, and a gift card.
For Jacob - a game for his X-Box and a gift card.

They are having an overnight Survivor party at their 'camp' (lake house) - my job is to make up a treasure hunt for them. I'll let you know how it turns out!

Happy 14th Birthday my precious babies!!!!


Unknown said...


They are beautiful and you are such a great Gram . . .

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mary Lynn

jopal said...

Beautiful grandkids. Wish them luck in high school and a happy birthday for me!
My youngest daughter (26) and my youngest grandchild(1) were also born on Aug 31st. Must be somthing in the air. Special day for special people!

jackie said...

congratulations! what beautful grandchildren. how quickly 14 years go by! the felted bag is very cute. hope the survivor party and treasure hunt are fun. take care.

Dandy said...

Happy Birthday to the kids!!!

that bag turned out really great!! I esp. love the heart on the flap!!

the survivor thing sounds like loads of fun!