Thursday, June 18, 2009

They say it's your birthday...

Well, Happy Birthday to ya!

This could quite possibly be the cutest picture I've seen, EVER!

Today is a great day because it is Jack's birthday! Many of you probably know that he is a great guy, full of fun, but here are a few things you may not have known about him:

He was a fine scholar in the early years...(first grade report card from the adored Mrs. Swett) ... in case you can't read the fine print, it says "Jack has outstanding ability and is very conscientious about everything that he does." Awww.....

We all know what having outstanding ability and being conscientious will do for you years down the road! (receiving his Masters of Music in Choral Conducting, 1993)

He's an accomplished artist (undated Jack Arend original, crayola crayon from the box of 16)

He's a fantastic Dad (sharing pancakes with Amanda who looks to be about 3 here)

He's always fun at a party! (his first birthday) Notice the self-discipline in the older brothers as they DON'T blow out Jack's sole candle. Good job, boys.

He's always been interested in literature. (sitting on Scott's lap, being read to. Probably about 6 months old here)

Happy birthday, Sweetheart! You ROCK!



  1. Ah...what great pictures!!

    Happy Birthday, Jack!

  2. Happy Birthfay dad!I had a great day.

  3. that last comment was me. I acidently put in my email address.

  4. Happy Birthday (yesterday!) Love the old pics :)

  5. Oh my goodness, Jack was THE cutest one year old ever!

    And I have to add to your list of praises that he is the quintessential PERFECT uncle! I think my favorite part of family get togethers is when Jack disappears with all the kids to go play a game with them and then to listen to his heartfelt laughing at the kids! I really don't think that there is a man on the planet that could be more perfect in the uncle role than Jack. We love him!

  6. what awesome pictures! that baby picture looks so much like thomas!!

  7. Happy Birthday Jack!!! I love all of the little pieces to the life long puzzle of YOU in this post. I hope it was a good one!