Subtitle - Pictures of Mothers and Daughters I love.
Each year on a Saturday in the middle of May, four generations of Louises meet for lunch to celebrate our middle name (Louise), Mother's Day, and Heather's (the third Louise) birthday.
Yesterday was our day, a very special day. It was Heather's actual birthday and we hit the Mother's Day weekend.
Marguerite Louise - the first Louise
Mom's birth certificate doesn't have a middle name. When she was a young woman she was fond of the opera Louise so she took Louise as a middle name.
Here she is opening one of her Mother's Day gifts, a blog word cloud teeshirt.
She blogs at Odysseuse on the Move.
Happy Mother's Day Mom!
Heather Louise - the third Louise
The first time I heard the name Heather was in church. The pastor mentioned his niece, Heather. Heather's dad-to-be liked the name, and I agreed it was perfect for our soon to be adopted baby daughter.
Once we had the first name, we started thinking of middle names. Heather Louise topped the list.
This is Heather Louise with her Opal Chameleon birthday socks. She likes them.
Happy Birthday and Happy Mother's Day Heather!
Kimberly Louise - the fourth Louise
Even with three generations of Louises, I didn't think of it as a tradition. I was very surprised and honored when Heather chose Louise as the middle name for her daughter - my first granddaughter.
When Kimmy was a baby, we started the Louise lunch tradition for our family Mother's Day celebration.
Ten year old Kimmy is not a mother and wasn't having a birthday, but in honor of our tenth Louise lunch she received a pair of Siamese cat earrings that resemble her pet.
Happy Mother's Day Anne!
My Mother's Day picture post wouldn't be complete without a picture of my wonderful daughter-in-law Anne and granddaughter Sydney Anne.
Here they are with my brother Dave at his trumpet shop in Portland, Oregon.