Today is our son's birthday - he is 48 - wow - how did that happen?
First Birthday - he just wanted to taste the cake
It is difficult to find a picture with out one or both of his sisters in it
Tough little guy - insisted on putting his own hat on
He always loved babies - this is a friend's baby that he is feeding, big sister is watching to make sure he does it right
The puppy was a surprise gift from his Uncle Jeff
5th Birthday - Lincoln Logs are in that clown package
6th Birthday - his first very own bike - he was so thrilled
And here he comes!!! He had been practicing on his sister's bike and he was ready to roll.
In Kansas he took care of this dog for a neighbor
Here he is with two of his buddies
And two of his cats - their names are Calvin and Coolidge
They were great Kansas City Royals fans, even after we moved to California
Another baby - our neighbor's son William.
Ahhh, a picture without sisters
We lived in the California desert and rain was rare - so dancing in the rain was the first activity when the storm began
Playing a tune on the piano with older sister
High School graduation - he took honors in Mathematics and computer!!
A growing boy needs his sleep
Home from college to see his family - and his dog
He was on the rowing team at UC San Diego - what you can't see in this picture is his cast from a broken wrist - he was riding his bike on campus and was hit by a careless driver
And he married his wonderful Jamie - in a log cabin church in West Virginia
Opening their gifts at a reception on the west coast
Again little kids - here he is helping his nephew Ben "row" the skiff in our yard
His story and his life would not be complete without Donnie!!!!!
Happy Birthday Rusty, we love you!!