Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Happy Birthday, Darcy!

September 12, 1988 - I made a pan of squares in the afternoon, which we always now call Darcy's Squares, because I made them the day he was born, that night at 11:34 our beautiful baby boy was born, Darcy Evan.  It was a stormy night - the power went off in the labor room, it was raining, thundering and lightening - that must be why Darcy still goes a little bit crazy when it starts to thunder!!!!

Darcy Evan - September 12, 1988

Darcy was too big for what I had chosen for his going home outfit, Gary went and bought him this two piece suit - he weighed 9 lbs, 6 oz - and was 23 1/2 inches long - there was only 1/2 inch left on the measuring tape!

Carla made the sign - she was so anxious for "her baby" to arrive - one day we were at a restaurant - she started crying when she saw a small baby - "I just want my baby to come" she sobbed!!

Looks like Mr. T. was on the front page of the Toronto Star on Sept. 12, 1988.  Clicking on any pic will give you a better look..

The Brave Little Toaster - he loved that birthday gift!!

One year he wanted a sleeping bag for his birthday, that worked out great for me, I didn't have to change his sheets for weeks, he slept in the sleeping bag!

I had to include a picture with the A&W cap - he says it's his favorite cap, ever!

I just like these pics!

Brother and Sister are all grown up now - this was taken last month when we were in PEI  for Mom's funeral - we're so proud of both of our kids - now Darcy has moved to the big city and is a Transportation Designer for a consulting company - all those Legos we bought must have paid off!!

The picture on the lower right is also in Darcy's beloved Prince Edward Island, beside the ferry that Dad used to work on - Darcy could never get up to the ferry fast enough, he would go there every day of his vacation and that's still the way - he has to get there right away!!  

Forever Young

This song was a hit that fall, it made me tear up then and it still makes me tear up now, click on the song title and you can listen to it- we wish all those things for Darcy and more - - Happy Birthday - we love you, always!


  1. Thanks a lot Jill for making me cry! What a beautiful birthday tribute to your son Darcy!! Between that and the song, I can't stop crying.

  2. I meant to add.....tell Darcy I said Happy Birthday!

  3. Jill-
    There are so many sweet things about this post! I got teary-eyed too! What a cute story about Carla wanting her baby!!! lol
    The words of Forever Young get me every time. Talk about everything that you could possibly want for your baby boy!
    Hope you celebrated with a Darcy Square today!
    Erica :)

  4. I love that you were baking the same day your baby came! My husband and I went for ice cream. :) Happy Birthday to Darcy! I'm glad to know that all the money I have spent on Lego might lead to something too. :)

  5. oh man, i want to watch the brave little toaster now! i loved that when i was a kid.