I'm a day late with this post...but as you can tell, I was a bit busy...
Did you know....
That children born on Leap Day are called "Leaplings" or "Leapers"?
This is our little "Leapling"...Evelyn Rose (with her mommy)
And her daddy...she already has her little fingers wrapped around his heart!
...her Gramps (he had been grinning from ear to ear, until I tried to photograph him)
And here she is with Grammy (me).
Eva joins a list of interesting "Leaplings" or "Leapers" ...
Gioachino Rossini (1792)...Italian composer famous for the opera William Tell
Dinah Shore (1916)...Emmy Award-winning Big Band era singer, movie and TV star
Cam Ward (1984)...NHL hockey goalie who won the Stanley Cup his rookie season with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006
Ja Rule (1976)...Four-time Grammy Award-nominated rapper
Tony Robbins (1960)...Motivational speaker and self-help guru
Dennis Farina (1944)...Character actor known for roles in Midnight Run, Get Shorty, Law and Order and, most recently, HBO’s Luck
Joss Ackland (1928)...English actor who played Gordon Bombay’s mentor, Hans, in The Mighty Ducks
Jack Lousma (1936)...American Space Shuttle astronaut and Sky Lab commander
Herman Hollerith (1860)...invented an early computer for the 1890 census
And then there's Frederic (my favorite)...the hero in Pirates of Penzance (an operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan, set in Victorian England.) He's a pirate apprentice who discovers that he is bound to serve the pirates until his 21st birthday rather than until his 21st year. (The link below is from the movie...the "paradox" of being a Leap Year baby. Enjoy!)
The movie, The Pirates of Penzance, is a family favorite. And Eva's Uncle MG is already planning for many ultimate birthday parties, based on this movie. (It stars Kevin Kline as the Pirate King, Angela Lansbury as Ruth, the nursemaid, and Rex Smith, as Frederic.)
I wonder if our little Eva will grow up to be a...
composer/singer/movie star/hockey player/rapper/
|Anne Bonny....a red-haired pirate "queen"|
or maybe a PIRATE?
Whatever she decides...I know she will have a lot of loving people cheering her on!