S: Paul Grabkowski, Jr.
FC: Your first 18 years...
1: Each of Us Must Climb Our Separate Mountain Each o f us must climb our separate mountain To reach at last our own extended view. We can be no more than what we are, Yet that is quite enough for us to do. The world is far too great for comprehension, And so we only know what we can know. But given the abilities we're given, That’\'s still a long and weary way to go. Yet on the way, how beautiful the moments! How good it feels to have some skill or art! How wonderful to pause in awestruck wonder At what must fill the unsuspecting heart! And so we're proud of you today For all you've learned, and all you've tried to learn. Knowledge brings the deepest satisfaction, No least because it's something that you earn.
2: Waiting on your arrival...
4: Welcome Paulie! August 7th 1993!
5: Meeting cousins Jen and Adem for the first time.
8: Your Christening Day October 19, 1993 | St. Edward the Confessor Uncle Carl, Godfather Aunt Chris, Godmother
9: First Communion Prayer My Lord Jesus Christ, I firmly believe that I am about to receive, in Communion, Your Body, Your Blood, Your Soul and Your Divinity. I believe it because You have said it, and I am ready to give my life to maintain this truth. | Your First Holy Communion Day
11: BATH TIME
12: Our little hotrod
13: Your first set of wheels...
14: MILESTONES | Oh, what a night! | Hanging out in the tree in Papa and Gramma's front yard. The year you graduated from high school, 2011, the tree had to be cut down. | The Thinker
15: Airing out the diaper rash. | DATE__________ | Funny...you still have an obsession with laundry baskets even today!
16: On the move....
18: ...spaghetti dinner ...taste of beer ...ice cream at Country Drive-In ...toy dump truck ...trip to to the ocean (Mystic, CT) | Your first....
19: ...airplane ride (to St. Martin) ...catamaran ride (St. Martin) ...college sweatshirt
20: Cut the Cake!
21: Happy First Birthday!
22: Birthday parties to remember! Friends, cake, games and lets not forget the best part, lots and lots of presents!
23: Make a Wish! | Happy Birthday Paulie!
24: No wonder you don't like to wear hats.!
27: Rocky | 3/19/1998 to 3/29/2011 Morning Star Rocket Rock-a-Doo Rockster
28: Lucky Dogs
29: Bailey aka Piggy
30: Happy Halloween
36: Ho ho ho | Dear Santa...
40: Hit one out of the park! | We did it!
41: It all started with T-Ball. | Your nickname this year was "Hollywood" because you always wore your sunglasses
42: Hit one out of the park! | Your first trip to Yankee Stadium. The Yankees crushed the Indians that day!
43: Your favorite player that year was Paul O'Neil, #Number 21.
44: Hole in one!
46: Tae Kwon Do
47: Shenendehowa Junior Plainsman 7th Grade
48: Cub Scout Camp
49: Cub Scouts Pack 62
50: Boys will be boys | After a warm rain, you used to love to ride your bike through the puddles with your bathing suit and Buzz LightYear boots on.
51: ...eventually, you developed the need for speed.
52: Silly Time
53: Take time everyday to do something silly. -Philips Wlaker
55: Fishing was always a favorite pastime. You didn't like to touch the worms, though. You were also afraid of the fish.
56: Hong Kong, China March 2002
58: You started preschool at Miss Pam's when you were two and a half. Later you went to Shenendehowa United Methodist.
59: Kindergarten Orenda Elementary School Shenendehowa 1998-1999
60: Okte Elementary School Teacher: Mrs. Dailey
61: The Mice From Outer Space Starring: Mrs. Dailey's First Grade Class Directed by: Mrs. Dailey "You were the cutest mouse!"
62: Second Grade | Teacher: Mrs. Gray
64: Teacher: Mrs. Sofko
66: Fourth Grade | Teacher: Mrs. Holmberg
67: Fifth Grade Teacher: Mrs. Hedman
68: The Art of Expression... | Preschool
69: ...the later years
71: This was written in 2nd grade.
72: Rock wall. | Your 9th birthday party. | One of Greg's birthday parties. | Another one of Greg's parties.
73: Acadia Middle School and High School West Grades 6 to 9 | 6th | 8th | 9th
75: A Dog's Life
87: Relay for Life
88: Summer Time!
90: Cherish The Ones You Love
94: High School Graduation Day June 24, 2011
96: Live for Music | Bogie's in Albany 08/19/2011
97: We Are Defiance
98: I saw the northwest fire rise, in the rose-tinted horizon sky, a dark, narrow, craggy cloud, narrow and projecting as no cloud on earth, seen against the rose-tinted sky --the crest of a thunderstorm, beautiful and grand. ~ Henry David Thoreau | Taken with iPhone, summer 2011
99: I love you to the moon and back.... Mom