Matt is 21

by Frank Roche on July 31, 2012

in Frank's World, Kids

Man, they grow up so fast. I can still remember this day 21 years ago like it was yesterday. 5:30 in the morning…Lake Forest, Illinois…Sheryl walking into the hospital…a quick C-section…and Matt weighing 7/11. I have all of that footage on some old video camera somewhere. Perhaps when Matt gets married someday I’ll pull that out just for the embarrassment (or awwwww…) factor.

Although you’ve been grown up for a while, Matt, today’s the first day of legal adulthood. Here’s something I know about that topic: The days are long but the years are short. Someday you’ll be looking through your pictures and have a moment like I did: To realize that is was a blink of an eye between the time I snapped this picture of you in Cancun eight years ago and today.

Happy birthday, buddy.

Espen Steve Roche is 17

by Frank Roche on April 2, 2010

in Kids

Our youngest dude is 17 today. Wow. Happy birthday, buddy.

Merry Christmas, everyone. We had fun opening our presents today. Snickers the Wonder Dog and Benny J. Cat XXIII loved it, too. Here’s our movies.

Snickers and Sheryl Do a Christmas Dance

Snickers Loves Her Christmas Presents

Benny Gets a Catnip Toy

Matt is 18

by Frank Roche on July 31, 2009

in Celebrations, Family, Kids


Matt is 18 today. Happy birthday, MattMan.

UPDATE: Matt, this song was running through my head this morning. I remember playing this one when I turned 18.

Congratulations, Matt

by Frank Roche on June 3, 2009

in Kids


Matt graduated from Conestoga High School last night. He did great in high school (see all that bling around his neck?) and I’m certain he’ll do great at NYU. We’re really proud of him.

I must say that although you know your kid is growing up and getting older, going to his graduation put a fine point on it. This summer is going go buy so quickly, and then, wham! He’ll be moving out and onto a new phase in his life. We’ve been lucky to see him grow into the fabulous young man he’s become. I look forward to seeing what’s next.