November 21, 2006
A new crop of babies has arrived in the valley. Spring chicken Addelyne Bray Kearsey joined the Kearsey family of Carbondale on May 15. As a third generation Roaring Fork Valley resident, Addie has the great fortune to have both sets of grandparents living nearby. Marsha and Jack Brendlinger and Jan and Grant Kearsey dote on their granddaughter every chance they get. Addie’s parents Tommy and Kira Kearsey are delighted to have a little sister for brother Jack who recently turned three.
Maia Elise Ettlinger was born on the first of August at Aspen Valley Hospital. Her devoted dad and mom are Jared and Diana Ettlinger of Basalt. Maia is often spotted sporting pink and enjoys long strolls in her baby jogger.Tersia Brutsaert gave birth to the fifth child in her brood on Aug. 14. Quinn Perrin Brutsaert is a spitting image of his father, Hein Brutsaert. According to his mother, Quinn “is perfectly proportioned – 75th percentile for weight, length and head size.” The family, which also includes brothers Keeffe, Ian and Carver and sister Emma Rose, resides in Snyder Park neighborhood in Aspen.
Shelby Ruth Grueter was born on Aug. 21 at AVH to Fritz and Cathy Grueter of Aspen. The Grueters are getting the hang of it as first-time parents. “We have been in a haze of exhaustion for two-and-a-half months,” admitted Cathy. Shelby Ruth is named after her great grandmother, Shirley Ruth.Delilah Rose Hemstreet arrived on Aug. 28, joining sister Bliss as the pride and joy of Keith and Heidi Hemstreet. Keith is the assistant manager at the Aspen Alps & V.P. of Post Time Media (aspenpost.net). Heidi is a tutor. The family of four resides in Aspen.
Serene Washburn delivered daughter Arielle Rosemarie Washburn in a water birth at home on Sept. 4. Arielle measured 19 inches and weighed 6 lbs., 2 oz. “Ari has stolen our hearts,” said her father Stan. The budding family recently moved to Little Ajax, the newly completed employee-housing complex at 5th and Hopkins. Considering her father is an A/V technician, there’s no doubt Arielle will be watching Sesame Street in surround sound and on a flat screen in the near future.The Aspen Times, Aspen, Colo.
Clare Skye Williams & Evan Gunther Williams are already local celebrities given their current cover star status with Mountain Parent magazine. The twins were born on Sept. 7 at Presbyterian St. Luke’s in Denver to parents Gareth and Vivian Williams. Their big sister Ally is also an infant at just one-year-old. “We went from Freedom to Threedom in Three Months!” noted Vivian of the rapidly expanded family.Luna Ruth Segal was born at 6:21 p.m. on Sept. 18. Following in the footsteps of her older brother, J.J., Luna measured and weighed the exact same as he did as a newborn. While she was pregnant her mother Rebecca referred to her bun in the oven as Luna, but when the baby girl was born, she was named Isabelle. “When we told friends her name, many asked, ‘What happened to Luna?'” recalled Rebecca. Some even accidentally called her Luna – including her father, Jason. When her mother began having dreams about the name, they decided it was time to make a change. On the full moon last month, Isabelle was renamed Luna.
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