Letter to KLC on her Fifth Birthday

 Read my past letters here (includes birth and 1 YO)  here (2 YO), here (3YO), and here (4YO).  I’ve posted almost zero this year.  Wow.  Blogging in general has taken a backseat for many to social media such as Instagram, and I’m included in that number.  Additionally, this spring I had my private Instagram account taken over, and it was … Continue reading

Letter to X on His 2nd Birthday

Dear Baby X, You’ll be 2 in the morning.  I guess I should move on from calling you “Baby X” on the blog.  Tonight, you had a hard time going to bed, which doesn’t happen often.  You seemed to have gotten caught up in the sleep sack and were very upset, so I went in … Continue reading

Letter to KLC on her Fourth Birthday

 Read my past letters here (includes birth and 1 YO) and here (2 YO) and here (3YO).  Once again the formatting is weird and a bit hard to read.  Apologies! Dear KLC,     On Tuesday, you turned four years old. Wow.    This year, you’ve grown and changed immeasurably. Man, I forget how hard it is to write … Continue reading

Five years of T and K

We celebrated our five year anniversary on Saturday! (the 24th of September…I didn’t upload the post right away because I wanted to add family photos our friend took in February of this year.) We had a “big” celebration a couple of weeks ago while on a trip to Michigan.  GG and Granddad kept the kids … Continue reading

What We’re Up To: May 2016

What We’re Up To: May 2016

(oops…forgot to press “Publish” on this one 2 weeks ago…) Hi friends!  My fourth Mother’s Day was a fun event last weekend, and I felt duly celebrated.  I looked back on past years’ celebrations, and I appreciated the opportunity to notice how we are slowly learning to celebrate and make our own family traditions. 2013, … Continue reading

What We’re Up To: April 2016

What We’re Up To: April 2016

Baby X: 14 months He’s a crazy walker now!  What a beautiful, fun few weeks with him!  His two first molars on the bottom came through and we recovered from a family-wide stomach bug, so night time has gotten easier as well (only two wake-ups…).  As I expected, he started walking when I wasn’t really paying attention. … Continue reading

What We’re Up To: March 2016

What We’re Up To: March 2016

Baby X: 13 months yesterday. Standing all the time but not yet walking, eating well, loving daddy and rolling balls, playing often independently. KLC: 3 1/4 years today Active and independent; first riser in the house; still napping, dressing herself, and thriving with routine. Fixated on rocket ships and getting married. We have visitors in … Continue reading

Baby X: 12 Months

Baby X: 12 Months

  Whew.  One year of posts!  I didn’t let you down, little second child.  (or, I didn’t fail my own likely skewed expectations of how to honor a second child?) The last post is only a week late.  You can’t fault me for being somewhat in denial that my baby isn’t really a baby, right? … Continue reading

Baby X: 11 Months

Baby X: 11 Months

I’ve entered complete denial mode over having an almost-1 year old.  He doesn’t seem too happy about it either.  (Literally the only on-his-back picture I could get this month.) My photography assistant wasn’t that great at keeping her brother happy and lying on his back, but she was sure cute and sweet! At eleven months, … Continue reading

Baby X: 10 Months

Baby X: 10 Months

We’re a couple days late because X’s 10 month birthday fell one day before his big sister’s 3rd birthday!  We threw her a fun party with a few friends and neighbors.  We were busy all weekend with preparations and celebrations, and X had a good time to boot.  At one point, he crawled over to … Continue reading