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

Letter to KLC on her Third Birthday

The past three years, I’ve written letters to KLC on her birthday eve, including the night before she was born.  Read them here (includes birth and 1 YO) and here (2 YO).  The following was started in the wee hours of her birthday yesterday and finished just now, one day later.   Also: I cannot get the following letter … Continue reading