11 Months

Oh, Babette, It half breaks my heart and half thrills me to no end that you will be ONE in less than a month now.  Today, I held another little baby (you smiled at her at first, and then decided … Read More

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Toddler Screen Time

[Whoo boy, first toddler eating and now toddler screen time?  Since when did I become such a not-afraid-of-controversy blogger?  (I didn’t; I’m still deathly afraid.  This just happens to be important to me.)]A couple of months ago, Janssen posted about … Read More

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10 Months

Kina baby, Happy 10 months!  I’m simultaneously amazed that you are almost a year old, and shocked that you haven’t even been with us that long.  I can’t believe how big you’re getting and how much you’re learning. Your little … Read More

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9 Months

Sweetie c,I feel like a bit of a broken record, but you really are the happiest, sweetest, smiliest little baby there ever was.  This month, though, you’ve started to suddenly seem like a little bit less of a baby and … Read More

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Daddy

I tend to make a big deal out of things.  I kind of hate that about myself, but I do.  I get antsy and stressed and am a bit of a perfectionist.  The saving grace is that this comes 100% … Read More

Creeper Creeper

Oh, Father’s Day weekend, you delightful little thing, you.  And we’ll get to that soon enough. But it’s late and I’m tired from baking and REbaking (after…forgetting to add half the flour to my cookies…) and so I’ll just share … Read More

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Happy Birthday to Meeeee

On Thursday night, we were planning to go camping in the beautiful Shenandoah’s in honor of my birthday on Friday.  Dan surprised me with a spot picked out months ago before it filled up right at the top of a … Read More

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Belated 8 Months

Kina girl, You’ve learned so many tricks and fun things this month.  There is so much personality stemming from that little body and big smile! It seems the physical stuff is finally happening for you this month and it’s coming … Read More

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Five

One Sunday evening a few weeks ago, I looked up from my perch on the couch to see Dan heating up some milk.  I entitled-ly and ungratefully told him that it was well past hot chocolate season and that I … Read More

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Mama

Growing up, there were probably a lot of things I took for granted about my mom.  Moving across the world to a country where she didn’t yet have a firm grasp of the language (and then getting the hang of … Read More

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Seven Months

Dear kina girl, Pretty sure we’ve all just become even more smitten with you this month.  I mean, that little smile!  That personality!  We just cannot get enough. Your babbling has really taken off this month.  It is so fun … Read More

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