4.0

On Friday, I took my time. I searched his face for any new freckles, let my fingers graze along the tips of his ears and along his cheekbones, and we snuggled a little longer than usual at naptime. It was his last day being three. It was my last day being the mom of a […]

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Along came a firetruck.

Yep. Today was the big celebration day. I was worried last night about it, when the first cake I baked, from scratch mind you, was topped with a royal icing treatment gone awry (ohmalord it was made with meringue powder and smelled and tasted like fish. Worst cake ever, now living in the dumpster), and […]

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Cupcakes and Ink.

We are all about birthdays right now, and please don’t be sick of them yet, because we’re still planning Ewan’s belated birthday party set to happen in about nine days. Everybody needs a day that’s a party for them and about them. Everybody needs that one day that celebrates to the high heavens that you […]

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Terror 2.0.

Yesterday was the big upgrade. The big 2.0 for our tenacious toddler terror. One of his most favorite things in the world is a bus. He spies them from every vantage point and yells and points, “Mommeeee theeeeee! Buth!” So for his very special treat and surprise, we took the bus into Boulder to have […]

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Twenty.

Nick is 20. TWENTY. I can’t believe it. Although I do think that his 21st birthday will run over me like a truck. This one just seems so surreal. I have such vivid snapshots in my brain of him. Of the day I found out I was pregnant with him. What a daze; I remember […]

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The Cheese Factory.

My evil plan was a good one. Remember? The display-the-birthday-presents-for-a-week plan? By the birthday eve, Holden was going nuts. So that night, while tucking him into bed, we set his watch with instructions that he could not get up until he heard the alarm on his watch chime, which would be 7:45. And this is […]

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