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The real reason I had a kid.

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in babies and halloween, babies and holidays, happy halloween, holidays with a kid, toddler halloween costumes, toddlers and halloween, toddlers and holidays | 0 comments

Sure, I wanted kids for all the reasons most people say: They’re fun and bring you joy and raising a family is great and blah blah blah. But mostly… I wanted something to dress up on Halloween (and the cat does not cooperate): 2010 2011 Happy...

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Maybe he’s just serious about his love of pumpkins.

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in babies and halloween, babies and holidays, the pumpkin patch, toddlers and halloween | 0 comments

We went to the pumpkin patch over the weekend and I couldn’t help but think how the last time we went to the pumpkin patch, Ryan was a brand new, tiny little dude. How he didn’t have any clue where he was, much less who he was with. I marveled at how big he seems now in comparison. How much has changed. How he could stand at the pumpkins now...

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My kid loves America.

Posted by on Jul 6, 2011 in babies and fireworks, babies and holidays, baby's first holiday, babys first fourth of july, fourth of july, holiday, watching fireworks on tv | 2 comments

We didn’t do a whole lot this Fourth of July. I was knocked on my butt all weekend with a cold/flu/sinus infection. (See what I mean about that little grey cloud?) Ryan was still recovering from, well, 24 different things. It’s too hot in Phoenix to really enjoy fireworks the way Mike and I used to as kids in Ohio/Pennsylvania. Temperatures are...

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