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Dear Ryan,

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in baby's first birthday, birthday letter, letter to my son | 0 comments

It’s been a year. A whole, full, solid year that you’ve lit up our lives, that you’ve made us a family. So much has happened. We have so many memories that I’m desperate to hang on to. I’m worried I’ll forget them as you grow and create new memories year after year, new memories that force the edges of the old to blur. Here’s what I want – what...

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The party.

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 in baby's first birthday, baby's first birthday party, fiesta birthday, kid birthday party | 0 comments

How is it that one year can feel like both a fleeting moment and an eternity? We celebrated Ryan’s birthday today (the party was 10 days early, so the sappy “Dear Ryan, you’re a year old, holy CRAP!” post is forthcoming). Once all the toys were opened and mounds of cake were consumed, he crashed. Mike and I peeked in on our sleeping...

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September.

Posted by on Sep 9, 2011 in 30th birthday in las vegas, baby's first birthday, big milestones, busy, september, wedding anniversary | 0 comments

Once upon a time, September didn’t mean a whole lot to me. It was simply the gateway to October, which meant fall leaves and Halloween decorations and pumpkin spice lattes. But now, and for the rest of my life, September is going to be hectic. Hectic in the awesome sort of way; the kind of hectic that has you celebrating one milestone at the same...

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A walk down Pregnant Memory Lane.

Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in baby's first birthday, kid is almost a year old, remembering pregnancy | 0 comments

Yesterday, Ryan turned 11 months old. The end of his first year is officially in sight. I’m supposed to be thinking about all the usual sappy stuff – the fact that he’ll never be a cuddly infant ever again, that he is just weeks (or days?!) away from walking, that he’s growing more understanding, more independent with every passing...

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I’m not a “theme” sort of mom.

Posted by on Jul 13, 2011 in baby birthdays and themes, baby's first birthday, first birthday themes, not having a theme for first birthday | 10 comments

When I was pregnant, people often asked me what the theme of Ryan’s nursery would be.I always wanted to reply that the “theme” was “kid’s bedroom.”There’s a crib, a toy chest, a rocking moose (instead of a rocking horse… cuz a rocking moose is funnier). He has a dresser with a changing pad. A colorful...

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