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Happy Birthday, Ryan.

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in birthday letter to toddler, letter to my son, letter to my toddler, second birthday, son's second birthday, toddler second birthday letter | 0 comments

Oh, Ryan. Two years old. Two years ago today, you changed our lives, you made us a family. Your time in our lives has been fleeting and forever all at once. Two. It’s somehow so much bigger than one. How can I describe how proud I am of you? You’re becoming more independent every day. You want to do everything for yourself, including getting your own...

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An open letter to my son re: communication.

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in letter to my son, letter to my toddler, toddlers and communication, toddlers and learning language | 0 comments

Dearest Ryan, It would be great if you could do Mommy a favor and learn a couple of key definitions. First and foremost, that awesome “more” sign you perfected? Just to review, “more” means that you want additional quantities of something you’re already consuming. For example, if you’re eating Cheerios and decide you...

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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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