Crew is Four

September 10, 2017 in Birthdays, Crew - No Comments

This boy has expressions for days and I just couldn’t narrow them down. Four things I love about Crew: He uses his full name when anyone asks him what his name is, but he blends it into one word; “CrewToddTanner.” He says a few words incorrectly and I can’t bring…

Nash is Seven

March 29, 2017 in Birthdays, Nash - 1 Comment

Nash spent much of his 7th birthday in school and at basketball practice so we made sure to celebrate his advancement in age in the days surrounding his birthday. But he didn’t make it through his actual big day without a few gestures of birthday love. Our neighbors made him…

Celebrating Blake

February 8, 2017 in Birthdays, Blake, Friends - No Comments

Blake decided he’d rather bring a few friends to the science museum instead of having a birthday party this year. I was completely on board with his idea considering the implications of hosting a party the first weekend in December. I feel bad that he has to compete with the…

Blake is Nine

February 8, 2017 in Birthdays, Blake, Traditions - 1 Comment

Blake turned one year older like he always does the first week of December. He planned out his traditional birthday date with me months in advance. We spent his ninth birthday together at Knott’s Berry Farm. He was beyond thrilled to go on all the rides that aren’t an option…

Finn’s Birthday Breakfast

September 16, 2016 in Birthdays, Finn - No Comments

Finn’s birthday happened to fall on the same day that I was teaching co-op preschool at our house. With all of Crew’s preschool buddies surrounding us, we had a donut cake and sang to Finn. It took him several attempts to blow out the flames on his two candles and…

Finn is Two

September 14, 2016 in Birthdays, Finn - 3 Comments

I’m coming back to the present for a minute because my baby turned two yesterday. I broke all the rules with this one. He slept in my arms day and night as a newborn. He wasn’t on a schedule until well into babyhood. His crib still resides in our closet,…

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