Celebrating Finn

March 5, 2019 in Beach, Birthdays, Finn, Friends - No Comments

For Finn’s third birthday, we had an impromptu pool party. I texted some friends the night before, made a cake, headed to the pool and voilà: instant party. We were in the throes of unpacking boxes and an afternoon at the pool was all I could throw together. Finn loved…

Finn is Three

March 4, 2019 in Birthdays, Finn - No Comments

Three year olds are easy to please. Finn woke up to balloons above his crib and that’s about all he needed to feel special. Three things I love about Finn: He is patient. He has to wait for just about everything; food, toys, attention, etc. and as long as he…

Just You and Me

September 13, 2017 in Birthdays, Crew, Disneyland, Traditions - No Comments

Our boys look forward to their birthday dates with intense anticipation and Troy is so good to schedule work from home days so we can make them happen.Crew patiently waited for his promised birthday bubbles since oh, January. The bubbles were a hit with the kids standing in the longest…

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…

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