Blake is Ten

December 10, 2017 in Birthdays, Blake, Vacations - No Comments

Blake let it be known that his 10th birthday was a big birthday. We had a hard time locking down what to do to sufficiently celebrate his advancement in age, until I found a great deal to stay at Great Wolf Lodge. The boys had seen their commercial advertisements for…

Celebrating Finn

September 15, 2017 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

September 13, 2017 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

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

April 15, 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

February 2, 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

December 11, 2016 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…

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