Today Chloe turns 9. A few months ago, I wrote a post largely about Chloe’s most recent evolution, including some of the challenges she has faced this year and some of her achievements and accomplishments. These birthday posts are generally reserved for a year-in-review type of thing unless it happens to be your 10th birthday.
Today Julianna turned 10. In previous years, I’ve written a summary of Julianna’s year; about her achievements. If you’re interested in her progress, you can read about it here, here, here, or here. This year, I thought I might do something a little bit different. To celebrate the single greatest achievement a 9 year old
Today Chloe turns 8. It has been quite a year for her; for all of us really. Last year, on this day, I wrote about how we had brought home 2 new members of the family: Willy and Charlie (kittens). Just over 3 months later, Willy died. He had a rare kitten disease that was
Today Julianna turned 9. Quite a year huh? I’ve been writing these birthday blog posts for a bunch of years for each girl. I’ve always found that its a nice way to reflect on the year as it relates to each girl; to think about the struggles they’ve encountered, the victories they’ve achieved, and the
Today Chloe turns 7. I’ve been trying to figure out exactly how I’d sum up her year, as I typically do in these posts and I think I have it nailed: TL;DR – Comedy. I’ve known Chloe for 7 years, which is essentially 100% of her life. At the beginning of her life, I was
Today Julianna turned 8. Yesterday she got the flu for the first time in her life so this isn’t the most exciting birthday she’s ever had. I suppose your actual birthday is just a checkpoint on the road so, whatever, its just a day; a day that marks the end of a great year and
Today Chloe turns 6. Hard to believe another year has passed. Last year I wrote about how Chloe had essentially started to come out of her shell. I think its safe to say that she obliterated that shell this year. “Mommy, what do I need to do, right now, to make sure I don’t have a
Today Julianna turned 7. Less than 48 hours ago, I was living vicariously through my friend Corey as he was literally hours away from going to the hospital with his wife to meet their 1st child. I found myself easily reliving the emotions associated with the anticipation of the “about to meet my kid” situation.
Today Chloe Turns 5. I feel like I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: what a year. I’ve said it many times on this blog and I’ll continue to do so: My kids are completely different and incredibly similar. Julianna enjoys being the center of attention. She is happy on stage, performing in
Today Julianna turned 6. I’m not positive but I think I need to start thinking about her as a big girl now. This morning when she woke up, my wife and I went in to give her obnoxious birthday attention that feels “this” close to warranting eye-rolls. I sort of picked her up and held