Independence Day

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

Pride

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. 

Unfrozen

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

Phase 2

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

Through The Looking Glass

Today Chloe Turns 4. The babies have left the building.  They are all grown up.  Get ready for the driving test.  Gotta get my tuxedo on for the wedding.  And so on. I feel old.  When did my kids get so old?  They walk, talk, and have attitudes (mostly good).  They eat with utensils, drink

Growing Up

Today Julianna turns 5. Each year I feel the same way:  I feel like I was writing last year’s yesterday.  In the blink of an eye, my toddler turned into a little girl and then in another blink, the little girl turned into a big girl.  Whirlwind doesn’t begin to describe what a year its

The Year That Rocked

Today Chloe turns 3. Another year, another birthday.  Friday the 13th.  A lucky day indeed. I remember when we were in triage in the maternity ward a few hours before Chloe was born.  There was another mom-to-be a few curtains away.  I am pretty sure it was her first kid.  We were professionals at this

Date of Birth

Today Julianna turns 4. Another year, another birthday.  Today was not only the end of a week-long birthday celebration, but also a chapter in Julianna’s Excellent Adventure.  We’ve only completed 3 chapters so far and its already feeling a bit repetitive to say this but, what a year.  I mean, what a year. Last year

The Year That Was Too

Today, Chloe turns 2 years old. I can’t believe I have a 2 year old human being child daughter.  For the last month or so, she has not been asking when she wakes up: “is today my birthday?”  Why is that?  Her sister did leading up to her birthday. We have been celebrating birthdays in

The Year That Was

Today, Julianna turns 3 years old. I can’t believe I have a 3 year old human being child daughter.  For the last month or so, she has periodically been asking when she wakes up: “is today my birthday?”  Well, today the answer was “yes”. I think in terms of human development, this was a big