When the Baby Turns Two

Everything we did yesterday was accompanied by the thought, “This is the last time we’ll do this when he’s one!” The last nap, the last story, the last kiss good night. Done. Today we celebrated the second birthday of my youngest child. My baby. Except he’s not a baby; he walks and jumps and sings… Continue reading When the Baby Turns Two

100 Years

This weekend we drove to Indiana to celebrate my great-grandma’s 100th birthday! My sons are her only great-great grandsons and, thankfully, my husband is wholly on board the nostalgia train (and willing to drive ridiculous distances at a time). I tracked down a childhood friend of mine to take photos of family at the party.… Continue reading 100 Years

The Best 2 Year Old Yet

Wow! My son is two today. I’ve spent (nearly) every day of the past two years with this little person. That wasn’t supposed to happen, but I’m glad it did. We’ve crossed an ocean together. We’ve explored England, Italy and Scotland together. I’ve taught him the joys of dance parties and bubbles, and he has… Continue reading The Best 2 Year Old Yet

On His Birthday

Sometimes I’m so wrapped up in chasing/feeding/cleaning/teaching/nurturing/loving my toddler that I forget there’s another person in this house who deserves some of my attention. (Well, there are two, actually, but this post isn’t about myself. Not entirely, at least.) My husband and I met just over 10 years ago. At the time, I thought it… Continue reading On His Birthday