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Thumper Turns Five

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Dear Thumper, Today you are five.  FIVE.  YEARS.  OLD. Excuse me while I sit and wipe away a few tears. You see, little Boo, you are not so little anymore.  You may still have a soft toddler roundness to your cheeks, but you have sprouted like a weed and have the same build as your […]



Excellent Eight

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Dear Rerun, We have just wrapped up your first “kid” birthday party at Pump It Up, and you told me that “this was so awesome.” “What part?” I asked. “All of it.” I really don’t feel adequate to trying to explain the changes of this last year (but it might be because I got a […]



Fourteen And Running

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Dear Ane, Today you are fourteen years old.  I remember being fourteen myself so very vividly, so the memories that you are making now are the ones that you will keep for the rest of your life.  (It may have also had something to do with Auntie being born when I was 14 – however, […]



Happy Birthday, Obachan!

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Today is Obachan’s birthday… but I don’t think I’m allowed to say how old she is.  She might argue with me. We had a birthday dinner for her at Grandma and Gichan’s house on Sunday, which included lots of her favorite foods, and her favorite dessert – cream puffs.  And we took a few good […]