Category Archives: Birthdays

  1. Three is Four

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    September 28, 2014 by themommahen

    He came into this world larger than life (or at least larger than the other babies) and his personality has …
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  2. Happy Beerthday

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    June 27, 2014 by themommahen

    True love is realizing you’re nearly out of beer on The Husband’s birthday so you load the kids up to …
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  3. She’s 8!

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    January 9, 2014 by themommahen

    I’ve been gone from here a long time, mainly due to the usual busy-ness and business that comes with parenthood …
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  4. #3 for #3

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    October 6, 2013 by themommahen

    I’m late. Eight days late to be exact. My baby turned three last weekend and I didn’t get the obligatory …
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  5. The Husband, The Birthday

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    June 28, 2013 by themommahen

    Yesterday was the opposite of a lazy summer day — it was a great example of me trying to fit …
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  6. Brotherly Bubbles

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    March 7, 2013 by themommahen

    Better late than never, this little slice of life is from H#2’s birthday. In a tradition started by my parents, …
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  7. Learnin’ to Walk Again

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    February 28, 2013 by themommahen

    One of my anthems as well as one of H#2’s favorite band and song. In honor of his birthday, I …
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When Daddy suggests a #bonfire to celebrate fall weather and continued healing. #justwhatthedoctorordered #laughteristhebestmedicine #latergram Homeward bound! He's out, waking up, went well. Huge thanks to everyone for all the prayers, texts, messages, good thoughts, mojo, juju, etc.  More details to come. Trying to keep him flat on his back not moving, which, if you know this boy, you know that is not easy. #thumbsup Our older boy, my H2, has had episodes of SVT (rapid heart rate) for five years now. It was managed with medication for a while, then seemed to go away, but then came back last school year. Due to the unpredictability of it and the resulting disruption and anxiety it causes him, he is scheduled for a heart ablation catheterization procedure tomorrow early in the morning. Hopefully the doctors will be able to find and eliminate the extra electrical pathways responsible. Fortunately, this is a pretty routine procedure with great success rates. But as the saying goes, no surgery or procedure is minor if it's happening to you or a loved one. We welcome prayers, good vibes, positive thoughts, juju, mojo, whatever our friends can muster. (This picture was taken two weeks ago during an echocardiogram. He was fascinated, and I couldn't help but remember the first time I got to hear that same, sweet heartbeat...) ❤ Totally disturbing. #halloween H2 suggested we go on a nature walk yesterday through the woods with walkie talkies. (And BB guns, of course, because, boys.) It was hot, it was muggy, it was thorny, it was spider webby, it was buggy, it was tiring. 
But. 
We found a snapping turtle shell and almost perfect skeleton, a giant orb weaver spider in all its splendor, a great place for a fort, lots of obstacles to traverse, and a new path home. And that made it all worth it.

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