annual letter

Elated Eight:  Happy Birthday, Maddie!

Elated Eight: Happy Birthday, Maddie!

Dear Maddie, First, my apologies if this particular birthday letter is short on the funny, or heartfelt emotions, or you know, sense.  While it may be your birthday, I am not 100%, and it would appear that the common cold, as well as time, waits for no woman.  Sorry, dude.  I’m going to give it what(…)

8:27 a.m.: A Salute to Our Newest Three-Year-Old

Dear Gabbie, Dude…you’re three!  Go ahead–we’ll give you a minute to figure out how to show people on your fingers.*  You can even start over, as you requested yesterday.  We’ll wait. What will  not, and did not, wait, though, was 8:27 a.m. this morning, at which point you officially turned the three.  In keeping with(…)

Six Years and Counting

Dear Maddie, Congrats, darling!  It’s your sixth birthday, and while I know your festivities have been a little spread out this year, and your sister being sick has sort of complicated the focus of your day, I do want you to know that we’re really excited to able to celebrate, in however limited a fashion,(…)