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Happy {Third} Birthday, Miles!

My baby turned three two weeks ago today. ::Hallelujah Chorus:: 
Two was a hard year for us. Miles' big brother at age 2 was great and so fun! I loved that year with Simon. I would eye-roll whenever anyone would label 2 as the terrible year. Simon got his terrible on at 18m...and again at 3. The odd years seem to be harder for him. But then Miles came along and I was able to fully appreciate the terrible of two. Towards the end of year two (or technically would that be year three?), I started to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Miles is talking more, communicating better and understands at a deeper level. Three has to be better, it just has to!


I believe in birthday weeks. We kinda had to do that with Miles anyway. I guess that's what happens when ones birthday is on a Monday and your birthday party isn't scheduled until the following weekend. We had to keep it alive somehow so he wouldn't be so confused when his party came around. ;)

We celebrated his actual …
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Cheers to January!!

Never in my wildest dreams would I be so excited about this date. I mean, Monday, January 5th? For one, I used to loath January. Tack on a Monday? In the olden days you would find me all curled up in bed, moaning about me being alone with little children (who found fighting, yelling and constantly asking for stuff enjoyable) and incoherently muttering something about Spring never coming. And yet, I've been looking forward to this date for a while now. Why? Because life goes back to normal. Simon is back at school, Miles is back to his quiet cheerful self (which sadly only seems to happen when he has one-on-one time with either Peter or me), and my house is slowly but surely getting clean again after the messy holidays. Seriously, the whole process of Christmas (before, during, after) takes a toll on my house - it's like a Christmas elf barfed all over it. I hate it. This time next week, hopefully all of the gorgeous Christmas decor will be put away and the house will be less c…

The most wonderful time of the year...my birthday!

I turned 31 yesterday.  It was a rather nice birthday.  My day was full of FB well wishes, a visit from my sweet MIL and SIL, a phone call from my dad and my dad's mom - my beloved Grandma who I miss so much, and my bestie, Johanna. With a few texts and an email or two thrown in just for fun. I even had a Starbucks latte hand-delivered to me to fuel my day, Thanks husband.  Miles surprised me by sleeping in until nearly 10am! I felt well-loved and cherished.  That evening we whisked the boys away to the downtown Macy's Santaland in Minneapolis.
Miles was still in my belly when we last went to this magical place. I could hardly wait to introduce him to the beautiful displays.  And I already knew Simon would enjoy it. Especially since there were cookies at the end of the trail. Their reactions did not disappoint. They even got to sit on Santa's lap. Miles surprised us by initiating the visit. I hope I never forget the look on his face or the willingness to climb up on the jol…

Goodbye Summer, hello Fall.

Hello blog world. I've had an insane itch to blog these past few months. I've started a few posts here and there, but they've stayed in my draft folder.  This morning, the stars leaves aligned and with a hot cup of coffee nearby and my littlest one playing with his trains, I find my fingers flying across the keyboard, creating a post that WILL be published.

The summer flew by - as it always does. Autumn is here and the days have slowed down a bit - they seem to be getting longer now that it's cooler out (funny how that always seems to happen). Lots of indoor activity has happened since the temps dropped. Cleaning and organizing and making lists, lots of lists. Birthday season is upon us. Peter's birthday came and went, with his mom and nephew's on the horizon. One of the great things about the last few months of the year is getting together with family for birthday parties and holidays. I love living so close and enjoy the company of my in-laws and little niece…

{The Month of May} That Times of Refreshing May Come...

It's been over 2 months since my last post. A lot has happened since then. Especially in the weather department. I am happy to report that Spring has finally arrived in Minnesota.  Actually, I think we might have skipped spring and gone straight to summer. It's been in the 80's all week - I'm not complaining, not one bit. I'm super happy that there are now leaves on all of the trees, they finally match the brilliant green grass. As I type, I can see lilacs bursting forth on our bushes right outside our dining room window. My peony's are starting to form tiny buds. There are already armies of ants crawling all around them, pleading with them to open. I'm pleading too - I can hardly wait!!  My tulips did not do so well this Spring (and the ones that did open I had to race to grab them before our mean old rabbit chewed off the petals - grrr - I'm still bitter towards that furry creature! I'm this close to trapping him and making rabbit stew. I'm k…