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Happy Birthday Logan!!

I can’t believe my baby is 3 today!

Birthday, Birthday, Birthday, Birthday, Birthday!

(They did turn 5…hence the 5 birthday’s up there. Although, there are 2 of them, so perhaps I should have done 10? πŸ˜‰ )

We celebrated Burke and Maggie’s birthday yesterday. I still can’t believe I’m a mom to two 5 year olds. CRAZY!!

We had a blast! Grandpa, Nana, Aunt Meghan, and Aunt Cathy came over to help celebrate, and Grandpa brought one of his famous shaped cakes. (You may remember Mickey Mouse from Logan’s birthday in September, Tyrone from the twins’ birthday last year, or Elmo and McQueen from years past…)

This year, my dad made Cinderella!

Cinderella Cake

Everyone had their tiara on.

Grandpa and Nana

Nana and Aunt Cathy

Aunt Meghan




Burke and Maggie

Mike grilled up some grub: Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Kielbasa, Steak, potatoes, and Asparagus.


And, of course, there were tons of presents.



My goodness. I can’t believe you’re TWO today!

You amaze me with things you do every day. You’re such a “Burke shadow” (which he loves). You want to do everything that he does. To the point where it seems you’re learning new things too quickly! πŸ™‚

You’re communicating your wants and needs much more clearly now. You still don’t have all of the words and sounds that you’re supposed to – but we’re working on it! And holy improvements in just the past few months alone.

You look like such a little kid now. No more babies in THIS family. That’s for sure.

I can’t wait to see what the next year brings πŸ™‚

We love you!!!


Happy Birthday (Aunt) Meghan!!

Holy cow. 18?! And off to college too. CRAZY!!

I hope you have a wonderful year…go crazy without getting into too much trouble πŸ˜‰

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Happy 4th!

Happy Independence Day!!!

And happy birthday to Karen, my bestest Buddy in the whole wide world πŸ™‚


Happy Birthday Grandpa!!

We enjoyed partying with you over the weekend πŸ™‚



Blowing Out the Candles - with a Little Help

Blowing Out the Candles - with a Little Help



We love you, Grandpa!


Happy Birthday Uncle Jim!!

We hope that you’re having a great time sailing this week and that you win your race!

We love you!
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Happy Birthday Mike πŸ™‚

What a way to spend the hours leading up to it, huh? At least the family is (somewhat) feeling better now…perhaps we should postpone that huge family dinner until the weekend though…

I’m not going to get into too much here, but I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate and love you. You are a wonderful husband …absolutely perfect for me πŸ™‚ And I know for a fact that the kids all think your the best daddy in the world. (They’d be right too.)

I’m looking forward to spending many, many more birthdays with you!



I can’t believe you two are 4 years old today!

Maggie, this morning you woke up and the first thing you said to me was, “It’s morning. I’m 4!” LOL

Burke, you poor guy, woke up coughing again. But you wanted to go to school, so we sent you. You’ve been on meds for about 24 hours now though, so you should be all set.

You both have grown so much in the last year – not only size-wise, but maturity-wise as well. You can both write out letters of the alphabet and know what letter certain words start with. You’re both singing and dancing up a storm!

Maggie, you love to read – all books, any books. And we also can’t tear you away from the TV. I’m guessing – if we let you – you’d sit and watch all day.

Burke, your favorite things right now are your computer and Maggie’s camera. We have so many fantastic pictures that you’ve taken! You love the TV almost as much as Maggie, but you enjoy reaching over the gate to turn it off too πŸ˜‰

I’m so proud of both of you. You both take care of your little brother – when you’re not terrorizing him πŸ˜‰ You like helping him out when he’s not in your way.

We celebrate tomorrow with Grandpa, Nana, Aunt Meghan, and Aunt Cathy. But today you get to hand out goodie bags to all your friends at school.

I love you guys!


This should have gone up yesterday, but I lost track of the date!

Happy Birthday Pop Pop!! We hope you had a great day, and we can’t wait to see you again!!


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