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Happy birthday to our sweet Monkey Moo! Somehow you are 8 years old – did we enter a time warp when you were born?? Thank you Luca for bringing such joy into our lives. You are sensitive, caring, thoughtful, analytical, hilarious, creative, joyful, pensive, and exuberant! You love the earth and all it’s creatures, especially a certain black and white flightless bird in the antarctic, riding your bike through everyone’s yards in the neighborhood, details and facts about anything and everything, harry potter, the flash, spring rolls, pokemon cards, reading books, yelling loudly, playing your violin, getting lost in your imagination for hours, listening to all different kinds of music but especially classical and rock and roll, watching your baby cousin grow, and above all you love your family. We are so lucky to have you!

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The Future

It’s Thanksgiving tomorrow and normally we wait till after to get our tree but December is super busy this year.  I have to travel to CA for work and Kitty and I are taking a trip to Vegas to see some shows for my birthday, so we packed up everyone today and headed out to the Christmas tree farm.

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Date Night Concert

Ani DiFranco and Madame Gandhi at the Wonder Ballroom

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Symphony With Mom

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Violin Recital

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It was a much anticipated affair, three years in the making. After countless hours of watching her brother’s and sister’s classes, imitating every move they made, and asking repeatedly if she could have a turn, we woke up this morning with great excitement as we prepared to take Mia to her first gymnastics class!

Luckily her class is at the same time as Autumn’s, so big sister got to help out with lining up at the top of the stairs and getting through the group warmup.

She looked for me periodically throughout her class and flashed her biggest grin with all her teeth and two big dimples, gave me a thumbs up and blew lots of kisses.

Great job today, chickadee, we are so proud of you!

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Happy Birthday Mia!

Happy birthday to our sweet little chickadee who turned 3 today! You are our firecracker, comedian, tornado, singer, dancer, actor, daredevil, doctor, and snuggly love bug. You shine brighter than the sun, you laugh about as close as one can get to a Dr. Evil laugh while still being completely adorable, you rush to give us anaconda squeezes as soon as we arrive home and walk in the door, and you poke your head around our shoulders to stare deeply into our eyes with pure love and wonder. You are exhausting while at the same time being a source of pure joy and delight, and all too often we have to turn our heads to hide a smile or a laugh when you should be getting a time out. Thank you for bringing so much color, and spark, and sweet, sweet love into our family. We love you to the end of the rainbow!

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