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Happy Birthday Mia!!!

To our dearest little chickadee,

You are one today!!! That means you were born an entire year ago, which by all the laws of space and time just doesn’t seem at all possible. What an utter joy it has been to welcome you into our family this past year! You are the ultimate definition of a happy, happy baby. We just adore your good natured and peacefully content personality, and we love your silly sense of humor. We love you super scrunchy smile with your two little teeth poking up, we love how animated you get when we come home or when we simply walk into the room, and we love how you clap your hands and bounce up and down during our family dance sessions. The way your excitement and happiness radiates from your eyes and your outstretched arms as soon as the music comes on always brings a bit of a tear to our eyes. It is innocence and beauty in its most pure form. In our busy, fast paced, and somewhat chaotic world you are a constant little fountain of serenity right in the center of it all, overflowing and reaching out to every one of us with the power to melt our hearts and soothe our spirits. Thank you for sharing this with us every single day – you are truly a gift! Happy happy birthday to our lovely Miss Mia Mae. We love you!!!















Fun At the Playground


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Happy birthday little dragon!!! We simply cannot believe that you are officially a little kid now – 3 years old! When exactly did you walk your way out of toddlerhood and straight into being a preschooler? Somehow we blinked and all of a sudden you can zoom down the street on your balance bike with your feet up in the air and a grin from ear to ear, you can read and write your own name with startling clarity, and you proudly march off to preschool with your very own backpack set squarely on your shoulders. What hasn’t changed though is the fact that we continue to be amazed at how totally and completely awesome you are, every single day. You began calmly and intensely observing your world literally the minute you were born, and you’ve never stopped since. One of our absolute favorite things about you right now is how you hold your own during family conversations over the dinner table. No matter what the topic, you are always able to understand what we’re talking about and relate it to something you know, and these connections you make actually make real sense. Where did you get this amazing brain? It blows us away constantly. We love that you are our resident mindfulness instructor, gently leading us through calming breathing exercises when we get a little too upset over this or that. We love that even though you’re learning how to assert your independence in increasingly defiant ways, you’re still utterly sweet and loving to the core. Especially first thing in the morning, when you wake up eager for what the day will bring, and you reach over to cup our cheeks and gaze lovingly into our eyes and say time and again the cutest, sweetest things. Ever. We can’t believe you’re not a baby anymore, little dragon, but if you’re going to be this ridiculously awesome all the time then we’re ok with it. Love you BG!!!














Signs of Autumn


Lunch Time

We make Luca’s lunch every night and he gets a pretty healthy selection of fruits, veggies, and some sandwich or pasta all packed into his cool lunch box.  While a lot of parents do the same I think I can say Luca has the coolest lunch notes in kindergarten!




Good Morning Chefs!




Happy Friday!


Luca Lee it seems like only yesterday your mom and I brought you home from the hospital to our little condo in Pasadena.

We blinked and now it’s your first day of kindergarten

We all love you so much and your sisters were so proud of their big brother

Ya we know… you’ve got this

See you at the bus stop!

Welcome home our lil kindergartener

p.s. super secret first day of kindergarten surprise! New kicks like daddies.

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