Turning Nine in Quarantine

Quarantine is certainly not the time to skip a birthday celebration! Although there was no big birthday party, which actually isn’t that unusual for our family, we celebrated how we know best. With a tasty, celebration worthy meal! We feel fortunate to have a kiddo who appreciates good food so we didn’t hesitate to say…

Eight is great

As I hit publish on this, I’m a few years behind on birthday posts but hopefully before Sophia turns nine I’ll get everything updated. Just like this little website is our family’s journal of sorts, these birthday posts are a look back and an opportunity to reflect on how much the kids have grown and…

Happy 5th to Will

Don’t be fooled by the published date on this post. The end of 2017 is right around the corner and I’m just now sitting down to talk about our favorite little guy’s 5th birthday from September. Life has been a bit of a blur the last few months, but doesn’t that really sum up the…

Will’s Fourth Birthday

My favorite part of drafting these birthday posts is looking back at the photos of the kids over the year. It’s always a bittersweet reminder of how fast the years are flying by. The old adage, the days are long but the years are short, couldn’t seem truer. I feel like Will grew up a…

A Whole Handful – Sophia Turns Five

In true Meredith fashion, this post is late.  Will turned four in September but before we get ahead of ourselves I have to jump back to Sophia’s fifth birthday in April.  Sophia was pretty excited for her birthday this year and was frequently heard talking about “turning a whole handful” the weeks leading up to…

For posterity’s sake…

I realize Will is now closer to four than three (it’s May 2016 as I write this,) but I couldn’t let myself miss another birthday. When I look through the archives of the good ‘ol website I still regret I didn’t document Sophia’s second birthday. So without further ado… We spent Will’s 3rd birthday like…

Sophia’s Fourth Birthday!

We celebrated Sophia’s 4th birthday a few short weeks after moving into our new house so the celebration was pretty simple (sorry Phil, no bounce house). After a few months apart, we were just happy to have the entire family under one roof again and Dad got to spend the entire day with the birthday…

Will’s 2nd Birthday

William’s birthday definitely didn’t lack celebration this year. He had not one or two, but four rounds of birthday candles to blow out. It was such a treat spending the week leading up to his birthday with family which allowed for all the extra celebrating. Sophia and Will certainly didn’t mind all the extra cake…

Sophia turns THREE!

It only took three years, but we finally had a proper birthday party for Sophia. Neither Phil or I grew up having big birthday parties every year so it definitely won’t be something we do for each birthday but it’s fun to do once in awhile. Sophia loved everything about her party, but what’s not…

William’s Birthday…a few months late

Phil may disagree with me on this one (it’s probably just mommy guilt) but it certainly feels like William gets cheated out of a lot of the exciting “firsts” we shared with Sophia. His baby book is barely filled and has no photos, hand-me-down clothes (which I love), a hand-me-down room and the majority of…