Dec 15, 2014

Penn's 11th Birthday

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Penn celebrated his 11th birthday on Thanksgiving Day. We woke him up with breakfast in bed, as he looks forward to every year, and sang the "Happy Birthday" song to him at every opportunity. He does a really lousy job at pretending this is annoying. We took brownies to his class and celebrated with his friends at Jump Street with pizza and cheese cake.

We celebrated again in Oklahoma at Grandma and Grandpa Miller's house with pumpkin pie.

After reading an article in a magazine, Penn was inspired to try and do something good with his birthday. He decided to share his party with a charity we have volunteered with called The Birthday Project. This group gives parties to homeless children who wouldn't otherwise receive such a celebration.  Thanks to the generosity of his friends and family, he raised $360! He loved watching the donations and messages come in and was genuinely so pleased. He wore his Birthday Party Project Tshirt to his party.

Penn has grown into a fun, generous, kind hearted and dependable eleven year old. As he discovers who he is and what his strengths are, I find that two of his growing traits are mercy and a concern for justice. When the rare opportunity arrises where he and I can talk without being interrupted by a sibling, we have so much fun. He is clever and funny and observant.

I love my Penn so much. Cheers to another fine year!

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Nov 30, 2014

Nov 2, 2014

Halloween 2014

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Lucy's babysitter, who also happens to be a talented seamstress, pulled out an array of old costumes her children wore when they were little. Lucy had her pick, but I can't say we didn't nudge her towards the bunny costume. Penn was allowed to be something scary for the first time, albeit still pretty tame on the 10 year old boy costume scale.

We played with the neighbor babies, trick or treated our street and then we handed out candy. Penn, Eddie and Mrs. Deborah walked the next street over to Avalon where Halloween is big fat deal.

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Oct 27, 2014

Milo: Four Months

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Four month old Milo is the sweetest thing. He loves his family. He does not love loud sounds like sneezes.

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Sep 14, 2014

Milo: Three Months

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Milo is three months old. He is round and cuddly and sweet and soft. He laughs when I nibble his hands and it is the best little sound. Today he pooped in the tub. He seemed relieved. Lucy, not so much.

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Sep 3, 2014

Maher Family Portrait

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I really enjoyed playing around with these fun boys in their gorgeous house and back yard. They were all smiles and giggles!

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