Jenna turns nine

Hey, sweet girl! Happy birthday to you! …but I actually want to talk about something that happened on your most recent UNbirthday. You and I both hit a milestone yesterday. (Weirdly, your last birthday post was also about an unconventional milestone.) Well, I hit a milestone. You probably care less about hitting the milestone, because …

Jenna turns 8 (and hits a MAJOR MILESTONE)

Hey, J. You’re eight today. And this is where, especially with you, the oldest, and Lilly, the youngest, I get a little misty and sentimental about how fast time flies and stuff. And it does fly. And it takes me by surprise even though every single person from the generation before me  has told me …

my very first seven-year-old

Happy birthday, sweetie. You’re growing up so well. I feel like you’re right on the line between a little girl and a big one. I’m sure part of this feeling is simply that you’re first. You’ve been the one that made me a mama, and then the one that made me the mama of a …

Happy birthday, Little J!

Hey, Little J…  Happy fourth birthday, little girl! I love you. Have I told you lately that I love how you’re growing up? Not to fast, not to slow… just right. It’s fun that you can have very involved conversations with me. (It’s fun that you frequently carry out both sides of involved conversations with, …