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Charlie’s Construction Birthday

His favorite book is about dump trucks. He loves watching “Mighty Machines.” He’d sleep with his toy garbage truck if it weren’t so plastic and bulky. So, it was a no brainer that we decided to throw a construction-themed second … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: Month 13

Dear Charlie, I wasn’t sure I was going to continue these letters. My goal was to write one each month until you turned one, then create an album that you (more likely, your future girlfriends) would cherish forever. Task, accomplished. … Continue reading

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Charlie’s First Birthday

Through the fog of sleep, I heard it: A tap-tap-tapping, just on the edge of consciousness. I opened my eyes to a pre-dawn, dark bedroom. Tap-tap-tap, it went again. What the heck…? And then, realization. Fuck. It’s raining. I turned … Continue reading

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The Race is On

Hey Charlotte, want to race across this frog? OK, we have to line up at the same starting point. Why am I slightly ahead of you? Well, I need to test the sturdiness of the frog, of course! It seems … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: Month 10

My dearest boy, Double digits, baby! I meant to write this post last night, when you officially hit 10 months old, but I was just too exhausted. You went to bed close to 8 p.m. (omggasp!), and I was asleep … Continue reading

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Charlie vs. Charlie vs. Sophie

SOPHIE! Scrumptious! Care to join me? How nice of you to share. 2011 was a particularly good year for rubber giraffes, don’t you think? Topnotes of rubber, with a subtle rubber undertone and a lovely rubbery finish. ****** Here’s how … Continue reading

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Letters to Charlie: Month 8

My dearest baby, I almost feel like I can’t call you a baby anymore. Your father texted me a picture of you the other day and I thought, “When did he become a little boy?” You may only be eight … Continue reading

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