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sawyer is WALKING. 10 1/2 months old. 3 steps on monday…5 steps (consistently) today. God help us all.

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Harry Potter

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[link(pics/july_05/hp_rowan.jpg)][thumb]pics/july_05/hp_rowan.jpg[/thumb][/link] So…the latest book in the Harry Potter series was released at 12:00 a.m today. It seems that every blog out there is reporting on the book. So I didn’t want to be left out… I took the boys to Barnes and Noble this morning. I thought I’d be hard pressed to find myself a copy since I never reserved a copy, nor am I a member of Barnes and Noble. But there was a huge stack of them upon entering the store, so I grabbed a copy and threw…read more

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holding on.

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it’s on days like today that i need to remind myself that time is flying by so quickly. we’re sitting on the living room floor – the boys and i – and it took me a good 15 minutes to get up because rowan didn’t want me to leave the room (all i needed was a glass of water a few feet away in the kitchen). i’d position myself to get up on a knee, and he’d climb right up on my leg and hunker down on it. sawyer is…read more

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Reality Television

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The boys are usually in bed between 7:30 and 8:00 every night. Since naptime is short, and usually takes place only in the car on weekdays, 8:00-10:30 becomes sacred, quiet, and alone time for Kenny and I to do what normal people do during the day. Like laundry (Kenny did two loads of laundry last night). And reading. And surfing the internet. And getting dinner ready for the next day. Or cleaning and organizing drawers, closets, the basement. Or weeding. But we’re not that organized. Except for Kenny doing our…read more

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happy birthday, rowan tucker smith!

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it’s been 2 years/24 months/730 days since the day that you were born. it’s fairly unfathomable to your dad and I that you aren’t the tiny 7 pound, 4 oz, 20 inch-long infant that we brought home all those days, months, and years ago. and you’re hardly a toddler anymore. you walk without toddling. you run with determination and confidence. you learn new words every day, and love to show off to daddy and i how you can hug and kiss sawyer. you’re a fantastic big brother, a strong and…read more

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