Happy Birthday Vito!

Dear Levi,

At this time 4 years ago, I was in labor while your father drove us through the first snow of the year to the hospital.

It was beautiful. Everything was covered in soft white snow untrampled by people’s feet.

I was in horrible pain. :)

You were in my arms shortly after that.

I think it’s funny that we started calling you “Vito” for your bossy ways a year later. As the baby, you learned early to assert yourself to be heard through the pandemonium of this family.

We joke about your mob boss status. Truthfully, you hold us hostage with your charm and sense of humor. You are a source of laughter for us all.

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We love your voice. We love your questions and your imaginings.

We are happy to celebrate the day you made our family complete.

We love you.

Love,

Mommy

Happy 7th Birthday, Little Fish

This week marked the 7th year of life for you, Isaac.

You are the little boy we named “laughter” in Hebrew and watched blossom into a true joy. You are the prankster in our family. You love to pull pranks and whether we fall for the joke or not, you still point and laugh uproariously.

This year has been a year of seeking for you. You are the finder of rare rocks, interesting bugs, magic potions and the very best hiding spots. You are starting 1st grade this year. I can’t believe how you have grown.

I am not entirely sure why we are so lucky to have you as a part of our family but I am so happy you are. Nothing would be near as funny, sweet, joyful or loving without you right in the middle of all of us.

We love you, Isaac.

Mommy loves you.

Enjoy a whole, full year of learning, seeking and finding new things. Thank you for sharing your discoveries with us.

Sincerely,

Mom

Seek & Find Isaac

Happy Birthday, Isaiah!

Dear Isaiah,

The day you were born,

I held you in my arms like a secret the world didn’t know yet.

Even in your mystery, I felt like I had always known you.

You existed in me long before the moment you were placed warm on my chest.

Even now, I cannot imagine the space where you begin and I end.

Happy Birthday, Isaiah.

With all of my faith, hope and love,

Mommy