Monday, August 15, 2011

Transmissions from the Hiatus

Only a quick break in hiatus programming to wish a happy 6th birthday to my favorite oldest son, James.

I just spent an hour reading our old family blog and remembering his early days. To say it has been a blur would be an understatement. It has been a fun but hard, sleep-deprived, bank-account-reducing, incredible adventure.

 Riding with mom to a new baby checkup in the Netherlands




Early days


 Helping Dad with a remodeling project.



 Sledding with BFF!
 With your number-one-little-brother-fan.

 With cousin B outside Saint Patrick's Cathedral.


As Thomas the Train


I love you buddy, and I wouldn't change a thing.


15 comments:

  1. Your son is adorable! (Not to mention James is my favorite boy's name EVER). I love these pictures, especially the first one of you biking with him. It's so sweet and so very European. :)

    Happy birthday to him!!

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  2. Oh, what a cutie pie! Happy birthday, James!!

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  3. What are you doing on a BIKE so soon after giving birth?! You are a much stronger, braver woman that I am!

    Thanks for sharing all of your adorable pictures, and Happy Birthday to James!

    (Now go enjoy the rest of your hiatus!)

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  4. the cuteness is KILLING me! also, you look completely gorgeous on that bike in the netherlands? how many awesome european cities have you been to, anyway? (i remember you leaving a comment on my blog in which you wrote that finnish people were really nice...so yeah :D)

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  5. Thanks Meredith- I love the name James, too-- classic.

    Thanks Holly- I hope you and yours are feeling better!

    Katy- Thanks! that's how the Dutch roll... I just feel glad I didn't have to bike to deliver him. :0)

    Thank you Alicia!!!

    Thanks Aleeza- you are too sweet. I have actually not been to very many European cities-- I lived in the NL for 5 years, but still haven't even been to italy, spain or france! I'd love to go back some day. :0)

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  6. Happy Birthday, James! (My father's name was James as is my brothers - so I love it too!) And I love the pics! Too cute!

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  7. That's SUPER sweet. Congrats on needing TWO hands to show how old you are big man!

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  8. Oh my goodness—he's so cute!! Happy birthday, James! :)

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  9. Hope James had a great birthday. Those are adorable pics, Kat. Especially love the Thomas costume. So cute!

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  10. Thanks Tracey- of course I think he's cute, but it's sweet to think others do, too.

    Joanne- My husband made that a few Halloweens ago. Good times.

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  11. adorable! happy bday to the little man. Mine just passed by 2yrs..it's going too fast : ( I miss that snuggly newborn stage!

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  12. So sweet! Thanks for sharing your memories with us. Happy b'day to James and continue to enjoy your time with your family before the school year descends once again. <3 Mare

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  13. Two is a fun age Eliza-- it does really flash by.

    Thanks Mare- School will be here before we know it!

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