We’ve had a very busy few weeks leading up to this day. Starting with Braedan’s holiday concert. Here he is with two of his buddies after the show:

And during the grand performance:

And Austin discovering the reverse camera option on my phone (during said grand performance):

Then there was the visit with Santa Claus with their cousins:

And the carefully written letters providing evidence of “goodness”:

(On page 2, after the asking part): “I was good. Because we are buying stuff for families that are poor.”

Then we celebrated Braedan’s birthday at school, with homemade “B” brownies:

Following that, there was the obligatory kid party at Great Lakes Science Center (and fabulous cake made by our old Edgehill neighbors):

This past Monday, my little elves and I drove a full carload of goodies down to Providence House, everything from hand-knitted blankets (thanks Cori) to toys and games (thanks Judi) to boxes and boxes of baby food and diapers and paper towels and bleach (thanks Braedan and Austin).

And now here we are, on this most special day when my sweet Braedan turns seven (we did spend one Christmas in the hospital, after all!). As he ate lunch today, having just noted the minute of his birth (12:46pm), he sighed and said, “Wow, look, we all made it another year.”

Wow, indeed.

Happiest of holidays to you and yours.

 

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