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Happy Birthday, Peter!

It's hard to believe, but this little guy is one year old!

I hope that when I look back and remember the childhood of my little boy, I'll call to mind...

his shock of red hair and toothy grin,


his tone of voice in communicating any and every thing, why talk when you can yell?

his aggressive style of cuddling (if someone's not crying after a snuggle, then it hasn't been done correctly.)

his "no, no, no" head shake, immediately followed by yes, yes, yes doing the very thing you know wasn't to be done.

all of the crazy nicknames!

Anna's best friend and partner in crime,


the needed and treasured addition to our family.


Peter's favorite activities right now include:  tinkering with his train, doing laundry (specifically his bath letters,) pulling himself up on everything, taking things out of boxes, pulling things off shelves, unfolding clean clothes (aka making a mess whenever possible,) bathing, and screaming.


His favorite foods:  Strawberries and cheese.

We celebrated with a host of friends, food, and fun.  Nana came from the States with cake supplies (just in case Mommy decided to opt for steamed carrots over sweets.)  We played games, ran/crawled up and down the hallway, laughed, and sang.  Happy Birthday to you, Peter!




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