April 26, 2010

happy birthday, henry and charlie

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
– Elizabeth Stone

That’s one of my favorite quotes.  Being a mom is difficult, exhausting, and thankless – yet joy-filled, rewarding and fulfilling at the same time.  Such a paradox.  I wish – before Henry and Charlie were born – that I would have appreciated more the joy of being childless … yet I couldn’t live without them.  They are my heart, walking around outside my body.  Even if I occasionally (or not-so-occasionally) want to throttle them.  (Just keepin’ it real, folks.)  On that note, to my beloved little buddies …

Happy 4th birthday!  It seems just like yesterday … and forever … at the same time … since

Charlie Touchdown

Charlie, exhibiting the very same joie de vivre that he has shown us every waking moment of his little life

Henry being monitored in NICU

Henry asleep in the NICU.  Thank you to all of the wonderful doctors, nurses and ultrasound technicians at Eastover Ob/Gyn and the Women’s Institute who ensured that Henry arrived safely and would grow to be the healthy, active, happy little guy that he is today!

Birth Announcement Shots 183

Sixteen days later … cleaned up, but still looking like little aliens … and I thought they were adorable.

Oh, and no musings on design from me today …  I’ll see you back here for that tomorrow!


  • Kristin Scully
    Apr. 26, 2010
    Happy Birthday Henry and Charlie! Hope you sweet guys are doing well! *Hugs*
  • Lori
    Apr. 26, 2010
    So cute!!! Happy Birthday to Henry and Charlie!!
  • Bryn
    Apr. 26, 2010
    Awww!! Happy birthday boys!
  • maybelline
    Apr. 26, 2010
    Awh, your adorable bundles of joy!!! Happy Birthday Henry and Charlie! Wishing you and your family a lifetime of bliss! So enjoyed meeting you! Looking forward to the next time. :-)
  • Diana
    Apr. 26, 2010
    Ohhh...This post makes me want my own! I love the quote. I have so many friends with kids and they all say it is exhausting but so wonderful in the same time! Kids are the coolest little creatures! Happy Birthday boys...I love the pictures...Thank you for sharing and all you moms are my heroes! Kisses
  • ab home interiors
    Apr. 28, 2010
    Awww, happy birthday! Love that quote, that is brilliant!

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