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06/17/2013

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5, so so thrilled at climbing his very first tree. A whole new big boy world is opening up, right in front of our eyes.
 
 

Happy Father's Day!

This picture says it all. I am so grateful to have a husband who is patient, strong, kind, firm, willing to learn new things, and who loves us both so fiercely. Thank you.
 

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06/10/2013

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A portrait of my son, once a week, every week in 2013
5 modeling a Mama-made outfit for my fashion mentor and teacher, who is so very far away in the UP.

I made these pants for his last birthday from fabric that I think belonged to her mother.
I only just made the shirt- one of his favorite stories features a griffin and we were so excited to find a shirt with a griffin on it at Savers last week, I just had to whip him up and new "naked arm" shirt.
 

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06/03/2013

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a portrait of my son, once a week, every week in 2013
My parents and their neighbors put up this very sweet swing (that was a lovely hand-me-down from my aunt and cousins) for 5 and his friends in their garden! Who wouldn't want to swing among the sunflowers and snap peas?

photo credit, once again, to my mother. thanks mutti.
 

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05/26/2013

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a portrait of my son, once a week, every week in 2013
5 loves to ham it up in front of my Mom's iPhone. Which is good, because she is always wanting a new picture to show off to her friends....
 

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05/18/2013

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a portrait of my son, once a week, every week in 2013
Just another beautiful Saturday at the Dane County Farmer's Market. 5 loves spending time with his Oma and his Opa, which is great as Fred has been working nights the last few months, leaving 5 and I with a lot of aimless mornings out of the house. Lucky for us, my parents have lots of mornings they're willing to share with us.

Photo credit to my mother- thanks mom.
 

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05/11/2013

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a portrait of my son, once a week, every week in 2013
5, my parents, and I had a lovely morning in the arboretum, playing in the magnolia trees and jumping off rocks. Some of us enjoyed the jumping parts more than others.
Photo credit to TRLoon- thanks for catching this one Nüni!
 

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05/05/2013

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Madison has a "big rig gig" twice a year- construction and safety vehicles galore, all available for kids to climb on and pretend to drive and, of course, be photographed and photographed and photographed, ad nauseum. We had an absolute blast and 5 handled his massive quantities of excitement like a dream.
 

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04/29/2013

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a portrait of my son, once a week, every week in 2013
Is that a wood nymph? Yes, yes it is. My garden-loving, bandanna- and ponytail-wearing son is definitely a wood nymph.

Photo credit to my mother- thanks for catching this winner Mutti.
 

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04/22/2013

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a portrait of my son, once a week, every week in 2013
Some days 5 wants to be just like his mama. I love those days.