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Today you made me a mom

Posted by Christine on December 9, 2011 in Kids, relationships

December 9, 2011

5:28 pm

Dear Sean,

Six years ago today, you came into my world. Prior to your arrival, I had many roles. I was a daughter, a sister, a cousin, an aunt and a friend. When you arrived on that very cold December – it was 17 degrees when we were driving to the hospital – I finally became a mom. And not just any mom, but your mom. I can hardly believe how fast the time has gone by. Six years, in a flash.

I remember the moment I saw you. And still today, when I look at you, you still look like you did the day you were born. Maybe that is just part of being a mom. Always seeing your kids with that purity and innocence and extraordinary love that comes at birth.


Not only did your arrival give me the role of mom, but it gave me and your dad the role of parents. Something I always wanted for your dad and me. Something we can do together as a team. image

I love your sweet Sean smile. I love how loyal you are. I love your passion for sports, especially baseball. I love all the little things that make you so special. I love how much you love your family, especially your sister and dad. You are a gift in the truest sense of the word and I am grateful for the gift of being your mom.


Happy Birthday Sean Michael. I love you always. I have enjoyed the ride!

xoxo, Mom


Happy 3rd Birthday, Cara!

Posted by Christine on October 23, 2011 in Uncategorized

Dear Cara, Happy birthday sweet girl! What a fabulous year it has been for you. I can’t believe how much you have grown up. You are confident, spirited and beautiful. You are so sweet to your big brother. It is so fun to watch you two play together. Your imagination and creativity is wonderful. You [...]


9.11 ~ Ten years later

Posted by Christine on September 11, 2011 in relationships

A lot changes in one decade. For me, I divorced, moved back from New Jersey, met and married the love of my life and had two children. My life couldn’t look more different from the outside. Instead of living in a 600 square foot walk up, where at the top of my street I could [...]

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On Proprioceptive Muscles, Puffers and Other Assorted Kindergarten Learning

Posted by Christine on September 8, 2011 in Kids, Learning

So we are on week three, or the “third week” as Sean refers to it of Kindergarten. This week is a bit of a short week as we were off for Labor Day on Monday and then there was a student holiday on Tuesday while the teachers had an in-service day. We are (were, before [...]

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Crafty Thank You Cards

Posted by Christine on September 2, 2011 in craft, obsession

I am a complete sucker for all things paper. I am also a sucker for Starbucks. So, when the two come together it is like a taste sensation! I like to send a thank you note to my kids’ teachers following their first week of school. Mainly because I like to customize the card with [...]

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Cara’s First Day of Pre-School

Posted by Christine on September 1, 2011 in Kids

This week Cara started pre-school! She went to pre-school last year, but we changed schools this year. She is at Apple Creek and is in the 2s room. Last week we went to meet the teacher and she just made herself at home! She has two teachers – Ms. Lorie and Ms. Melinda. We took [...]

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Today’s Parade–August 22, 2011

Posted by Christine on August 22, 2011 in Kids, relationships

Dear Sean, Today you started Kindergarten. Your first day of school. I can’t believe it. The time has flown so quickly. The last five years, I happily disregarded all the commercials and signs that indicated it was time for school feeling that this time was so far off in our future. And now the day [...]

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auf Wiedersehen Uncle

Posted by Christine on August 16, 2011 in relationships

I have always associated different places with smells. Maybe my nose is more sensitive or maybe for whatever reason my brain just seems to associate memories more with smell than one of my other senses. For example, my children’s room and my parent’s home have certain smells that I always associate them with. Some smells [...]



The Pre-Cation

Posted by Christine on July 19, 2011 in Kids, Learning

As a type A, I find it very helpful to go on a “pre-cation” prior to a vacation. The objective of the pre-cation is to figure out what the travel/hotel needs are for the kids at that particular time and to have some fun. As the kids get older, their sleeping and eating needs change [...]

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And the 41s have it!

Posted by Christine on June 28, 2011 in Kids, obsession

We have finally settled down from “Mavericks fever” here in the Kless house. Sean, who loves every sport, was entranced with the NBA playoffs and finals. Of course having our hometown team the Dallas Mavericks in it made it so much fun to watch! For Sean, it doesn’t matter who is playing, he loves to [...]

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