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THE FIFTH ANNUAL SILLY MONKEY BIRTHDAY LETTER: EDITION #8…

April 17, 2014

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dear silly monkey – as i sit here looking back on the past seven years, i wonder if you even realize just how many memories create the tears i shed today. or why i seem more pensive and contemplative.  i’m aware it must seem strange that your strong mama appears sad on a day to celebrate.  if you only […]

THE FOURTH ANNUAL SILLY MONKEY BIRTHDAY LETTER: EDITION #7…

April 17, 2013

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dear silly monkey – believe it, dude – you are seven!!  i have no idea who i would be today, if i hadn’t been who i was with you, every day before.  oh, monkey, you are the greatest kiddo ever – full of compassion and empathy, life and love, spirit and adventure.  of course, it would make […]

THE THIRD ANNUAL SILLY MONKEY BIRTHDAY LETTER: EDITION #6…

April 17, 2012

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dear silly monkey – happy birthday, to you…happy birthday, to you…happy birthday, dear silly monkey.you’re totally NOT a baby anymore & OMG i already cried twice today b/c that’s what nostalgia crazed mommy’s do. what?!  it SO rhymes!  in honor of your SIXTH birthday, please accept these SIX tips on how to make your transition from FIVE to SIX […]

BIRTHDAY, BIRTHDAY, CAKEcakeCAKE…

July 9, 2011

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alternate post title = PHOTO 365 – DAY 123:  IT’S A FRIGGIN’ MESS IN HERE… yesterday was my sister’s bday.  since we weren’t having her party/dinner until tomorrow, we decided to postpone the sugar coma for a day.  i started baking when i got up this morning afternoon.  and finished around 7pm. mich asked for […]

PHOTO 365 – DAY 113: JUST MAKE DO…

June 29, 2011

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in honor of my friend’s bday, monkey & i baked cupcakes, which we then covered in high heel shaped sprinkles.  surprise, surprise.  i live in the house of sugarSUGARsugar.  (at least 99% of leaves the house before it enters my mouth!) we had left over cake batter & buttercream after making the half batch of cupcakes, […]

THE SECOND ANNUAL SILLY MONKEY BIRTHDAY LETTER: EDITION #5…

April 17, 2011

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dear silly monkey – it’s your birthday, it’s your birthday, we’re gonna party like it’s your birthday!!  so, in honor of your FIFTH birthday, please accept these FIVE tips on how to make your transition from FOUR to FIVE a bit more smooth… 1.)  it is called soda.  not pop.  a coke has caffeine & a diet […]

PHOTO 365 – DAY 33: HE LICKED IT…

April 10, 2011

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as silly monkey’s bday party approaches, i am chronologically crossing all of the prep items off of my to-do list.  yesterday was fondant.  i melted, mixed, kneaded and tripled wrapped three pounds worth of “from scratch” marshmallow fondant.  today’s task was to make the buttercream icing. monkey likes to help me sift things, so that’s […]