April 7, 2017

Dear Alvie, Tomorrow, you’ll turn five years old. You love your birthday and have been looking forward to this milestone for quite some time. I’m pretty sure your excitement over both mine and the Beer Guy’s birthdays was because that was two less birthday barriers before you turned five. You are such a wonderful boy….

October 18, 2016

Dearest Bean, I kinda think I might need to demand a maternity test. Although there are times when I’m positive you’re my kid (your favorite food is a grilled cheese sandwich and you tripped and did a header into a shelf of wine, breaking 11 bottles with your skull), there are other times I’m just…

April 8, 2016

My dearest Alvie Bean (“I am NOT a bean, I am a BOY!”), You are four years old today. Finally, finally after weeks and months of anticipating your birthday, your transition into FINALLY being a really big boy, the day is here. You’ve been telling people you were 3 & 7/8 for quite a while….

September 8, 2015

My dearest Alvie, This is the first letter I’ve written you since you turned three. I’ve really fallen down on the job, haven’t I? I decided to write today for a couple of reasons. You are crazy and I need to write about all the things I love about you so I can look back…

April 8, 2015

Dearest Bean, Today you are three. I am blown away both by the fact that you’ve seemed three for ages and that you’re already three. You are such a little person! You have opinions (so many opinions) and thoughts and preferences. It’s crazy. You challenge me. Continually. Both with your questions that I cannot always…