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Birdie’s First Word

It’s such a monumental event when a little one starts talking…we all wait with great anticipation for that very first really word!  I remember waiting for one of ours to start and wondering, ‘Would it be dad or mom or the name of an older sibling?’  But to our surprise that little one’s first word…

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Nora Joy

The kids have been passing around a head cold and in their generosity they even shared it with Birdie.  Thanks guys. So she’s fighting that nasty old head cold too….and this morning I was trying to get her to smile at me while all cocooned in everyone’s big favorite chair.  Normally she smiles easily and…

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Our Girl Birdie

As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve found bonding to be a delicate dance. Some steps forward, some back, some round-n-round, some waltzing, some tripping, maybe even some head-banging…always overshadowed with large doses of prayer…and then ever-so-slowly things begin to breakthrough… True smiles begin….. And they just keep coming… And most mornings I’m greeted by this expression…

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Birdie’s Joy

It’s Monday!!  And in my world, sometimes Monday just needs a little pick-me-up. A long held tradition in our home: to show our thankfulness for our  yummy dinner we begin to clap with enthusiasm…and whoever helped make dinner stands on their chair and takes a bow or curtsy. We usually giggle cause it often gets pretty…

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How Birdie Got Her Name

Many people have asked how Birdie got her name that I’m guessin’ it’s time…. [Lucy! Lucy! You’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do!]  It’s simple. Shortly after coming home we noticed that anytime anyone had food, little Miss would scoot over and quietly position herself as close as possible. Birdie does not nudge, push, whine or…