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Happy Birthday Win

Our Winfield turned 8!  8 seems so old, but other days I think, “He’s only 8.  He seems 14.”  I was pretty excited about his gift.  He’d been asking for a scorpion or a corn snake for about a year.  Not begging, just occasionally mentioning it.  So about a month before his birthday I told him that his birthday gift was coming in 2 parts.  Watch the video for his reaction.  His response is totally Winfiled’s personality.

Harriet decided that she wanted me to take her to Meijer so that she could buy something for Win.  She spend $10 of her own, that’s a lot in our kids’ economy, and bought him this Lego set.  Of course she picked one that had a piece in it that he’d been wanting.  She studied all the Lego sets until she found just the right one.  Like we’ve said before, Harriet is kind of a 6-year-old adult.

Win loved his gift from his sister.  It totally melts my mommy heart!

And here’s the snake!  He nearly missed being named Snakey and was cristened Corney instead.  Anyone who thinks that kids are creative have not asked an 8-year-old to name something. Adults are far more creative.  Little kids sometimes lack convention and come up with interesting things.Here’s Win meeting Corney for the first time.


  • Melissa Lam - You cut off the video right before feeding time :) I love Win’s reaction… his “thanks mom” was so sincere when he thought it was just a book. Melts my heart.

  • Bonnie Kindschi Dean - So Sweet! Love it! … and Huck there in the middle enjoying it too!!
    I did want to see the snake eat the mouse though.


When Huck first started to coo Jared would sit with him and coo back and forth.  It didn’t take long before Huck would start cooing every time Jared would pick him up.  Then he learned to coo at Jared from across the room to lure him in.  It worked every time.  Here are the 2 guys having a conversation.


Win’s Valentine

Last month, after Valentine’s day, Win and Harriet got out some blank paper and said, “let’s make Valentine’s.”  This is what Win came up with.  I think that it’s the perfect valentine for an 7-year-old boy to make.  he then mailed it to his grandparents along with a homemade potholder.


Lest We Forget

I’m gunna say it.  I liked this winter.  I’m glad that it’s spring but I’d take this winter every year if I could.  Cold and snowy, perfect for skiiing, sleding, and reading, all good January and February activities.  Now if April starts setting records then I’ll join the club of gripers.  But I’m looking fondly at the last 4 months.