The Wild Rumpus

A Day in the Life

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A few weeks ago, we celebrated little Rory finishing a whole year earthside with a small family-and-friends party in the mid-morning.

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We were a bit worried it would be too crowded in our wee white house, but everyone crammed in just fine. Though we had planned for about eight children, each kid family we had invited had last minute troubles. Edie was disappointed and told me, “Mama, this party isn’t what I expected….” Of course that’s always a party hazard, and we can definitely understand how that happens!

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The good news was, all the grownups were game for our silly plans! We made our own Wild Things puppets and ate lunch together. Rory wore his wolf suit and tamed us all with the magic trick of opening all his great presents and starting off cake time with his own slice.

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It takes a little milk to make it through all this craziness.

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When all that chocolate had been wiped up, Edie and her posse presented a very wild puppet show which Rory watched with delight. He clapped with all the rest of us and wiggled like a real King of all Wild Things.

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Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us and to all the sweet family far away who sent gifts instead. It was so fun to jump into toddlerhood with our own wild rumpus!

I know lots of people were taking great photos (better than mine, since my iso was messed up), and I’d love to see them. Please post your favorites to the Huckleberries facebook page. Thanks!

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Baby Party!

A Day in the Life

Last weekend, our sweet friend Jenn- who had been at Rory’s birth- organised a bunch of our neighborhood friends for a party to celebrate both of the little boys born in our community at the end of last year.

Everyone brought food to share, and the babies just played and played…

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It’s been such a blessing to be in such a supportive, loving community. Thanks to everyone who came and cooked, for being open arms to show our kids what love and community are all about.

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Happy Birthday Betty!

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Mama and Daddy go for a walk in a stroller. Go to Betty’s house. Happy birthday Betty. Today it’s Betty birthday. Look out. New friends.

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I use the garbage truck. Let’s dump water. It’s Make Way for Ducklings. Open presents.

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Paint. I’m painting, round and round. I use a yellow. I need a red. Oh it’s purple. Sit with my Mama. I want that cookie. I want another one cookie. Happy birthday Betty! Bye bye!

My Second Birthday Party

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Today my birthday! Happy birthday to you happy birthday Edie! My birthday in April. I want to see Grandma and Grandpa. I want to see Mimee and Poppy. I want Iris. All my friends.

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My fancy birthday ballet dress. I put on my yellow necklace. Auntie Jeri! Hi Jessie. Uncle Jim. Anna is coming! I want a snack. I want a jelly straw. Purple jelly straw please. It’s Sakura party. See, sakuras way up high. Pink sakuras and… pink sakuras.

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It’s my cake. Pink flowers on my cake. I like pockie. Open my presents! It’s dresses! It’s paint! It’s tools! My bath toys, open my mermaid please. Thank you! Thank you. Bye bye Auntie Enin, uncle Brendan. Bye bye Auntie Janis. Bye bye Auntie and Iris. Thank you thank you.

Aydan’s Rave

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Aydan is one two three. Happy birthday Aydan! Birthday party! I got two balloons. This one right here. I want it a purple treasure. Auntie Erin and Auntie Kim sit down. Kick kick kick. I want fish crackers. And now eat them. Eat eat. Let’s dance!

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Green glow stick please. I want up Grandma. Let’s do puzzle. Lights off. Wiggle! Jump! I want Sakura birthday.