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Stripey Birthday Bunting

We have a birthday in the house today.  A sweet little boy who was born at 5:52 pm, February 26th, 2000.  Our Millennium Baby.

Stripey Birthday Bunting

Nine years go by so quickly.  It seems like just yesterday we brought him home from the hospital.

Stripey Birthday Bunting

Just yesterday we were bleary-eyed from rocking a colicky baby to sleep two or three times a night.

Stripey Birthday Bunting

Things are different now, nine years later.  He entertains us daily with his creative stories, drawings, songs, and personalities.

And rarely does this interaction happen at 3am anymore 😉

Stripey Birthday Bunting

Happy Birthday, Aidan!

Self Portrait Thursday

We love you, we’re proud of you, and we’re beside ourselves with happiness that you’ve slept through the night for the past seven and a half years.


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14 thoughts on “Nine

  1. Fantastic. You look sooooooooooooo much alike!!!!!!!!!! To 99 more years, at least. Liz

    1. Actually, you should see him next to my husband – their resemblance to each other is even more amazing!

  2. What a great face he has! Mom’s too!

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  3. Happy birthday Aidan!

  4. What a cute banner for a boy! Love it! ANd what a work too! lol…

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  5. Oh happy birthday to Aidan. My daughter Alyssa will be nine on march 16, 2000 was a great year. Hope he enjoys his special day.

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  6. Happy Birthday Aidan! What a great post. As a mother of two boys also I know your days are filled with adventure and fun….may they continue on and on!

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  8. […] is the birthday bunting I made about six months ago.  The kids and I each decorated a third of the letters in the words, […]

  9. […] the last two years, but it’s a tradition nonetheless.  You can read more about how I made it here.  (The next birthday is five weeks from today, and if history is any indication, this banner is […]

  10. Happy Birthday!!! Love the bunting, I have a ton of larger scraps out on my sewing table right now to make us a couple of them as well 😉

    1. I had fun making it. Each triangle has a different striped fabric on the front, and the same Amy Butler design on the back. I figured I’d use the flamboyant stripes for most occasions, and the more laid-back single-pattern side for occasions pertaining to the husband, who is less enthusiastic about colorful mix-and-match things than I am 🙂

  11. […] have gone just a little bit banner crazy.  I was in the middle of making letter tags to attach to my fabric bunting (because that’s what everyone does the day before a party when half of the house is still in […]

  12. […] first three banners (outside, living room, and kitchen) are the ones I made three years ago before Aidan’s birthday. They’re still going strong, and I still love the festive […]

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