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in loving memory of
Oliver Yu-An Nam
Feb 1 - May 20 2014


you're 9!

9 things my sons have taught me:

being a mother is being on auto-repeat mode pretty much all the time.

how to (kick ass) play Wii hockey on Mario Sports Mix.

they will forget how many hours you spent crafting birthday invitations but will always remember that one day you were late picking them up for school.

to laugh at my own incompetence and mistakes.

doing the thing you love and that you do well for even a couple of hours a week can make everything else more enjoyable.

life balance is overrated.

kids need more of your attention and involvement as they get older, not less.

farting and then lying about it is not cool, no matter what age you are or what the circumstances might be.

learning to lose gracefully takes time.

I love you my crazy little monkeys.

Happy Birthday!

Fine Little Gallery featuring some of Will's drawings (thank you Elisabeth!)

Reader Comments (8)

Happy Birthday, gorgeous boys!
A perfect portrait of them, Irene. :)
Feb 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramanda
Happy nine !
Plein de bisous pour toi ma belle Irene
Feb 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKat a strophes
:) Happiest Birthday to your two angels. xo
Feb 28, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbella
happy birthday to your beautiful boys, and happy mother's day to you (and father's day to your husband). love to all.
Mar 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermelissa
i hope their 9th year is their most glorious yet. xo
Mar 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn
WHAT?? I feel like they JUST turned 8!!

What cuties, too! I love that picture, Chou!

Happy Birthday, Sean and Will!!!
Mar 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLula
this was such a sweet post...and sweet pic...amen to everything you listed about motherhood. happy birthday to your beautiful boys...
Mar 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle E.
your sons have taught you well.the notes are laugh out loud funny + quite wise. i am sure you had a lovely celebration.
Apr 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterallyn

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