Wordful Wednesday – They’re SIX!

Wordful Wednesday is like Wordless Wednesday, only WITH words. It’s for those of us that can’t contain the chatter, but in a good way.

My babies turned six last week.   This year the dates and days of the week were the same as when they were born, which made this year extra sentimental.  I was reminded (as I am each year) how grateful I am for them and the joy they’ve brought to my life.  I’m truly grateful for these little guys!

John and Jacob

They’ve got a big Circus themed birthday party coming up, so we kept the day of their birth relatively low key.  We celebrated their birthday with a few presents and an outing to California Pizza Kitchen for dinner.  I’m not sure what the their favorite part was, but the highlight of the evening for me will always be held dear in my memory.  Big brother Garrett gave them a present from the heart.  He wrote them each a really thoughtful letter and I swear to you, I felt so touched that I could have cried.  In normal circumstances, I would have mentally patted myself on the back for helping to produce such a good kid, but this night, it was clear that the goodness emanating from him must be heaven sent.

Post your Holiday Happiness (can be your family photos or any other holiday related item that helps you get your happy on) and then come share it with us on December 16th.

Why so early this month?!

Because this month’s sponsor, Magic Cabin*, wants to make sure that one of our lucky readers will be able to receive some holiday happiness from them in time for Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanza or Thursday, whatever floats your holiday boat)!

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One lucky person who 1) posts about their holiday happiness, 2) links back to us for Wordful Wednesday (can be me and/or Amanda), AND 3) includes their post in the Holiday Happiness linky on 12/14 will be selected to win a $50 gift card from the Magic Cabin, makers of holiday magic!

Now, if that doesn’t put you in the happy holiday spirit, I don’t know what will!

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Have you been over to visit my co-host Amanda at Parenting by Dummies yet?

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


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    Aww! Happy birthday to them! I bet the letter he read to his brothers was priceless. How sweet 🙂

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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says:

    I would have been all choked up by that too!

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    Twitter: ErinsMiracles

    They are so precious! Happy birthday to John and Jacob! I hope they have an amazing big top birthday party!

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    Honey Mommy says:

    Happy Birthday to your boys! I am sure their party will be completely awesome!

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    I like Wordful Wednesday better than Wordless Wednesday. I feel like every time I do a “Wordless” Wednesday, I’m lying cause it’s never wordless!! LOL

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    Oh and Happy Birthday to the boys!

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    Nicole @MTDLBlog
    Twitter: MTDLBlog

    Love your adorable boys. Happy Birthday John and Jacob! My girls celebrate the big TWO on the 24th of December! Time flies!

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    dysfunctional mom says:

    Double Happy Birthday! They are so cute.

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    Twitter: buckeroomama

    Nothing melts my heart more than to see siblings being truly caring and sweet with each other, 🙂

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    Serendipity is Sweet
    Twitter: ptownmoofus

    Aw, happy birthday to them!!! Great job mama 😉

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    Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation
    Twitter: RachelVoorhees

    Happy Birthday!!!! I can’t believe they are 6 already!!!!!!!!!!

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    Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud
    Twitter: TweetingMama

    Six years old? Seriously? Where does the time go?!?

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    Alexia @ Babies & Bacon
    Twitter: babiesandbacon

    Happy Birthday Boys!! Wow. Six years old. Congrats on surviving and thriving Mama!

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    Terra Heck says:

    Kids sure do grow up quick. Happy birthday to your kiddos! I think that was very kind for older brother to do.

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    Twitter: jumpinbeans09

    Happy Birthday!!!
    I can just hear them laughing 🙂

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    Julie {Angry Julie Monday}
    Twitter: AngryJulie

    Ahhh, Happy Birthday to them!!!!!

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    Robin from Israel
    Twitter: RobinTA

    What sweethearts, all of them. Happy birthday to your two not so little guys!

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    Twitter: YoungMommy

    Boy, they are cuties!! Time just flies by way too fast, doesn’t it?

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    Twitter: BFLife

    Happy Birthday to your sweet boys! Time flies by so fast these days! Before you know it, they’ll be teens! Hope they have a wonderful birthday celebration!

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    Six is such a fun age, isn’t it? They try to act so grown but with all the fun and fantasy of the world mixed it. Love it! Happy Birthday, boys!!! xox

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    By Word of Mouth Musings
    Twitter: ByWordsMusings

    OMGosh, the grins are just priceless!

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    Arnebya @ whatnowandwhy
    Twitter: whatnowandwhy

    Happy birthday to them! That was incredibly sweet of your older son. My oldest was born on Thanksgiving 2000. Her birthday this year fell on Thanksgiving again, so I get the extra sentimental part completely.

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    Susie's Homemade says:

    Time flies, doesn’t it?

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    Stacy Uncorked
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick

    Happy (belated) Birthday to your adorable little guys! And I got all misty-eyed from big brother Garrett’s supreme thoughtfulness. 🙂

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    JDaniel4's Mom says:

    What cuties! I hope they have a wonderful birthday!

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    Sue - The Desperate Housemommy
    Twitter: DHousemommy

    Awww…Happy birthday to the lil guys. Twins rock. xo

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    Oh wow, 6 seems so old. Happy Birthday to your little guys! Off to check out Magic Cabin, my kids are totally into pretend play right now.

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    That is just so sweet. And where does the time go?

    I hope they have fun at their party. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

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    Twitter: _MamaJules_

    Happy birthday, John and Jacob! That was so sweet for their brother to write a heartfelt letter.

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    cat@juggling act says:

    Happy happy Birthday to them! Tell them in South Africa we say “Lekker verjaar”

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    By Word of Mouth Musings
    Twitter: ByWordsMusings

    Love that i linked up someone else blog first … need sleep much 😉

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    Laura Scarborough
    Twitter: nicurnmama

    awww! Happy, happy birthday to your boys!

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    Twitter: imperfectmomma

    awww so sweet!!

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    cori @ cori's big mouth
    Twitter: corisbigmouth

    Happy Birthday John! Happy Birthday Jacob! Congrats Mom on surviving 6 years 😀

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    Kristy @PampersandPinot
    Twitter: PampersandPinot

    Six is hitting the big time!!! I remember when my boy was 1, and I thought, “Wow, I can’t wait till he’s, like, SIX!” (I was wanting a little more independence at the time). 🙂

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    Twitter: elainea

    Six? Wow! Happy belated birthday to them. And that is SO sweet of their big brother, I’m surely impressed. Can’t wait to see pics of the circus party! 🙂

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    Twitter: jamericanspice

    Happy birthday to your dears.
    I would have choked up about that too. I hope you had a chance to record it.

    Enjoy your evening.

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    Happy Birthday Boys! They are so cute. How sweet of Garrett. He’s a softy, isn’t he? Nothing makes a mom happier than kids who get along and like each other! Can’t wait to see the Circus- er- I mean party! I’m sensing a common theme here…

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    Life with Kaishon says:

    I can’t believe how much they are growing up…it happens to the best of kids, doesn’t it? Darn it! : )

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    Ruby Benz says:

    better late than never! they look so sweet!

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    Ruby Benz says:

    forget to greet ..happy birthday!

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    they such a darling..lovely kids!