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Family Day

Monday, September 5th, 2011

One year ago today our lives changed forever: we became a family.

Happy Family Day, my beloved ones!


Alexei is 2!

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Happy Birthday to my little man!

I love you so much you just don’t even know.

Dad and I are so happy that we got to be with you on your special day!

I know you probably won’t remember it but you had a pretty good day, even with the sinus infection you managed to develop just before your big day. Daddy time, your first In-n-Out cheeseburger, toys from Grandma R and the family in Boston, time playing on your birthday present from Mom and Dad and only one time out… LOL! Yeah, it was a good day.

Tomorrow, we party with the family!

Sleep well, by beloved child. We are so blessed and lucky to have you in our lives.



Alexei's b-day present from Mom and Dad

Best. Ramp. Eveh!

"Helping" put together Dad's birthday present

Alexei and his other best pal



Happy Birthday Alexei!

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Right about now you’re waking up on your first birthday, and even though you don’t really know what’s special about this and won’t remember the day, I’m heartbroken I can’t spend it with you.

I hope this day finds you healthy and happy, and I miss you more than words can say even though we still haven’t met for the first time. Your mom and I are busy packing for the trip to come and get you, and are incredibly excited to see your face and hold you in our arms in a few days.



P.S. You’re still in trouble if you use this as an excuse to play that damn Cat’s In The Cradle song at me in your adolescence 🙂


To my son

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Dearest Alexei,

I saw your face for the first time just yesterday. Since you will grow up in a wired world where you are used to people’s words following them for a long time, I thought I’d write you a few notes to let you know how much being your dad means to me, even weeks before we meet for the first time.

I hope to write more of these while you’re growing up so you can eventually know your dad a bit better, and so your mom and our extended family can keep me honest and help me be the kind of father you deserve.