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Now You Are 2!

June 13th, 2012 by Behaven Kids


Big brother, Reece, made your birthday hat!

It’s amazing how in a blink of an eye, years can pass.  Today my “baby” turns two and it’s been such a long two years (that have flown by so fast). In the last two years, I became a mom of two, finished graduate school, got my first “real” full-time job, and then became a single mom.  With all that has happened,  I can still remember the day that I found out I was pregnant with him, October 9, like it was  yesterday.  Reece was taking a bath and when I saw that positive sign, I jumped up and down while he looked at me in bewilderment.  We had been trying to get pregnant but I was still in disbelief that it was really happening.

A few months later, I will admit that I felt a little tinge of disappointment when Dr. McFadden announced that my second child would be another boy – not because I didn’t want a boy but because I didn’t know if I ever could go through pregnancy again to try for a girl – I was sick for 7 months of my pregnancy.  At the time I was commuting to Lincoln to UNL for my masters degree and I remember throwing up on the way to school, during class, and on the way back home.

Of course, I quickly embraced the thought of having another boy and moved on to bigger things, like deciding his name and how to decorate his nursery.  =)  I couldn’t wait to become a mom to another child, it would be so amazing to have two little boys!

And although I couldn’t wait to have another sweet boy to snuggle, I spent many nights worrying about how I could possibly love anyone else as much as I loved Reece.  When you love someone with your entire being – how can you give someone else that much love to?  I’m not sure how God does it but he makes it possible.  On June 13th, 2010 when I saw Myles for the first time – there was no doubt in my mind that I would move mountains to make sure he was safe and loved.

My first look at you.


So today, this post is a little different.  It’s a sweet note for the sweetest two-year-old that I know.

Myles, you are one of the best things that has ever happened to me.  You are such an incredible blessing.  You have the sweetest little voice and you are oh-so-polite.  You love to give hugs and kisses and you are so smart!  You can sing the whole ABCs and you can count to 10!  You have a head full of wild, curly hair (that everyone begs me to cut – but I never will!)  You look at your brother with pure love in your eyes; I can’t believe how lucky I got that you guys are best friends (I hope it stays that way forever).     You rarely ever throw fits and you dance more than you walk.  You still fit perfectly into my arms and I love that you snuggle.  Thank you so much for coming into my life.  I love you!


So in honor of Myles day – I am going to give away a Ziggy Marley “Family Time” OR Adele “21” – your choice .  He love both of these cds and knows all the words to all the songs!    All you have to do is wish him a Happy Birthday!


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Contest ends 6/14/12 at 11:59 p.m. CST!


Introducing Autumn

December 14th, 2011 by Behaven Kids

Hi, I’m glad you have found your way to the Behaven Kids blog!  My name is Autumn and I am the new social media guru for Behaven Kids =).  I have been given the great pleasure of blogging each week for the website and look forward to sharing a little of my life with each of you.  This week I am just going to give you a quick glance into my life so you feel like you know the person behind the words.

I was born and raised in rural Columbus, NE and moved to Omaha in 2004 to go to school.  I have been working for Behaven Kids for just over a year in the research department and have loved every minute of it.  I graduated from the University of NE-Omaha in 2008 with a BEHS, a graduate certificate in Youth Development in 2010, and will graduate in two days from University of NE-Lincoln with a MS in Child, Youth, & Family Studies.  But enough of the education stuff and onto the fun stuff….kids!

The best role that I play in life is that of a mother.  I have two amazing little boys, whom will inspire most of my blogs.  My oldest son, Reece, is 6 years old and in Kindergarten.  He has more energy than any child I have ever met and constantly keeps me on my toes.  He loves to play outside with the next door neighbors, build forts out of my couch cushions, and sneak candy whenever he thinks I’m not looking. My youngest son, Myles, turned 18 months yesterday and is probably one the sweetest, most smiley toddler that you will ever meet (seriously, we call him Smyles).  Myles attends the nursery here at Behaven Kids and I am lucky that all my co-workers take turns blowing him kisses, playing peek-a-boo, and getting him to giggle.  It makes the workday so much easier when you know your baby is being loved!  Myles is aspiring to be a mini-Reece, he does everything and anything that he can to be just like his big brother.  I am so blessed.

I am open to your comments, feedback, compliments, and complaints and I hope that we have a fabulous time getting to know each other.  Look forward to next week’s post on the unlimited resources of Santa.

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