to Benton

August 16, 2016

Ugh, you officially caught your first case of pink eye. Mom took you to see Sara and sure enough, she confirmed it. I don’t think I’ve ever had conjunctivitis, so I can’t say that I know what you’re going through. What I can say is how awesome it is to see you still smiling, laughing, and running around despite your beautiful eyeballs being nearly glued shut.

Here’s to hoping the eyedrops you hate nip it in the bud and it doesn’t last too long.

Love you buddy,


August 6 and 7, 2016

One of the best things I’ve ever seen; you in a backpack, strapped to your mother’s (and my) back.

We hadn’t been to Yosemite yet, despite having lived in the great state of California for over four years. We figured there’s no better time to see it than an impromptu trip in August.

We were wrong. Not only are the waterfalls not nearly as spectacular, but it’s also remarkably hot. Something that you took exception to (I don’t blame you, you run hot like your old man).

Despite that though, you were a champion, the whole trip, with ne’er a cry or peep, and Yosemite was still as beautiful as I imagined it. Below are a few pics. I’m sure you’ll see the entire album at some point when you’re older when your mother or I show you those boooooring family trips and such when you were a babe.

Love you buddy,


My two favorite things. Me and you making faces at each other in a meadow. A hoard of Chinese tourists who couldn't get enough of you. :) Yosemite Falls. That hair, so sweaty, and so hot. Why not cool off with a pickle? You, laughing it up on mom's back. You. Were. Tuckered. Out.

July 28, 2016

Mixpanel had their annual summer BBQ today. It was a blast, and you were a hit (as usual).

Love you buddy,


Zak and you having a chit-chat. You're always so happy. (c)KimSayre-Mixpanel-Picnic-137 All of us :)

February 18, 2016

Hey duder,

Today you made a joint art project with the rest of the Pond Koi. I may be a bit biased, but your piece of it is definitely the best.

Love you buddy, Dad.

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February 17, 2016

Hey Buddy,

You missed the music session today cause you were sleeping, which is totally understandable. You’ve been a bit stuffy and under the weather as of late. Being around all of those other little ones has got your immune system all outta whack.

After you woke up, the teachers said you hung out on your tummy for a bit while you explored the instruments. You’re learning so much. I’m proud of you little man. Mom and I will see you in a bit.

Love, Dad.


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