Happy birthday, Micah!


Driving flies past when you have a purpose. Yesterday, my purpose was to get from Nashville to Kansas City in time for my nephew Micah’s 4th birthday party.

I cannot believe that he is 4. I cannot believe that it has been 4 years since the cold night when I stood on the sidewalk outside the Guild Theater in Seattle and listened to a message from my mom, telling me that he was here. The introduction of Micah and Tyler into the Parsons family has set my heart on a carnival ride, and made me aware of just how much love I am capable of.

If I love my nephews this much, how much more will I love my own children? There is no way to comprehend it.

Micah and Tyler are obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine. Now, that’s all well and good… if you like pansy trains with British accents. I knew that Micah would be receiving plenty of Thomas paraphernalia from others, and I wanted to get him something flashy, something bold, something rad. And when I found a REMOTE CONTROL TARANTULA… well…

Micah’s Tarantula from Annie Parsons on Vimeo.

The birthday boy with his Auntie Rah Rah:

Then Micah got the camera and snapped a shot:

And of course, these boys could only come from two majestic human beings:
It is good to be a part of the Parsons family. Right, Micah and Tyler? You’ll learn…



  1. bec on November 19, 2007 at 8:36 AM

    don’t you wish your family were parsons like us?

    that tarantula is so gross. you didn’t mention how it traumatized the leej! it would traumatize me too.

  2. ashley & jeremy parsons on November 19, 2007 at 1:52 PM

    damn, I am so going to have to get back at you for that pic of me. So wrong!!! Love the leej pic micah snapped, though!!! I’m glad to be one of the klan!!

  3. My name is Annie. on November 19, 2007 at 1:56 PM

    MICAH took the picture of you. And I thought it was cute. If you want me to take it down, I will. Sorry.

  4. ashley & jeremy parsons on November 19, 2007 at 2:23 PM

    hahaha – now I have to get MICAH back!! oh wait….he’s a kid. ok. just watched “Keeping myself entertained” and it is the freaking cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Keep that a secret, because any man who watches that will be helpless and instantly fall MADLY in love!!!

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