Happy Birthday Axel

 

Axel was born February 15, 2011- he would have been 3 years old today.

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Axel was born with Hemolytic disease. Basically his blood type was incompatible with Jen’s and his red blood cells were being attacked by Mom’s antibodies. After a few tense days and some major time under the “light” to treat his jaundice all was better.

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Kalden loved his new little brother!

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Eventually all was well and he got to start his new life in the world.

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At 1 year old Axel made his first international trip to Costa Rica.

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It was clear early on that he loved the beach and just like us, loved to travel!

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Axel celebrated his first birthday in Costa Rica.

Once back in the States he was always content hanging out with big brother and learning how to keep up. By 15 months he was on his Strider chasing Kalden around!

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Kalden and Axel were best buddies on and off the bike. Kalden use to tell us he dreamed of one day racing bikes with Axel as his teammate.

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Our trip to Mexico was the culmination of years of “practice” trips. Making sure we could live and work on the road. We were all excited about our big adventure and no one was happier to be back on the beach than the Boys!

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Axel was murdered on Feb 28th 2013, just 13 days after his 2nd Birthday. The night before we had done a photo shoot in town and got these incredible images to keep as a memory.

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We have so many amazing memories from our short time with Axel. There isn’t a day that goes by when he hasn’t entered my mind hourly and I truly hope to keep it that way!

Happy Birthday little buddy……………..Dad

 

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