Where Do You Go to See a Unicorn?

When Scott suggested that we go to the Renaissance Festival, I wasn’t sure that the kids would enjoy it. Then we found out that last weekend was Military weekend and we all got in for the cost of one adult, so at least it was a low investment. Last Sunday was a beautiful day . . . → Read More: Where Do You Go to See a Unicorn?

You Capture – White


At the end of February I took a photography class from my friend Michelle called Getting Started with Your DSLR. Full disclosure – this is not the first class that I signed up for to learn how to use my camera, but up until this class I was still taking pictures in auto mode. Why? . . . → Read More: You Capture – White

The Flying Princess


It was so beautiful yesterday that we had no other choice than to pick up the boys early and head to the park. As we ran out the door, I didn’t even notice the crown.

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When You Have a Big Sister


Juliana has always been a girly girl. She prefers princesses and dress-up to cars and blocks. When we bought trucks for her at age two, they became princess vehicles. She would fill the front loader with princesses, tip them into the dump truck and then push them around the room (we called this game . . . → Read More: When You Have a Big Sister

Celebrating Six


Juliana’s birthday celebration was spread over several days. We let her open the present from Uncle Nick Thursday night so she could take her new doll for show-and-tell on her birthday.  She loved it!

She was very excited to wake-up and start her birthday Friday morning especially when she found balloons and a . . . → Read More: Celebrating Six

Almost Perfect


If Juliana isn’t talking then she is usually singing. Bits of music she hears on the radio in the car or on the bus – usually a few words match the song and the rest are made up (some of the musical combinations are very funny). One song that she comes back to on . . . → Read More: Almost Perfect

New Hats


My Dad found toddler-sized Steelers hats for the boys last week and even bought a matching one for himself. My Dad wears a baseball cap whenever he is driving or outside and has an assortment of Steelers and Penguins hats. Wyatt likes to take the hats and wear them so he thought it was cool that . . . → Read More: New Hats

Random Juliana


Most mornings when I go into her room she doesn’t move.  I talk to her, turn on the light, nothing.  I pull the blanket away from her and I am usually met with a whispered phrase with her eyes still closed – 5 more minutes mommy – and she pulls the blanket back up . . . → Read More: Random Juliana

Juliana and Ruslan

Early on it was clear that Wyatt was Juliana’s favorite brother.  She told me that Ruslan was my baby and Wyatt was her baby.  Recently she is just as interested in . . . → Read More: Juliana and Ruslan

Disney Day #6

Wednesday was our last full day at Disney World.  This was our 3rd time staying at the Pop Century Resort and although the buses to most of the Parks are very efficient, we forgot how long the buses to the Animal Kingdom take.  We waited a very long time.  Combine that with the fact . . . → Read More: Disney Day #6