Disney Princess Half (February) Day 2

Disney Princess Half (February) Day 2

On our 2nd day at Disney, we got dressed in our Disney best and walked to the Polynesian for some breakfast at Captain Cooks with Conley and Michelle! Mickey waffles! Once we were in the MK, we headed for one of Elena’s favs, the carousel! No, she doesn’t like this at all! Next we tried to find my high school … Continue Reading →


Disney Princess Half (February) - Day 1

Disney Princess Half (February) – Day 1

We had planned to go to Disney in February for the Princess Half because we had friends going – even though we prefer going during Flower and Garden (April-ish). I am SO glad we went in February, because we squeaked this trip in before the world shut down. And somehow none of us got sick even though I am quite … Continue Reading →


Williamsburg Day 3 (February)

Williamsburg Day 3 (February)

And the last day of our Williamsburg trip! Doug took a Sunday morning run: A few more shots of our rooms After everyone was up and showered and packed, we headed back to the Blue Talon Bistro to meet Gen for brunch. I love their brunch so I was very excited and not disappointed! Elena held Auntie Gloria’s hand! Aww … Continue Reading →


Williamsburg Day 2 (February 2020)

Williamsburg Day 2 (February 2020)

Back to Feb 2020 (the last 5 minutes of good this year) to our Williamsburg trip. I already blogged about our Friday, so on to Saturday! Morning snuggles with Elena. She did fine in her pack and play overnight. We hung out downstairs with Gloria while Mike went out for bagels for everyone. Here’s Elena coloring with a pencil. I … Continue Reading →


Williamsburg Day 1 (February 2020)

Williamsburg Day 1 (February 2020)

We didn’t travel really in January, so it was mostly day to day stuff with the kiddo and work. But February was a pretty packed month, which ended up being a really good thing, given everything came screeching to a halt in mid-March. :-/ Colonial Williamsburg was having a fashion event, and Gloria and Mike invited us to share a … Continue Reading →


Phipps Conservatory (December 2019)

Phipps Conservatory (December 2019)

While we were in Pittsburgh right after the holidays, we took Elena to Phipps Conservatory, one of our fav places. They still had Christmas up and it was really fun! Elena wore the little Mickey necklace her Aunt Karen got her for Christmas! They have a little marketplace set up for kids, with all kinds of fake fruits and vegetables … Continue Reading →


Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019

Christmas was a really happy time for us, so it’s nice to revisit 6 months ago. When we could be around other people. Last year we did a mall Santa, this time a friend of mine had recommended a Santa pop-up in an Annapolis shopping center. We had happened to have dinner there so we decided to check it out. … Continue Reading →


Cosplay DC Woodlawn House (December)

Cosplay DC Woodlawn House (December)

Back in December, I participated in one of the Cosplay DC events, which was at the Woodlawn Mansion in Virginia. It was tough coming up with what to wear because I’d have an hour drive, maybe no place to change, and no will to do complicated hair and make-up. http://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/ This mansion has some interesting history – it was originally … Continue Reading →


Elena's Second Birthday (November)

Elena’s Second Birthday (November)

For Elena’s second birthday, we… stuck to the model that worked for her 1st birthday! Janine and Ron were still in the same apartment building with access to the lovely club room. They picked up the berry cake from Whole Foods for us (seriously that cake is so good), and instead of Moana, we went with Elena’s current favorite movie … Continue Reading →


November Disney Trip: Day 3

November Disney Trip: Day 3

Our third day at Disney had us waking up, and Elena getting her shoes and ears on! And then getting her actual clothes on! We walked to the Poly to hit Captain Cook’s for breakfast! And then we took the monorail from the Poly to the Grand Floridian to check out the gingerbread house! Elena was more into this horse: … Continue Reading →


November Disney Trip Day 2

November Disney Trip Day 2

Our second full day at Disney had Elena wanting to lounge in her stroller where she snacked on last night’s popcorn. Then it was time to get dressed and get ready to head out for the day! We had splurged on park hoppers this time, so we could hit Epcot and Food & Wine as much as possible. So Epcot … Continue Reading →


November Disney Trip

November Disney Trip Day 1

In November, right before Elena turned 2, we took a trip to Disney – just a long weekend. We wanted to catch the end of Food & Wine, and had debated picking closer to Halloween, but we thought we hadn’t seen the Christmas decorations in a while…. Then last minute I decided to crazily add on tickets to the Very … Continue Reading →