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 →


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Celestial Ball

Next up, we are into May! Thanks to Janine and Ron babysitting for us, we were able to attend the Celestial Ball at Gadsbys Tavern. I was just a tad slow to realize that the ball was on… May the 4th. Also known as Star Wars Day. Get it? Celestial Ball? Anyhoo, once I realized, I sprang into action. I … Continue Reading →


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January snow

It’s super hot out! Who wants snow? And babies eating snow? Back in January, we got some snow and took Elena out in it. As you may recall from last winter, she hated the snow and made funny faces. This year she loved it and even hugged the snow man we tried to build! Also she was wearing adorable cow … Continue Reading →


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Christmas!

I did a catch-up on the “what have I been up to posts” that got us up to Christmas. But the season was so busy, I thought I’d save Christmas for its own post. And then I tried to blog all the individual events between then and Christmas. So now we are actually up to Christmas. Yes, it’s currently August. … Continue Reading →


One year - fall baby pictures!

One year – fall baby pictures!

Baby post! That is from 8 months ago. When we found a baby photographer (Megan Depp), we bought a package wherein we got a newborn shoot, a 6 month shoot, and a year shoot. We did the one year shoot in early November, which is when the leaves peak here in Maryland. They were glorious! We went to the Arboretum … Continue Reading →


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Pumpkin Patch

This post is going to be all baby. :-) This fall we headed to our local pumpkin patch with baby in tow. We’ve been there so many years by ourselves, which is always wonderful, but the fact that we got to finally bring our baby there was like a dream come true. She was gold, and I teared up more … Continue Reading →


How much stuff do you really need for a baby?

How much stuff do you really need for a baby?

Updated 4/18/19 I don’t intend this to be the baby blog, but since I put together a list for a friend, I thought I would put some tips accumulated from the last 4 or 5 16 months into one post, as well as things we bought for baby that I found useful. I thought I would put it in one … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To - November 2018

What I Was Up To – November 2018

So I’m only 3 months behind (!) on my “what I was up to” posts, and significantly more behind on specific posts about travel and other big stuff. So I thought I would tick off November, while we’re in the midst of our Aug/Sept England trip. November 1, and my fav tree is looking pretty sharp. After living in Maryland … Continue Reading →


Work Baby Shower redux

I just found some photos of my work baby shower, which was awesome and Beatles themed, and so thoughtfully done. For some reason, I downloaded the pics taken and then managed to never look at them. I guess I got busy! But the pics turned out so nice, I wanted to post them! I think they were all taken by … Continue Reading →


Animal Kingdom – June 2018

We had one last day of vacation, so we did a day of Disney, and picked Animal Kingdom, partly so we’d have more time to explore Pandora. Also partly because it’s the most shaded park. And thirdly because I manage to snag fast passes for the boat ride, not something we wanted to wait on a line for. I enjoyed … Continue Reading →


New Smyrna Beach – June 2018 – part 7

Getting near the end of our trip. Another day, another new swimsuit, since I was unable to control myself at Target. Another nap on mama too. Time for lunch and a dry swimsuit! Those thighs! Always a lady! Time to play in the sand! After her nap – we found her sitting! This was the first time she sat up … Continue Reading →


Fort Fred 2018

We actually made it to Fort Fred this year and it was neither too hot (last year) nor too cold. Nor was I pregnant! So I wore a costume – an older one, that I hadn’t worn in ages – and I don’t think my stays were quite tight enough so I had gapping issues, but, well, I got dressed … Continue Reading →