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 →


Washington International Horse Show Kids Day aka the best day of Elena's life

Washington International Horse Show Kids Day aka the best day of Elena’s life

You guys, I’m super behind on blogging because apparently it’s a lot of work to both work full time and have a toddler at home. Not the catch-up time I imagined. But at least we are not doing anything so I won’t have new blog posts to write after Feb 2020. Sigh. Anyway, I did want to find time to … Continue Reading →


Fall Family Pics

Fall Family Pics

I really wanted to do a fall photo shoot with Elena, and since Stephanie takes such beautiful photos of Elena, I wanted to work with her. We managed to find a morning time that work, and even though I stressed about having us all ready and presentable for a camera, it worked out great, and the weather was beautiful. Stephanie … Continue Reading →


Pumpkin Patch (October)

Pumpkin Patch (October)

In October, we did our annual trip to the Pumpkin Patch – last year Elena was just a baby – this year she was a toddler with her own mind, which made it a little hard to get posed pics. But what I ended up getting turned out cute! Here are some of my fav pics from our afternoon! She … Continue Reading →


Corn Maze (October)

Corn Maze (October)

Another annual October event is the Corn Maze at a nearby farm! We lucked out with beautiful weather, and had a great time! The corn maze was Angry Birds themed! This year the apple cider donuts were freshly made and were so freaking good. Also there was popcorn. Baby looooves popcorn.


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New Smyrna Beach – June 2019 – Day 1

In June we had our annual family beach vacation in New Smyrna Beach. These beach posts are going to be heavy on baby pics. #warning #sorrynotsorry Our flight down was easy (and not horribly delayed, thankfully). Elena had a bottle and watched Coco (on silent) on the iPad. We stayed at this really cool B&B in Titusville called Casa Coquina … Continue Reading →


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Elena at 17 months

Stephanie babysat Elena for us and said to bring a dress or something to wear because she wanted to try to do a photoshoot. And then she sent us these amazing photos. I think they are some of my all-time favs of Elena. Here’s my 3 favs, the rest are in an album here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/maggie42/albums/72157708099981515 Also, this was the dress … Continue Reading →


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What I was up to, March 2019

I feel like I’m catching up, but really I’m still pretty far behind! What was I up to in March? Early in March, I gave a big tour to a Belgian student. Her astronomy club had submitted some JWST art to our gallery and we had chatted some, and it turned out that she and her mom were going to … Continue Reading →


Longwood Gardens, January

Longwood Gardens, January

Before the Victorian tea in Delaware at the DuPont Hotel, last January, a bunch of us went to Longwood Gardens. There was costumed photography but because I was baby-wrangling and tired, I just went in Muggle clothes and changed later for the tea. Elena was very recently walking and she held mine and Gloria’s hands and walked, and it was … Continue Reading →


Elena's First Birthday

Elena’s First Birthday

Next in line is Elena’s 1st birthday party, which was in mid-November 2018! Janine helped me host it at the rental space at her apartment complex, which is lovely for parties. We had our baby shower here! I ordered this cake from Whole Foods, which was amazing. (Thank you for picking it up, Ron!) Highly recommend. They don’t do decorated … 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 →