A miracle shot

Wet and Wild in Williamsburg

Fate brought us to Great Wolf Lodge last year, but our adventure in 2015 was intentional. And, we had one goal in mind – get wet and wild as much as possible! Mission accomplished with six trips to the indoor water park in only 3.5 days!

Expending energy at indoor play gyms

Passing the Time

How does an energy-filled toddler pass the time away during the winter months? With lots of activities to use up some energy – and some treats given mostly to stop whining in its tracks. Here’s a random assortment of adventures…

Group shot...worth the effort

A Final “2014” Christmas

Just after the New Year was Colin’s final gift-opening extravaganza, this time with the Tuckers. C got to try out his new light saber with his cousins, get treated to all sorts of good food and treats from his grandparents and have an all-around great weekend!

At the Polar Express!

Riding the Polar Express

Nonna scored some sought-after tickets to ride the Polar Express train to the North Pole. It had all the makings of a magical night – a historic steam train, treats to eat, Santa and Mrs. Claus and lots of songs and fun!

The winner - Darth Maul light saber!

Christmas in CT – Part 2

Christmas is always a two-day family affair. And, it was a busy one, with Santa presents in the morning, a visit with Poppie after lunch and then an afternoon and evening filled with family and little friends. There was even a present or two when we returned home from the trip. C’s third Christmas was …

Three dapper boys

Christmas in CT – Part 1

Christmastime had arrived, and with it, family celebrations. Colin was much more aware of what was happening this year, and was very into the concept of playing with his cousins, opening presents and eating treats. Here are a few highlights…

A morning playing among The Awakening

Holidays on the Water

Despite being established for years, the National Harbor was a destination we had yet to visit. We had heard good things – plus found out about a few free holiday-themed activities – so figured it was time to see what this place was all about. With bright lights, a wandering Santa, a huge fountain show …

On campus and ready to celebrate the holiday season!

A Hoya Christmas

Though we know Colin was not a big fan of Santa, we tested our luck by heading to a breakfast with the jolly old man on Georgetown’s campus. Surrounded by other Hoya families, in a dining facility that wasn’t yet built during my tenure, C enjoyed the food and crafts, but only slightly tolerated Santa. …