Nonna and her boys

First Birthday Bash

A first birthday bash brought us up to CT for the weekend. There was pizza and kids and more toys inside and out than the kids knew what to do with. The makings of a great afternoon…into evening.

Meeting a Founding Father

A Summer Blast

A quick day trip for some fun in Philly brought a perfect summer day. There was a fair (with all its entertainment and good eats), water play and lots of laughs (before the no-nap crankiness set in). We hope many more of these days throughout the summer!

Post-birthday dinner fun photo

Birthday Fun

Nothing like a relaxing birthday, and that was totally possible because it was filled with some quality alone time (ha!). Yes, my main birthday present was a spa day, complemented by a day off of work on my actual birthday. Nevertheless, it was great to see my boys at the end of each day to …

A fun afternoon

Soccer Shots Birthday

Colin’s daycare buddy Leo hit the big 3, and celebrated with a soccer-themed party. While it was a little steamy outside, the soccer drills, playground and – of course – cake were a huge hit!

Getting comfy on motorized toys

Memorial Day Memories

Memorial Day weekend wouldn’t have felt complete without a little time at the pool, and lucky for us, we have access to one at the Tucker compound. Here’s a little glimpse into some of the fun, which culminated with a birthday celebration for Brian (and an early birthday acknowledgement of Megan, too).

Loving the zip line

Fun with Friends

Memorial Day weekend brought beautiful weather, and time with friends. While C and H spent time playing all around a Bethesda park, food brought everyone together for some quality time around the table. A fun afternoon catching up!

Mr. Bus Driver

Touch a Truck Part Deux

Feeling pumped by all the snacking and sitting from their inaugural Touch a Truck experience, Colin and his buddy Aidan were back at it again for more fun with trucks, buses, motorcycles and more. They were a little more into the vehicles this go around, though the snacking was in full effect and the lure …

It's Thomas and Percy

Sodor Comes to Baltimore on Mother’s Day

A Day Out with Thomas was not to be missed, especially when Thomas was as close as Baltimore! While the protests in Baltimore delayed the fun for a week, it was worth the wait. There were mini trains and big trains and rides and toys and coloring and stickers and…a ride with Thomas! Here’s how …

Team Big Walt & Mike supporting ALS with pizza

Fiesta 5K Pizza Party

Due to the protests in Baltimore, the Packard Center for ALS Research’s Fiesta 5K was unfortunately cancelled a few days before race time. We were heartened to know we were one of the top teams contributing to the nearly $250,000 raised from the race, but disappointed to miss a special day to honor some special …

BBQ lunch for the princess

Aruban Theme Park

We spent our last day in Aruba at De Palm Island, a theme park of sorts just off the main island’s coast with a water park (the main draw), beach, snorkeling and all-you-can-drink-and-eat goodness. It was over-priced, but the smiles on C’s face made the day worthwhile!