Junior engineers

Thomas Take Two!

After a fun (albeit much warmer) outing last year, the Tuckers set their eyes on a temporary Sodor to get a ride from Thomas the Train! This time, friends joined the journey to make it an even better affair! While it was a chilly, rainy day, it didn’t dampen the spirits of our junior train …

Leopold's for ice cream

Meeting Savannah

While we spent most of our week on Hilton Head, we did enjoy a few days exploring Savannah – a beautiful city on the water. We ate well, took in some history and played in one of the coolest children’s museums around!

A great week!

Southern Living on HHI

Spring break took us a little further south to Hilton Head Island this year. The laid-back break was just what we needed to recharge. But, the outdoor exploration, copious amounts of candy and ice cream and chilly pool and beach kept our heart rates up!

First elephant sighting

Under the Big Top

Colin’s first trip to the circus was to the extreme with Barnum and Bailey’s Xtreme Circus. The day began with snow (it was well into April), continued with extreme concession prices and ended with one crazy fun show! There were acrobats and animals, feats of strength and fireworks. A great time!

3 looking and almost all smiles - we'll take it!

Friends or Superheroes?

It had been over four months, so we were due to get the “Hoya” kids together! The weather held out for an afternoon in the park, followed by pizza and “late night” March Madness. A great weekend with great friends!

The Easter Bunny delivered!

Easter for the Ages

Easter seems to have become the holiday of chocolate, so naturally it’s one of Colin’s most favorite days of the year! And, this one didn’t disappoint, especially when you add a ton of Legos, cousins to play with and bunny-shaped pancakes for breakfast!

We made it to cherry blossom central!

Blossom-Filled Boat Ride

Some funky weather caused the DC-area cherry blossoms to peak earlier than expected. But we were able to take the change in stride and schedule a cherry blossom-themed cruise to see the trees at their peak. It was a much more tame experience than fighting the crowds around the Tidal Basin, so something we hope …

We're here!

Under the Sea

While a definite highlight to a quick Florida trip was breakfast with Mickey and friends, another was a day at SeaWorld! We saw every animal imaginable, and even got to have lunch with sharks swimming next to us – C’s favorite. It was a great day out for sure!

His favorite of the day - can you tell?

Meeting Mickey!

So, on a long weekend in Orlando, we happened to get reservations for a character breakfast at a Disney hotel. Entitled “Goofy and Friends”, we were a bit unsure who would show up with Goofy – but it was the big two: Mickey and Minnie! It was Colin’s first time meeting the characters, and after …

Phase 1 complete!

An Eggcellent Saturday

It wouldn’t be Easter without some egg coloring! This year was just as fun as previous attempts, with buddy Aidan by C’s side. We upgraded the experience with Star Wars stickers, but the coloring part was definitely the highlight. We’re ready for Easter!