On to First Grade

What a school year it’s been. Thanks to the guidance of Ms. Gutowski and Ms. Burns, Colin has completed Kindergarten. He celebrated with a little graduation ceremony by the Extended Day program, and some fun extra treats to round out the school year!

A Father’s Day on the Field

It turns out we may have spent a Father’s Day or two at Camden Yards. But there were a lot of firsts on this one, with special time on the field before the game. It was a 90-degree sauna of a day, with a game that went into extra innings, but it was unforgettable nonetheless!

Celebrating a Grad in Style

High school graduation calls for a special celebration – and this one included a fire house tour, a family celebration and a big bonfire to end the night. While we’re sure it wasn’t all Ryan’s idea, it was a great way to spend time together!

Birthday Week Fun!

Hitting a milestone birthday, combined with other family birthdays and events, made for a busy birthday week!

A Quick Birthday Trip South

With the long weekend ahead of us, and a special day planned for our lovable birthday boy, we drove south to Richmond for some BBQ, brews and quality time with the boys. It was part victory in that B had “the best BBQ he’s ever had in Virginia” and part not with a constantly cranky…

This Is 40

A few weeks before the big 4-0, I got an amazing opportunity to reflect, reset and relax in the Arizona desert. There was a lot of time to exercise, get advice from amazing professionals and reflect on things that often aren’t ever top of mind. While away, the boys enjoyed time with family as the…

A Relaxing Mother’s Day

At this stage in the boys’ life, the best part of Mother’s Day is often some much-needed time alone to decompress and breathe. With the boys out at a birthday party for the afternoon, I got this and more…plus some quality time at brunch in a new neighborhood spot.

A New School as An Era Ends

The Bright Horizons at VA Hospital Center has been a home away from home for both boys since June 2013. With its closing in a few months, it was time for not only Colin, but for Owen to move on as well. Here’s to a great community and new friends to come!

On the Field Again

For the second time, we got up close and personal with the field at Nationals Park, as the Nats took on the Padres in an extra-inning winner. O was a more active participant this year, and while it was a long day, it was a good time by all!