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!

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…

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.

Fiesta 5K 2019

Another year, another Fiesta 5K in support of ALS research! Team Big Walt and Mike showed up in full force to remember and honor 3 great men, once again finishing in the top 10 of fundraisers. While the commentary wasn’t as interesting as last year, Colin’s determination was just as strong – and he shaved…

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!

Some Sweet, Even Elite, Basketball

Thanks to our favorite host team – the Hoyas – we got access to purchase NCAA East Regional finals tickets at Capital One Arena. While we had no direct ties to the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight contenders (Duke, Michigan State, LSU and Virginia Tech), it was still an amazing, high-energy experience – with some…

Our Own Private Egg Hunt

It was a first – and likely a last – but we managed to have our own private egg hunt at Ticonderoga Farms! A dreary morning kept other families away, so we had the whole place to ourselves – including pedal carts, a jumpy pillow, slides, a hayride and – of course – a hunt…

Great Wolf 2019!

For the sixth year in a row, the family ventured to Williamsburg to warm up at Great Wolf Lodge’s 84-degree water park. It was O’s “awakening” year, as he got into everything – from waves to slides to shooting water from all directions. While it was a very fun stay, it was far from sedentary,…

Monster Jam!

Always up for a new adventure, the family headed to Monster Jam to watch some trucks do loud and amazing tricks. There were tricks, crashes, wipe outs and even a fire to entertain for an afternoon!