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.

Christmas Fun 2018

It was another wonderful, chaotic Christmas filled with a lot of highs and perhaps a few tantrums. There were Lego kits, Matchbox cars, tons of Mickey and lots of surprises from Santa and throughout the day! It went by in a flash!

Christmas Eve 2018!

Another year older and another Christmas Eve in CT! The cousins were full of energy, as were the adults during the gag gifts, so the night flew by!

Pre-Christmas Fun

The weekend before Christmas was quite an adventure with a Hoyas basketball game and the journey north to CT for the holiday festivities. We even got a special visit from Santa before he set off on his big trip around the world to deliver presents!

Getting Christmas-Ready (and Losing a Tooth!)

While we got in a visit to Santa quite early, we were a little behind on decorating the house. With a little more than two weeks to go until Christmas, we found a tree and got our house feeling quite festive! It was overall an exciting day in anticipation of the holidays, but also because…

A Holiday Weekend!

It’s been four years, but we made it to National Harbor for another overnight stay during the holidays! We took in the lights, got treated to some fireworks, and – for the first time – walked through the ICE show!

First Holiday Attraction: Zoolights!

We were back at Zoolights again, thanks to a mild evening on Thanksgiving weekend. We got into the holiday spirit with a bunch of spinning rides, hot chocolate and thousands of our closest “friends”!

Getting Santa in Early

We conquered another Santa visit, and like last year, O was not the biggest fan. We had a long wait as the staff didn’t show up until 50 minutes AFTER the booth opened and had technical difficulties. But the boys were a trooper and got to bond a bit more with Santa than in years…

Another 4th with Friends

Like last year, we enjoyed a fun 4th at home with friends! We had the extra fun of sparklers and a few fireworks that were a huge hit!