If Violet had it her way, she would live off of chocolate chip cookies. Naturally, for her birthday we had to make it a bit more special than just a plate of cookies (though, she would have been more than happy with that too).
Per tradition in our home, we always have a themed party for our kids and then a separate celebration at home on their actual birthday. This year, Brad was gone on another training so it was just me and the kids. Continue reading
Violet is a true summer baby through and through; she loves going to the beach and playing in the water, finding the small shells that the lake washes up onto the shore, and taking in the summer sun. Her birthday theme was obvious, it had to be mermaids!
Easter. How is it already Easter? I seriously feel like I was just extremely pregnant and exhausted finishing up our 25 days of Christmas. Now the December snow has long since melted and the trees are budding new life. Easter.
St. Patrick’s day is probably one of our family’s favorite holidays around here. After all, it’s a day full of hijinks, pub style food, and gold- what’s not to love?!
In our house, we love to really celebrate the holidays and create special memories for the kids beyond Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Continue reading
Politics have been pretty important to me for quite sometime. In high school, I was the first to raise my hand in volunteering to debate the issues. Fast forward to college and I minored in Political Science. I started off very much a staunch Republican and then steadily moved my way left as the Tea Party took control. Now, with life experience under my belt, I consider myself more of a moderate. Just as I don’t see life issues as black and white, I can’t readily color myself red or blue as I did previously.
We love all holidays in our household, but Halloween holds a special place. October is the month Brad and I started dating, the month we had our first child, and is also pregnancy & infant loss awareness month. All of this culminating in Halloween. Continue reading
For Marshall’s fifth birthday, he requested a Mario Kart/ Super Mario theme. I’m not a person that loves to incorporate a lot of TV or video game characters into our parties (or books…or clothes) but I figured we could make it fun and it’s his special day after all!
Just like last year, Marshall asked if he could invite classmates to his party. I’ve met some local moms since last year and I knew his teacher, so Brad and I thought this may be a good year to actually allow him to invite kids from school.
As Marshall approached four he became more and more fascinated with outer space and rockets. Neither Brad or I are all that gripped by space; while I’m not sure where this interest came from, we still wanted to nurture his love of NASA and took his idea and ran with it. Continue reading