Sunday, September 29, 2013

Puppy Love

What do you get when you mix an imaginative 3-year-old with dog-owning family member? The sweetest story I’ve shared in a long time.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Parties to the Fifth Power

Brayden clocked in at five birthday parties for his third birthday, with the finale being in Connecticut. I can’t help but think I need to curb this trend next year.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Little b’s Swashbuckling Birthday

Brayden celebrated his (impending) 3rd birthday with a pirate-themed birthday bash. Surprises and treasures awaited little b and his mateys—including an unexpected visit from a real, live pirate!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Beginning of the End

…of nap, that is. Brayden may be ready to start skipping nap but I’m not sure I am.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Petting Zoos and Birthday Candles

This weekend Brayden and I visited one of our favorite places, Sierra Safari Zoo, and celebrated my mom’s birthday.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Changing of the Guard(rail)

Bye-bye, baby crib. Hello, toddler bed! Brayden is now proudly sleeping like a big boy in his room.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mommy Goes to Maui

Recipe for a Happy Mommy Maui cocktail: equal parts new friends, handsome boyfriend, pog and waterfalls. Shake. Serve with a rum float.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Two Slices of Tahoe with Cheese

Brayden, Shawn and I have been beating the heat by spending two weekends of sun and fun at Lake Tahoe with a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese in the middle.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father’s Day Top 4

This week had a little of everything. An anniversary, a birthday, Father’s Day and even a good ol’ fashioned sod laying party.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Quid Pro Popsicle

My oh-so-smart toddler figured out how to negotiate the equivalent of a hostage exchange; in this case, he’s holding out on taking medicine until a popsicle is in his near future.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Party of Fore

Brayden enjoyed his first round of mini golf with his buddy, Elijah, and the mommies got to caddy.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Must Be This Cute To Ride

This weekend Brayden bravely faced a big adventure—his first trip to an amusement park! My parents and I took B to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and we all laughed, screamed and ate to exhaustion.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Step Away From the Lemon, Ma’am

I’m so happy I could shine in the dark. Between massages, flowers, a family BBQ and even an early morning wake up call, this has been a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

Listening to the classic Toy Story theme song put a lot into perspective for me. Friends, both new and old, are the common thread in a range of recent events that include a 48-hour trip to D.C. and more dinner parties than I could count.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A pizza, quantum physicist and fire truck walk into a bar…

This week had it all—pizza with friends (twice!), a practical exam for Mensa, brownies AND big rigs!