So… my baby is two.

Usually, I post a slideshow early on my kiddos’ birthdays and then come back later to gush on and on about them.  On Nolan’s birthday, I fell asleep at 8pm.  And slept until 6:30am. So, that happened.  And then other days happened, and now here we are.  Time to gush. 😉 This boy, I tell you.  There are not really enough words.  He continues to show me things about love I never thought I’d understand.  I’ll eat my words – {Read More}

Nolan’s Second Year

So… my boy turns two today.  I’ll have more on that later, but for now, what you’ve all two of you have been waiting for! And in case you’d like to revisit Nolan’s First Year.… you can do that, too. (Go ahead, click. He was just as cute back then ;))

Disney Fantasy: October 17

I “slept in” until 7, and was shocked to wake up to a family still sleeping!  We had a nice, laid-back day at sea, so it was the perfect day for this miracle to occur.  The kids were finally up at 7:35.  We made our way to Royal Court for breakfast which was a la carte (instead of a buffet) and oh-so-delicious.  We looked around the different dining rooms at the beautiful princess mosaics since the restaurant wasn’t bustling with {Read More}

Disney Fantasy: October 16

I woke to a definitively broken camera even after dismantling it and letting it air out, so between that and the fear of losing everything on the memory card, I wasn’t too thrilled.  Alas, there were more memories to be made, so off we went… We ate a quick breakfast as the girls excitedly sang “Happy Half Birthday” to Nolan 🙂 then we were off to a day of adventure in Cozumel!  We could see the city waiting for us {Read More}

Disney Fantasy: October 15

The following day was a very low-key one.  The shore time in Costa Maya is very short, and we had no excursions booked – so it was nearly a day at sea. On this particular day, we decided to try breakfast in Enchanted Garden instead of Cabana’s.  The buffet was still impressive if much smaller, and the atmosphere was far more relaxing.  Hanti was working in there as well, and came over to say hi and give hugs and kisses. {Read More}

Disney Fantasy: October 14

Having crossed into another time zone overnight, it was only 5:40am ship time when we were all awake – so we had to play in the room for a bit.  Everyone was in a good mood though, so no complaints.  Nolan really loved the bunk beds 🙂 We had breakfast at Cabana’s again, then ran into Anthony in Shutters.  He greeted the girls by name and spent several minutes talking to them about the artwork on the walls, favorite characters, {Read More}

Disney Fantasy: October 13

So since we’ve gone to Walt Disney World twice now in 2014, it seems I had better quickly finish up with our cruise trip report, yes?  Goodness. On our first full day at sea, everyone was up before 7 – of course.  The girls went to get drinks with Kyle while Nolan squealed with joy that our TV had Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Breakfast was at Cabanas, where we just brought back a little of everything for the table.  It would {Read More}

Trucks, Giant Stoplights and Haircuts

While the girls were on Christmas vacation, we got to go to lunch a couple of times with Pappy!  One time, it was at his work – which all three kids really enjoyed.   In a COMPLETELY unrelated story, Nolan got another haircut last week.  Hmm… I suppose I could have connected the two events via a transportation theme, given that at Cookie Cutters Nolan got to drive both on the playground before his turn and during his haircut.  Alas, {Read More}

Nolan’s Medical Adventure

If you follow us on Facebook, you saw our 9-hour day spent at various locations of Children’s Hospital.  As I think I’ve mentioned around here, Nolan’s linear growth has stopped – and people who specialize in growth aren’t very pleased with his chart since birth.  The most benign (and fairly likely) thing we’re looking at is Congenital Growth Delay, in which he’s just a “late bloomer”.  It’s not in his genes, but it’s not uncommon.  It is, however, a “diagnosis {Read More}

December 2013: Christmas and New Years

So here we are, at my attempt to catch up once and for all.  Oh, one can hope! We had a really, really nice Christmas/New Years.  Lots of time with just the five of us, plus lots of time with extended family, too!  We spend Christmas Eve together playing games and eating dinner, as well as making Rice Krispy Treat trains.  If you’ve been here long you know my opinions on Gingerbread Houses, and I thought this little train kit {Read More}