Just before the end of the year, our family went on a weekend trip to New York City. In “Chevy Chase Vacation” style, the four of us, along with with my sister, her family, and our parents all piled into a rented 12-passenger van and drove to NYC. The ride down was uneventful, relatively speaking.
Today was a big day for a few reasons: Today was the 1st day of school; but not just any other 1st day: For Julianna, it was her 1st day in Middle School and for Chloe it was her 1st day in Elementary School without Julianna. That would normally bring a lot of anxiety for
5 years ago, Julianna was in Kindergarten. Her first day did not go well. She cried hysterically and for all intents and purposes had to be pried off of us and “guided” into school. It feels like in each day since, there has been a steady improvement. Last week, nearly 5 entire grades later, she
Today Chloe turns 9. A few months ago, I wrote a post largely about Chloe’s most recent evolution, including some of the challenges she has faced this year and some of her achievements and accomplishments. These birthday posts are generally reserved for a year-in-review type of thing unless it happens to be your 10th birthday.
Today Julianna turned 10. In previous years, I’ve written a summary of Julianna’s year; about her achievements. If you’re interested in her progress, you can read about it here, here, here, or here. This year, I thought I might do something a little bit different. To celebrate the single greatest achievement a 9 year old
‘Cause every night I lie in bed The brightest colors fill my head A million dreams are keeping me awake I think of what the world could be A vision of the one I see A million dreams is all it’s gonna take A million dreams for the world we’re gonna make This is the
Listen, I wasn’t ready to be an empty-nester for at least another 10 years. This is all messed up. The house is oddly quiet. We’ve been here without kids before but this is different. Cassie the Dog doesn’t know what to make of all of it. She’s been sitting next to me, looking at the
Today Chloe turns 8. It has been quite a year for her; for all of us really. Last year, on this day, I wrote about how we had brought home 2 new members of the family: Willy and Charlie (kittens). Just over 3 months later, Willy died. He had a rare kitten disease that was
Today Julianna turned 9. Quite a year huh? I’ve been writing these birthday blog posts for a bunch of years for each girl. I’ve always found that its a nice way to reflect on the year as it relates to each girl; to think about the struggles they’ve encountered, the victories they’ve achieved, and the
I’d feel remiss if I didn’t mark today in someway and how it affects my daughters. Yesterday morning (November 8, 2016), the first thing Chloe asked was if Hillary had won. She knew it was election day. I explained that while Mommy and I had already voted, most people were going to vote today and