Thursday, October 29, 2015

Soccer Shots

The daycare where Charlie was and Rosie is offers a variety of activities in the afternoon.  One of our favorites has been Soccer Shots.  It has really taught them some great skills, and has prepared Charlie to play soccer really well at the next level.

 (Charlie is the tall one!)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Videos from the Gulfarium

Seeing their friends from Finding Nemo was a real treat.

You only see it for a second, but the look on Rosie's face as Charlie holds the starfish is priceless.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Gulfarium Adventure

 While Charlie and Rosie were in Pensacola, they drove over to Ft. Walton Beach to check out the Gulfarium.  And boy, did they have fun!  Marc sent me pictures and videos all day that made me smile.


Friday, October 23, 2015


 While in Pensacola, Rosie discovered a love for a new food - RIBS!  Now she asks for them almost once a week.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wedding TIme!

Charlie and Rosie attended their first wedding  - for Marc's cousin - and they had a great time!

But probably more so because of the reception.  They kept it hoppin'! Rosie and Charlie danced and played, kicked off their shoes, and helped Uncle Tom DJ.



Wednesday, October 21, 2015


This summer, the kids took two plane trips.  The first was down to Pensacola for the wedding of Marc's cousin.  Marc took the kids while I stayed in Maryland to work.

We had to get a car seat carrier for our travels, and Rosie was happy to test it out for us.

The kids did great in the Baltimore airport and flying to Atlant.

And they did great in Atlanta while they connected to Pensacola. Thank goodness for iPads.

But by the time they boarded the plane to Pensacola, they were some tired cookies. Notice how Charlie feel asleep!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sleeping with Mama

 I love when the kids sleep with me.  But I don't always get a lot of rest!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Tonsil Free Rosie

This time last week - October 12 - Rosie was having her tonsils and adenoids removed.  For a year her snoring has gotten louder and her teeth grinding and sleep apnea were frightening.  So at her three year checkup, we received a referral to talk with an ENT.  I came armed with video of Rosie snoring and her sleep apnea, and with that and the size of her tonsils, we were scheduled for surgery.

The surgeon said her tonsils and adenoids were really huge.  We knew they were big, but they were larger than even the surgeon expected.  The procedure was quick, and we were out of the surgery center quickly compared to Charlie’s surgery.  We were able to get fluids into Rosie with a syringe.  She fought it, crying that she would drink at home.  And in fact, she did. 

Her recovery has been relatively easy. For the most part, she has eaten her pasta, rice, yogurt, ice cream and popsicles well. She has been HUNGRY.  Today she got a waffle for the first time in a week and she was a happy girl.  Her tonsillectomy breath has been hideous, but that is normal. And she hasn’t always wanted to take her medicine but usually after a few minutes, she gets it down.

Here she is at home after surgery:

And after some medicine:

 And eating a popsicle!