Day 2 – Accio Magic

Because we stayed on resort, we were allowed into Harry Potter land one hour before the rest of the park opened.  Emma was fairly easy to … [Read more...]

Day 1 – Lazy

We left CR around 9:30 AM CST and were checked into our room by 2:30 EST.  We had a snack and changed for the pool.  We took some laps … [Read more...]

Owl Post

Emma's birthday trip, like many young witches and wizards turning eleven on or before September 1, was to Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and … [Read more...]


Another birthday, another blizzard. If you asked Emma, anyhow, that is how she would view her history of birthdays in her … [Read more...]

You be the baby and I be the momma

One of Higdon's favorite games is you-be-the-baby-and-I-be-the-momma. Or with Aedan, you be the puppy and I be the mommy puppy. In … [Read more...]


On May 2, on the way home from Cousin Owen's First Communion, still dressed in church finery and minutes before closing, we pulled into … [Read more...]


When your toddler shifts his weight impatiently in the grocery cart seat while waiting for your meat counter order to be packaged and handed … [Read more...]

Tea and Crumpets

Emma invited her female classmates over for a tea party in February.  We didn't advertise it as a birthday party, because Emma that the … [Read more...]

Hermione, Mark and Yo-ho

Meet Hermione, brilliant and loyal best friend of Harry Potter. Mark Wiseman, standout Hawkeye running back. and Jake the Neverland … [Read more...]


This week, Emma learned to braid her own hair. Aedan decided on a Halloween costume after months of deliberation. Higdon created a … [Read more...]