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...]


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 gift … [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...]

My tiny cabbage

Mon petit chou grew her own ten pound whopper this year, as part of a national cabbage-growing competition through Bonnie seeds & … [Read more...]


Aedan had quite the holiday celebration - viral meningitus. July 4: Rode in the work truck for the parade in town, dispensed candy and … [Read more...]