Category: Series

  • Chugga Chugga TWO TWO!

    Chugga Chugga TWO TWO!

    Being due with baby #3 within days of John’s birthday, we wanted to time his birthday early enough so as not to run the risk of being in the hospital.  Since this timed up pretty perfectly with Halloween, we decided to coordinate his Halloween costume (Thomas the Engine) with planning his birthday party and voila: […]

  • Kids Tech Round-Up 0-5

    Kids Tech Round-Up 0-5

    Traveling with pre-school aged children is not for the faint of heart.  It will probably be messy (physically and emotionally), uncomfortable, and at times, interminable.  For those families that have the means, value seeing the world over comfort, and/or who have out-of-town family that they want to visit, these hurdles are fleeting and worth the […]

  • Princesses, Castles, and Cupcakes, OH MY!

    Princesses, Castles, and Cupcakes, OH MY!

    As a tomboy mom, raising a princess-obsessed daughter is a challenge.  That being said, we are exploring ways of enjoying this stage together, and planning/executing a princess-themed third birthday is definitely one of them!  Since she didn’t really want to settle on just one princess, I had a fun time picking and choosing bits and […]

  • Under the Sea: A Drought-Friendly Water Party

    Under the Sea: A Drought-Friendly Water Party

    We took Jenna to Disneyland the year she turned two, and she was obsessed with the Little Mermaid ride, and especially the room where they sing “Under the Sea.”  That, coupled with a newfound love of the water, led us to plan a birthday loosely based on the frivolity and fun to be had under […]

  • Colors Party

    Colors Party

    After the emotional roller coaster that is the first year of parenthood, we decided to celebrate our oldest daughter’s first birthday with a colors-themed, rainbow party.  After all, you can’t have a rainbow without some rain (and we had our fair share of both that first year)!  As for the party, it was nothing but […]