Back to the Cherry Blossoms

When you’re a freelance writer, it’s easy to get caught up in deadlines and projects and article pitches and finances and taxes and everything else. On Monday I escaped the computer briefly to visit the University of Washington for the second time in as many weeks, because it’s also important to get away from all … Continue reading Back to the Cherry Blossoms

Museum of Flight

Ellie really wanted to take us to the Museum of Flight. She’s been lucky enough to go several times with school programs, but Jeff and I had only been there once before for a work party – and then only some of the rooms were open. So, we decided a family field trip was in … Continue reading Museum of Flight

Birthday, Part 1

Ellie and Ainsley have been best friends since they met at 2 and 3 months old. Ainsley is a month older than Ellie. They met in our PEPS group and immediately seemed to gravitate to each other. So when they said they both wanted to do the same thing for their birthdays this year (party … Continue reading Birthday, Part 1

Our Beautiful Ballerina

Saturday was Ellie’s ballet recital. She was wonderful! I was really impressed with how much she’s matured and grown as a dancer since her last (mini) recital in December. This time she got to wear a costume and be on a real stage. I believe she recognized the difference and stepped up. She also had … Continue reading Our Beautiful Ballerina

Pony Party!

Ellie is four years old! (I’m still trying to wrap my head around that.) Obviously she needed a party, and Ellie started talking about options for her big day in September. Most of the ideas involved inviting everyone in her school to a park for a picnic. As her birthday is in February (not usually … Continue reading Pony Party!