The First Snow

McKinley enjoyed Ohio’s first snowfall of the season. *Made her first snow angel, *Threw snow in the air, *Made footprints everywhere, *Tasted friendly snowflakes, *Rolled around in the snow, and *Threw snowballs! I enjoyed the first snowfall as well. The first snow, Always gorgeous. Smooth and dusted. White, Like Heaven. Angels– Snow angels! Snowmen, snowball…

Backseat

I waited impatiently for the phone to ring. And when it finally did my mother’s somber voice didn’t prepare me.  Even when something is anticipatory it still comes as a f-cking shock. My dad had gone in for an MRI of his brain. Everyone told us it was probably nothing. We expected his cognitive issues…

LUNGevity… Fight with me

You can help me fight against Lung Cancer and show your support for someone you know, or for my father.  Dad was in the ICU for a week.   The doctors said he was lucky to even be alive.  He had a massive blood clot in his lungs and pneumonia. They were also concerned about…

First Play Date

McKinley had her first play date! YAY! I’ve been dying to get her out and meet some other babies & children. It’s hard sometimes. The hours go by fast. Diaper changes, eating, toys, cleaning, eating, napping… it’s this cycle. I’m seriously like one of those rats in the wheel. Just goin’ through the motions ya’ll….

How to: First Birthday Party

Planning can be overwhelming.  Who do you invite? How long should the party last? The cake, the invitations, the theme…oh and scheduling around snacks and naps… exhale. The first birthday is special.  Granted, it’s not like they will remember it or anything, but it’s still special.  A right of passage for both the parents and…