27 Rides in 10 Hours

April 28, 2019 in Birthdays, Blake, Disneyland - No Comments

Our very last Disney day before our annual passes expired deserves its own post because if you ask Blake, this was the best day of his life to this point. We set out early on our traditional birthday date and arrived at the park just before opening. I surprised him…

Christmas Piano Recital

April 26, 2019 in Blake, Christmas, Nash, Piano - No Comments

Nash joined Blake in piano lessons only about six weeks before recital time and he was brave enough to perform a simple version of “Jingle Bells” at his very first piano recital. Blake performed his Christmas favorite, “Carol of the Bells.” He was also the recipient of a pretty major…

Blake is Ten

April 14, 2019 in Birthdays, Blake, Vacations - No Comments

Blake let it be known that his 10th birthday was a big birthday. We had a hard time locking down what to do to sufficiently celebrate his advancement in age, until I found a great deal to stay at Great Wolf Lodge. The boys had seen their commercial advertisements for…

Blake the Olympic Swimmer

March 29, 2019 in Blake, Halloween - No Comments

Blake was my second child that stuck with the same costume he wore last year. Since we moved to a new neighborhood and a new ward over the summer and costumes aren’t allowed at school, he figured no one had seen his Micheal Phelps costume yet. It was such a…

Fall Swim

March 21, 2019 in Blake, Friends, Sports, Swim Team, Swimming - No Comments

Blake made it past the one year mark of year round swimming and he really started to find his stride. He advanced into a higher level which meant his practice time increased to 1.5 hours, three days a week. Each practice consisted of swimming well over 1000 meters. Practice was…

Year Round Swimming

March 4, 2018 in Blake, Sports, Swim Team, Swimming - No Comments

Blake continued swim team all throughout the winter which meant getting out of practice well past dark and enduring chilly early morning swim meats. There are no indoor pools in Southern California, so when he has a 7am warmup time and it’s 46 degrees outside in January, you better hope…

Celebrating Blake

February 8, 2017 in Birthdays, Blake, Friends - No Comments

Blake decided he’d rather bring a few friends to the science museum instead of having a birthday party this year. I was completely on board with his idea considering the implications of hosting a party the first weekend in December. I feel bad that he has to compete with the…

Blake is Nine

February 8, 2017 in Birthdays, Blake, Traditions - 1 Comment

Blake turned one year older like he always does the first week of December. He planned out his traditional birthday date with me months in advance. We spent his ninth birthday together at Knott’s Berry Farm. He was beyond thrilled to go on all the rides that aren’t an option…

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