Monthly Archives: July 2012
On one of our recent adventures we visited the DC Playseum with some friends.
This is a really fun, relaxed environment for the little ones to explore some kiddie favorites. The day we first visited my goodness it was like a club! The line was so long to get in people were spilling out of the place. It had not even crossed my mind that on a Saturday this kiddie play place may be jamming. There were multiple birthday parties being held and children were buzzing all over the place.
Highlights of the playseum are…..pretty much everything! My daughters favorites are as follows: The Safeway grocery room, the Western style dress up room with saddle included, the animal room (baby girl had so many oohs and aahs in this room), the restaurant play area made my little Liv delighted as she pulled every dish out of the cabinets. Let me not forget to mention the ball room there are more rooms that are yet to mentioned.
This place really grows with the child’s age and creativity. It’s all about play so you don’t have to worry about standing in lines once your in or buying tokens, the fun is what you make it. Your wristband allows you entry for the day, you can come and go as you like which is great because we found a delicious sandwich place a few doors down. Our second time playing here we went during a week day and that was great! We definitely had more room to spread our wings and explore without much interference so I would really recommend the weekday especially if you have younger little ones that aren’t up for the fast competition of older children. Playseum has another location and we plan to visit there as well
As family vacation got closer and closer I was really starting to worry about how Liv would deal with flying and Lord knows I didn’t need any drama going through security. When purchasing our tickets I selected flight times around Liv’s bedtimes. I’m not a fan of western medicine so I had no plan to subdue her with anything. My biggest concern was just that my busy baby would get restless and want to run around the plane. Liv played until the last 40 minutes of our 2 hour ride, she then cried wanting me to stand up and rock her to bed. She eventually fell asleep. I felt so bad and I listened waiting for someone to complain about my child so I could
politely put them in their place. Yes! I’m that mother. Say anything about my little cub and I attack however, I’m blessed with people complimenting my baby so I don’t deal with any ignorance luckily for them. Returning home Liv slept well. Our flight was even later then the first and with 2 delays and 7 days of family fun under our belt she welcomed the sleep.
So PROUD of my “First” Baby!
A million apologies for my absence, with the excitement of a new graduate in my family I have not had a minute to blog.
If the title of this post does not already emphasize it enough ….I am just BEAMING with pride. My little sister not only graduated from high school, but she has worked her ass off! Beautiful, Intelligent, Charismatic, Caring & Hardworking are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing my sister. It makes me so proud to see how wonderfully this young lady has grown, it’s truly an honor to be her sister. She is an amazing aunt & through all of her graduation, scholarship and college preparatory activities she has constantly brought tears to my eyes as words fail to describe my feelings of joy. Now I can say I’m settling into the idea of my baby sister being a high school graduate. Prior to the graduation ceremony it hit me when attending her first scholarship breakfast. While in attendance my baby earned multiple scholarships totaling to $7,000! She could not stay seated as she was one of the most honored recipients. One particular scholarship that she was awarded as a result of her Crohn’s Disease was the final straw in me holding back my tears. I could barely see the remainder of the program. Good thing Liv was sleep because my tears would have put her into a frenzy lol! Since the breakfast she continues to grow her scholarship fund. Earning awards from organizations such as Jack & Jill of America as well as the Masonic organization to just name a few.
An added emotional point to the festivities was the fact that the loss of my grandmother this year would mean one less ticket to get for graduation, one less hug & kiss, one less a lot of things because my grandma would not be in attendance and that’s just terrible. My grandma’s favorite saying was to tell us to always remain “Truthful Strong”. While she may have not attended in the physical I believe her spirit will continue to be a strong force surrounding us and that she is also ecstatic about my sisters success.
Aaaahhhh I could go on forever about this lovely girl. This fall my sissy will be attending Liberty University! The expectations on her are high and I have no doubt in my mind that she will rise to and surpass them.