Catch the Moment|wk.21

Shew, I’ve been busy this week – putting up a record 3 blog posts since my last Catch the Moment. In case you missed it, I wrote about Day 1 and Day 2 of our Walt Disney World vacation as well as the boys’ last day of pre-school.

Linking up with Mindi, Stephanie, and Carrie for week 21 of Catch the Moment.

141/365: Thursday, May 21st. Because when you work from 9am-10pm, this is all that’s left to photograph. I hadn’t planned to work so late but Ryan was already on his way to pick up the boys when I got a call from their school. Both had fevers and were falling asleep on the playground. Neat! I knew I’d need to take off Friday so I worked until I hit 40 hours. 05-21-2015

142/365: Friday, May 22nd. Both boys woke up without fevers but Theo woke up crying that his ears hurt in the middle of the night. I made an afternoon appointment to get him checked out before the long weekend…verdict: double ear infection! Weird since he’d never had one in all of his 5+ years. Off to Target for antibiotics and we stopped by school so he could tell his teachers and friends goodbye on the last day. So sad that he wasn’t able to attend. By the time we got home, they were tired and not in the mood to take last-day-of-school photos.05-22-2015

143/365: My sweet and wonderful friend Erin is days away from welcoming baby number 2! I wasn’t able to attend her surprise baby shower the week before so we had our own little celebration at a yummy Italian restaurant close by. So fun to have the evening (and conversation) to ourselves without little voices interrupting every train of thought. Ha!05-23-2015

144/365: The new water park opened in our town for Memorial Day weekend so of course we were in line to check it out on Sunday at noon with some of our friends. Excited to have this nice amenity so close to home. The water was FREEZING, but we expected that so early in the season. The boys loved the kid splash area and the lazy river.05-24-2015

145/365: Monday, May 25th. Memorial Day. We stayed home on the holiday and worked on some house projects. Ryan worked on the grout for our tile backsplash while I stained some neglected replacement windows and primed a red wall that I never liked in preparation for painting it the same color as the rest of the room. 05-25-2015

146/365: Tuesday, May 26th. Our sweet neighbors John and Katy sure know how to make my day with their son’s leftover party treats! Thank you!!05-26-2015

147/365: Wednesday, May 27th: Ryan and I took advantage of the boys spending the night with Nana and Pop Pop and went to a movie. We saw Tomorrowland so I had to represent with the Mickey shirt I wore at Disney on my birthday (because when else am I going to wear it again?). For me, the movie was entertaining but not something I need to see again. Too futuristic. I’m not mad though- I mean…it’s called Tomorrowland. It paid tribute to Walt in a pretty cool way at the beginning which is what I really wanted to see. Disney geeks unite!05-27-2015Now that we are a few days removed from sickness and 13 hour work days, I can say we’ve had a great week! Let’s keep the trend going…




Catch the Moment: Wk. 20

Shew, it’s been hard adjusting to LAD. You know, Life After Disney. We were back less than 2 days when Theo got sick and gave us a little scare. I have never seen him like that – he laid in bed for 2 days straight, barely eating or drinking. He got pretty dehydrated (according to the doctor) and the threat of going to the hospital to get an IV was all he needed to start chugging liquids and gradually recovering. Both boys felt fantastic in Florida and now that we’re home, they are both coughing a junky, gross sounding cough. Dang allergies. Seems like a sign to me – back to Florida we shall go!

134/365: Thursday, May 14th. This is the day that the Disney blues reeeally start setting in. The last day of vacation is so bittersweet. You don’t want to waste it away, but it’s hard to stop thinking about how it’s almost over. After a lot of debate, we decided to go back to Hollywood Studios for our last day.05-14-2015

135/365: Friday, May 15th. Airport blues. Just Ryan and I…the boys were more than ready to get home, see their toys, their cats, and sleep in their own beds.05-15-2015

136/365: Saturday, May 16th. Happy to be home, back in their routine. Coloring & writing for days.05-16-2015

137/365: Sunday, May 17th. First time drinking coffee out of my cute new Hollywood Studios mug!05-17-2015

138/365: Monday, May 18th. Dexter’s 4 year check up after school. Everything went okay – we talked about his skin issues and didn’t come up with any solutions other than to keep the follow up appointment with his dermatologist next week and see what she thinks we should do from here.05-18-2015

139/365: Tuesday, May 19th. Lame mom award goes to… Yeah. Pinsecurity (see what I did there) consumed me as Dexter and I picked out mini cupcakes at Target for his birthday celebration at school the next day. Sorry, this lady ran out of time and energy to whip up something magical between dealing with a sick kid and working late every night.05-19-2015

140/365: Wednesday, May 20th. As if it wasn’t bad enough that I failed to make a homemade treat, I also completely forgot that I was supposed to bring a picture from each year of Dexter’s life to his celebration at school. Not like I meant to do it and it slipped my mind – more like it never even occurred to me, although I did this for both of Theo’s birthday celebration. He may or may not know the difference but the mom-guilt I’m trudging through is pretty deep. Bad, bad mom.05-20-2015I love Dexter’s little expression here on day 140 at his school celebration. He was so serious! He’s like me, not a fan of being the center of attention but appreciated that it was a special day for him. Which picture is your favorite this week?

Linking up with Mindi, Stephanie, and Carrie for week 20 of Catch the Moment.

This week has not gone as I had expected so far, but I will begin my Disney trip recaps soon! Time just keeps slipping out of my hands.




Catch the Moment: Week 18

I’ll pick up right where we left off last week, with Dexter being admitted to the hospital on Wednesday night.

120/365: Thursday, April 30th. By Thursday Dexter’s itching was under control and we’d started giving him the antibiotics orally. He seemed stable enough that the docs felt comfortable discharging him just under 24 hours after we came in to the ED. My boy was such a trooper, I was really proud of him. He did fine with being confined. He did fine taking medicine. He did fine with the no-no board (so he wouldn’t mess with his IV). He didn’t get much sleep but he was still in a good mood. I don’t know if I’d ever been happier to go home.04-30-2015

121/365: Friday, May 1st. Ryan’s parents watched Dexter Friday. I just wasn’t ready for him to go back to school. We played it by ear and decided it was still okay to go forward with the boys staying the weekend as we’d been planning for several weeks. I’m sure it was a nice distraction for Dexter from all the yucky medicine he is taking. I took this a little too late to catch the sunrise after I tucked the boys in bed and headed home.05-01-2015

122/365: Saturday, May 2nd. Niko was very helpful with folding laundry.05-02-2015

123/365: Sunday, May 3rd. Life lately.05-03-2015

124/365: Monday, May 4th. A little treat for myself – mani + pedi after work. I take my camera almost everywhere I go, including work. Good news: when I realized I’d be able to make it to Dexter’s follow up appointment with the pediatrician, I tore out of work. Bad news: I left my camera locked in my desk. So this is my 2nd phone photo this year. Boo. The color is lovely though!05-04-2015

125/365: Tuesday, May 5th. Another week without a picture of Theo, huh. Shoot. He’s just not as cooperative lately. I’ll have to work harder. So here’s Dexter shaking a maraca made at school in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. 05-05-2015


This is a short, early post this week. Next week I’ll be a couple days late with an extra picture. All for a very good reason though!

Linking up with Mindi at Stavish Stills Photography, Carrie at My Life, Our Journey, and Stephanie at Behind the Camera and Dreaming.