The Family Hat: Mickey Mouse Birthday

With friends and family, we celebrated Kelsey’s 2nd party with a Mickey Mouse party in the park. It seemed only fitting after our recent Disneyland vacation. Thank you to all of her friends who came to part-ay: TJ, Morgan, Raegan, Alexa, Ava, Jaxon, Thomas, Emma and Connor. And all of her adult friends too!

Her best friend at school, “Rae Rae” came to the party (thank you) and she was so surprised. We only needed 4 band-aids (she fell into the same bush, twice) and no tantrums. Ryan, Kelsey and I couldn’t have asked for better weather or better company.

So happy!

This is Lea and Grace, neighborhood friends of Kelsey (future babysitters?).


This is Raegan “rae rae” – Kelsey’s best friend from school.

Kelsey bug blowing out her candles.

We got the urge to pose like a soccer team.

And, that’s a wrap! Thanks to all for making Kelsey’s day special.

The Mommy Hat: Artificial Energy

It’s National Coffee Day and I’m celebrating with 3 cups! Kelsey was awake until 6am last night. That’s not a joke, nor an exaggeration. My husband and I have video footage to prove it.

Our little monkey was bouncing off the walls at all hours of the night/ morning. I questioned if Ryan gave her Motrin or adrenaline for the virus. We are exhausted in this household. Kelsey is not. She has the energy of an entire football team.

Photo credit: We Heart It