The Aquarium (Her Wish: Day Six).

Tessa Claire!!! Today was “the best day ever!”  You say that about every single day, and girlfriend, I love ya for it.  That’s what you tell me about all the ice cream you’ve eaten, “Girlfriend, I love ya for it!”  I get ‘I love you’ about fifty times a day out of you, which makes…

Treasured (Her Wish: Day Four).

Oh Tessa, Today was all about treasures.  I wake up every morning to you two tiny treasures first. The bigger treasures roll out of bed later than you two do.  You’re ready to ROCK this Make-A-Wish every single morning when you don the unicorn outfit of the day (you have one for every single day…

A Day at the Beach with Tess (Her Wish: Day Three).

Dear Tess, Today was, quite literally, a day at the beach.  It rained overnight, but had cleared by 10am.  Daddy took advantage of the rainy morning to do a little grocery shopping to get everything you had put on your list, from Pop Tarts to meatballs, because you are “THE WISH KID!!!”  You remind us…

Driving Miss Tessie (Her Wish: Days One and Two).

Dear Tess, we left for your wish a little less than 48 hours ago.  I’m going to try to chronicle everything about this week for you, as a little ‘thank you’ to you for allowing me to be a part of all of this.  It’s a nearly 20 hour drive from where we live to…

A Unicorn Safari

Tomorrow the folks from Make A Wish will come and grant Tess a wish that she tells me she has been waiting for her “whole life.”  Since her life has been relatively short thus far, I had no idea.  But, Tess usually speaks the truth, so I will give her the benefit of the doubt….

When All is Quiet.

We’re entering the waining weeks of summer.  The kids are done with swim team and we’re getting ready to go back to school.  I woke up the other day and felt a little blue.  I wondered why.  I recently changed jobs, let go of YEARS of nursing practice to run my own show in my…

Hippity Hoppity

Poppy’s first Easter with us!   She really likes candy, which is no surprise.  But, she enjoyed hunting for her basket, and watching all the other kids hunt for their baskets too. Once they were all found, all the kids enjoyed their goodies. –FullPlateMom, who suddenly has a craving for chocolate.

Out with a BANG!

Our vacation ended in a way that didn’t disappoint when it came to ending.  We drove right into the middle of a blizzard.  FPD is no stranger to driving through the snow, so we were committed to continuing on.  Sadly, the state troopers had different ideas.  They kicked us off the highway, which was likely…

A Photo Shoot for TWO.

Yesterday was a lower key day.  We went to Universal Studios again, but there were no packed lunches, or plans, or mad dashes.  We rode some things, and while the other kids were snacking, Poppy and I broke away.  I haven’t really gotten to shoot photos of her since coming home.  She moves like a…

The Magic of Princesses

Yesterday was all about making little dreams come true. We told some princesses ALL about ourselves.  “Do you know some sing about me? No?  I LOVE YUGA! I do it all the time.”  Turns out, Elsa loves it too!  Imagine that! No one was allowed between Poppy and Anna.  She wedged her little body right…

Diagon Alley

Today we met a few wizards who cast a spell and we all ended up in Diagon Alley.  Some of us still needed wands so we showed up at Ollivander’s for the perfect match. No trip to London’s most magical row would be complete without some puking pastilles. And a round of butter beer. And…