that's it, we've completely lost control of our bed. noah has officially taken it over. he loves it!
Friday, March 31, 2023
we've lost control
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Monday, March 27, 2023
ball pit fun
Friday, March 24, 2023
Thursday, March 23, 2023
someone has taken over our bed
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
celebrating grandma's birthday
we celebrated ryan's mom's birthday on saturday with some pizza and ice cream cake. it was nice to take a break from the theatre to celebrate! some photos from the day . . .
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
noah, meet penguin
Monday, March 20, 2023
jack and the beanstalk
for the past month we've been hard at work on this year's children's theatre show at marywood . . . jack and the beanstalk!
children's theatre is something that is near-and-dear to my heart and a genre of theatre that i absolutely love. ryan and i did jack and the beanstalk nearly 20 years ago when we were sophomores in college. the 50+ year tradition of children's theatre at our university was incredible, so we were broken hearted when children's theatre didn't happen for the past several years. after many meetings, lots of planning, and tons of budget crunching, we're thrilled that it's back again this year after too long of a hiatus.
we're honored to be a part of it . . . well, a very big part of it!
i'm directing the show in addition to costume designing. ryan is the university's technical director and production manager, but he's also heavily involved in this show. together, ryan and i are designing the scenery, props, audio, and lights.
noah's been heavily involved too! he's supervising everyone and the students call him their "dance captain!"
noah crashed rehearsal recently and sat on the giant's throne while we were rehearsing the castle scene! we're all really looking forward to this show which is right around the corner!
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Friday, March 17, 2023
happy st. patrick's day!
i always say that ryan has the "luck of the irish" in him because he has such a knack for finding four-leaf clovers. he's my "lucky charm" for sure, and he has found several over the years. i have kept most of the ones that he found (by pressing them between two pieces of wax paper and letting them dry out.)
here's a few of our favorite st. patrick's day recipes from over the years . . .
- irish soda bread scones
- rustic cast-iron skillet irish soda bread
- vegan irish soda bread (with dried cherries)
- shamrock cut-out sugar cookies
Thursday, March 16, 2023
ma, you put me down?!
if noah had it his way, he would have me carry him around all day long. i had to put him down recently to move his play mat on the living room floor so i wedged him in the sofa with a pillow. his expression was priceless!
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
it was so chilly that poor leko had to tuck into a ball to stay warm. i've never seen him so tightly tucked!
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
a tribute to garth brooks and shania twain
in addition to the styx tribute band last weekend, we also had a garth brooks and shania twain tribute show at the theatre. we don’t typically have much country at the theatre so this was something different for us!
you can see some of my photos from the show on the theatre's facebook page here.
Monday, March 13, 2023
a tribute to styx
last weekend we had a styx tribute band perform at the theatre called "best of times." this was their second time at the theatre, and the audience loved it! you can see some of my photos from the show on the theatre's facebook page here.
Friday, March 10, 2023
Thursday, March 9, 2023
we're very grateful to my parents' friends for gifting noah this hand-me-down saucer toy. he loves it and has so much fun in it!
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
always fun lighting for our leko
of course we love fun lighting, so it makes sense that leko does too. he always looks so pretty under the different colors of the hue lighting in our bedroom.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Monday, March 6, 2023
such a sweet photo from a few weeks ago of noah lounging on grandpa taking an afternoon nap.
Friday, March 3, 2023
noah isn't the only one who loves the boppy pillow. i set it down recently and found leko right in the middle of it!
i also was looking for leko the other day and happened to peek in the bathtub and sure enough that's where he was hanging out!
Thursday, March 2, 2023
look, ma, i can eat my toes!
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
extra, extra, read all about it!
i'm beyond honored that happenings magazine featured me in a 4-page article in their march 2023 issue! i mean, wow!!!
the march issue is out now, and you can read the digital article here on pages 64-67.