Showing posts from April, 2015

Happy b-EARTH-Day, Gavin!

Zero through 5 years old The Big Boy is SIX Today, Gavin is six.  It is almost impossible to believe.  I know every year and every milestone tends to result in the same feeling of "where did the time go?" but there's something about SIX that seems so surreal.   Even he thinks so!  For days upon days leading up to his birthday he would talk about turning six and just how big a number it was.  He was so excited for this day, that I think he actually woke up pretty disappointed. "Mommy, what's it supposed to feel like when you turn six?" "Gavin, it feels kind of the same as when you were five.  When you are growing up, the changes seem to happen gradually." "What do you mean?" "I mean you really don't feel much different on your birthday than you did the day before, but if you look back and think about one year ago you'll realize how much you've grown!" "Oh.  I just thought I would feel bigger.  I th

The Land of a Thousand Flashbacks

Last summer, I was so honored to appear on the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda to talk about the Muddy Puddles Project.  At the end of our segment, they surprised us with a 3-day trip to Disneyworld.  We were approaching the one year mark in May (when the trip expires) so Lou and I thought it would be a great treat to surprise Gavin with the trip for his birthday (he turns 6 on Wednesday, can you even believe it?). It was absolutely NO surprise to Lou and I when Gavin was less than impressed with his surprise.  We waited until we were at the airport to tell him where we were going and his reaction was, well, mediocre at best.  He rolled his eyes and told us we were wrong, Disneyworld is not a magical place, because there’s not even any such thing as magic.  Well, okay then…  Guess that video won’t be going viral! Kathie Lee and Hoda won’t be playing a cute clip of the excited little kid relishing in their generosity!  Nope.  We’ll save that for when he’s older so he can see

National Jump in Muddy Puddles Day - Thank You!

As many of you probably noticed via social media, we decided to declare April 1 st “ National Jump in Muddy Puddles Day ” on behalf of the Muddy Puddles Project.   I had a blog posted on Scary Mommy yesterday that was shared over 18,000 times ( READ ITHERE ).   We created a Facebook page that has more than 1,050 likes in one week.   And we collected more than 150 photos in 24 hours – and counting.    I took off from work for the majority of the day and I took Gavin and his buddy on a hunt for Muddy Puddles.  Since it was April Fool's Day, we also made some mud soup for the Daddy's for dinner :)  My favorite part of the day was when they broke into a muddy puddle dance party - their idea.   I didn’t know what to do with all of these incredible photos – how best to share them, so I created a slideshow (forgive my poor video editing skills).   Eventually we will convert the new Facebook page to be solely dedicated to the Muddy Puddles Project, so please be sure to