Category Archives: Mom and Dad

Twin beds for twin boys

Twin beds for twin boys

Steve and I found a do it yourself plan for twin beds and decided to make the boys some beds. We figured we’d do it sooner rather than later because my sister is coming to visit with her two boys and they could sleep on the beds while they visit.  It was a lot more work then I thought it would be.  Steve is really good with wood working.  The beds turned out beautiful and will probably last a very very long time.

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Six Flags

Six Flags

Steve and I decided it was time to put the thrill back in our marriage…. so we went to six flags!  Grandma stayed home with the boys as we spent an entire day at Six Flags America.  It was a blast.  We splurged and purchased the Flash Pass so we could go to the front of every line.  I think the longest we waited in any lines was about 10 minutes.  It was so fun going to the front of every line.  We probably went on 20 rides.  Overall we were surprised at the small number of people.

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Favorite rides:

  • Superman
  • Batwing

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Thanks to Instagram we were able to document the day. I didn’t have my phone on the water park side, though.  

This was the first time we have gone to an amusement park together in the 10 years we’ve known each other.  Luckily we enjoyed the same rides and almost sprinted between each one.  It was the most fun we’ve had together in a long time.  Thank you Grandma for babysitting!  We can’t wait until the boys are old enough to ride some of the rides.  They’re going to love amusement parks.

Four Generations

Four Generations

My Aunt Dot is competing in golf in the Senior Olympics in Cleveland this week and it just so happened that the flight from Orlando to Cleveland had a layover in Baltimore.  So my Aunt Dot, Aunt Laurie, and Grandmother broke all the rules and left the airport in Baltimore so that we could all spend a few more days together before the three of them and my mom drove to Cleveland for the competition.

RichardsonLadiesWe had such a good time seeing everyone and are cheering on Aunt Dot!  We’re hoping she adds another Gold Medal to her collection. You guys definitely remembered Aunt Laurie.  She came out to help out when you were only 5 weeks old.  I think it brought back some memories for Nathan and he let her know how much he missed her.

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We were able to get a few pictures.  Here’s one of the four generations on my side: My grandmother (mom’s mom), My mom, me, and you boys:

4genThis was the first time you got to meet your great grandmother.  She is an expert when it comes to babies since she’s been watching her other great grandchildren.  I wish we had more family that lived closer.  But it sounds like Aunt Dot and Uncle Bob will be moving out to Virginia shortly.

 

 

Father’s Day Brewery

Father’s Day Brewery

For Father’s Day the boys took Steve to a local brewery for a tour and tasting.  Heavy Seas Brewery.

They were both a little unsure when we walked in to a quiet room and all eyes were on them.

However, they were pretty good during the tour except for a few times when the loud noise from the compressor scared them.

Only 20 years and 5 months to wait…

This is Steve’s first Father’s day as a dad.  The boys are so in love with their daddy and watch his every move.  Thank you Steve for being an amazing father and partner in parenting.  I couldn’t do it without you!

“Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.”  Anne Geddes

Date Night

Date Night

On Wednesday our nanny stayed a few hours late to let Steve and I have a date night!  It was a much needed break from the kiddos.  We went out to a very nice dinner at Woodberry kitchen and enjoyed the gorgeous weather.  It was our first time away from the kids with someone who wasn’t blood related to us watching the boys.  Thank you Keri!

Mommy is an inventor!

Mommy is an inventor!

I can tell by the way that you look at me that you think I’m very special, but you boys probably didn’t know that your mommy is an inventor!  I have over 80 patents granted through the United States Patent and Trademark Office with over 300 pending.  In fact, I am the most prolific female inventor in IBM history.

Just yesterday, IBM published an article about me.

http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2013/04/meet-lisa-seacat-deluca-another-person-for-a-smarter-planet.html

You should know that your mom will ALWAYS support your ideas, no matter how crazy they sound.  Follow your passion and you will always be happy.  Being creative is in your DNA… the world is your oyster