|Calliope with two of her besties, Peyton and Maya.|
|Inspired by Leo's double headbands, everyone had to wear a headband.|
|Cookie decorating at a birthday party|
Group effort creating Calliope's poster for the Women's March (with after school sitter Isabel).
The artist at work.
"Donald Trump: Stop Saying Mean Things About Girls And People With Dark Skin!
-- Calliope, Age 5"
|Ice skating buddies. Alas, she didn't much like the lessons...|
but did really well at free skate afterwards.
And really liked the hot chocolate with marshmallows, too.
|Thumb/finger suckers Not-So-Anonymous|
|Sisters before Calliope's first big Broadway show|
Amelie had a good time at home despite being left behind
(and her howls of protest)
|Times Square with Uncle Scott after the show. She was impressed.|
|Snow Day Baking Buddies. Not everyone was wearing pants.|
|Yet another bestie of Calliope's.|
|My delicious personal greeter after a long day of work|
|Our annual Valentine's Day card.|
|Celebrating Calliope's long awaited half birthday|
|First time on the big girl swings. Jamaica.|
|Proud to have her long awaited braids.|
Girls are in bed, babysitter is babysitting, and I'm off to an adults only dinner!
Franklin D Resort, Runaway Bay, Jamaica
Fabulous nanny Karlene. This is the one that Bethany and Elsie loved.
Elsie and Calliope would have shared her if they had been with us.
|Fellow SMC blogger Tara!!!|
Both our wonderful nannies! Because it turned out that one is not sufficient when you have an entirely fearless, water
loving toddler like my girl Amelie!
|The beautiful spa at FDR.|
The gorgeous beach at the resort next door (where we were welcome to swim).
There's coral reef practically within spitting distance -- no need for a boat to get to it.
|One of the treatment rooms at the Seagrape Spa at FDR. Not only did the windows look directly out to the water but you could also hear waves crashing beneath you during your massage.|
My big girl and me on our one (!) excursion off property. We went to see bioluminescent
algae. Pretty neat.
Our mutual photographer posted this gorgeous photo of Bethany on FB.
I thought of her a lot on this trip. She loved FDR so much and now I see why.