Heather Drive

I'm Heather. I'm 31 and have been married to Michael for five years. Together, we have two beautiful little girls we love more than anything, and a miniature dachshund who drives us crazy. I'm a full-time working mom who has very little time for my own "stuff" these days, like home improvement, cooking/baking, cake decorating, and photography. Despite the team not making the playoffs since 1999, I'm STILL a Buffalo Bills fan, which I think speaks to my loyalty AND sense of humor. I can't wait to pick up the pace with travel again some day... you know, when we're done being ruled by tiny fists.

Turkey in the Oven

A very little turkey. Or not even a turkey at all. Officially due May 24 ....more

Happy Halloween 2015

Our Strawberry Shortcake took the neighborhood by storm. Since Halloween fell on a Saturday this year AND we had good weather (not too chilly, and no rain!), we hit up more houses for trick-or-treating than we ever have before. We had to wrestle and totally bribe our owl to even get her into her costume (and to be completely honest, away from her beloved Curious George on TV) but after a house or two, she was totally into it ....more

Officially a Kindergartener

Today was Nora’s first day of kindergarten. She handled it like a champ. She woke up a little earlier than she has been recently—around 6:30 ....more

On the Eve of the 1st Day of Kindergarten

Dear Nora, Remember when I wrote you on the day before you started daycare? That seems so long ago now, yet just like yesterday. Time is a trickster, because… Tomorrow, you start kindergarten ....more

How to Make a Sandcastle Cake

As I mentioned in Vivienne’s 2nd birthday post, we decided on a beach theme for her birthday party this year. I figure it’s the last year we’ll really be able to pick for her, and it seemed like it would be cute. Once that was decided and the invitations were ordered, I started browsing cakes ....more

Stitch Fix #2

Since the spring, I’ve been working on building up my wardrobe. Once the weather started turning, I came to realize that I hadn’t REALLY shopped in a couple of years. In 2013, I was pregnant, then in 2014, I was still working on my postpartum body and had an infant and WHO HAS TIME TO SHOP? ...more

Vivienne is 2

My “baby” is 2 now. Her actual birthday was last Sunday, August 2, and then we had her party this past Saturday, the 8th. It’s been a busy couple of weeks, which is why I have once again fallen off the blogging wagon ....more

Ocean City 2015 (Part 2)

On Monday morning, Michael woke up early and took Nora out to the beach to check out the sunrise. Meanwhile, Vivienne and I continued snoozing away. Unfortunately, it ended up being too cloudy to see a real sunrise but Nora still got a kick out of it ....more

Ocean City 2015 (Part 1)

Ah, vacation. My little family of four has just returned from a week in Ocean City, Maryland. It was so nice to get away and spend some extra time together ....more

Hearing & Speech

Nora just finished up her speech therapy last week. She didn’t graduate out of the need for it, but given her age (preschooler), her therapy is through the school district and therefore is only provided during the school year. It’s kind of a bummer, but her speech pathologist said that she didn’t think it would be a big deal for her to take a break over the summer (as opposed to us paying out of pocket for private therapy sessions) ....more