Posted by Mary McBride
Our original plan for Father’s Day was fairly low key. Zinashi and I chose a gift for Jarod online, had it shipped to our house, and hid it under the bed. We were going to wrap it and make homemade cards just in the nick of time, then treat him to whatever he wanted for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I hadn’t thought much beyond those general plans. Zinashi, Elvie, and I were due to arrive back from our trip to New York City late the Wednesday night before Father’s Day, so I figured that if we wanted to make any more detailed plans, we’d have time to do it. Little did I know that we’d be spending Father’s Day in New York City. But Elvie’s hospitalization prompted us to decide to have Jarod fly in to comfort both girls (and me, to be honest) and help us get home on our long flight from New York City to San Francisco. It is a testament to what a great husband and father he is that, in the midst of a very important week for him at work, he made it work to come be with us.
Elvie was discharged from the hospital Friday morning, and I thought we might make it home for Father’s Day, but getting all three of us on the same flight wasn’t easy, and pretty soon we knew that we’d spend Father’s Day in New York. This was Jarod’s first Father’s Day as a father of two, and I wanted it to be special, but there wasn’t much time for planning. Luckily, there’s so much to do in New York City that we were able to have an amazing day celebrating our favorite guy, simply by following our growling stomachs and stumbling across some worthwhile things to do along the way. Here is what we did.
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
When summer rolls around, you can feel the happiness around you. People are excited for longer days and warmer weather. Make this summer an EPIC one by creating a summer bucket list for your and your baby. When you check something off of your list, take a picture and use the hashtag #dbbucketlist on Twitter or Facebook for a chance to be featured here on Disney Baby. In July, I’ll feature some of the best photos from your EPIC summer!
Posted by Mary McBride
It all started out so well; I planned a trip to New York City to visit friends in the area and show my girls around the city, and we were having a marvelous time. While my six-year-old was interested in seeing the sights, Elvie just took the new city as a brand new place to make lots more friends. She smiled and waved and said hi to just about everyone who would engage in eye contact. We spent a full day seeing everything from Grand Central Station to the Statue of Liberty, and when we got in that evening, I thought she was just tired from our big day. She went to sleep a bit early, but I wasn’t alarmed. It wasn’t until she woke at 1am, sick, that I knew there was a problem.
From 1am to 5am, I held her wiped her face, tried to get her comfortable, but finally knew that this wasn’t just going to pass in the night, like many viruses do. I knew there was probably more to it. So off to urgent care we went, only to ultimately be admitted to the hospital; Elvie had one of her trademark UTIs, and because of her complicated medical history, the doctor didn’t want to take any chances. It was a huge bummer, and it changed the trajectory of the remainder of our trip. Still, as tough as it was, Elvie held on to her spunk and her spirit. If I were in the hospital being treated for a major infection, I would definitely not look this adorable. But Elvie? Well, she just can’t help it. Here are fifteen photos of Elvie keeping it adorable for her hospital stay.
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
Recently, I was realizing just how many wonderful life lessons there are to be learned from Disney movies and as I’ve been considering the things I hope to instill in my impressionable young daughter, I thought I would make a list of some of the ones that stuck out to me the most. These are just some of the life lessons I hope my little girl will learn from these Disney movies.
Posted by Michelle Horton
Yesterday was my husband’s 5th Father’s Day, which means he was woken up with a smiling little boy behind an outstretched Mr. Incredible balloon that said “Happy Father’s Day, SUPER DAD!” It means he was given a hand-made card with the the cutest little-kid handwriting and imaginative Daddy portrait. It means they could hang out, exchange kisses, and continue their model car project.
But my nephew’s father had a unique celebration: It was his very first Father’s Day. Which means he was given a handprint-stamped card and a sentimental “First” gift, and then had a day of cuddling and admiring.