Lily’s 8th birthday was such a success. In the lead up to her birthday (and the subsequent week), she was ecstatic. Birthday parties, Valentines Day and Hawaii? All in one month? It was almost too much.

But not really – seeing her so happy and (mostly) healthy – especially at this time of year – is such a relief.

We are day 3 into our Hawaiian adventure and this kid hasn’t stopped beaming. Thank you Make-a-Wish! Here are a few shots… leaving for Honolulu at JFK, getting a tour of the cockpit with the captain of the plane at landing, riding a limo (with Urszula), relaxing at the pool/beach and partying it up at a luau! More photos to come.


The true star at the ballet



A few months back, Lily and I were invited by her dad’s family to see a special ballet performance geared towards children with disabilities up in Connecticut.  Lily had a ball.  And as you will see (and hear – yup, that’s her yelping THROUGHOUT the clip), this kid had a GREAT time.

(Hopefully you can view the video.  For some reason, some browsers only show a picture, and not a link to the video.  Ping me if you can’t access it.)