As Christine and I are moments away from #babyboyzou’s arrival, we celebrate the kiddos that have already given us a tiny taste of parenthood. Last October, we took a “sister trip” to a place called “Tybee Island,” which is an actual name for an actual island off the coast of Savanah. We spent five days with our four nephews and one niece and two pregnant ladies under one roof. And only eight of us got sick afterwards.Read More
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With the newly-established Valentine’s delivery closing in, Jenna and Josh threw a big shower for #babyboyzou. Like, really big. We continued to disrupt stuffy shower etiquette with a co-ed bash that saw family flying into Wheaton from up and down the east coast.
Netflix’s totally fake (and totally brilliant) New Years countdown inspires a Christopher Nolan structured video that takes us through a year of highs and lows. Actually, mostly highs. Actually, mostly babies.Read More
Christine and I continued to follow the Roman Norton Calendar, with this year’s holiday rotation landing us in Tampa for a week. With five kiddos and two pregnant ladies, we spent the days prepping all the food, eating all the food and sleeping (from all the food).Read More
As in, this was a baby shower that entertained many ages. Like, generations of people. From newborns to great-grammies, Christine and I hosted Jenna and Josh’s shower for the unborn Baby B. And the party saw a cast of dozens of friends and family, while doubling as a networking event for other babies.Read More
Three birthdays. Two Nephews. And a full-house of “prezies.” This was Christmas at the Loizou’s — the first holiday season that Christine and I could properly host on the Norton rotation. Becca, Jarod and the boys flew up. Jenna and Josh stayed over. And the Loizou’s joined in a rare mixing of the families.Read More
Days after the election, Christine and I fled to Tampa to see our newest nephew Benjamin James. With the country divided, we left a city of grownups for an island of children. Baby Mayor Maddox was there. Emerson and Weston, too. Playthings mattered more than politicsRead More
Following National Uncle and Aunts’ Day (that’s a thing), we remember that time when baby-nephews Maddox and Baby Weston road-tripped to DC. Technically, they came for a timeshare. And technically they flew with their parents. But the whole thing was very well-received.Read More
Christine and I witnessed a moment of matrimony for cousin and friend Kathleen and I-Hsien. While technically on Mother’s Day, we could have just as appropriately celebrated the ceremony on something like Cousin’s Day (which is obviously July 24).Read More
One year ago, I was speechless. I was actually, literally speechless. I lost my voice, but had so much to say. So much to express! It was Christine and my wedding day.Read More
After a week in New York, Christine and I fled for warmer weather to meet Baby Weston, brother to Baby Maddox and cousin to Baby Emerson. And just before we said our goodbyes, the blizzard of the century (#jonas, #snowzilla) kept us in Tampa for a couple of extra days (#workfromhome).Read More
The traditional Norton holiday rotation continued, this year with Thanksgiving in Tampa Bay. From yankee-swapping and manatee-canoeing to potato-peeling and publix subbing, the baby-filled affair had everyone saying, “JOSH!” (the favorite word/uncle of Maddox and Emerson).Read More
Several weeks ago, the Norton girls continued their annual tradition of “sister trips.” This time, the boys and babies tagged along in Gainesville, Georgia — a little lake town with a lotta heart.
After months of meticulous planning, do-it-yourself-ing and practice cake-smashing, we celebrated the birthday of Emerson Rose Daniel as she entered toddle-hood. Proud parents Heather and Rodney transformed their Pepperpine House into an Amélie-in-Tampa-themed party, complete with hot air balloon photo-shoots and a surprisingly not-lame ball pit.Read More