Thursday, February 27, 2014

Whirlwind Weeknd {Part 2}

We went to Downtown Disney on Sunday while Beth and her bunch went to surprise some friends who pastor a church just a few miles away.
I'm so happy we went to Disney on Saturday because the weather on Sunday was much hotter!
I could not love this picture more if I tried!  :)
Building Legos

Later we all went to the pool.  Swimming in February was a first!
The kids (minus Levi) loved the slide!
We then went out to dinner and received a nice compliment from a nearby table saying the kids were so well behaved and were doing so good.  We only had 1 meltdown the whole trip which to be honest, I was expecting more.  ;)
After dinner we grabbed some ice cream.
We drove passed this giant ice cream cone all weekend.  
Jacob is just like his Papaw and loves him some ice cream.
Good times were had!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Whirlwind Weekend {Part 1}

At the beginning of the year, we tossed around the idea of Beth, John, Kris and myself going somewhere for Beth and Kris' 40th birthdays since they are one day apart.
However, childcare didn't work out, so we decided to take them with us. 
We decided on Orlando and go to Disney for one day.  Because that's practical ;)
Friday after Jacob and Kate got out of school, we loaded up and headed to the airport. 
The kids did so good patiently waiting.  But as you can tell, they had distractions :)
I knew Levi would fall asleep on the plane.  He doesn't nap, so this was definitely a long day for him.
As we were taking the ferry over to Magic Kingdom it started raining.  And we thought, the one and only day we're here, and it's raining.  But seriously, as we were stepping off the ferry, it stopped.  Thank you Jesus!  And the temperature was perfect!
I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.  There's a lot!
I asked my blog buddy Sarah to design some shirts for the kiddos to wear.
I then printed onto iron-on paper.  Easy peasy.  Didn't she do a great job!

Someone started getting tired.
I cannot believe he fell asleep here.  It was so loud in this restaurant.
Luke Buddy pretending to sleep :)
We rented strollers, however, not sure they'll fit next time ;)
Sorry Aunt B!  Had to :)
The boys with the birthday boy!
The birthday kids with the munchkins :)
We were winding down for the night and decided to make our way back home.
We parted ways with Beth and them because we each had to go to a different store for a souvenir.
As we were walking out, I noticed a sign that had a 10min wait for Magician Mickey.
I said let's go see what this is about because Jacob would love to see a magic show.
I asked what it was, and it was to meet Mickey himself!  I said let's do it because for whatever reason, the first time we went, we didn't see Mickey :(
We knew Levi would be scared - the boy does not like any person/thing in a giant costume!
But Kris scooped him up and he actually high fived him on the way out. 
We didn't buy the professional pic, and the two that I took had either Jacob or Levi with their eyes closed!  And I had to tease Kris for putting his arm around Mickey :)
We then walked out as the parade was going on and stood right outside the building where we just met Mickey.  The boys were loving it!  Then we turn and there's a lady with 2 Mickey dolls handing to the boys saying Mickey saw you waiving to him in the parade and wanted you to have these!
I seriously got teary eyed!  I'm not sure why!!  Maybe because it was incredibly sweet and it just seemed so magical (cheesy, I know!).  Talk about the right place at the right time!
Then she came back and said, Mickey would like to sign them for you!  Say what?!
Best day ever, according to Jacob.  :)
To be continued... 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Oh Happy Day!!!

Cannot believe Kris is 40 today!
This is the 11th birthday I've celebrated with him! 
Seems like just yesterday I was throwing him his 30th party!
That was an incredibly fast 10yrs:  married and two kids later and it's time to celebrate #40!
Lovebug, Jacob, Levi and I love you and are so very thankful for all you do for our family!
Here's to the next 40!