Thursday, May 30, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend 2013

We had the best Memorial Day weekend just hanging around here with Aunt Melissa and Cousin Kade! 

My sweet little Isla learned how to get out of her crib yesterday. Three times. Sigh. She's in Tea's toddler bed and Teagan has taken over the spare bedroom's queen bed. How did my babies grow up so quickly?

Sweet Kade! His Kindergarten graduation is this week!

Cowgirl Teagan HAD to have this hat because (she announced to all in the store) we LIVE IN AMERICA!!! Yes indeedy we do, my love! 

I love that out of all these House Rules at Auntie's house Isla focused on Laugh. That is so like her little personality!

I always feel like, somebody's watching me....

I love you my Sweet Tea! We are having so much fun together. I tell her she is my Princess but she is having none of it. She wants to be a Power Ranger!

Exploring a different kind of tree!

Super duper proud of her new turtle swimsuit. She had to show it off for Daddy!

Our first trip to the pool for the season!

When you are this Irish and live in the south you gotta have a sun hat...and 70 SPF!

Ahhh...and so begins summer 2013!

Ha! Who knew there were "dinosaur bones" hiding in our local park???

Little monkeys! This the best shot of them sitting next to each other out of a bazillion! 

Picking what is left of the roses from Dad's garden that got pounded by crazy storms! We love our roses and the fact that Dad has a green thumb...and can cook some mean crepes on a Saturday morning!

Oh Kade! Do you wanna give your Auntie a heart attack? I am so not a boy mama! Love you to bits, bat wings and all!


Tea's impression of what mom does when someone mentions a S-N-A-K-E!! There are tons of them here and I will never get used to them!

Cousins-schmusins, we can still argue like sibs!
This cracks me up! Nary a word was passed but they both made it clear that it was their turn to hold Kade's new puppy!

So they recovered, thank goodness! We always have fun visiting Kade and Aunt Melissa!

Happy Memorial Day to all! What did you get up to? We are busy working on our "next big thing" and can't wait to share after the weekend! Hugs and love from our family!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Disney Magic - Part 2

The "IT" girls, taking a Mickey Mouse cookie break outside the Dumbo ride! 

Donald Duck was their first character sighting and they were.beside.themselves!!

Thanks to Aunt Melissa we got to have a date night at the Grand Floridian followed by fireworks and roller coaster rides at The Magic Kingdom!

Back to Dinoland we go!

We had a magical trip! More pics coming from our meeting with Princess Merida from Brave! But tomorrow? Posting pics from our fun Memorial Day weekend!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Disney Magic - Part 1

We took a family trip to Disney wayyyyyyyyy back in March! I meant to share the pictures earlier but I was determined to figure it out why my transparent frames were showing up with this black background. Never found the time which means the pics never got posted! So here they are, black backgrounds and all! We had an awesome time! 

I was part of Disney's college internship program and thought it a blast! For a semester I lived with students from around the world in a furnished apartment within a resort Disney set aside just for us. We had class and projects but for the most part it was just a ton of fun with unlimited access to the parks. Even so? Nothing but nothing beats experiencing Disney magic as a parent to two very excited preschoolers!

Isla waiting for her very first ride. Brian: "It'll be grand!"

It was awesome seeing Poppy, Jessica, Jordyn, Carrington and Uncle Rob! He was sporting a 'tash for an Air Force benefit. We are all so proud of him!

Dinoland is always full of surprises! This reaction at the sound of a roar!!

Cousin chase through the caves!!


African safari naptime. Dad's shoulder is the best place to be!

Peek-a-Boo Baby!

Dinoland Rocked!
Day one is done and dusted! But there is so much more to share! Stay tuned....