Epcot - Monday, May 24
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
A couple fun pictures from vacation
This picture makes me laugh every time I see it. Kevin took this picture of he and John right after they got off the "Rockin' Roller Coaster" at Hollywood Studios.
Kevin, John, and Kay-Kay all rode the Tower of Terror together and they had someone take this picture of them after they got off it.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
These pictures are a few teaser pictures for those of you have been sitting around thinking, "I wonder when Beck (or Rach) are going to show us some pictures of their vacation?" (I'm sure you have been thinking about it and waiting anxiously). :) Truth be told, we have hardly had time to slow down enough to get pictures on the computer, let alone blogged. We have been running ourselves to exhaustion but enjoying almost every moment of it (I think).
All six of us with Pluto Saturday morning at Magic Kingdom.
Group shot with Pooh and Tigger at MK.
Beginning of the day - Epcot Monday.
Kaelyn's princess birthday cake at our character dinner Monday night at Epcot. This was definitely a hi lite of our vacation so far. We got to see five princesses in the "castle" where we had our meal.
We girls (and a sleeping Wyatt) went to see Sorcerer Mickey while Kevin and John rode Star Tours. This was yesterday at Hollywood Studios. The photopass photographer had us do the "shhh, quiet" pose since Wyatt was sleeping - so cute!!!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tomorrow, we are headed to Orlando for a week's vacation. We will pick Kaelyn up when she gets out of school and then we will head up straight from there. Tomorrow is Kaelyn's birthday so it should be quite an exciting birthday for her. She doesn't know it but Rach and John are meeting us up there and will be vacationing with us until the middle of next week. We are taking up quite a few presents that have been shipped from here and there and from various family members. Not sure when "that" part of the birthday will happen but I'm sure we will have pictures to post. I decided that since we are going on vacation, I would do an "oldie goldie" post of our first "real" weeks long vacation as a family. Kevin and I went to Scotland in 2006 but Kaelyn was only 10 months so she stayed in Fl with Nana. In July of 2007, we exchanged our timeshare for a cabin in Virginia within driving distance of Washington D.C. We packed our days pretty full and really enjoyed it. So... here are a few "oldie goldies" of vacation 2007...
We actually all flew up to Delaware first and rented a car where Kevin worked for 4 days and Kay and I just hung out. Then we headed for Virginia. On the way we stopped at Ft. McHenry in Maryland (the fort where a battle in the Revolutionary War inspired Sir Francis Scott Key to write our national anthem for you non-history buffs). :)
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
May 1, 2010
Okay. This is actually a picture that is supposed to be part of the slideshow of pool pictures I keep intending to put together but... I haven't done the slideshow yet and this picture is JUST SO CUTE!! :D
I think she was just "taking a break" here. I believe she got back in for awhile though I could be wrong - this could have been when she was finally done after several hours. (Kevin was out with her while I was inside cleaning so he is the one who took the picture.)
Monday, May 17, 2010
One cool kid - May 14, 2010
Kaelyn just loves my MP3 player. I hook it into the car stereo sometimes when we're riding so we can hear it better. She loves to hold it and she just watches the screen (with a picture of the CD cover) the whole time a song plays. We jump from song to song (even though many of the songs are actually on CDs that we keep in the car).
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Kaelyn and I did "Muffins with Mom" at her school Friday morning. I snapped this quick picture as we were leaving the office headed off to her classroom for the day. (Double click on the picture to see the cheesy grin up close) :)
We asked John to take some pictures of us this afternoon when we went out to their house. We had two or three that turned out amazingly well of all three of us.
Oh I can't even tell you how much I love this even though it was kind of taken of her "on the run" (she was ABSOLUTELY done with pictures after the first five minutes!) Mostly 'cause I love the dress and sunglasses. I just found the dress 50% off with another 30% off clearance prices. She wasn't terribly thrilled about wearing it but I thought she looked cute!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
May 5, 2010
Kaelyn wanted me to take a picture of her when we were at the park with Rach and John the other day. So I said, "Sure" and then she gave me this fake, cheesy grin for the camera. :)
And Wyatt was quite willing to ham it up for the camera as well! :)
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
May 2, 2010
I have tried at different times to let Kaelyn help me when I'm baking [fun] stuff like cupcakes, muffins, etc. I usually suggest it, pull a chair up, and have her do different things but she ususally just kind of humors me for a few minutes and then runs off (which is fine and I've just not really tried having her "help" lately). A couple Sundays ago, I had put some frozen berries in a bowl and added some milk and sugar so we could have some over Angel Food cake. I walked back into the kitchen a few minutes later to see that Kaelyn had pulled her step stool up to the counter, grabbed the spoon and was attempting to stir the berries. She did this several time for a few minutes and seemed to be having fun. She said she was "making dinner" (or breakfast).
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Pictures for Mother's Day
Here are some pictures to help "celebrate" Mother's Day. The first three pictures are of Kaelyn and I. I feel very privileged to be Kay's mommy though I don't feel worthy of the job and don't feel like I do a very good job as her Mommy. I love her to pieces!
The best out of several attempts to get a good picture of Kaelyn and me on this mother's day.
I'm not windblown here but Kaelyn's eyes are closed.
And we finally got Kaelyn to smile (sort of) and keep her eyes open at the same time - but I have a weird expression.
And a couple pictures of my own mom, whom I also love very, very much! I always wish we lived closer on days like today... but from hundreds of miles away - Happy mother's day Mama - love you lots!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
The last time we were at Disney, we were looking around in the "Pooh" store right by the Winnie the Pooh ride. Kaelyn found a book that interested her and she sat right down on the floor and looked at it for awhile before she had to put it back.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I don't know if these pictures can really count as "oldie goldies" - they are only from two years ago - but in some ways it feels like forever ago. Where did my "toddler" go? I think she has turned into a little girl sometime in between when these pictures were taken and today. And since I have been feeling especially emotional about her turning five, I decided to share a couple older snapshots of her.
May of 2008
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Buster after he got a hold of some orange sidewalk chalk and had chewed a bunch of it before I discovered he had it.
He was holding it between his paws and chewing on it. Thus, the orange paws and lips. He also had it on the top of his head though I'm not sure how that happened.