Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Finn Turned One!! It was a lot of FUN!

I can't believe my baby boy is 1.  The time has flown by and it has been a joy having him in our family.  He is the most easy going kid.  I decided to have a HUGE bash to celebrate and what better WAY to celebrate the DAY than with Dr. Seuss. 

Our house was changed to Seussville

The Happy Birthday boy!!

A few of our guests included Thing 1 and Thing 2 and of course the Grinch couldn't stay away.

And a few of our tasty treats

Cake cake for heavens Sake!!
As you can see he didn't like it at all!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


We're going to Disneyland!!!

We were lucky enough to take the kids to Disneyland back in November through Gary's work.
We decided not to tell the kids our plans and surprise them. 
I, being the crafty mom I am, made autograph books for the kids. (I heard that is the thing to do)
The morning we were leaving, we got the kids up for school as usual.  While we were eating breakfast, we asked the kids if they wanted to skip school for the day.

We told the kids we were going to go to Vegas for the weekend.  Shantel and Keegan were really excited to go see "where mom and dad got married" and what Vegas is all about.  Kallie pouted and cried because she wanted to go to school.

We hopped in the car and headed to Vegas for the night.  We showed the kids all the cool hotels and had some dinner and headed back to the hotel. 
The next morning we got the kids up and asked what hotels they wanted to see.  They all yelled out the places they wanted to go back to.  I asked "how about we go to Disneyland!"
You can imagine their excitement!!! 
What is a trip to Disney without mouse ears?

We planned breakfasts with all the stars. 

Here is the clan with Minnie
Kallie was picked to be a Jr. Cast member for the check in and was able to pick out a prize.  Of course she would pick the Rapunzel doll!

Our First Character Breakfast was with the Princesses.  It was a lot of fun to have them each come table to table and chat with the kids.  The kids were beyond excited.  Shantel of course wanted to meet Ariel. Kallie was excited to meet them all, but especially wanted to meet Rapunzel and Keegan was set on meeting Jasmine.  Unfortunately she wasn't there. 

Rapunzel and Flynn were by far my favorite characters.  They both were so down to earth and very friendly.  They sat and talked to us for a long time and even acknowledged baby Finn.  Keegan was smitten with Rapunzel's hair and kept running his hands through it!.

Finn was a little unsure of Chip

Where are the rides, you ask!
Yes we went on plenty of rides.  Because Gary had to broadcast his show one day I was left with the kids to do all the little kid rides and meet and greets with the Characters.
We had so much fun.  I wish we would have been able to more of the BIG rides like Space Mountain...yes, we totally missed that one, but this gives us an excuse to go back.

The ride that stand out was Splash Mountain.  Not only because we have awesome pictures from it, but because it was a totally FUN ride. There was absolutely NO wait when we decided to go on it. I went down first with Keegan and Shantel and then Gary too the girls.  Poor Keeg was terrified and it scared kallie to death.  When Gary was talking the girls up i walked to the exit where they show all the pictures and I remember as i walked in I heard  these people say "haha look at that dad" and totally crack up.  Sure enough they were laughing at gar and the kids.

We had the time of our lives and we can't wait to go back.  We are hoping Gary has to "work" again next year so we can go.  It really is the Happiest place on Earth!!