Sunday, March 23, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

an experiment with sponge curlers...

Move over Gwynteth Paltrow..... there's someone else in town that has a new 'do and she is pretty darn cute!

Easter Egg Hunt 3-15-08

Josh's plant had an Easter Egg Hunt for the employee's kids this past Saturday. Nora Kate hopped right up on the Easter Bunny's lap to have her picture made which was surprising! This was the first year she really got what you are supposed to do during an egg hunt. She was wondering why the Easter Bunny wasn't hopping though! They both had a great time and got lots of candy to rot their teeth out. (yay!)

don't hate me...

Don't hate me because my flowers are blooming and it's in the low 70's here today.....

Saturday, March 8, 2008

more pictures from Disney

This was from the dinner at Cinderella's castle. The Fairy Godmother came out and did a show and as you may recognize, this was one of her helpers.
Thanks to my cousin Amy who works for Disney! She really helped us out and we really appreciated it! We also got to spend the whole evening with her Monday. She met us at Hollywood Studios and had dinner with us, and then went to see the 3-D Muppet show and Fantasmic (which was incredible) with us. It was so nice to spend time with her. Thanks again Amy!

This is Samuel at the Boneyard playground in Dinoland at Animal Kingdom. The kids could have spent all day there!

This was Samuel and Nora Kate at Animal Kingdom. We were waiting for the Bird show to start, Flights of Wonder I think it was called.

This was another big moment! This was the only character Samuel wanted to wait in line to see. He was a little nervous but really wanted to meet Buzz. As we got closer to Buzz in line, Samuel said "Mommy, I waited my WHOLE LIFE to meet Buzz Lightyear!!!" He was really excited and so were the rest of us!

This is more from the Jedi Training Academy at Hollywood Studios. Samuel was really concentrating on getting his moves down! We bought him a 'Jedi Training Academy' t-shirt after the show, which of course they had right next door!

This is Nora Kate dancing in Playhouse Disney at Hollywood Studios. They had 4 of the little Disney shows in their show; Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Tigger and Friends, and Little Einsteins. She loved it!

This is our little Princess twirling in front of the castle. You can see Samuel in the background in the orange shirt.

We stayed at the Pop Century Resort on the Disney properties. This was the view from our room when we stepped outside the door or looked out the window. The resort has sections from the 1950's, 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's. We were in the 50's section. It was a really neat place.

This was at Story Time with Belle. It was in a little garden area at Magic Kingdom. Belle came out and told the story of Beauty and the Beast with some help from the audience. She asked Samuel to come up and be one of the characters, but he didn't want to. This was the only picture on our camera of the 4 of us together!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Back from Disney!

We just got back from Disney this past Wednesday night. We had 3 days at the parks while Samuel was on winter break from school. We had a great time. Here are our 2 most "magical moments" while we were there.... Upon attending the show a second time, Samuel was chosen from all of the hopeful young kids in the audience to be a part of the 'Jedi Training Academy'. As you can imagine, he was absolutely THRILLED! After going through the training session, Darth Vader came out and each young Jedi got to fight him individually with the moves they had just learned. Samuel has been really into Star Wars lately anyway, so this was so awesome for him.

We went to Cinderella's Royal Table for dinner our last night there. It was in the castle! I have to say, I don't know who was more excited, Nora Kate, or me! (well, actually I do know, it was me! The castle was so beautiful and so was Cinderella. And she was so happy, I just kept taking pictures of her, I couldn't stop myself!) But back to the reason we went there, Nora Kate, right. She was a little nervous at first to meet Cinderella, but Cinderella was so great. She took Nora Kate's hand and walked with her, hugged her, even hid her boppy for the picture. I was overwhelmed with the whole evening, even got a little teary. But just look at her, come on... it was every little girl's dream.
I will post more pictures later. I just wanted to get these up so you guys could at least see something! Enjoy!