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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

When You Wish Upon a Star

On Tuesday, October 6th we made the big trip to Disney World. This was Graham's first flight so we solicited Mimi to help keep him in line.  And that she did.

Graham was surprisingly well behaved the whole flight.  He read books, watched Peppa Pig, ate snacks, and sat still.

The first big thing we did was meet Mickey at Magic Kingdom.  After that we did stuff like meet Rapunzel and Cinderella, saw where the princess lived, rode the train, teacups and a Winnie the Pooh ride.

Pierce showed up with BobBob and Ta on Wednesday night to spend the rest of the week with us!  Thursday we headed back to Magic Kingdom to visit the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and It's a Small World of course.

We headed back to the house around nap time to enjoy some swimming, eating dinner, and celebrating Ta's birthday from 10/6.  That night we went back to Magic Kingdom for a Special Trick or Treat night.

We stayed for the 10pm fireworks.

Ta must've been bored because mom caught her...playing Candy Crush!

On Friday we visited Epcot.  That day we saw the Monsters Inc Laugh Floor, Space Mountain, Soaring, and took a boat ride.

Fair warning...you're about to see a LOT of princess.  We had breakfast with them in "Norway".  I got to see all my favorites.  Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White, and my favorite Aurora.

I think even Pierce enjoyed it!

That night, mom, dad, and Mimi headed back to Epcot for some time away from the kids.  Thanks to BobBob and Ta for watching the kiddos!

Saturday was spent at Hollywood Studios.  Mom got to go on her favorite ride - Tower of Terror - twice in a row!  Pierce loved it too.

That night Graham enjoyed more of Ta's birthday cake while the rest of us played Halloween bingo.

We had a few hours on Sunday before we had to fly out so we spent one last morning back at Magic Kingdom so Pierce could ride Big Thunder Railroad again.  We also hit up the Barnstormer and Mickey's Philharmonic show.

All in all it was a great trip and everyone had a super fun time.  Bye Mickey...see you again in a few years perhaps.

"Everyone has a dream." ~ Rapunzel

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Big Boy Bed

Happy Birthday Ta!  

Here's a throwback pic of us from Nov 5th, 2011.  Best wishes for a fun filled birthday!

We headed to the zoo on September 12th.  It'd been a while since mom had been there (dad usually takes us alone) so we had to hit up all the important things like feeding deer and sky safari.

Graham was under the weather Sunday night 9/21 and puked in his crib twice and once in dad's bed.  He spent a lazy Monday at home snuggling with mom and taking 2 naps.

My teacher has a dog named Pete the Pug.  A student gets to bring him home for one night and we do activities with him and right about our night in a journal.  Pete really liked Porter and Sammy.  I think he was a little nervous to come visit and wet the floor.

Paige got to come have pizza dinner with us.

On 9/24 mom and dad headed to Vegas with Leslie and Toby (Matthew's parents) to celebrate Mr. Breer's birthday.  And something about they needed a trip to iron out some plans in Hawaii?

Saturday, 10/3, Graham moved to a big boy bed (er crib), basically mom just took the front off of it.  He's been doing great, stays in bed at bedtime, and wakes up at normal time.

That night, we headed to Auntie Cole's for dinner.  They have this cool new firepit in their backyard.  Definitely a great space for parties, especially when they have Smore's!

Dad got called from school about 4pm.  A friend was swinging her coat around and it nicked me in the head.  Not too bad, but my shirt was covered in blood!  A little scary, but no stitches needed.  Mom even called Amelia/Heidi's mom Kristin for some good advice since she's had experience with this sort of thing.

We're headed out of town on a family vacation tonight, so the next post should be Magically exciting (hint hint)!