Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Yesterday I gave Gracie a little lesson with the new DSLR camera and look what she took! I posed for her how ever she asked and watched as she took the camera in hand just like I do! It wasent until I came into the house and loaded them to the computer that I realized how well she did on her very fist time. Way to go Gracie!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Oh How I love My Son....

So.... We had just gone to the grocery store to pick up a few things. It was pouring rain so I brought the kids inside and then went back out to get the grocery's, put them on the table and then took one more trip out to get all the other junk that was floating around in the car. As I walked into the kitchen this is what I found. Can you believe it??? I of course being the scrapbooker that I am grabbed the camera and snuk around taking pictures before I stopped him.
eTHEN! When I finally asked him in my stern Mommy voice "What are you doing?!?!" This is the face that I got...........
PRICELESS>>>>>>>>>"Nuf-ing Mama....."

Please tell me that I will laugh about this later!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

All I can say is....I adore the time I get to scrapbook. :) It feeds my soul.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

OK, so now we are finally on to day 5 of the vacation. I think I am taking this so slow because I secretly want to relive it as slow as possible. I am not going back again until January so that is a long time to wait for the Disney Magic.....now that is totally my personal opinion. I know there are many of you out there reading this blog thinking about how one time is enough at Disney. What can I say I am a fanatic :)

We took today as a very low key day at Epcot....it stated out as just some time to let the kids play on the new play equipment that they brought in for the flower and garden festival into a bunch of other things as well. That had a great Butterfly Garden that was really neat to go to.
Just some random flowers I was able to photograph....you know that there is no flower pics going on in WI in the middle of March.
Even though we didn't do much of the typical Epcot things I still had to get some shots of Spaceship earth.

The kids adored this playground that was divided up by age groups. It promoted development for kids as well as it was just plain fun.....Q on the other hand was not into getting his picture taken. I think the ones of him on this play set may all be blurry.

We hit up everything inside the Seas with Nemo and Friends. Then we went back to the hotel.

Monday, April 13, 2009

I promise.....

I really have been scrapbooking. A lot in fact....but I am trying out for many design teams and need to keep my projects hidden for a while. I will share them as soon as I can.

I also have been dealing with the never ending saga of asthma. My kids keep gettting really bad asthma flair ups. Hence I am here on the blog at 5:30 am. i have Q next to me asleep on my lap. He just finished a breathing treatment an hour ago and it does not seem worth it for me to sleep as Gracie needs to get up for one in a few minutes. It is wearing on me big time over the past few days. I feel like everything is going in slow motion. Of course tomorrow when the kids nap I wil nap too.

We did have a good Easter yesterday despite the astham. The kids were thrilled with all their basket contents. The Easter Bunny did a good job this year. :) We went to churcha dn then came home for a brunch befroe the kids headed over to thier Dads for a bit. While they were gone I was able to nap as well as go to a grown up movie with my parents and sister Kayla. Then the kids came back home, we had a bit of dinner while we watched Bedtime Stories together. I love Adam Sandler so it was cool to be able to share one his ovies with the kids. It was a very sweet family movie.

Ok now onto Gracies breathign treatment.....

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day...onto Day 4. Gracie was not in her St Patrick's day get up very long. So this is the only picture I have of her in it.
Gracie got all dolled up today at the bibbidi-bobbiti boutique. IT WAS SO WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!!! I know its expensive but she adored every moment of it. She of course wore her princess get up all day long. As well as we now have a great haloween costume this year.

Then we spent the afternoon at Epcot....we ll , Mom and I went back to the hotle for a much needed rest. Q was in Urget Care last night so we were a bit tired after taking him there. He was alright, just another asthma flair up that needed some steriods to kick it. He gets so crabby, moody and down right mena from that prednisone. I feel so bad that it makes him that way. I know he needs it and I know it makes him better but it is hard sometimes when you know the side effects are going to do that to your poor sweet little man. He roceeded to throw many fits on this day. But if your gonna be a bit crabby I guess the best place to cheer you up would be Disney World. :) We ate in Norway at the Princess Storybook dinner. I loved the food but my Mom was not a fan. It was maybe a bit too ethnic for her.
All of us with Belle when we walked in. Us all decked out in our St. Patricks Day green...except our little princess Gracie. I guess we will give her the royal excuse for not wearing her green. :)
Kayla with her fav. princess. She has never gotten the chance to have a picture with Ariel. So now, at 19 she finally got a chance.
The only time Q was happy during out meal was when he was playing with this little girl. He sure loves babies. He was stroking her hair saying hi baby over and over again. I notioced he was happy and we were all taking a sigh of reliefe.
After this we had a bit of time to walk around. Then we watched illuminations. Now I tell ya, this was a highlight for Q. He loved it! It was nice to see him enjoy omething after a very long and hard day. All I could hope for at the end of this night was a good nights sleep and a fresh start to tomorrow. Guess you will have to wait and see if we got it......

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Now onto day 3-It started out with a swim....ok so it started out with Gracie Q and Kayla swimming. I took the pictures does that count.
On the tram ready for a day at Disney Hollywood studios! Yeah we get to see Auntie M in actionas a cast member.
Here she is! The reason we came to visit. She was so mad at me for taking a bunch of pictures of her in her costume. But dont you think she will enjoy looking at them later in life? It was really neat to see her in action as well as learn about some behind the scenes things that I did not know about.....like you always have to point to things with two fingers. They dont want people to think that is is rude if they point to something with one.

My Q was waving to Mader and Lightning McQueen.....I dont know what on earht happend to the pictures of him actually with Mader and Lightning......I will have to investigate that.
Q was.....not happy during this lunch. It was picked just for him with all the playohouse Disney Characters...but he was really vrabby and moody. That is until the characters came to him. He really didnt eat much besides his soy ice cream. After that lunch I was warn out and I think everyone else was too. He napped, I walked him around and the rest of the fam went to see the Beauty and the Beast show. It was very relaxing to just walk around and take it all in.
Having a little chat with June.

Block Party Bash was a very fun parade for everyone. It was another one of those interactive parades where they stop and have you come out inot the street. At the end they threw out litle nerf balls that say Blcok Party Bash on them. You would have thought Gracie was g

"From up here you all look like little ants!"That's my favorite line from a bugs life. He never looked my way but oh well.
Gracie of course was all about the performance of high school musical! There she is down there watching very intently
So that was day 3......Day 4 coming soon. I have to get backt o playing trains with Q. :)

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Day 2 at Disney. Today we started off the day going to Chef Mickey's for brunch....this is my Dory (from Finding Nemo) face during the waiting period. Can you tell it was a bit of a long wait? Well, anyhow here is more of what waiting looks like in our family....

Q had his little conversation with Mickey
Gave his Mama a kiss....OK this is so stinkin' cute...I love it.
Kissing his favorite...."Tuto"
Miss Minnie.
For a while Q, my Mom and I went back to he hotel room for a little snooze. Apparently they went on the carousel...These were the only pictures of while we were gone so I am questioning the fact that they did anything????
Kayla was in like no pictures last year and she is all over the place in them this year so I hope she is a happy camper about being on the blog so much.
Heeeeey, Get Up, Get Loud, Pumpin' Up The Party Now!!!! This was a a major highlight of the trip for me.

Look at her...she is having so much fun!
My Dad is such a good sport with the kids.
Then off to a train ride to try and give Q a little taste of what he loves so much. He of course adored every minute of it.

Waiting for Spectro Magic to begin. Gracie was upset about something....not really sure what it was but she was not into having me take her picture at the time. I know it isn't one of those perfect Kodak moments....but its life and I am sure later in her life she will look at this photo and laugh....right?
Wishes...starlight, starbright, first star I see tonight I wish I may, I wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight, make a wish, and do as dreamers dooooooo and a ll our wishes will come TRUE! :)

On the non-Disney front. Q is sick still. Gracie is finally better and we were able to make it to her school carnival on Friday. Yippee for Gracie! Then yesterday I spent the day at Ikea finally getting things for my bedroom. Thanks to my Mom and Dad....I know I am really a lucky lady. Then off to spend some time with the girls scrapbooking.....well there really wasn't any scrapbooking getting done. It was more just time to sit and chat with each other. I really need to do that more often.