Saturday, October 30, 2010

Our romantic getaway...


Brian and I had the opportunity last weekend to go to a conference at Disneyland and we just couldn't pass it up! We had such a great time... it was our first time being away from the kids and it was so relaxing and wonderful! (Don't get me wrong, our kids are AWESOME, but everyone needs a break now and then.)

Neither of us had ever been there at Halloween and we had so much fun admiring all of the decorations, and we especially enjoyed the scarier Halloween version of Space Mountain and the "Nightmare before Christmas- ified" Haunted Mansion. It was also fun meeting the villains, and just doing the other normal Disneyland stuff. We had also never been to California Adventure, so we enjoyed experiencing that for the first time together. One of the best parts of the trip was seeing "The Wonderful World of Color", which is a night time show done at Paradise pier where jets of water are shot hundreds of feet in the air and then colors and images are projected onto them. It was truly magical!!!

First stop of the day... It's a Small World

Can I conquer this enormous corn dog? I did, and it was awesome.

Haunted Mansion

My prince charming and me.

If He can't pull it out, no one can!

So that was day 1! I was going to just upload all the pics, but Blogger won't let me do anymore for some reason. Something to look forward to next time!

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Some pictures of the kids hanging out together this summer.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Starting over. AGAIN.

Potty training Henry. Take 5. (or maybe 6? I don't know, I've lost count.)

Since using a chart almost worked last time, I thought I'd apply the same principal, but make it a little more fun and exciting. First he'll have to traverse the Lone Potty Wilderness. then he'll pass through Underoo Forest on his way to the Land of Flushing Waters.

Hopefully he'll be potty trained by the time he arrives at the giant Woody doll, which will be his prize. Last time we got through the whole chart and he was no where NEAR ready to ditch the diapers. I'm talking an accident EVERY TIME we tried underwear, and usually within the first 10 minutes of putting them on. Everybody cross your fingers!!!

Back to school!

MaryEllen went back to school and is THRILLED to be a first grader! As she says, "First graders are number 1!!!!!! Get it? Because of the 1?" She is doing great in her 1st / 2nd grade split class, and is one of only 6 1st graders. We absolutely love her teacher, and are so excited for what is sure to be a great year!

We made these little mini apple cupcakes for her teacher on the first day. There's nothing wrong with kissing a little butt at the start of the year!

One of MaryEllen's best friends Haley, is in her class. I knew this seating arrangement wouldn't last long. Mrs. Andrews moved them before the end of the day.

First grader desk!!!