Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Disney 2009 - day one

We flew out of Chicago early Sunday morning dressed in pants and sweatshirts and curled up in blankets.  We landed in Orlando and could feel the heat and humidity as soon as we stepped off of the plane.  We arrived to our resort, The Disney Polynesian.  The resort was amazing and we felt as if EVERYTHING was taken care of by Disney.  We were going to be celebrating Olivia's birthday that week and they gave Olivia her birthday button to wear all week.  Every cast member throughout the rest of the trip made it a point to tell Olivia Happy Birthday which made her feel like such a princess.  In addition to this, she got a cupcake with every sit down meal and they would sing happy birthday to her and she blew out her candle.

After taking a brief rest in our hotel, we got ready and went to Magic Kingdom.  Upon our arrival, this is what we saw

The Disney Castle with a beautiful rainbow to the right of it.  I honestly had tears in my eyes as I walked down Main Street USA.  I was completely amazed at the details that go into the store fronts, streets and costumes - it's just such a magical place!

We got to enjoy the "Celebrate" parade on Main Street USA and Olivia and Brian danced in the streets with the cast members.  Disney definitely knows how to put together an awesome parade!   After the parade we went to dinner at the Liberty Tree Tavern where Olivia was treated to her first happy birthday song and birthday cupcake and candle.  After dinner we were captivated by the most magical fireworks show in front of Cinderella's Castle.  After the show, I was ready to go enjoy some rides and stay up really late - the park was open that night until 11PM, but Olivia was tuckered out by 10 and requesting to go back to the hotel so she could go to sleep.

Monday, October 19, 2009


We had an amazing trip to Disney last week, it was both of our kids first trip to Disney and the first trip for Brian and I since we were children.  The trip was magical in every way and we had the best time.  We also celebrated Olivia's 5th birthday while we were there.  I plan on posting a lot of pics from our trip, but today I just wanted to post one special picture, in memory of our baby Jesse

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I love when kids fall asleep while eating!

Not so sure why I like it so much, but there's just something so cute about watching a child fall asleep while eating.  Both of my kids LOVE their sleep and they LOVE their beds.  Outside of their beds and the car they rarely fall asleep anywhere - once they're tired they usually ASK for bed.
A couple weeks ago we went to a summer festival and got home pretty late.  I was feeding Jack his cereal before putting him to bed and he was soooooo tired.  He started rubbing his little eyes and I knew I had to grab the camera...I couldn't miss this POSSIBLE once in a lifetime photo shoot.

It always ends with a head-nod that wakes you up...this is as his head was falling!

Sometimes it's the little things in life that bring us the most joy!