Saturday, October 29, 2011

Visit with family

One of my favorite things about living "in" Orlando is that we get lots of visitors because of our proximity to Disney (um, Meredith, I'm looking at you!!) My cousin, Shannon, her husband, Marc, and daughter, Eden, were in town this week for a vacation and Disney trip.  We got to spend a day with them at Magic Kingdom which was lots of fun, then they came and hung out with us on their last day in town.  It was SO nice seeing them, we've gotten to visit a little more than usual this year and thats been really nice!

Shannon, Nolan, Ryan and Eden on the teacups

I really thought I was going to regret this purchase since he was wearing a WHITE shirt.  He got none of it on his shirt at all.  Probably had something to do with the fact that he ate it in about 7 seconds.

SO tired!

About 10 minutes after Parker fell asleep, Nolan followed

Who gives their kid a huge lollipop like this at 9:30 PM?

So late . . .

Nolan, Gaga/Auntie Jane, Parker and Eden playing

She is such a cutie!

Parker was really just interested in the mulch

She ran up the slide and down the stairs.  Nolan was like "what?????"

It was hot and the kids were thirsty.  Sadly for Shannon, Marc and Eden after a day in the hot sun their flight was delayed due to snow in Boston.


This was not initiated by the adults, they did it on their own!


Ok, this WAS initiated by the adults, but still so freakin' cute.  Eden and Nolan played SO good together.  She was really tolerant of his 3 year old boy ways.  Before they left Eden asked me if she could have a play date with Nolan soon and the next day Nolan kept saying "Eden is my friend." It was such a nice visit and we can't wait to see them again! 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Harvest Festival

Or, as Nolan calls it, "The Harvest Fegetable."

Walking to the festival the first night

Parker and Gaga on the carousel

Erin and Sari with Gracie and Parker

Erin, Gracie, Nolan and Ryan in the bear's tummy!

Its nice to have a Gaga at these things to carry the 25lb baby around . . .

Ferris wheel

The kids on he train . . .  Jake and Parker in the back, Gracie and Nolan in the front

Enjoying the train

Fun fair food

Nolan was not interested in riding a horsey on he carousel . . .  only the sled

Parker and Jake and their italian ices

Nolan's italian ice covered face . . .  It was much much worse the next night

Day Two . . .

Ball pit

Ball pit fun

Victoria and Baby Cooper

Erin "had to" climb in the ball pit to "help."

Brock on missing shoe alert

Wait, she actually did have to climb in . . .  Nolan would NOT go up the rode ladder without some assistance.

Parker and Dada

Ellie and Mama

She is bartering for a kiss. 

Happy Baby.

Getting ready to ride the ferris wheel.  Nolan decided after Gracie rode it that he wanted to try.  I did not feel up for this at all considering that I HATE ferris wheels.  So Erin was all, "I got this!" The second she stepped off the ferris wheel she looked at me and said "I totally forgot I am afraid of heights." Way to take one for the team!

Parker and Dada, Ellie and Dada

They wanted to ride the ferris wheel again . . .  Instead they got to go in the ball pit again and get italian ices.  I think it was a fair trade.

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Cruise . . .

It was a blast, we got home a week and a half ago and I am still exhausted . . .

The Girls: Sari, Erin, me and Melissa

The Guys: Brent, Brock, Ryan and Justin (Much better picture.  You can tell one of the girls took it!)

Me and Ryan

Justin and Melissa

Brock and Sari

Brent and Erin

The Atlantis resort

Beautiful beach!

Nassau at night

The view from our balcony.

I'm pretty sure I could go on a cruise once a month . . .