December 27, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Well hello there!  Merry Christmas!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday full of family and love!  We had a wonderful holiday - you can't get better than an almost-6-year old and a two year old at Christmas.  There was a LOT OF SQUEALING and children jumping up and down with excitement and happiness.  And that twinkle in their eyes that the day was indeed magical for them!  It started with tracking Santa on Christmas Eve day (thanks Charlie!!) then carried thru right up until bedtime Christmas night!

I purchased ROCKB*AND for my hubby.  What a great great great game.  We've already had a ton of fun playing it and doing the songs!  I apparently ROCK at vocals and score something like 92% each time (you need to be able to follow well for vocal and it doesn't rate your ACTUAL SOUND, just that your voice is starting/stopping at the right parts, you're holding notes long enough and inflecting your voice correctly.  Which is good, because I SOUND like a dying cat!)... anyway, if you are at all into video games, I highly suggest this one for family fun!

December 17, 2007

post office

 do you want to know WHY packages don't get where they're going when shipped via US Mail?  Because post offices, LIKE MINE,  do not open until 11:30.  Are you freaking kidding me?

I got all three kids to the door when I read the sign.  It's freezing, all three kids are cold and now we have to come back freaking later???

December 10, 2007

just ... wow.

I did not know Disney could be so wonderful.  If you've ever seen your own children's faces light up out of sheer amazement, wonder, joy or happiness, it is amazing.  And wonderful.  And worth every painful minute of hauling a toddler, a baby, and a young child around Disney (which is no small feat).

There was...

* fear.  BabyT was TERRIFIED of the characters for the first NINE DAYS we were at Disney.  On the afternoon of day 10, he started to LOVE LOVE LOVE them.  Seriously.  He freaked so bad at one point, he threw up.  Hubby had to leave more than 1 character meal because BabyT couldn't be within EYESIGHT of a character or the Cast Members that protect them.

* pure happiness and delight.  We saw this at different times on the faces of all three children (BabyJ LOVES LOVES LOVES all characters and tries to eat them).

* falling.  I tripped while holding BabyJ and landed on the concrete.  She didn't get a scratch but I was a bloody mess.

* new restaurants!  We discovered many new secret places to eat that we had not been to in 11 years worth of trips to Disney!

* shopping!  MAN the shopping!

* Disney Dining Plan!  Man is this the money saving food generating way to go!  We got way too much food on our plan, more than we could ever eat and it was all included!

* new resorts!  We saw the Boardwalk resort for the first time and I think I'm lobbying to stay there next December.

* did I say food?  We ate ate and ate.  There was no way anything we could eat could keep up w/the energy we were expending carrying the kiddies around.

All in all, ALL FIVE of us had a fabulous time and it was worth every penny, every scrape, and every bead of sweat and more!

December 07, 2007