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Week 8 (February 19-25): A “Magical” Week

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Caption this!


We were lucky enough to take the kids to Florida during their winter break.  We had fun visiting with Pop Pop and Mom mom and cousins.  The highlight of the trip was going to Disney! We all had such a good time and had a fair amount of pictures taken.  The photos from the fast moving attractions are the best and there were a few of all of us smiling and looking in the same direction but this one is my favorite!!!

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Weeks 3 & 4 (January 12th-18th & January 19th-25): Oh Oh Oh It’s Magic

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Yup. It’s a two-fer. Two weeks rolled into one post. With few words but lots of pictures.

All dressed up and can't wait to go! Our first morning in Florida!

All dressed up and can’t wait to go! Our first morning in Florida!

Liam and Jeff smile for the camera while getting ready to soar on Dumbo.

Liam and Jeff smile for the camera while getting ready to soar on Dumbo.

Caroline and her first Prince Charming

Caroline and her first Prince Charming

She might have been looking for a job with this guy at Legoland!

Caroline and the Pizza Maker at Legoland! She might have been looking for a job!

Giddy up!  Loving those smiles!

Giddy up! Loving those smiles!

Liam invades this Lego kid's space!

Liam invades this Lego kid’s space!

Liam and Pop pop buddy up for a Lego safari.

Liam and Pop pop buddy up for a Lego safari.

They weren't sure who Alice & the White Rabbit were, but both were thrilled to get some character autographs.

They weren’t sure who Alice & the White Rabbit were, but both were thrilled to get some character autographs.

In awe at the Disney Jr. puppet show.  Yes, her jaw dropped when she saw Doc McStuffins.

In awe at the Disney Jr. puppet show. Yes, her jaw dropped when she saw Doc McStuffins.

Only one caption seems appropriate here: Luke, I am you father! Some day he'll understand why we were laughing.

Only one caption seems appropriate here: Luke, I am you father! Some day he’ll understand why we were laughing. He’s just too cute!

It's a whole new world...on Aladdin's Carpet Ride!

It’s a whole new world…on Aladdin’s Carpet Ride!

Week 7: (February 12-18) A Whole New World of Firsts

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Disney on Ice: First Big Show

When the children were very little, I was good about keeping track of their “firsts.” First time Caroline ate peas. First time Liam went on an airplane. First steps. First haircut. First words. Every week had multiple firsts for me to write on the calendars hanging in their rooms. They are hitting new milestones all the time but they don’t seem to come be coming in such a rapid succession as they did during the first year of their lives.

These days, when I go to document a new experience on their calendars, it’s often the only new thing all month. But when I take a moment to reflect on just exactly what’s new, it’s pretty amazing. First time Caroline dressed her self, from head to toe, without a lick of help. The first night Liam went to bed without a diaper and woke up dry. First time playing at a friend’s house without Mom or Dad standing by.

Yesterday’s new first was the “Big Show” as we called it all week. Disney on Ice at the Verizon Center in D.C. We had prepped the kids about what an ice show was but they were blown away by the actual event. Caroline was on the edge of her seat the whole time, mouth hung open and hands ready to clap. Liam was awe struck and a little bit frightened (think Beauty & the Beast). To quote the Fresh Beat Band, “we had a great day, the very best day.”

I recognize that the firsts that will come at them in the future will make me cry more than “ate sweet pototos” ever could…. before long these little munchkins will have the first day of kindergarten, first sleepover, and <gasp> first kiss—which will probably be followed by Jeff’s first heart attack!