Alia / naptime. It’s what rats nest are made of.
We went to Disney this week while Landon’s mom was in town. It was a really fun day!
Alia thought it was so neat to sit in a teacup. She wasn’t so sure about the Barnstormer. K has always loved the train, and Alia wanted to ride the “choo choo” too. The kids got to talk with Mickey, that was pretty cool! He even asked them to do the Hot Dog dance with him.Waiting for the castle show. Kaden is really into timers.Kaden has such a strong sense of justice, he was so mad when Maleficent came out & said no one believes in dreams. He cupped his hands around his mouth and yelled out “dreams come true” with all the gusto he could ;)Alia was shocked and terrified to see Maleficent. When she appeared in the cloud of smoke Alia gasped and covered her mouth before she buried her face into me until Maleficent left.Of course, Mickey & his pals saved the day.We got to eat at Beast’s castle, it is so impressive. And they take reservations for lunch now, even though it’s counter service, which was really nice to not stand in the huge line.Mickey turkey meatloaf.You could eat in the West Wing too.The details in new Fantasyland’s sidewalks are really fun. Kaden loved the peanut shells in line for Dumbo.We saw the Festival of Fantasy parade for the first time, it was a lot of fun.
Alia was very happy to see Elsa & Anna.Landon’s mom was talking about how the fairies weren’t walking, they were like floating, and how did they do that. Landon was about to say something when Kaden yelled out “They can fly! Haven’t you seen the movie?!“
Kaden / he plays Legos all day, every day.
Alia / swiping strawberries I was chopping for a salad.
Shopping at Whole Foods this morning. Their favorite part is the “kids club snack”. Kaden likes to ride in Mimi’s cart and has since he was two (Mimi’s considering whether that is the right type of flour for cupcakes.) Alia was happy to go along with me today when I told her we’d be picking up my birthday cake from the bakery :)
We had a really fun Valentine’s Day. With donuts and dancing and Ed Sheeran and long naps and lots of cards and family and hearts and giggles and cuddles. It was really nice.
The kids got their little presents from Daddy when they first got up and were jumping up and down excited about them. They played with their new Legos while daddy made their heart shaped breakfast sandwiches. I got Landon a glass tumbler he’s been wanting from Sbux & pb cups (his favorite). He got me Ed Sheeran’s new cd, and it is really good. I knew Thinking Out Loud was good, but the rest is fantastic too. Have you heard Afire Love? It’s about his grandfather with Alzheimer’s and is one of the sweetest love songs/stories, and great music too. Ed Sheeran is my new favorite. Kaden picked out these flowers for me and Alia at the store. He said he chose them because they would match her nightgown <3 Mommy & Daddy’s breakfast. We only buy donuts once a year, and it’s for Valentine’s Day. They were pretty good. The deer stopped by to say hello. The babies went to play at Mimi & Papa’s while Landon & I went out to lunch.After Alia and I napped the whole afternoon, the kids got the puzzles I picked out for them. (Daddy always buys them toys, I always buy them educational stuff. But it’s so fun!) These puzzles (boy / girl) are so cool! Kaden & Alia have done them at least 10 times already.Then the family came over after dinner for dessert.Whenever a good song comes on it’s either “dance party!” or they run to get the little guitar and play along. I made these chocolate lava cakes. The Pioneer Woman has never let me down.And shortbread cookies/berries for the babes.Landon made Alia the little “Fly to the Moon” card. It’s from a song he wrote about & sings to her and all day yesterday she was hollering it out, “FLYYYYYYYY to the moooooon.”