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Mar
2015
04

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20150304-DSC_325420150303-DSC_3177Kaden / He’s so happy outside.

Alia / naptime. It’s what rats nest are made of.

Magic Kingdom

Mar
2015
01

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20150226-DSC_2492We went to Disney this week while Landon’s mom was in town. It was a really fun day!
20150226-DSC_2510 Alia thought it was so neat to sit in a teacup.20150226-DSC_2525 She wasn’t so sure about the Barnstormer.20150226-DSC_2629 K has always loved the train, and Alia wanted to ride the “choo choo” too.20150226-DSC_2644 20150226-DSC_2647 20150226-DSC_2663 The kids got to talk with Mickey, that was pretty cool! He even asked them to do the Hot Dog dance with him.20150226-DSC_268620150226-DSC_2688Waiting for the castle show. Kaden is really into timers.20150226-DSC_2697Kaden 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 ;)20150226-DSC_2710Alia 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.20150226-DSC_2738Of course, Mickey & his pals saved the day.20150226-DSC_2739We 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.20150226-DSC_275320150226-DSC_276220150226-DSC_276820150226-DSC_278520150226-DSC_279320150226-DSC_281220150226-DSC_2824Mickey turkey meatloaf.20150226-DSC_282720150226-DSC_2813You could eat in the West Wing too.20150226-DSC_284620150226-DSC_286020150226-DSC_2879The details in new Fantasyland’s sidewalks are really fun. Kaden loved the peanut shells in line for Dumbo.20150226-DSC_287320150226-DSC_288020150226-DSC_289520150226-DSC_2993We saw the Festival of Fantasy parade for the first time, it was a lot of fun.
20150226-DSC_298120150226-DSC_300020150226-DSC_301420150226-DSC_3017Alia was very happy to see Elsa & Anna.20150226-DSC_302320150226-DSC_302620150226-DSC_303320150226-DSC_301620150226-DSC_3039Landon’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?!20150226-DSC_305520150226-DSC_306320150226-DSC_307920150226-DSC_3098

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Feb
2015
25

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Kaden / he plays Legos all day, every day.

Alia / swiping strawberries I was chopping for a salad.

 

7/52

Feb
2015
18

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20150218-DSC_174920150218-DSC_1744Shopping 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 :)

Valentine’s Day

Feb
2015
15

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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.

20150214-DSC_1421 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.20150214-DSC_1436 20150214-DSC_143220150214-DSC_144620150214-DSC_150320150214-DSC_1466I 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.20150214-DSC_1452 Kaden picked out these flowers for me and Alia at the store. He said he chose them because they would match her nightgown <320150214-DSC_1457 Mommy & Daddy’s breakfast. We only buy donuts once a year, and it’s for Valentine’s Day. They were pretty good.20150214-DSC_148420150214-DSC_1517 20150214-DSC_1519 20150214-DSC_1513 20150214-DSC_1556 20150214-DSC_1546The deer stopped by to say hello.20150214-DSC_1539 20150214-DSC_1575The babies went to play at Mimi & Papa’s while Landon & I went out to lunch.20150214-DSC_158820150214-DSC_159320150214-DSC_160120150214-DSC_160520150214-DSC_1609After 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 (boygirl) are so cool! Kaden & Alia have done them at least 10 times already.20150214-DSC_162120150214-DSC_1623Then the family came over after dinner for dessert.20150214-DSC_1626Whenever a good song comes on it’s either “dance party!” or they run to get the little guitar and play along. 20150214-DSC_162920150214-DSC_165220150214-DSC_164120150214-DSC_165920150214-DSC_1656I made these chocolate lava cakes. The Pioneer Woman has never let me down.20150214-DSC_165520150214-DSC_1682And shortbread cookies/berries for the babes.20150214-DSC_166120150214-DSC_168420150214-DSC_168820150214-DSC_170720150214-DSC_1710Landon 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.”20150214-DSC_1713