Disney World pt. 6

Sunday was our last day at the "Happiest Place on Earth."  We had to be ready for Magical Express by 4:30 so we didn't get to spend the entire day in Animal Kingdom. We did start the day early so we could get the most time as possible inside the park!


Sis was really not feeling well by the time we got back to the resort. We put both kids in their pj's since the flight wasn't until 7:40pm. She fell asleep while at Animal Kingdom and MIGHT have been awake a total of 1 hour that evening then slept through the night.

Talk about a rude awakening...falling asleep at Disney and waking back up in good ol'MO. ;/ You can imagine how well that went over Monday morning for the 3 year old. Thankfully Monday started Wyatt's Spring Break so we had all week to enjoy him being off school.


*Wyatt was asleep before take off as well...


We had a great time and can't wait for our next trip!! Great memories!!! 

Disney World pt. 5

I will finish our Disney trip...;) I wanted to post a few in between for the non-Disney (as if there is such a thing) people. Ha ha! I also didn't want to get too far behind on our every day events. 

Our 3rd morning at the parks we headed to Hollywood Studios. We had breakfast at Hollywood and Vine. We had never eaten at this character dining so it was all new to the kids, and us! ;) It's all the Disney Jr. characters so SUPER fun for sure. I don't know if Sloane is looking at the camera in any of the pictures...she LOVED these characters. *I can't find the group shot with Handy Manny 





After breakfast the boys headed one way and the girls the other...look what we found!!! The actual Cinderella coach that was used in the movie. It was so fun to have our picture by it. We each got to hold the glass slipper as well. So fun!


We rode Tower of Terror with Wyatt...I couldn't believe he rode it. Again, he had no fear when it came to the rides. Sometime he was a little uneasy but totally up for it...It was so fun!!! He was so proud of himself when we got off  the ride, we were so proud too! He wanted a picture with us in front of the ride. ;) 


We met back and couldn't wait to ride Midway Mania. This is one of Wyatt's favorite rides. It is my favorite ride, totally worth the *fastpass* wait! ;)



We had early dinner reservations at T-Rex restaurant in Downtown Disney. We took the long way there with a shuttle and "boardwalk" walk to kill some time. We showed Wyatt and Sloane where we have stayed before...it's amazing what Wyatt remembers from his past trips even though he was so small. Just affirms just because he was small he remembers the fun times! To blah to waiting on fun family vacations until they are old...LOL! I love that there is still SO MUCH MAGIC for them at this age!

Last time we missed out on T-Rex due to a little uneasiness from Wyatt...he had Cruz with him this time and enjoyed it! They built their new Lego's at the table without a care in the world. ;0


Insta-dump

I can't believe it's been 10 days since I posted...WOW! It's been a crazy, but fun 10 days. I need to do an "Insta-dump" to the blog to be sure the random, but amazing, pictures make it to the blog book/journal.

This girl...I love my MWF mornings with just her. The 1 on 1 time is pretty awesome! As you can tell she loves the time too! 

 We still get some Tuesdays with Eesie and we LOVE them so much!!! I don't know who loves them more...me or the kids!?!?!? 


 I let her paint her own "thumb toe." Ya, it didn't go over well for me. ;/ I left it and told her she did GREAT! That won't happen again for a while...LOL! 


This kid continues to amaze me! He loves his Taekwondo so much. Since this blue stripe promotion has now promoted to the red stripe. We are taking 8 weeks off to enjoy tee ball...and will start back next session! 



A little mid-kitchen remodel picture. ;) 


A random Monday off school and the 1st day back wearing Cards gear. (Since they have a Daddy that doesn't wear teams apparel if it's not "in season.') 


Tee ball started...and he LOVES it!!! He is playing for school this year. It's so fun to see him with his friends. 

No words...


Again...no words....


Too big, too fast....


Another cavity free dentist appt. ;) 


The kids and I enjoyed an afternoon at the zoo before Aunt Kiki's wedding weekend...a few weeks ago. 
 This girl and her love for all things dance/gymnastics! I can't wait to see her blossom in her own little way! 



We are going to FL with my family in less than 24 days!!! Ya baby!!! 


"Mom, here is a flower for you. When you miss me you can just look at it and think of me." -Wyatt 


They get 3 pitches from the coach and if they don't get a him they get the tee....he jacked the 2nd pitch FROM THE COACH. I am pretty sure he was still smiling by the time he made it to home plate. 

Pink Flamingo 3rd B-day

A few weeks ago we celebrated Sloane's birthday at Jolly Jumps. We had a party there last year and loved it. They are so helpful and kind! It's so easy and the kids have a BLAST. It didn't take much thought on where to have the party this year.

Sis wanted a "pink mingo" (pink flamingo) party. The party time was 10 am so we decided on a donuts and milk menu. It worked out perfect! The cute suckers were from Oriental Trading. I love that place! ;) I was able to order some really cute wrapping paper from Amazon to add some polka dots too!


I am so happy I was able to have a few local friends help me with the small details. The flamingo vinyls were so fun to have to add extra cuteness. GB Designs created those for me. ;)

Sloane's shirt is from my favorite lady Shawn at A Cute Little Gift!! She puts Sloane's "name" on everything for me. She is amazing. She comes up with the most fun designs too.




The dreaded picky eater...

Getting everyone to sit down and eat the same meal is a chore around here. I grew up with family dinner, on the table, cooked from scratch by my mom, every night. It was a BIG deal! My friends still talk about the Curtis dinner table. "What's said at the table stays at the table," right?!?!? ;) I always knew I wanted that for my own children. It wasn't until I had my own I would learn how hard that really was...

Mark doesn't get home until after bedtime 2 nights a week so we really try to make sit down dinners a part of our routine the other nights. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't-it's give and take right?!?! On the nights where I am just feeding the kids, since I wait to eat a "real meal" with Mark, I used to struggle to find something quick and easy but still healthy.

We also try to teach Wyatt and Sloane living a healthy lifestyle isn't all about what food you eat, even though it does play in important part! We have a few different ways we do that at our house!

1. My kids LOVE all things dairy. We watch their dairy intake very carefully but have found there are a few items that are a MUST have on our grocery list. The CHOBANI Champion Tubes are on that list! We have tried most of the flavors but my kids enjoys the Jammin Strawberry the BEST!


There are quite a few restaurants who serve these tubes with their kid's meal and the kids LOVE it! There is even options for the super "little" now as well! Chobani tots looks amazing!

2. Stay active...we go play outside ALL THE TIME. We find ourselves at the pool in the summer almost every day! As they have gotten a little older sports have started as well. Another way is lead by example: we go on family bike rides and I also have them in the stroller while I run most of the time.

3. Keep them involved. I have found my kids love to eat anything they make. I love having them in the kitchen with me so it's a win/win! We make healthy food and some fun treats as well! It's important for them to learn the difference. All is great in moderation.

I know as time passes this list will need to be adjusted but for now these are a few things that work great for us! If you are struggling now to find get your family healthy just take small steps. You will get there!

What would you do with an EXTRA $100?

The New Year has come and gone...for most of us our family budget is in full swing! We have a certain amount we spend at the grocery store as well as an amount we allot to spend on toiletry items. As far as myself is concerned I am good purchasing the items that are on sale...but for Mark he has certain items/brands that he needs to survive. ;)

With his line of work and his appearance he has to shave everyday...we found ourselves spending A LOT of money in razors. His skin is sensitive so we have to be careful what we purchase for him. After searching high and low for the best deal we stumbled across Dollar shave club online. We found we were going to save so much money as well as still be purchasing great quality razors! You can find all their great blades HERE.

The money we have saved allowed us to even gift subscriptions to some of the other great men in our family! DSC makes it so easy to sign up. It's easy to change your monthly shipment as well! Who doesn't enjoy saving $$!!!

What I would do with an EXTRA $100? It's such a tough question...from the mom stand point I want to run out to the nearest Old Navy and/or Gap to purchase the kids some new summer clothes. But if I was forced to spend it ALL ON ME...there are a few items I have my eye on next time I get that extra $100. ;)


I love a good mani/pedi but can't seem to justify it these days. I used to go all the time!  By the time I get a sitter and head to the salon I am already feeling guilty. I would be nice to be pampered and not worry about that bill at the end. ;) 

With $100 I could also purchase some new skin care items I have been looking into...I know it's better for my skin but it's a little hard to take the plunge and change my routine. 

I am SO READY for summer. We love the pool and spend lots of days each week there. I would love to shop the new Victoria's Secret catalog for a swim suit. 

How would you spend an extra $100? 

Lego Fest

A few weeks ago we took the kids to LEGO Fest. It was a BLAST! We purchased the tickets forever ago and kept it a secret. It was a ticketed event and was sold out pretty quick. I knew it would be crowded but because it was ticketed they were able to control the people. It was nice! We told them after we got there and they were SO EXCITED!!! (Mark and I were pretty excited too. ;)


There was literally a pike of legos for the kids to play in...it kinda freaked me out a bit...I just wanted bleach wipes. Ha ha! There was a lot of characters and animals built from LEGOs. The kids were able to create a design on a square and add it to the wall.


Mark and Wyatt attended a presentation of a Master Builder. There are only 8 in the country...isn't that crazy?!?! There were 2 at the event...so fun! Wyatt LOVED every second of the presentation. Thanks to his dad he enjoys things like that. ;) Ha ha!

We had a great family day! If you ever get the chance to attend a LEGO fest it was a blast. It would be for all ages and they had lots of stuff for girls as well!