Monday, June 30, 2014

Florida/DisneyWorld Part 1

I'll break these into a couple different posts as not to overload you with pictures. Plus I only get a few minutes here and there to get on the computer. 

Our flight left super early in the morning, so early in fact we decided to stay at hotel near the airport and take a shuttle to the airport to get an extra two hours of sleep. The girls did great despite having to get up at 4 am. Thankfully both flights were uneventful but it was a long day and almost 8 pm before we got to the rental house in Orlando. 

Laureli fell asleep right away on the flight

Claire was too excited to sleep

Day 1 DISNEY!! 
Waiting for the trams to take us into the park

Carousel first thing. Check

It was hot and humid. Almost 90 degrees everyday with 60%+ humidity and it rain every afternoon for a hour or so. It was a really warm rain and almost felt refreshing. We felt like the only people at the park without ponchos. Go Oregonians! 

Selfie time while we wait for the rain to pass
Waiting out a thunderstorm


My flash was a little bright. "Arrg" she's a pirate

Checking out the show from the best seat in the house
PRINCESSES!! Claire's favorite part. The whole reason she came. The good part is we met three (Rapunzel, Cinderella and Ariel) and saw three more (Aurora, Snow White and Tiana). The bad part was that the line to meet Anna and Elsa from Frozen was 4+ hours. Way too long for this mama! Our plan B was to see them in the parade but it was cancelled due to the thunderstorms. Guess we will just have to go back :)

Cinderella's glass slipper
Claire was completely enamored with them. The smile on her face brought tears to my eyes. Literally! I got teary watching her talk with them. Her face just light up. It made the hour long (we felt fortunate that it was only a hour) wait in line totally worth it.

In case you were wondering Laureli did not care for the princesses, was actually a little scared and buried her face in Dave's shoulder. Just like big sister the first time she met them. Just one more reason to go back!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Goodbye Preschool

Claire's last day of Preschool was today. We've had an AMAZING teacher these last two years with Mrs. Davis and our school is wonderful. Claire has grown and learned sooo much over this last year.

She looks so grown up here

Aaaahhh! Too Cute!

Mrs Davis and Claire

Claire and her friend Sofia at their promotion night

Silly faces

So proud of her!
At the end of the year Mrs Davis present each child with a "Fruit of the Spirit" Award. Claire received discernment. I must admit I had to look it up to to fully understand what she was trying to say about Claire. I think it pretty fabulous and spot on for her. 

 discernment |diˈsərnmənt|nounthe ability to judge well

This is our teacher gift this year. Thank you Pinterest and Etsy

Pictures from the first day of school (AKA the mug shot)

Kindergarten here we come!!

Monday, June 2, 2014


I found some more garden pictures on my real camera. It shows it more in the building stages.

Pots for all the tomatoes
He went a little over board with the seeds