Monday, December 29, 2008

Dinner Compliment

My timetable for dinner this evening was based around a good commute for Tim. The fact that his commute was twice as long as I anticipated led to Issac and I eating before he got home.

So, Issac is devouring my famous Campbell's Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole, [keep in mind that for lunch, Isaac was not fond of my meatloaf leftovers and pretty much only had mashed potatoes], when out of nowhere he stops eating, looks at me and says "Good job, Momma". I got a good giggle and feel good moment to remember. He wouldn't touch my meatloaf that required basil, pinenuts, and a host of other gourmet ingredients (as gourmet as meatloaf can get), but I got a "thumbs up" on the 5 minute-throw together meal.

Don't you think Campell's needs to buy my story for a good commercial? Note to Campbell's: this story is copyrighted!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Jingle Bells

If you were wondering, we went this afternoon to get a fresh haircut!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Day 2: Animal Kingdom

Well, day two started early with Issac waking up at 6am after sleeping a full night in a king-sized bed all to himself. We arrived at the Animal Kingdom first thing and headed straight to the Safari in the back of the park. We were able to ride this twice during the day due to the small lines. The animals were on their best behavior and we saw everything!

The Lion King Show was excellent and the Finding Nemo Musical came at Isaac's nap time, so he fell asleep for a good hour or so.

Spending the day with our families was also very special. We were glad to have Unlce Todd, Nana, Aunt Sarah, and Grandma on board. The day was a super sucess!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mission Disney Accomplished

Well, we did it! We brought our firstborn to the Walt Disney World Resort Magic Kingdom. We could not have been more pleased with how the day went and how much Isaac enjoyed himself.
We arrived first thing in the morning when it was surprisingly cold outside. Probably in the 40's. We took the steam boat over to the gate and got inside as soon as we could. Main Street USA provided some much needed refuge from the wind and while some people in our party used the potty, Isaac and I enjoyed the first show in the park. The performers rode in on a horse-drawn carriage.
I am so glad I snatched a blanket out of the car before we took the tram ride to the ticket counter. Isaac would've been way too cold had I not. As it was, his lips started turning blue on the boat ride.

The park had the perfect amount of people in it. Enough to confirm you were at Disney World, but not make the lines longer that 5-10 minutes to wait for each ride. Grandpa was very happy about this AND the weather.

We caught all the age appropriate rides at perfect times (not in order): Country Bear Jamboree, Small World, Jungle Cruise (a little scary for the little guy), the Tiki Room, Peter Pan's Flight, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, the people mover (Tomorrowland Transit Authority ), and Cindarella's Golden Carrousel. Isaac's favorite item on the agenda was playing in Pooh's Playful Spot...a perfect place for little ones to run off a little steam. Isaac and Tim rode the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway and Isaac got his Official Speedway License. We took a siesta in the middle of the day to check in to our hotel. Isaac was asleep before we even got to the hotel (10 minute drive) and took a solid nap before we were back to the fun.

Grandma and Grandpa were convinced that we had to stay for an additional ticketed event after the park closed: "The Very Merry Christmas Party 2008". This was quite the spectacle of magic where the Castle was totally covered in lights, cookies and hot chocolate for everyone, and a Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade where it snowed on Main Street USA. The fireworks were SPECTACULAR if you are into that sort of thing, Isaac had a different idea of fun, so he got upset during the fireworks. Off to bed after a monorail and tram ride back to the car. If you can imagine, Isaac was in a trance of stimulation after such a day.

Tomorrow: The Animal Kingdom.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

All Dressed Up

We are traveling to Florida for various celebrations that require Isaac to have some new threads. Check them out!