Friday, January 16, 2015

Mommy & #1 Head to Hogwarts

For Christmas, Lee got #1 and me a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, FL! We got to go earlier this week and had so much fun!
Leaving the snow and ice behind!

Here's #1 at the airport and in our room. Since most of our vacations are to visit family, this is the first time he stayed in a hotel since he was two years old. He loved it. 

We got early admission to the park an hour before it opened for everyone else. 

We headed straight for the Harry Potter attractions! 






#1's favorite part was visiting Ollivander and getting his own wand!

His favorite ride was the Despicable Me ride, where we got turned into minions (and then turned back, thankfully).

Watching the parade

Visiting Jurassic Park was fun too!


#1 decided he wanted to be team Slytherin. They have a reputation for being the bad guys, so I wondered why, but he reminded me two Slytherins save Harry's life. I love when bad guys turn out to be good, and I guess #1 does too. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

This Week: Christmas

#3 got his holiday haircut!

#1 enjoyed singing with the kids' choir at church on Christmas Eve.

The boys enjoyed opening their gifts Christmas morning. 

Playing with Harry Potter Legos and watching a Harry Potter movie. 

Getting kisses in front of the Kisses.

Enjoying an unseasonably warm day.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

This Week: Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!


#1 working hard on typing his first report. He thought it was fun. At least the title and first sentences were fun!

Checking out the decorated tree.

By the light of the tree and the iPad.

We got to see #1 in his theatre production! He's Luke in The Homecoming.

Happy kiddo!

Monday, December 8, 2014

This Week: Dad's Birthday

Our school district gets the day off for the start of hunting season. Unfortunately for my school-loving boys, it comes after Thanksgiving break, so they feel like they've been out of school forever. #2's therapist came to the house and helped him stay busy and happy by working on the letter J.

Getting my good night kisses.

#1 finished the Harry Potter books and movies, so we played the Scene It? game as our "test." He loved it!

It's opening week for #1's latest play and he was exhausted from the late rehearsals. He's doing great though and Lee and I can't wait to see him!

Out to lunch to celebrate his birthday! 

He had both grills going to get ready for a few friends to come over.

I had to teach him how to put his hands in his pockets. It's cold waiting for the bus!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

This Week: Thanksgiving

The weather has been wild this week! One day it's sunny and warm and a couple days later we're getting snow. #3 is ready for whatever comes though. 

We thought this shirt was appropriate for him. 

 #1 got to watch the final two Harry Potter movies this week. He loved them!

 On one warm day, we got some work done outside.

We celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas with my parents and sister this week. It was so much fun! Happy to have #3 with us this year.