Sunday, August 10, 2008
Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a pirate's life for me!
Wow, that was a long trip!! Not really, I only wish we could have been at Disney World that long! We have actually been home for 3 weeks now- I am just so bad at keeping up with this blogging thing! I had so many pictures that I knew it would take me forever to upload them all and make the slideshow (which it did) and I just kept putting it off. Anyway, we had such a great time on our trip! In the two weeks we were gone, we packed in more activities than I think we've done the whole rest of the summer! The boys loved it all- the 4th of July carnival in Georgia at Aunt Sharon's club, the Tampa Devil Rays game, Christmas in July at Nonnie & Poppy's house, the dinosaur exhibit and IMAX movie at MOSI (although a little scary!), the beach, Downtown Disney (in the rain), and of course the Magic Kingdom, which proved to be just as magical to them as I hoped it would be. Even though Eli and Cooper only stayed for about 4 hours, and maybe went on 4 rides, they still talk about it every day. Eli had gotten a horrible cough and ear infection the night before and woke us all up about every hour, so Jonathan's parents took he and Cooper back to the hotel to get a good nap in the afternoon and just ended up staying in for the rest of the day. That gave Jonathan and I a chance to do a lot with Silas that we wouldn't have done with Eli and Cooper there, and we really had fun with him. For a kid who complains about alot, he never complained once and was so happy the whole day. We didn't leave the park until 11:45 and he fell asleep as soon as we got his seatbelt buckled. What a great day! We miss it already. I wish we could go back every year, like I did at summer camp when I was growing up, but I'm not sure that will work out! I got a CD while we were there that has all the theme music that is played in the park, and the boys ask to listen to it at least 3 times a day and dance around the living room. Eli loves It's a Small World, and runs around screaming "Pixie Dust!! Mommy, they said pixie dust!!" every time a song mentions it. Silas loves the creepy Haunted Mansion music and likes to chase Eli and Cooper around trying to scare them while it's playing, and loves the Pirates of the Caribbean music. It's in my head all day long! And I think in theirs too. Eli and Cooper's Bible class teacher told me Wednesday night that she was talking about Shadrach, Meshak and Abednego having a special place in God's kingdom and Eli piped up when he heard the word "kingdom". "Kingdom? We went to the Magic Kingdom! Disney World!!", he exclaimed. Then he kept singing "It's a Small World" the rest of class.
We have been busy since we've been home. The week after we got back Jonathan took off a few days and we worked on Eli and Cooper's new big boy room. We painted walls, furniture, and canvases all week. They got twin beds (thanks to Uncle Andy and Aunt Vicki!) with robot sheets and Jonathan painted each of them a huge canvas with their own robot on each. They love it all and are proud to show it off to any visitors. Cooper fell out of bed on the 2nd and 3rd nights, but no bumps in the middle of the night since then. They are acutally calmer in their beds than they were in their cribs somehow. I was worried that we'd been replaying scenes of "Super Nanny" every night, but they have done great about staying in bed so far. I'll have to post pictures of the room when we get the finishing touches done.
Eli is doing great, still pooping on the potty at least twice a day. We have turned it into movie time, so it's kind of a long ordeal after breakfast and dinner, but it helps him relax to just sit there and watch something (not a whole movie every time!) which makes it go smoother for all of us! He feels good and we are so happy that he is working! Praise the good Lord for working bowels!!
That's what we have been up to lately. I'll try to do better about blogging this week!
Posted by JONATHAN and SHAWNA at 10:02 PM
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It was great to see pics of your trip! You all are so darn cute.... :) Thanks for being a great friend and a wonderful neighbor...I'm really blessed to have you in my life. Keep on bloggin....!
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