Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sentence of the Day- Christmas Best

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It's Christmastime and that means, "....all about the BASTE.... more butter...." (hee, hee! :-) Speaking of butter, we bake a lot of Christmas cookies around the holidays. Katy and I were doing just that, the other day, when she exclaimed, "Baking cookies is undeniably the BEST part of Christmas!!"

Baking, or eating Christmas cookies... I think she enjoys them both!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hook and Ladder (cont.)

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Firewomen Katy to the rescue!

Every year, since Katy was born, we've taken the time to bake and deliver Christmas cookies to our local fire station. Even in the small ways, we want help teach Katy to have a thankful heart and a giving nature.

The first year we did this, we delivered cookies to the downtown Concord station. Now that we live in Harrisburg, we deliver the cookies to the Harrisburg Fire station. Some years, we end up having to leave the cookies at the door because nobody is home. Other years- like this year- the firemen are all present and more than happy to give a tour of the trucks and station. Lil' Miss enjoyed walking around the trucks but was too shy to actually climb into the cab. However, I was proud of her for personally handing the cookies to the captain and saying in a clear voice, "Thank you for helping us!"

We are so thankful for the emergency response teams throughout the community that help to keep us safe!!

Disney Cruise Line, Very Merrytime Cruise- Then and Now

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Castaway Cay, Bahamas, December 2012

Castaway Cay, Bahamas, December 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Disney Cruise Line, Very Merrytime Cruise- Around the Ship

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"There was lots to do around the ship on our recent Disney Cruise Line, Very Merrytime Cruise."

"First off, we sailed away to a jammin', Disney Sail Away party- complete with streamers and music and Disney Characters!"

"Cheese! We are happy to be on vacation!!"

"Captain Mickey at the helm!"

"The kids' area, called Oceaner's Club, was my favorite part of the cruise. Here I am in Pixie Hollow, creating a fairy. Just like Tinkerbell!"

"On the first night, our servers folded up these funny napkin hats for us to try on. Daddy is Pluto and I am Princess Jasmine."

"Happy (belated) Birthday, Mommy!"


"Mommy, Daddy and I participated in the 'Anyone can cook' cooking series in the Oceaner's Lab. The theme of our cooking session was 'Sea is for Cookie.'"

"Chocolate face!"

"We enjoyed beautiful weather on Disney's own Island, Castaway Cay. I swam in the ocean and played in the sand."

"This was our first time sailing on the Disney Magic cruise ship."

"Mrs. Claus even made an appearance! She read us 'The Night Before Christmas' and told us all to be good little boys and girls."

"While everybody else got off the ship at Grand Cayman, I enjoyed the kiddie pool and splash pad (almost) all to myself!"

"24/7 ice cream is my kind of cruising! A big thumbs up!"

"Did you know that you can request princess bedsheets (opposed to plain white) while on a Disney Cruise?! You can!! I really enjoyed seeing all the different towel art animals our room host came up with, each night."

"Our servers, Gusti and Jaipthe were the BEST!! Every night, they had a plate of raw onions waiting for me, at dinnertime. Every night, Gusti brought me chocolate desserts. Yum!!"

"Whew!! Cruising is exhausting! I had so much fun!"

Disney Cruise Line, Very Merrytime Cruise- Discover Mexico

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"While on our recent Disney Cruise Line, Very Merrytime Cruise, we visited Cozumel, Mexico."

"We visited some ancient Mayan Ruins."

"We learned more about the Mayan culture."

"Mommy loves to take pictures... Cheese!!"

"Part of our excursion included a tequila tasting for the adults."

"While the adults tasted tequila, the kids tasted agave (a sweetener made from the same plant used to make tequila)."

"We ate lunch at Discover Mexico. The salsa and chips were yummy!"

"Daddy and I got a little silly, posing at Discover Mexico."

"Part of our lunchtime entertainment included some high-flying Mexican acrobats."

"My favorite part of the day, though, was the pinata that all the kids got to take a swing at!"

Monday, December 15, 2014

Disney Cruise Line, Very Merrytime Cruise- Meet and Greet

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"Mommy, Daddy and I went on a Disney Cruise Line Very Merrytime Cruise vacation! This time, we went for seven whole nights to the Western Caribbean!"

"I got to meet all of my favorite princesses and characters! 
I love Cinderella!"

"Belle made an appearance..."

"I got to meet Tiana, too. Baby Doll Maggie wanted to get her picture taken with Tiana, too."

"I posed with Daisy Duck...."

"...and Donald Duck, too!"

"Princess Sofia the First was present...."

" was Doc McStuffins!"

"I helped Peter Pan with spelling my name."

"Goofy looked quite dapper on formal night in his tuxedo."

"Pirate Mickey was a swashbuckling as ever on Pirate night,"

"Minnie Mouse looked tropical and breezy in her beachwear on Castaway Cay."

"I even got to meet Olaf! He's enjoying the summer sun on Castaway Cay!"

"But my absolute favorite- highlight of the trip- was getting to meet Princess Anna and Queen Elsa in a semi-private Meet and Greet!! Yayay!!!!"

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wordless Wednesday- Yoda Baby

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