Friday, August 21, 2009

Summer Swim Lessons

This summer we took swim lessons with our good friends Madison and Luke. Madison was in Eli's class and Luke was in Mia's. Eli had a blast! He was swimming like a little fish. Mia on the other hand did not like it at all. She cried most of the time. But she did become an expert floater. As long as she did not have to put her face in the water she was fine! Here are some pictures of the lessons.

Luke and Ms. Kelli

Madison and Eli

Eli practicing his floating

Mommy and Mia

Miss Mia Beth

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Heading Home from Disney

On our way home from Orlando we stopped off in Pensacola to stay the night. Ryan was meeting our youth group up there the next day. They were all heading up to Daytona Beach for youth camp. We had so much fun at the Navarre Beach!

Walking to the beach. It looked a lot different than Galveston, that's for sure!

These pictures just make me smile, because it was just such a fun day!
The guys diving for seashells.

Until next time......

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Disney Day 7 - Animal Kingdom

Our last day at Disney World, we went to Animal Kingdom. It was a very neat place, but we all decided that next time we go, we probably will not go back to this park. But we were all glad we got to experience it.

Here we are on the safari
We saw so many animals. It was great!

This is a lion laying on a rock.
Eli comparing his hands to a gorilla's hands!
At Rafiki's planet watch
Mia meeting Pocahontas We have never seen the movie,
but my kids thought she was so beautiful. And she was.
Eli with Rafiki
Jiminy Cricket. She cut in line in front of another
kid so she could get just one more hug.

GiGi paid for all the kids to get their painted.
Here is Mia getting painted like Safari Minnie!
Eli got painted like a dinosaur!
The finished product

Tamra, Paul & the kids
Minnie Mia
One of the tigers resting in the shade

Dinosaur Land
The kids even got to dig for dinosaur bones.
Miss Mia taking a break
It was a fun morning, but as the day went on, it got hotter and hotter and then it started pouring, so we went home. But we were ready. We were so exhausted from our fun week!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More Disney pics - Day 6 - Magic Kingdom Again!

So, I finally started up a facebook page and have neglected by blog for awhile. But now I am back and ready to post the last 2 days of our Disney trip. This was our second day at Magic Kingdom. It is such a fun place!

There is always entertainment on Main Street when the doors of Disney first open!
It was really fun to watch!

Eli and Mia with Pinocchio

Miss Mia with the Fairy Godmother

Eli with the Little Mermaid.
He waited forever to meet her even though he has never seen the movie!

The kids with Peter Pan and Wendy

Heading to the house for some lunch!
We had to get some rest because we were going back that evening.

Princess Mia all ready to meet Cinderella!
We were eating at Cinderella's castle for dinner!
The kids waited all week for this!
Cait got to go to the Bibbiti Bobbiti Boutique.
She got her make up and hair done and got a beautiful sash to wear.

GiGi bought both the girls princess dresses. They looked to cute!
Thank you GiGi

Mia and Eli meeting Cinderella.
This was the ONLY time we saw her the entire time we were at Disney!

The whole family with Cinderella

When we sat down to eat, the mice from Cinderella came out
to sing and dance. One came over to Mia and Cait to say hello!

The Fairy Godmother hosted the dinner.

Ryan and I with Princess Mia

Cait and Mia waiting for the parade

Tamra and Paul

My parents and I!

The castle would change colors every few minutes!
It was so pretty!

And the parade begin and so did the rain!

The kids got to see the 3 Good Fairies!
King Triton
Cinderella and her Prince
The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland!
She was huge and very scary looking and she
kept coming over to the kids (about 3 times) and
every time the kids would scream and cry. But she just kept coming back.
Here she is towering over Cait!
And Eli and Mia's favorite, the wicked step Mother from Snow White.
Or as Mia says "the mean of lady"
And of course, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
It was another really fun day!