Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Disneyland 2011 Tour

This year Kyle took his students on a Disneyland Tour. We left at 10 at night on March 22nd and got to Disneyland on March 23rd around 7 or 8 in the morning, maybe earlier then that I can't really remember now :( We stopped at McDonalds and had some food and then made our way over to Disneyland where they performed their Disney On Stage set, which in my opinion was awesome. The rest of the day we played around Disneyland and California Adventure and just enjoyed being at the amusement park. It was really fun to have some kids that had never been there before and enjoy the newness through them.

The next day we did some "backstage" stuff and did a Recording Workshop and also an Audition Workshop. Everyone was really excited for the Recording Workshop because they recorded their voices and then the tech crew but it all to a Disney movie. Well, it wasn't all it was cracked up to be- it COULD have been, but I'm afraid we didn't get a very good instructor and the kids weren't really into it. The Audition Workshop however was AMAZING. The instructor was just full of energy and you couldn't help but just want to dance and be as energetic as her. You could definitely see why she worked at Disneyland. She was about 5 foot nothing but she was such a firecracker, it was awesome. That night we went and saw Wicked- which is now in my top 5 musicals (I've only ever seen 5 musicals so that's not too hard) but it was also awesome.

The next day, I think we're at the 25th now, we hung out at the parks the entire day and just enjoyed being there. It rained a bit, and one of the rides broke as we were about to get on it, but it was still fun. Kyle and I splurged a little and bought tickets for a sit down dinner at one of the restaurants in California Adventure and Preferred Seating for the CA Adventure water show World of Color- and it was really cool. I recommend doing the Preferred Seating because we really got the whole effect of the show so I'm glad that we did that. I'm not sure if we would pay to see it again, but I think it was worth it for at least once. All in all the trip was really fun and the kids had a complete blast. It was really nice to get a break from being a Mom and just hang out with Kyle. We still had 24 teenagers with us, but it was much different then having a 2 year old and a 6 month old. It was a much needed "vacation" if you can call it that!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

London's 1/2 Birthday!

I can't believe how fast these little ones grow up. London is already 6 months old and I still feel like she should be my little newborn. These are some pictures Cindy Carroll took of her. She is such a pretty baby, I just love her.

Pretty Nails!

I was painting for toe nails for church and Macy decided she wanted her toes and "fingees" done too, so we did a little pampering! Macy decided Daddy needed to be part of the pampering and her would have the daily special, Macy herself would paint them!

Sleepy Sleepy

She was just too tired.
Poor girl.
Her parents makin' her sleep in the bumbo.


These are just some random pictures of our little London. She has gotten so big and she has such a cute little personality. She loves any attention you will give her. She is definitely a Momma's girl, but that's okay, I don't mind a bit. She loves to be sung to and is teething right now so everything goes in her mouth. Her nice loud cry that she came with didn't go away :) She'll letcha know when she's not happy about something. She's a keeper.


When London came home from the hospital Macy didn't really want anything to do with her. She didn't not like her, but she didn't like her either- just whatever. As time has gone on she is starting to like her more and more.
London is probably 2-3 months in this picture. She was laying on the couch and Macy just crawled up there with a book and started reading it to her. Too cute!

This was about a month ago. I was folding laundry and had put dresses on the coffee table to put away. Macy picked them up and started showing London. :)

This morning I walked in and they were playing with the fish and the fish tank.

Whenever London is sitting in the chair and Macy stops long enough to notice- she usually hops up there with her. I love that they love each other. I'm excited for them to get a little older and be able to really play with each other.

This year Holbrook started a new tradition. During the first week of December they are going to light the Christmas Tree at the old Court House. It was pretty fun- they had the local schools sing and then there was hot chocolate and the light ceremony. It was pretty cold so we were very bundled.