Sunday, December 16, 2012

Fall Break Day 3

Magic Kingdom Day!!

Clarissa's First time meeting a mermaid...not so sure....totally scored on getting to ride the new Little Mermaid ride (opening in Dec 2012) and checking out her new grotto....BEFORE they open....they called it a dress rehearsal.....I'm fine with whatever they call it!
We can't forget Mason's first love....Ariel!
Super happy to meet Daisy Duck.....no fear! Maybe it was us holding her back for 15 minutes before she could run up and hug her.
It was all about meeting MINNIE MOUSE!!! It was super cute when Minnie pointed to herself, then made a heart hand and then pointed to Clarissa's dress.

 Yummy Mickey Ice cream cone in a cup!

 Haircut time, Mason requested a spiky haircut with Pixie Dust (photo to come).
 
Not counting bang trims this was Clarissa's first real big girl haircut (she also got pixie dust and mouse ears).
 Doesn't appear overly traumatized....yippee!
 
 All done with the Main Street Barber Shop.
 
 Chatting with Nana about the magical powers associated with Pixie Dust.
 
 Eeeek! Preview of coming events.....Mason driving his own car!





 The light parade was pretty cool (first time for everyone!).  Busted Richard flirting with some princesses......

All in all....fun day at Disney!











Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lost in Translation

Apparently I was speaking a foreign language this morning.

Ex. 1 - 5:20 am. Mason is using the restroom.
Said: get back in bed and go back to sleep
Translation: get in bed and watch videos on iPod.....

Ex. 2 - Clarissa wakes up dry, I take her to the potty. She sits and sits while I dress her. When all done with no potty
Said: let mommy know if you need to go potty
Translation: let mommy fix you hair and then when we go downstairs for breakfast pee in your pull up

Ex. 3 - Since he got up early, I told Mason to get dressed before breakfast. After breakfast
Said: go upstairs and brush your teeth
Translation: go upstairs and change out of clothes you are already dressed in

Ex. 4 - during pull up change, noticed she didn't pee that much (like she stopped herself)
Said: let mommy know if you need to go potty any more
Translation: go to play kitchen and poop in pull up

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Random Linkedin Skills

Occasionally I come up with new "skills" I should put on my Linkedin profile (for those not in the know, Linkedin is like the professionals Facebook). Some I have thought of:


  • wrangler of cats
  • awesomeness
  • name-taker

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fall Break Day Two

So Deb we all wanted to go to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.....so we spent day two there....since a picture is worth a 1000 words......I'll save the words....

Asking the conductor if this was 9 3/4
HP gets a thumbs up!
Mmmmm......Butter Beer

Clarissa new 'pouty' face....
Cutie!
Betty Boop!
Mission Nap in theme park accomplished!

Weeee!
Mason getting a 1 of a kind coin made

About to ride the train....super excited if you couldn't tell!

Bye....I ride choo choo

Elephant Ride!

This is how you get to the car....

My apologizes on how the formatting of pictures is.....I haven't quite mastered it......any suggestions on easy way to get things to nicely align would be appreciated....

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fall Break Day One

It must of have been the FL sun.....I don't remember seeing any trees with this many ripe oranges!
 So for fall break (oh, back in October) we drove down to Orlando. Since we drove down after work on Friday and got in late, we decided to take it easy on Saturday. So in the morning we went to a citrus orchard to pick some oranges, grapefruit and key limes. It was hard to determine which ones were the perfect ripeness to pick (a lot where relatively green but ripened nicely by the time we got home and have been delicious!). Ended up freezing a good bit of key lime juice for making pies for a good bit! Just made one for Thanksgiving....yum!
  
No Daddy, I do!

Watch Me....
Too Cute!
Playing checkers in the country store


After orange picking, we attempted to nap (some more successfully than others) and swam in the pool.....we were also able to catch the USC game.....

Monday, November 26, 2012

#DaddyFail

Earlier today I was over at my parents with the kids, and Clarissa was trying to put on a witch's costume they had (she's at the age where she is starting to enjoy "dressing up"). I was having a bit of difficulty getting the costume on her - because you know 2 year olds make it so easy for you to get them dressed. After some struggling, she finally said to me "It's too hard for your daddy".

Why oh Why....

 So since back in oh, 2008, we got married and set up a website (which we have yet to really do anything with...on that to-do list....hey I did get the wedding album together this past summer, back off) we decide to link a blog to this website (totally makes sense!)....so here we go. We were thinking it would be a fun way to document the comings and goings of Richard, Deb, Mason and Clarissa (and maybe the occasional Yukon anecdote). We were also thinking it might be a tad easier for parents and other out of town family/friends to keep up with these previously mentioned comings and goings (and if a non-computer owning family member happens to be at a computer owning family members house it would be easier for them to show a blog then having to scroll through a ton-o-facebook posts (which we will probably continue making as well)). So for those previously mentioned family/friends....feel free to enter your email address to the right of the page and whenever some fun and witty thoughts come to mind and we post something it will arrive in your in box!! How fun!

Kiddos on Halloween
Hubs and I at the Carolina Game