Monday, March 8, 2010

Epcot 2010

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We started our Disney vacation at Epcot, spending our first afternoon there, and then going back later in the week. I have loved Epcot since going there in middle school and again on our honeymoon and really looked forward to taking Sam.

Sam entering Epcot

I think he liked it, too!

I know he liked the water features scattered throughout the park—he has a thing for waterfalls!

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We rode some fabulous rides but I think one of Sam’s favorite things may have been the seagulls outside of the Finding Nemo building.  They were hysterical!  I think he could have watched them for hours!


We had a lot of fun watching the animals under the sea!

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We test drove cars and went over 60 mph…3 times!  We flew over Northern California and smelled the cedar trees and the vineyards.  We talked to Crush and looked for Nemo.  We walked around the world, stopping to eat in Japan, play maracas in Mexico, and of course, play drums, too!


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Sam and Daddy could have played here all day, I think, creating a truly unique symphony!

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So much fun!  Here are a few more photos from our travels.  I can’t decide which one of these I like more, so I’m using both!


It was a good day!  Click below for just a few more photos from our travels around the world and through space and time!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Blizzard of 2010

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It snowed again last night.  See this:

DSC_0990 That’s the bowl Sam excitedly insisted on using to collect snow so that we could make snow cream again.  I went to bed hoping that he wouldn’t be disppointed.  But, alas, we woke up to find our bowl holding nothing more than about an inch of icy cold water.  Sam was devasted.  So, being the ultimate cool mom that I am, I took him to the grocery store and introduced him to one of my favorites:

DSC_0990Score! He thought I was so cool!  And, this made him forget about our bowl of water.

I know this is totally out of order, but since I did mention that it had snowed already, I might as well go ahead and write about it while I’m here.

About 2 weeks ago, we got a gorgeous 9 inches of snow.  It fell so fast and heavy for hours.  This was really Sam’s first good snow experience and he was over the moon! Like most kids, we couldn’t keep him inside.  The only problems were that the snow fell on Friday night, so no snow day for me, and it was pretty much all melted before sunset on Saturday.  But, Sam sure enjoyed it as much as he could all day!  And thankfully, Scott wasn’t able to fly out of town that morning, so he got to play with Sam ALL day!  ‘Cuz if I’m being honest, I will photograph it all day long and pray for a blizzard…but Mama ain’t goin’ out in the snow!

Here are some photos of Sam and Daddy playing and the snowman they built only 2 hours into the snowfall.

snow feb 2010DSC_0996DSC_0998 DSC_0999We woke up to a winter wonderland and found beauty everywhere we looked!  We also found our poor, poor pirate snowman…half-buried!

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And, again, thank you God for allowing Scott to stay home and suffer the cold with Sam so that I could stay inside, cozy and warm, eating the entire bowl of snow cream.

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Sam loved when Daddy made it snow again!

DSC_0964DSC_0963DSC_0962DSC_0961I’m so glad that Sam got to enjoy this day!  Maybe next Winter we’ll have at least one snow day so that Sam can make more snow cream and get really good at throwing snowballs!