Sunday, February 22, 2009

Here are the Disney High lights as I said I would post~ What a great time we had, only in Disney can you be so ridiculously happy!

The Happiest Place on Earth- Again.

We just got back from Disney World for the second time in less than a year. We had no intentions of being in Orlando again any time soon after our trip last April with Cortney and Mandy, but some great friends in our ward invited several families to go down and stay in their vacation home for the week. As it was the week of Walton County School intercession and as it was "Disney", we just could not refuse. This is the picture with Cinderella Castle that eluded us last time, but this time we got it! As there is much to post and many cute pictures, I will post more about the trip as soon as I get some free time~ so check back!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mostly Happieness mixed with a bit of Sadness

Mia is finally potty trained! This makes me so very happy that words can't express my joy that I am done with diapers forever!!! Gent and I did a little celebration dance as we took the Smelly Diaper Pail (This time mind you~ not just the sack inside, but the whole thing!) out to the Garbage can for good. Oh the Joy!!!

Good Bye forever Diaper Pail, you will not be missed!

Now for the sad part. The deal was made with Mia that as soon as she was trained she could have a big girl bed. Well she earned it and the promise was kept. Gent and I did not see the flood 0f emotions coming that were involved in taking down the nursery furniture for the last time. Although I hope I never see another diaper pail again, taking down the crib that has held all three of our children was a moment of mixed emotions. Many memories were very close to the surface as the crib and changing table went up in the attic to make room for Mia's new big girl furniture. Although growing kids are wonderful, the idea of no more babies in the house is a strange one, as this has been our life for the last 8+ years. Although the thought of another infant frightens me also, something is a bit melancholy about the crib (and the attached feelings) being gone, as it has been around for so long. Well Life moves on and there have been such ending points in the past and other finish lines will be crossed in the future! Just for posterity we did get one last picture of all our Babies in the crib before it came down! =)

Three little Monkeys jumping in a crib!

~A very Little Potty Trained Big-Girl, on a even Bigger Bed~

As you can see by the smile on her face, Mia is Happy to be a big girl! And it is very nice to be able to lay in bed with her and read nursery rhymes and sing her to sleep. And the fact that I cut up her baby quilt, old crib bumper pads and dust ruffle to make the new full size comforter and pillows makes the whole thing fit, as I am not ready for a Hanna Montana bedspread yet~ if ever!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Cute Little Cookies

Usually Mia visits Blaine at his house but he came to visit the other night and we made cookies. They were both such good little helpers and these two get along most of the time very well, but tonight they fought over who got to hold and dump the bag of chocolate chips~ silly kids.