We took the plunge and spent part of our Fall/Thanksgiving Break at Disney World.  The girls had a great time, and they were SO good while we were there.  Despite spending the evening in the emergency after-hours clinic with Ellie the night before we left, she plowed through.

Each of the girls had been on an airplane before, but neither would remember.  They were thrilled to take the short trip down to Orlando!  We spent the rest of that day at Epcot.  Samantha’s most desired To Do was to ride Test Track.  In the end, her favorite thing was the Tiki Room at Magic Kingdom.





We spent the next day at Magic Kingdom.  And without surprise, Ellie’s most desired To Do was to meet Rapunzel.  It was her favorite thing also.








We ventured over to Hollywood Studios for the following day.  The highlight of that day was playing in the snow at Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post, watching the Frozen Sing-Along show, and riding Toy Story Mania.


Then, back to Magic Kingdom, where Brian was picked for the early performance of trying to pull the sword from the stone.




Without prompting, the girls read their Safety Information at the appropriate time on the flight home.  What can I say?  They prepare.


Ellie’s 4K Preschool Thanksgiving Program

Ellie was sick for her Thanksgiving Program, but I didn’t realize it until later that day.  As evidence by her profuse yawning, and other tale-tell signs of sickness, she probably should have stayed home.  But, she did a great job fighting through and singing her best.  This year, she was a pilgrim.


And an excerpt from “He’s My Turkey.”

Halloween 2014

I don’t know what Halloween is like at your house, but it is SO exciting around here.  Painting and carving pumpkins, eating mummy pizzas, having permission to go talk to your neighbors, dressing up, getting candy, it’s all just too much.

Samantha’s pumpkin was decorated with an Angry Bird kit.  Ellie’s pumpkin started out very thoughtful, but ended up in an all-over grey color, and I used my 45 minutes to quickly carve a ghost.  Nothing fancy, as each year I seem to have less and less time to do it.

The girls dressed as a cheetah, and Rapunzel (again).  Here are our past Halloweens.


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