Wednesday, September 29, 2010

At least he has my smile…

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I know you have seen this picture of me before, but I wanted you to see my twin in comparison.  I think it’s safe to say, that we have fabulous camera ready smiles.  :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Last day at Disney and Downtown Disney with Amber

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Our last day was spent with Amber.  She took us to Magic Kingdom one last time and she showed us to different resorts.  She was a great tour guide. 

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We went on the boat to travel to the different resorts.

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Magic Kingdom view from boat

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Grand Floridian…very nice resort.  I want to stay here so bad…maybe we will another time.  :)

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We were at the Polynesian Hotel here.

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Sweet family picture.  It was so pretty there. 

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We then went to the Wilderness Lodge where at one point we had planned to stay at, that is until out friends Matt and Katie, so conveniently moved down there at the right time.  This resort has everything and it’s so much fun.  Skylar rode a pony while we were there and he loved it so much.  This was the first time he rode one and he wasn't scared one bit!

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Man he was sooo happy!!

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Then he had to get off the pony and this is the face I got then…so sad…

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That’s ok, we then left and went back to the resorts to get back to our car and go to Downtown Disney.  See, we have smiles again.  Plus we’re riding a bus and he’s never rode a bus before.  We had a lot of firsts this week.  

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This place is great.  You don’t need a park ticket to go here.  This is basically like boardwalk at the beach (Myrtle Beach), but 10 times better.  :) 

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They had a lego area, very cool!!  Kids could play and build things while they waited to go eat. 

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Loch Ness Monster upclose

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Awesome huh?  All legos


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We were pretty excited about this restaurant.  Skylar loves dinosaurs, dragons, fish…. This place was all that and more! 

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The dinosaurs moved and were big inside. 

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They had a few Aquarians in this dining room there that were 40K each.  :)  We were sitting in the rain forest room that had meteor showers every 15 minutes.  It was cool! Every dining room was awesome there.  They had another one that was a ice room, but not really.  It was so cool.  No matter where you sat, you were happy. 

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Amber and I enjoying some margaritas!   You see Skylar’s drink on the right?  He woke up angry from his nap prior to arriving at the restaurant and we got him this frozen kid’s drink that we could keep the bone cup and he was fine from there.  Kids are so smart…   Or us parent’s just give in….

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Amber and her sweet boyfriend Joe.  They both work at Disney and are so sweet together. 

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Yep…..he’s happy now!

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Of course we saw Buzz on our way out!!  Skylar loves pushing his buttons. 

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Group shot and a perfect ending to a perfect vacation!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Darn you diet…oh yeah, Happy Birthday Terry!!

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Ok, this cake is supposed to look messy and not perfect.  Or that’s just me being lazy and not wanting to try so hard…either or.  So, Terry’s birthday is technically tomorrow, but I made the cake today and Terry did not want to wait.  I can’t eat this unfortunately, because I have gained a little weight this year…  MORE LIKE 12 WHOLE LBS since January.  (Darn you cakes!!!) I mean…..Dang!  Anyhoo, Terry loves Nutella and he loves chocolate, so while on my diet, I constantly think of food.  Like…all the time.  Back to my story..I thought of this cake that I was going to make for him.  This cake is chocolate cake with chopped up banana and walnuts mixed in.  I made the filling of nutella and regular creamy peanut butter mixed into vanilla butter cream ….heaven.  Then of course I made the frosting chocolate butter cream, then I topped it with a chocolate ganache glaze with pecans on top. 

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Skyar was so excited and he still had dinner to eat, so once I told him that he needed to eat his food first, he ate quickly. 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY HONEY!  (honey….hmm?  I bet I can make some kind of cake filling mixed with honey)

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For real…I didn’t have a bite of this.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hollywood Studios

We came to Hollywood Studios on Thursday and loved it! Yes, it was hot this day too, lol! We went inside a lot for different attractions.

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We were ready for fun, because this is where Buzz was at.

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I loved seeing all the film related decorations and statues.

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There was a “busted” fire hydrant here that Skylar ran through a few times.

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We were walking through the “city” and I thought this little side vendor sign was funny.

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Aren’t the fake buildings behind us cool!

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I think we’re getting closer to Buzz and Woody…:)

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We waited for 60 minutes for this “Buzz Lightyear” ride (Toy Story Mania attraction), becasue all the fast passes were given out for the day, ugh! This ride was totally worth it though. Skylar was in heaven!! While we were waiting in line, they had all these cool toy story props everywhere.

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We had to take a picture with Mr. Potato Head.

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We strapped Skylar to a rocket and then he posed with prospector (Stinky Pete)

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The “Claaaaaw”

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Skylar was SOOOO excited to meet Buzz!! He shook his hand and then pushed his buttons! It was hilarious!

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Skylar was really on cloud nine. Can you guess what he’s going to be for Halloween?

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After we went on the ride, it was time for the afternoon block party parade. They stopped and danced for seriously an hour in the road. Oh yeah, it was hot....did I tell you that. I got the craziest flip flop tan on my feet!

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Hey Woody!

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Skylar finally watched Monsters Inc this week and he loves it. I kind of wished he watched this movie before we went. It would have made the parade that much more for him.

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Sully the monster was there.

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Our friends met up with us during the afternoon. We were so happy to see them!

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BECAUSE...that meant Terry and I were able to ride this, since Katie and Matt were watching Skylar. This ride was awesome!! If you go here, then you have to ride the “Tower of Terrors”.

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Love our friends!

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They went on their first date, lol to a drive in movie theater.

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We stopped a lot and ate ice cream to cool down.

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We miss our friends terribly!

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