Monday, May 25, 2009

heading home

michigan here we come

Sunday, May 24, 2009

NOT tired of Disney

We're having a wonderful time here at Disney World. Here are just a few of the hundreds of pictures we've taken.

Macy had a princess makeover at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique on her birthday!

We ate breakfast at Chef Mickey's on Macy's birthday and she got a cupcake for dessert and a special song from Mickey and the gang.
Here is one of the beautiful topiaries in front of the Epcot ball.
Our hotel--the Contemporary Resort. We have a fabulous view of Cinderella Castle from our 10th floor balcony. It's awesome to lay in bed and watch the fireworks every night!

Mickey & Minnie performing in front of the castle
We ate at this delicious steak house on Dustin's birthday. It's a family favorite.
We finally met the Incredibles this trip. Dustin was ready with his Mr. Incredible t-shirt. Bailey was scared of them and wouldn't be in the picture.
We met Tink again...and this time we also got to meet Silvermist and Fawn!
Here we are on one of Bailey's favorite rides--It's a Small World.
Macy was chosen to perform in the High School Musical show at Hollywood Studios!
The girls helped "drive" the monorail.
Our first time to meet Ariel in her dress instead of fin!
Bailey was so excited to see Daisy.
Pluto gets a big hug from Macy.

Tired in Disney

This cracks me up!

And now for a more traditional picture of sleeping. ;)


Friday, May 22, 2009

rain rain go away

it's raining again here at disney world. we are getting a lot of great this done, and we're not burning hot, but the rain is still a bummer

Thursday, May 21, 2009

i wish you guys could see this steak i just ordered

sorry :)

i'm not as young as i used to be

seriously, today's my birthday

rather be lucky than good

we just happened to find ourselves at the beginning point of today's 3 o'clock parade.
we also landed a front row spot.

i'm making julie wait in line

but it's my birthday

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

crazy but good

there is a crazy popular ride at hollywood studios. i got 4 fast passes for it! julie and macy are riding it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

meal time

we just finish another great meal with mickey and his friends

co-pilot girls

macy and bailey just helped drive the monorail

we are in epcot today

we are in the world showcase, and macy just did some tae kwon do with mulan

Monday, May 18, 2009

6 miles

that's how many miles my step counter says i've walked


macy and i are on our own. julie and bailey went to the room.

bailey loved the parade

it was a lot of fun

riding time

we're on the caroussel

on magical express

now just a short fun ride to the contemporary resort

plane landed

we're still on the plane, but we are lots closer to Disney

on the plane

everything went great. Disney here we come.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

We had a great Mother's Day here in Michigan! Dustin and the girls were so sweet to me today and made me feel really special. Right when each of the girls woke up, they staggered to me and hugged me and said "Happy Mother's Day." So precious!

Here are the two beautiful girls who call me Mommy. Macy "agreed" to wear a smocked dress since it's Mother's Day and she knows I like smocking.
We took a few pictures outside before we walked over to the church building. It was chilly and windy here this morning.
After church, they took me to my favorite Mexican restaurant for lunch.
When we got home, the girls gave me the homemade cards they had "secretly" made for me. Bailey was especially proud to give me the one she made. Bailey is into typing "messages" for people on the computer. We open a Word document and just let her type. Then, of course, we save it and think how wonderful it is. Well, in keeping with the current trend, Bailey had also typed me a message that Daddy printed out.
After I looked at my cards, I received the biggest surprise of the day. I totally wasn't expecting anything at all since we're going to Disney World next week. We had agreed when we booked the trip that it would be a combo celebration for Dustin and the girls' birthdays and Mother's Day. So, I was shocked when they brought up from the basement my new Dyson vacuum cleaner!! I've wanted one of these for a long time, and my current vacuum is on its last leg, but I never thought I'd be getting a new Dyson today!
It was a great day! Here are a few shots of the girls before church services tonight.
Part of the girls' Mother's Day surprise for me was to hide in Macy's closet and jump out and scare me when I opened the door. It worked! And they thought they were so sneaky.And here's a brief message from the girls for Mimi. Happy Mother's Day, Mom!


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Disney Here We Come!

Well, we're a little more than a week away from our Disney trip, and we are looking through some old pictures to get the pixie dust flowing.

Here are comparison shots to show how the family has changed.

trip 1 -- October 07
trip 2 -- November 08

trip 1 -- October 07
trip 2 -- November 08


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Macy's Spring Musical

The Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades of Memorial Elementary presented their spring musical "Go Fish" on May 7. The younger kids were in the "chorus" part of the presentation. They all wore blue clothing to give the appearance of the ocean. Macy looked so cute and really enjoyed herself.

Here she is modeling her homemade fish headband.
Macy and some of her classmates.
Macy and her good friend, Hannah
Bailey and Mommy are eagerly awaiting the start of the performance.
Let the show begin!
The second the music began, Macy began doing her thing. She was clapping and grooving the whole time!
This is Macy's music teacher, Mrs. Destefanis.
Here's our STAR!!
Bailey is now onstage for her performance, but she's mad because all the kids have left! She wanted to be up there with Macy so bad. All during the show, she kept asking me if it was her turn to sing. Poor her. :(
The final song of the night was "God Bless the USA" and every child got a flag to wave. Bailey and I were backstage for this song, and the teachers gave Bailey her own flag.
It was a really fun night. The kids have been working on the music for several months. Macy was thrilled to be part of it!


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bailey’s message to the Toys R Us giraffe thanking him for her birthday card

Bailey has really enjoyed typing lately. Here's what she typed to Toys R Us.



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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bailey's 3rd Birthday

Bailey had a great 3rd birthday. We didn't do a whole lot because we're all going to Disney World for our main celebration. Still, the little princess had a great day.

Her day started with her favorite "black" donut holes from Dunkin Donuts. Daddy even surprised her with a couple with sprinkles!
Then we went to Chuck E. Cheese for lunch and fun! We all had a good time. I'm not sure who enjoyed the games more--Dustin or the girls.

But before we left, one more quick peek at the gifts that she can't wait to open!
Playing a few games while Mommy orders our pizza!Time to eat!Daddy getting Bailey all cleaned up and applying the Germ X!Rub it in good. We don't want to catch swine flu!Now back for more fun!Mommy and the birthday girl!
Mommy and Macy on a thrilling roller coaster simulator.
Time to redeem all our tickets!
Bailey has her eye on the suckers!
And that's all she wanted. We had over 300 tickets and she got 3 suckers. She was happy for Macy so spend the rest. Wonder how much longer this will work?

After we got home, it was time for presents and cake. Here's the happy birthday girl with her presents and Princess cake!
Time to blow out the candles. First Belle.
Then Sleeping Beauty.
And last, Cinderella.
I had her cake made at the Kroger bakery, and she loved it! It wasn't the same as having Aunt Mary (Lawson) make it like she always has for our girls, but it was nice. There was a light in Aurora's dress since she's Bailey's favorite...for now.
One last pose before we open presents! She had been looking forward to the presents all day. She kept touching them and asking when she could open them. The only thing that took her mind off of it was the trip to Chuck E. Cheese.
Finally, she gets to rip into them.
She knows it's a Princess Stories DVD.
Wow! A princess dress for Bitty Baby!
Some sidewalk chalk...A really big tall one that she had to stand up for...A card from Aunt Hazel with stickers...Such delight!Macy made Bailey three sweet cards and gave her $3 because she knows how much Bailey loves it when her cards have money!
Some sisterly love! So cute.All of Bailey's treats for today! She received other cards and gifts before and after her birthday.
After presents, we ate cake and ice cream. The cake was delicious. We all loved it.
Later, more birthday gifts arrived in the mail! She was so excited to open them.

First, a gift from the Golsons.
It's a bunny "pack pack"!
She loves cards, too!
Thank you Mr. Jeff, Mrs. Lisa, Zach, Grant, and Emily!! She loves it. :) Tell Emily thanks for picking it out!
Next, she tackled the box from the Disney store that the Lawsons sent.

She was astounded to find Aurora "slippers" aka flip flops!
Bailey loves her new Aurora gown, and she promptly noted that it would match her "slippers."
Thanks, Uncle Rick, Aunt Mary, Timothy, and Anna! She loves it. There was also a Sleeping Beauty crown and cup, but I was videoing and didn't get pictures of those. She loves them, too, though. I promise!
Bailey's whole birthday weekend was awesome. She got so much attention and love from so many people. Thanks y'all!