Tuesday, August 17, 2010

iPad Heaven

Apple Store - Ridgeland, MS Conner Beth has been working all summer babysitting her brother whenever dad was at the gym, and mom was either working or running errands. She has saved her money, and sold lots of her things that she didn't use or need anymore on Craigslist, so that she could earn enough money to purchase an iPad. (She even sold her Dell Mini laptop!)

First Day of School

William - First day of Pre-Primer (4 year old preschool) at Jackson Academy. He is in Mrs. Ingram's class - the "Mickey Mouse" class. Conner Beth - First day of 6th grade!! She is so excited.. The kids change classes all day this year. She is in Mrs. Lucas' homeroom with her best friend, Catherine.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

All Grown Up

Conner Beth and Wiggy were both in Jamie and Jonathan's wedding this past weekend. This is one of my favorite pictures...and as much as I love it - it makes me sad to think of how quickly they are growing up. Conner B looks like a high school girl - and my little Wig looks like a little man in his tux and with his hair all brushed (those of you who see him regularly know that his hair NEVER looks like this). I guess they clean up nicely...at least once a year.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

William Hits a Homerun!

The Astros: 4-year old T-Ball Team Wiggy is front row, center

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hoppy Easter 2010!

Easter weekend... Catherine got to come home with CB after school on Thursday and spent the night! We dyed Easter eggs on Friday afternoon... soooo fun! Eggs... Our attempt at being Martha Stewart... Our beautiful dozen.. actually 3 dozen. BIG Easter weekend surprise... Conner Beth was interviewed for WJTV's Future Stars Wednesday night segment by Jason Hurst on Saturday afternoon. He was really nice and she did a great job! Easter Sunday Morning -

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Our Magical Disney Vacation - Souvenirs

Our souvenirs from the trip were one of the kids most exciting parts of the trip... Conner Beth made this a fun time by starting a trading pin collection. For 10 years, Disney lovers have engaged in a fun experience of pin trading. Conner Beth started at Downtown Disney by using her own money to purchase a set of 7 trading pins. The nice Cast Member, Sammi, advised her on purchasing a pirates set - because she didn't like them AT ALL..and that way it would be much easier to trade them the next day at the park. We bought her a lanyard to wear the pins on..and Disney did the rest. It was really cool. Almost all of the Cast Members on Disney property wear either lanyards or pin bags - and they all trade with kids. The kid picks the pin they would like to trade for and then they exchange. She had so much fun. She ended up with 18 trading pins...after purchasing several more. You can see her lanyard in the photo below and her special trading pin, which we took to the Disney Christmas Store and had it engraved with her name. Conner Beth's personalized Disney pin Big surprise here - William's souvenir was a Mickey Mouse lightsaber. We tried to talk him into building his own lightsaber (which costs $20) but you get to make it and personalize it with different things. But he was set on this $5 Mickey Mouse one...so of course, that's what he ended up with. As we waited for the bus back to our room, this really nice (cheesy) Cast Member played with William...he had a light stick, too! :)

Our Magical Disney Vacation

We stayed at the Caribbean Beach Resort on Disney property, and upgraded to a pirate themed room. It was very cool - especially for the kids. The beds were shaped like pirate ships..the dresser like cargo...even the bathroom had a pirate ship carved into the shower wall. It was a really neat way to start our vacation.

Our Magical Disney Vacation - Magic Kingdom

Our Disney vacation started off a little wet.. On Friday, we went to the Magic Kingdom and braved a slow, steady, cold rain. Armed with $7 Disney ponchos, our excitement couldn't be dampened by the drizzle. We started the morning getting into the park an hour early due to breakfast reservations at The Crystal Palace - across from Cinderella's castle. We were escorted by a very happy Cast Member who gave us a private trolley ride down an empty Main Street USA. It was sorta neat to be inside an empty Magic Kingdom. Once we arrived, we met our first characters... Tigger Pooh Eeyore Piglet Riding Dumbo Family Photo with Mickey and Minnie Favorite ride.. Buzz Lightyear Can you believe.. we ran into two families from JA Emily Iupe from Conner Beth's class In line for Space Mountain JA Friends... outside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride Lilo and Stich in the rain... Chip and Dale Pluto...