Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Vegas, Baby!

Mia & Daddy held their 2nd annual weekend before Xmas trip to Vegas!!  Mia is in love with the town and couldn't wait to plan this second year trip.  We went ice skating on the roof of the Cosmopolitan, saw La Reve, did some Xmas shopping and then the grand finale was the Knights of the Round Table jousting show and dinner on Sunday night!  It was so great to get a little quality one on one time.  Mia is such an amazing little girl to hang out with, and it's so fun to expose her to new things and teach her about all that the world has to offer...  Truly an amazing weekend!

La Reve!

Mia got to see her first Cirque du Soleil show while in Vegas!  La Reve, at the Wynn, was spectacular.  Daddy was a little worried that it might be a bit much for her age, but she really enjoyed herself...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Teddy Bear Tea!

Stacy has a holiday tradition of taking the kids to Teddy Bear Tea at the Ritz. They absolutely love it!  Unfortunately, Mia couldn't make it this year, as she is in school full time now...  The twins had an absolute blast.  Especially since Big Boy loves teddy bears!

Christmas at Disney!

Because our children are so disadvantaged, Stacy decided we needed to take them for one final trip to Disneyland before the new year!  We shot over for a quick weekend and were amazed by what we found...  Disney at Christmas is truly amazing.  One night, after an amazing fireworks show and parade, we began wandering down Main Street heading back to the hotel, and all of the sudden it began snowing!  It was so well done, and surreal, that the children truly believed it was snowing for real... I guess for a couple kids living in the desert, it's not too hard to fool em!  It really was a magical experience for the whole family!

Rain Delay!!

After a long rain delay, Daddy & Mia arrived to save Big Boy from his Princess hell...  It was awfully strange to run around Disney in the rain, but a blast for the kids!


Our friends, the Timberlakes, brought their beautiful little girls to Disney for their first visit!  Georgia & Grace loved meeting all of the Princesses with Aubrey at Ariel's Grotto...  Unfortunately for Brandon, due to a rain delay, he got stuck at the princess lunch for a bit too.  Poor boy!

Night Time at Disney!

It was surprising cold at Disney!  The kids were absolute troopers and even played long into the cool evenings...  Here we are waiting patiently to get into our favorite Disney pizza joint.  And of course there's Big Boy, the class clown, hamming it up for the ladies!

Twinkie Love!!

It's amazing what a year of growth can do... Not only were the twins able to ride a whole bunch of rides that they were too short for last year, but they actually seem to enjoy being around each other now! All joking aside, they play really well together these days.  Here they are mugging for a photo with Baby Sheepy!

Morning Cookie!

Nothing like waking up from an afternoon nap and having a Mickey cookie in your mouth before your eyes are even fully open!  Big Boy sure is committed to his sweets...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Happy Hanukkah!!

The kids could hardly wait to open their Hanukkah gifts each night!  Momma would place a gift under a big wrapped box and we would do a countdown.  On the last night the kids got new iPads and were very excited...  The holidays are such an amazing time of year to see their unbridled joy!