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Tuesday, September 9, 2008


We have been so busy lately...it seems like I have not had a second to sit down and blog. On Labor Day weekend, we took the kids on a spur of the moment trip to Disney. We had the best time!! It was Madeline's first time to the Magic Kingdom and her reaction was so worth the trip! We got up there Saturday afternoon and stayed at the park until it closed at 11:00...the kids did great despite the late night. Madeline's face when she saw Mickey and Minnie for the first time was priceless. Her jaw dropped to the ground. She loved seeing them from a distance, but whenever we asked if she wanted to take a picture with one of the characters, she would say "I too scary". The highlight of the trip for Emma was definatley the fireworks. She stared at the sky with huge eyes and twirled around with her arms out singing about how amazing it was. We didn't get to our hotel until 1am and the kids STILL woke up at 6:45, so needless to say the were wiped out the next day. We spent Sunday with my parents and Aunt Laura in Celebration (my favorite place ever) and it was great to see them. The girls were devestated when we had to come home :(

This past weekend I took the girls to West Palm Beach to visit my sister and the guys had a golf weekend at our house. We had so much fun...it's always so much work when we are together with all five (almost six!) kids, but it is so worth it. Gina had us over to her AMAZING house on Sunday for lunch..I always love spending time with her...she's the best! Afterwards, we went to Caitlyn's birthday party at Super Star Kids. It was a hollywood theme and the girls had fun dressing up, getting their hair done, walking the red carpet and having a dance party. Emma was a little reluctant to dance, but Madeline was rocking out with all of the big kids...go figure!

Today my dad had surgery to remove cancer from his colon. We just found out about the cancer yesterday and the doctors seem hopeful that they were able to remove all of it. Praise God! I was so worried about him being in surgery today, but he did great and he is recovering. It seems like cancer is running rampant in my family..I absolutely hate it. Hopefully we are all in the clear for a LONG time.

Madeline started dance classes last week. It is the cutest thing ever. She goes on Tuesday mornings from 9-12 for a Mom's morning out program. She has the best time dancing, making a craft, playing dress up and reading stories and I get an entire morning to myself with only Claire at home. I got more housework done around the house today in those three hours than in the last three months combined!! I need to take some pics of Maddy in her tutu to post..she is too cute. Her favorite part of dance is when they do the "pokey pokey" :)

I started a new round of bootcamp last night. I became too addicted to live without it. We had one week off and my workouts seemed so boring without the whole crew. I think that is Ed's whole plan....to get us addicted to his work outs so he can keep getting our money!


Sweet Treats and Baby Feet said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dad! Glad things look ok. It must be so great to be able to just hop over to Disney...

jessica said...

sorry to hear about your dad, he's in our prayers for sure, i hope he has a super speedy recovery.

The Neal Family said...

So sorry to hear about your dad also! ugh its the worst.
thinking of ya.
on a brighter not, madeline is ridiculous. she looks so friggin cute in her tutu.

orlando cabrera said...

Praying for your dad. Please keep us posted. God Bless You.

puppy dogs and ice cream said...

what a fun trip to disney!!:) your girls are just too precious! i hope emma has recovered from the balcony incident? ;) how are things going with your dad? havent talked to mooshu yet...i love you guys and im praying for you all...your dad is going to be just fine!:) big hugs!