7.21.2017

Disneyland


Brenton qualified for a family trip through his work again, and this year, the trip was to Disneyland in California. We decided to leave Norah back and enjoy the time with just Isaiah.

We left on a Sunday morning so we arrived with half of the day left to spend at the pool. We stayed at a beautiful resort right in Downtown Disney. Our resort had a restaurant in it called the Storybook cafe. In it, they had some Disney characters wandering around and stoping at all of the tables. Isaiah thought this was the coolest thing ever. He was loving the Chipmunks and Pluto! I honestly think this was the best part of the trip for him!

On Monday we got tickets into the park and spent the day exploring Disneyland. My brother, Alex, lives in Oceanside so my mom flew in and the 2 of them joined us. Isaiah wasn't tall enough to ride most of the rides so we did what we could. It was pretty crowded but we managed to have some fun and make some good memories!

Tuesday morning, before my mom and Alex took off, we went to a dine-in moving theater to see Despicable Me 3 in 3D. It was our first experience in one of these theaters! We had big reclining seats and Isaiah sat still through the entire movie. This was the one evening we didn't have a dinner to attend, so we went to the Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney. If you are familiar with the Rainforest Cafe, you know they have animated animals throughout the restaurant. We were seated right next to the elephants. Isaiah was enamored and didn't want to take his eyes off of them! They also do the fake thunderstorms every 30 minutes. We were not sure how he was going to handle it, but he thought it was pretty cool.

Wednesday we spent almost the entire day at the pool. He went down both the big and little water slides and has absolutely no fear when it comes to jumping in! That night we had a company hosted dinner at the resort. They had incredible food for us and we also got to do a meet and greet with Mickey and Minnie Mouse! Again, I think the characters were Isaiah's favorite part of the whole trip.

Our travel day on Thursday was something else. We missed our shuttle by seconds to get to the airport. Luckily the hotel payed for our $100 taxi back to LAX so we made it in time. We got checked in and on our plane, but then sat for an hour at the terminal because they had to fix a tire. This caused us to miss our connection in Denver. We then had a 4 hour wait until the next flight. They delayed our flight home 2 more times after that. We didn't end up getting home until a little before midnight. On the bright side, all of our luggage made it and we didn't crash in the thunderstorm that was rolling in when we took off. So, there's that. ;)

Thanks for the memories, Disney!

7.15.2017

Norah | eight months


AGE: 8 months

HEIGHT: 28 inches

WEIGHT: 18.5 lbs

CLOTHING SIZE: 9 month clothing

UPDATE: Norah is getting close to being able to crawl. She has good strength but hasn't quite figured out the mechanics of it. She can get all around by rolling and spinning on her belly. She is eating more baby food and loves her teether toys. She has a lot of teeth working their way in right now. Norah loves her brother. LOVES. Like, she thinks he is the best person on the planet. He just walks by her and she giggles. I was looking back on my baby photos the other day and she looks so much like me! Isaiah looks so much like Brenton so it is fun to see some of my features come through in her. She is such a sweet little thing... I can't wait to watch her personality continue to unfold!

6.30.2017

Norah | seven months



AGE: 7 months

HEIGHT: 27 inches

WEIGHT: 17 lbs

CLOTHING SIZE: 6 month clothing

UPDATE: Norah is rolling, spinning, and pushing herself up, but not quite crawling. I can see her teeth starting to come in on top and one more on the bottom. Not much else is new with her. She is still pretty vocal and is thoroughly entertained by her brother!

**Sorry for how late this post was published. I had the pictures and the info but didn't get around to posting it in a timely matter.**

6.22.2017

A Trip out East


My aunt and her family live in Maine and have a beautiful cabin there. They were gracious enough to have us out to visit! We traveled with my dad and step-mom, as well as my brother, Alex. Alex lives in California so we don't get to see him much. It was so nice spending time with everyone!

The pictures pretty much say it all. We flew into Boston and spent a few hours downtown at Faneuil Hall before heading to camp. (We learned this is what a cabin is called on the east coast.. so now we fit in!) Once at the cabin, we spent time swimming, fishing, and relaxing. The water was cold but we all braved and got in. Most mornings we were on the paddle boards and kaiaks. The water on this small lake is totally clear and calm... perfect for water sports!

It was a great week and we look forward to making this a tradition! Thanks again Marie and Jo for having us!!
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