Friday, July 22, 2016


I can't believe summer is already two months over! Here are some of our highlights! 

Clare chopped off her hair!
Jane and Sydney did a week of VBS.

Graham took swimming lessons. He's a little fish!
We played water balloon baseball!
Jane and Sydney spent a week at Pine Cove in the City!

We've been to Hawaiian Falls lots of times!

Clare has taken up sewing!
And we got Bryan and Morgan married!  Such a fun night!  Here's a glimpse!
Graham picked out his kindergarten backpack!
The girls participated in theater camp, and put on the play Pinocchio.  Jane and Sydney were school kids, Clare was one of the "cool kids," and Graham was just a goofball audience member!
Still to come... lake weekend, Clare's first overnight camp, and Colorado!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Disney: Day 4 and Going Home

We spent the morning at Animal Kingdom on our last day.  We started with Kali River Rapids...which is a risky move first thing in the morning! We rode Dinosaur, Triceratops Spin, Primeval Whirl, and we got everyone on Expedition Everest!!!
We watched the Lion King show and saw It's A Bug's Life before our fast pass on the safari.  The safari ride is so well-done, and we saw lots of cool animals.
Before leaving this pro, we decided to hit Kali River Rapids one more time....Graham wanted to get soaked.  We were successful!
We headed back to our house for some rest before returning to Mahic Kingdom for our final evening.   We did Splash Mountain again, Haunted Mansion, and settled in for the evening festivities. We saw the Electrical Parade, and Cinderella's Castle show. Unfortunately, it started raining, so we didn't get to see the fireworks. We rode a few more rides, and then called it quits! We felt like we had made the most of our time there!!
The next morning we woke up super early to fly home. We had to fly to Miami and catch a connecting flight home. Much to our surprise, we were seated in first (maybe business?) class on the way home. The kids (and Casey and I) were in HEAVEN! It was fabulous! Tons of room and seats that lay completely horizontal! It couldn't have come at a better time.
The trip was the stuff memories are made of! Many thanks to Deedee for another amazing Disney experience!