Sunday, October 14, 2012

Kaitlyn turns 3!

Kaitlyn turned 3 years old on September 28th.  It was a nice day, but we didn't have a party.  Since Kaitlyn's in preschool and we have a playgroup with some friends as well, I made cupcakes for both events and we sang to her at them and she blew out her candles for her friends.  On her actual birthday we didn't have any obligations so we had a fun day of just playing together.  My dad came over with lots of presents that morning and then that night we made one of her favorite meals (stouffer's lasagna) and my mom came over and we had cake and opened presents.  It was low key, but at that point she was still having a rough transition to being around lots of kids and I just didn't think a party was something she would even enjoy.  Maybe next year she will understand more about what it is and have real friends she wants to invite over.  She love it though.  She kept saying it was her birthday and loved time with family.  Here's a few pictures of her opening her presents...

Disney Trip September 2012

I am a little late posting, but here are some pics from our Disney trip about a month ago.  It was a good time.  Not as much fun as the times we would go before kids, but still fun.  Vacations just aren't relaxing anymore.  The trip started out really bad.  Kaitlyn got a cold literally the day we got there.  It cleared up half-way through the week, but for those first few days she was NOT FUN!  She wouldn't eat and would just cry the entire time through our meals.  Luckily Brayden never got sick and was an angel the whole trip!  He was great at meals and napped in the stroller during the day.  He didn't really care one way or another about the rides, but once Kaitlyn was feeling better, she loved the rides.  She also liked to dress up in her Cinderella and Tinkerbell outfits.  We tried out a lot of new restaurants this time around that we hadn't been to before.  Some were hits, some we would not go again.  My favorite was O'hana.  We've been trying to eat there for 6 years and it's always been booked.  We finally got in and it was worth it!  We probably won't go back again for at least 2 years b/c we want all of the new Fantasyland to be open, plus give Kaitlyn and Brayden time to get older for some of the more fun rides.
Kaitlyn with the statue of Cinderella.  She refused to get near any characters or princesses! haha!
Brayden's favorite stroller activity.  This trip wore him out!

Kaitlyn and Nana on the new Dumbo ride!