December 7, 2006

We spent six days in Walt Disney World after Thanksgiving. We stayed on the concierge level of the Wilderness Lodge which was totally worth it. They have a snack area where you find plenty of food and drink to get you through the day. We would have one meal in the parks and the rest at the snack area.

Our room was awesome: we could see Cinderella's castle from our balcony, which meant we had a great view of the nightly fireworks. The trip to the Magic Kingdom by boat was very quick. We took buses to the other parks.

Tina's family met us there and we toured the parks together. Xander's favorite rides were the Buzz Lightyear ride and the Star Wars ride (at Disney Studios). Duncan's favorite was It's a Small World. Another highlight of the trip was meeting all our favorite characters like the Power Rangers, the Incredibles, Buzz Lightyear, and Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable (not to mention Mickey, Pluto, and friends).

Xander is excited!

Duncan not so much...

Boat ride to Magic Kingdom

Cinderella's Castle

On the People Mover

Rainy day at EPCOT

Lunch with Mickey

The boat horns were loud

Cinderella's Carousel

All the boys

Walking through Animal Kingdom

Striking resemblance

Psychedelic EPCOT sidewalk


Dash is reunited with Elastigirl

Buzz is cool

Cool enough for two pictures!

Kim Possible is Duncan's girlfriend

Studios character lunch with Leo

...and Goliath

...and June

Singing the Little Einstein theme song

Very tired

I'm doing LAUNDRY!

Totem pole in the resort

Fireworks from our room

See the castle under the flares?

The whole crew on the bus

The Buzz Lightyear ride was a common favorite

Duncan's favorite was It's a small world


Duncan is nonchalantly pooping here

Riding the train

The girls went to tea

The heated pool was a favorite hangout

Bheesh's hotel girlfriend, Gerianne
August 20, 2006

We took a trip to Montana at the end of July to visit Grandma and Grandpa in their new house. Tina and the boys went a few days early, then Bheeshmar joined them for a week. Aunt Tracy, Uncle Michael, and cousins Daniel and Andrew came, too, and our trips overlapped for three days.

Grandma and Grandpa kep the boys very entertained. We went to the Yellowstone River and threw rocks, saw a neighbor's animals including a baby alpaca. Grandpa bought a go-kart to ride around in (which was as much fun for the adults as for the kids). Grandpa also showed the original Star Wars trilogy to the boys, and they spent much of the trip playing lightsabers with whatever they could find (usually legos).

We also celebrated Grandma's birthday while we were there.

Watching movies in the airplane

Throwing rocks into the Yellowstone

Newborn alpaca

Grandma fills the pool

Petting cats

Xander in the kart

Duncan in the kart

Swimming with Cain and Grandpa

Duncan at the park

Xander climbing the rockwall at the park

Carrots from Grandma's garden

The boys loved Grandma's garden

My mom says I'm a good kisser

Grandpa shows Xander how to hold a bow

Duncan tries, too

Daddy cooks breakfast tacos

Daddy rides the kart

Uncle Michael and Cousin Daniel find carrots

Four cousins in a tub

Grandpa reads bedtime stories

Aunt Tracy helps the boys make cards for Grandma

Family fun at the river

Happy birthday to Grandma
May 27, 2006

We took a little mini-vacation last weekend to San Antonio to visit Shamu at Sea World. We had fun at the Hyatt's lazy river and beach again. It gets a little easier every year.

Duncan naps

Xander naps, too

Boys tubing

Boys tubing, again

Playing in the sand

Duncan in the water

Boyz in the water

Star Wars stickers


This Shamu's not scary

Mama feeds the dolphins

Gangsta aquarium visitors

Dolphin show

Wow, that was cool!

Xander's first coaster ride

Mama and Duncan tubing

Xander played in the water all day

Duncan makes a s'more

Xander makes a s'more

This Shamu IS scary

Where the heck are we?


Shamu flips

Duncan loves the water

Hey, this one isn't working... DOH!