Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A new set of wheels and a trophy!

I'm guessing that based on the title of this post many of you assume that we purchased a new car...given Jay's propensity for trading in vehicles! But no - our new mode of transportation only has two wheels...sort of!! Take a look.....

I can't tell you the last time I was on a bike but I have never seen more people out riding bikes than they do here, so we're joining the masses!  Plus, Jack's school and our awesome Rec center are only a bike ride away. :)

Nathan & Matthew love to ride in their trailer....although they are right next to each other so occasionally some personal space issues arise.

Over the weekend Jay & Jack built and raced Jack's first pine wood derby car....and he won 3rd place/best in show!!!  Here is the ecstatic winner with his very first trophy!!

The Rocket car Jack created (with Jay's help!) complete with flaming asteroids across the bottom.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Disney World and Jack Turns Six!!!!

So since Disney World is only two hours away, we decided to celebrate Jack's birthday by spending last weekend with Mickey.  It was an easy drive and we stayed at Shades of Green which is a resort specifically for service members and their families (and maybe retirees??) located right on the Disney World property.  While it was wall-to-wall bodies in the Disney parks we all still managed to have a great time!  Let me tell you, this is the time of year to visit Disney because the weather was superb.  After two parks in three days with three kids, Jay and I came home exhausted...but it was worth it. :)

 Disney World!!

Strollers had to be stowed on the short bus ride to the monorail station...and the twins took this freedom seriously.  I know the bus drivers were always glad to see us get off. 

 This is the only napping that occurred during the trip!

 Dino-rama (at Animal Kingdom) was a huge hit!

Watching...what else...the Disney channel while waking up. 

Inside Disney's Polynesian Resort which was beautiful. 

The Tomorrowland Speedway was hands down Jack's favorite ride! 

Jay and his mini-me Matthew. 

The birthday boy before going to school to celebrate!

Note: While in the clip Nathan refuses cake, upon seeing the rest of us savoring the deliciousness he quickly changed his mind. :)