2013 Project 52

Friday, January 17, 2014

Santa and Mrs. Claus

For the third year in a row, we visited with the absolute best Santa and Mrs. Claus around!  They spend so much time talking to each child - it is so wonderful!

Santa even took the time to read each of their letters and talk about their wish lists with them. 

After our visit, we stopped and got our Christmas tree on the way home.  We found the best tree this year -- it was so full and pretty! 

Xmas Card Photo Shoot

While we were in Pittsburgh, we took the opportunity to do our own Christmas card photo shoot.  It's never an easy task, but we managed to come away with a few winners!



Pittsburgh Visit

We spent a fun and busy weekend in Pittsburgh in November!  We celebrated Dave's sister's recent marriage and also went to our annual Steelers game.  Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures at either of those events, but I did catch some fun shots of the kids getting in some quality time with their cousin Olivia! 
These two adore each other!
This picture cracks me up. Check out those two cuties in the background!
Soccer with Daddy!

Reading bedtime stories together
Goodnight hugs!

My girl in purple {in November}

Just a few shots of my sweet girl in purple.


Mr. Handsome {in November}

Oh, my handsome boy! I was so happy that he willingly posed for a few nice pictures for me, instead of giving me his usual silly faces. I love this boy!

This actually isn't a cheesy pose.  He was staring at the sky, talking about the different shapes that the clouds were making.

Well, there had to be one, right?

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Fall Fun {November}

As usual, we had our fair share of yard work to do this fall. Soooo many leaves!  Good thing the kids were willing to help out (with a little leaf-jumping fun thrown in)!

Alyse was obsessed with these pumpkins.  She would pick them up and move them to one part of the yard, play with them for a bit, then pick them all up again and move them to another part of the yard.  Kids do such funny things!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Disney 2013 - Magic Kingdom {Day 6}

Day 6! The final day of our crazy adventure. We spent the day back at Magic Kingdom, where we started off with breakfast at the Crystal Palace with Winnie the Pooh and friends.  We all loved it!  We were also able to connect with my mom, brother and his family later in the morning for another super fun day!
Since our breakfast started before the park opened, we got to come into the park extra early.  It was nice to take in the sites without the huge crowds!

Playing on the steps of the Crystal Palace


Pooh!  I love that my kids still love him. :)
So much love for Tigger!
Last but not least, Piglet!
Mommy, Alyse and Tink!

Time for big kid rides!
Tessa loved riding with Uncle Sean!
Sweet cousins!

This will be real in 10 years. Based on this experience, I'm afraid. Very afraid.
Snack time

Cousins on castle steps
It's a Small World

Steering the boat

Snuggling with sweet Rohan
Sassy girl!
Up, Up, and Away!

The little ones visited with princesses while the big kids rode the bigger rides.
Sleeping Beauty.  I think Alyse was a bit tired!

I guess he's had enough with the pictures!

Evan and Alyse ready for dinner
Monorail buddies
Yumminess at the Polynesian!
Happy Boy

And, that's a wrap!  Goodbye, Disney!  Maybe we'll see you again in a few years!