Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Disney Thanksgiving...

Here are the pics and a couple of videos from Orlando... We arrived Saturday evening and met up with my parents for dinner. The first two days of Disney, we went to Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Then on Tuesday, we took a break and drove down to a much warmer part of Florida, Ft Lauderdale. There we went sailing with my Uncle Gerard. The next morning, Doug and Aidan returned to Orlando early and went to DisneyQuest.

On Thanksgiving, my parents flew back home but we met up with Doug's brother, Don, and his family in Magic Kingdom. Regan also got a princess makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique in the castle and we ended the day with a Thanksgiving dinner in the Akershus Palace in Epcot. Friday was our last day in the parks and the kids were both lucky to be picked for Jedi Training in Hollywood Studios! Here are the pics and videos!

Aidan wouldn't go to the Dark Side... Here's his battle to prove it!

Here is Princess Regan taking on Darth Vadar...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Sailing Adventure...

Here are the pics from our sailing trip with Uncle Gerard... We got to sail, fish and celebrate Gerard's birthday!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Aidan's assignment in computer lab today was to write his version of a story called "A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day". I hope he doesn't have many bad days like this one. This is what he wrote:

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
By Aidan Heberle, Age 8

This morning when I
went to eat my cereal,
I spilled my milk on my cat
and my mom said I had to clean it up.
It was a terrible, horrible,
no good, very bad day.

When I went to school,
I started to talk
and the teacher caught me.
It was a terrible, horrible,
no good, very bad day.

I fell down on the playground
and no one helped me.
It was a terrible, horrible,
no good, very bad day.

And, then my sister
got to be in the newspaper!
It was a terrible, horrible,
no good, very bad day.

Finally, I tripped over all my toys.
It was a terrible, horrible,
no good, very bad day.

(Note, no animals were harmed in the writing of this story. We don't have a cat! But, Aidan's sister has had her picture in the newspaper several times...)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I love it when Regan draws...

Regan gets so involved in her artwork. She just created this masterpiece just for me!

When I told her I was going to scan her picture, she followed me to the computer to see what I meant. After the scanner finished making the noises that scanners make, she saw her picture on the computer. It was then that I realized that she was a little concerned... Regan thought that her original would be gone from the paper. The computer took it, right? She wouldn't believe that her paper wasn't blank until I took it out of the scanner to show her...

Too funny!

Monday, November 3, 2008

How do you pack "more fun" into one weekend?

Well, I'll tell you...

First, you go trick-or-treating with the kids. Then, you get dressed up in crazy costumes and go out with your friends. The next day, you take the kids to a fall festival with cotton candy, face painting and games. And, finally, on Sunday, you go to a soccer party and follow it up with a.....

Cheetah Girls Concert!

Both Aidan & Regan enjoyed the concert. It was a little loud and the opening acts were a little screechy. But, each child (Regan, Aidan, Brooke, Alyssa and Erin) "partied like a rock star".

Wow... It's good that the weekend is over. I can get some rest now! =)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick-Or-Treat... (and Captain Underpants takes on the night!)

Regan started out as a kitty... but at the last moment switched out to a Cinderella costume... Aidan was super cool as Jango Fett from Star Wars...

Our new subdivision, Highstream, is the perfect place to go trick-or-treating. So, many houses were decked out! Next year, I'll have to have more halloween decorations out to add to the festivities...

Later, we joined our friends in their subdivision, Old Fox Trail. That place was a MAD HOUSE!! Traffic in and out was at a dead stop and required our traffic guiding skills to get people moving... (Seriously, no one was moving. So, Doug and I had to direct traffic in order to get OUT of that subdivision. Crazy!)

Even later, Doug and I went downtown to M'Coul's and the Green Burro for some halloween fun of our own... We met up with Jenny and Ben Bradford and Jason Pierce and his friend Jennifer. Doug went as CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS! and I went as Lara Croft...

Doug's costume solicited MANY laughs and a lot of attention. Even if people didn't know of Captain Underpants, they really enjoyed his costume.

Here are the pics!