Booked us coveted tickets to the Broad Museum. It was smaller than I had imagined but great for photos!
Ellie was not being cooperative for photos- I think she was a little upset that she wasn’t allowed to touch the exhibits =D
Second annual trip to WDW for the Florida Med Asso conference. Best conference ever! The usually $400-800 rooms get discounted to $200 a night, + $75 3PM entry tickets to Disney parks. The first year, I accidentally didn’t complete the reservation and we had to stay at the Dolphin hotel next door. This year, I checked, double checked, and triple checked to make sure everything was done properly. Tonight is our third and final night.
My awesome aunt flew in from Philadelphia to see the kids and she paid all expenses on the trip. We’re so lucky to have such a loving aunt!
Last year when we came for the first time, the character dining was the highlight of the trip- Eddie went CRAAAZY and lost his mind when he saw the characters. This year, he’s almost 4 and although he enjoys it, he’s a little too cool to lose his mind (which is disappointing for us haha).
Ellie wasn’t into the characters- she liked looking at them from afar but was not cooperative for photos!
This is the last year I’m going to be able to pass both of them off as a 1 year old and 2 year old and have free entry and dining. haha.
Since the hotel is so nice, we only went to Disney parks once and I chose Epcot because it’s unique to Orlando, unlike Magic Kingdom which feels very much like Disneyland. The kids loved swimming in the sandy pool, which was the perfect height for little toddlers. Both of them could reach the bottom with their feet and got very comfortable in the water. Ellie submersed her head into water several times, and Eddie didn’t freak out when water got in his eyes. Ellie even went on the giant water slide!!! And loved it!!!! She is an amazing, brave girl. Almost too brave lol. We went on the slide once the first day, and she kept saying “again, again!”, then twice today.
We love the Cape May Cafe. Their breakfast isn’t amazing, but great characters, however the seafood dinner has the best mussels I’ve ever had! We had it the first night, then again tonight.. I had ~4 plates of mussels for myself!
The magic being on the Disney Magical Express 🙂
Love at first splash. They got so comfortable, they didn’t need their floaties.
Eddie wasn’t happy about having to leave the interactive walls in the back of this shark haha.
Between the amount of photos I’ve taken of the kids (tens of thousands in the last few years) and the abundance of things I have to do for school, it seems this blog has been put on the backburner. Every time I notice that it needs an update, I do a major photodump and tell myself I’ll go back in and caption the photos, but by the time I have time to do so, it’s just another photo dump! Really gotta get into the habit of regularly adding photos again. I’m afraid there’s a bunch of photos missing and lost into storage oblivion.
Spent the day trying to catch up on uploading photos, rather than studying. We’re off to Orlando tonight for our second annual conference at the Disney Yacht and Beach Club. My aunt is meeting us there. Should be fun! We had a blast here last year, but there was a problem w our booking so we ended up staying at the flamingo next door… but this year I got everything right, checked, reconfirmed. Yacht Club here we come! (no alligators please)
You know you’re going to have a good day when you wake up to your kid whining and have to drag him to school, then while walking by the other kids during water play, one kid repeatedly jumps in a puddle, splashing mud all over you.
This morning I gave Eddie two spoonfuls of honey for his cough and he says “two servings of honey!”
Yesterday his dad called him fei jai (fat boy) and he says I thought you said I am tinny (skinny) boy! then when his dad said he’s going to eat his (pig stomach) he said “i am tinny boy, i don’t have jiu tou!”
Few weeks ago, we get into my Maserati and he asks “Does this car use alot of gas?” (yes) “Then don’t bring me in this car! It use alot of gas!”
“Mommy my favorite is Eric (from Little Mermaid). Can you buy me an Eric toy?” “Oh come on! Just work again so I can get Eric Toy! Ella you and Ariel toy? Okay mommy. Go to work and buy me a toy” (I used to bribe him to let me go to work at my internship by saying I’d buy him a toy with the money I earn)
Having two kids close in age is undeniably difficult at times but I’m starting to see the light. Got to sit around and observe them playing together quietly, helping each other and creating and working together.
Eddie has been announcing that his new favorite color is now blue, since everyone else wants pink.
Ellie is putting multiple words together and loves tae kwon do.
They both sleep through the night (at the moment) and Eddie usually wakes up later than everyone.
If there’s one thing i learned from being a parent is that everything is a phase. But I’m definitely enjoying the current phase 🙂
Eddie has been cleaning up when asked and put away hundreds of magnitiles, picking up clothes and putting books back. I’m so proud. Ellie has always been eager to clean. She still loves to take out wipe after wipe or tissues.
Mommy why is all of my friends and my sister like pink now? All my friends need to pick blue, or green, or whatever they want to have. not pink. They don’t need to pick mine, they need to pick their own. We don’t need to take anyone else’s (pink) baboon, you need to buy your own. Pink is MY favorite color! #toddlerproblems