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Christmas in Disney!

By on December 29, 2011

It has been quite a busy month for us. I actually have had issues with my internet as well so I haven’t been able to really update.

Ash, me and Branden in Magic Kingdom

We went to Orlando for Christmas and it was great. My cousin and her family came over from Dubai and it was so awesome seeing her. She has two beautiful boys and I do mean beautiful. These kids are insanely good looking. The 2 year old Max has these insane blue eyes and gorgeous tan skin. Both boys have long eye lashes and just sweet faces. I can’t believe she is a Mom. She never wanted children but now she has two.

Ashley with all her niece and nephews

We went to Magic Kingdom on the 23rd and it was a lot of fun. Ace was such a good boy. I got so many compliments on what a great baby he is which made me very proud. My brother’s family also met up with us and their baby Gavin who is about 2 months younger then Ace is almost the same size as him. He is such a peanut. Both the babies were great and all the kids had fun. That night we went to Celebration because it “snows” every hour at night and by snow they mean foam. It was really cute. We got out there with Ace and he kept looking around like what is this!? We got some cute pictures of that night.

Tree in Celebratio

The next day we went to Epcot and it was so hot. I couldn’t believe it. We got through the park pretty fast because we got there when it opened and then left early. We later went to my Aunt and cousin’s hotel pool and hung out with a lot of my other cousins from my Mom’s side and Aunts and Uncles. Unfortunately my sweet angel baby turned into a pissed off little guy. He started really teething that night and he was miserable. He had a hard time going to sleep and kept screaming in pain. I felt so awful for him. We had to leave early but it was probably for the best. I wish we could have spent more time with my cousins but thats life. Then when we got to our hotel we had Ace open two presents, he got a silver FAO rattle from my parents which he LOVED! I really wanted it for him because babies just love those old fashion ones.

Christmas Eve 2011
ICE
The next morning we opened presents and Ace made out really well. I didn’t want to get him too much but my Mom got him a ton of clothes and my brother got him two outfits and a toy. My sister also got him clothes and some toys. It was a great first Christmas overall. Branden had to go to work so he had to drive back at 11am. We ended up going to The Gaylord Palms’ ICE. It was really neat and it was Shrek themed. Ace freaked out and screamed then passed out. Poor guy. He was so miserable that day. His teeth are really bothering him. After we left we walked around the hotel which has different city themes inside, one is Key West. We then went to dinner at Shulas which was nice. After that Mr. Cranky Pants returned so my Dad and I went back to the hotel and my Mom and sister went to my aunts and cousins hotel and hung out with them. I was bummed to miss my last opportunity to see my cousin Tara but Ace needed to go to bed, he was so miserable.
Overall the trip was great with some minor teething issues in between.

“Snow” in Celebration

Christmas Eve 

This was at a Christmas party the week before we left 
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5 months!

By on December 17, 2011

5 months old! 

Yesterday Ace turned 5 months old! He is such a big boy now. He is such a fun little guy too. He tries to “talk” to us and squeals, laughs, blows bubbles and gurgles. He is really into his hands still and has started bringing toys to his mouth. He loves his Sophie giraffe and round teethers and rings. He still has not rolled over but I am not concerned. I think he just doesn’t care to try. When he is on his stomach he kicks his legs and pushes himself forward so I don’t think he thinks of turning over and when he is on his back he does turn almost over but then rolls back flat. He will get there.
He also is an amazing sleeper! Last night was the first time he slept from 8:30 to 7:40 without getting up at all. He usually gets up around 5 or 6 and then will sleep till about 8:30 or 9 but I was surprised he went that long. He also can be put in his crib and will usually just fall asleep with little to no fussing. Just now I was holding him and he was getting sleepy so I just laid him in his crib with his blankie (I lay it underneath him) and he went right to sleep.
I feel incredibly blessed to have such a good baby. The first 8 weeks were rough. I never imagined he would be this easy going and happy. I just love him so much.

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Cabin in the mountains!

By on December 4, 2011

We had a great time on our trip to Tennessee to see Branden’s family. We stayed in a cabin in the Smokey Mountains which was so scary to drive to but since we got the picture perfect view cabin it was one of the highest ones and wow, it really was a picture perfect view.
While we were there we drove down to Gatlinburg and just hung out and had lunch with Branden’s Mom, step-dad, cousin and her husband. Then we went back to the cabin and hung out, had dinner and played games. The next day we just kind of relaxed and tried to find a Christmas ornament. We try to get one from every place we visit. Then we came back and that night did a Christmas with his family since we won’t get to spend it with them. Ace got some awesome gifts from his siblings. Ace loved the wrapping paper and did pretty good “unwrapping” his presents. Branden helped but he was hitting the boxes with his little hand. He was so adorable. The we exchanged secret Santa gifts.
Our drive back wasn’t too bad but it felt like we would never get home. Ace did great in the car again and pretty much slept the entire time. He hates the car normally so I was shocked he did so well both times.

Thursday was my last test and I now have my Bachelors in Psychology. It took me forever to get it because well, let’s face it, it’s my personality. I take forever to do anything. My Dad always described my sister and me as the tortoise and the hare. Ashley is always fast at doing things but sometimes does things so fast that she can make a mistake, this isn’t always the case but its funny how fast she can pick something up and wing it. Me on the other hand, I really like to analyze things, make sure its done right and I take my time. So after forever and a day I will have my degree.

Nothing else too exciting has been going on here. We are getting ready to go to Disney/ Orlando for Christmas. I am beyond excited about this. My cousin Tara, who was always like an older sister to my sister and myself will be flying in from Dubai and I haven’t seen her in 10 years! She was always the fun cousin and now has two boys and a husband, she never wanted kids so its funny that she now has a family. My cousin Tom and Aunt Lillie and Uncle Dave are flying down to see them and we will get to spend Christmas together! I can’t wait!

I will update with pictures from our trip later!

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