Sunday, June 27, 2010

Disneyland Souvenir

A few souvenirs from Disneyland......

Princess Ears for my Little Princess

My Little Pirate Princess
Natalee loves her Baby Bambi
Charlee loves her Minnie Mouse

Mom's Souvenir

Disneyland Tip #1

Don't get STREP Throat 2 days before leaving on your vacation to Disneyland.

On Sunday, Father's Day, I woke up with a horrible sore throat, huge black, white, and bleeding tonsils, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and body aches.

I quickly took my Dad McDonald's Breakfast and dropped off the kids. I drove straight to the local Instacare. I was the second in line but the first to be seen by the doctor. Her expression on her face when she looked at my tonsils was priceless.

A throat culture which was bloody come up positive for Strep. Prescription for Amoxacillin, lots of Tylenol and Ibuprofen. I was running 100-103 temps on Sunday, didn't work on Monday but started to feel a bit better, but on Tuesday morning I knew I would survive.

Throughout our whole vacation, I was never too far from Ibuprofen and cough drops. Tiffany's tip is not to travel with someone with Strep because they have a tendency to snore at night.

I have about 3 more days of antibiotics and I'm feeling good.

The best thing of all.....neither of the Girls got Strep.

Disneyland 2010

Disneyland 2010
We arrived home this morning from the Magical Kingdom. It was a GREAT vacation. Can you call going to Disneyland a vacation?
We were up early every morning to open the gates of Disneyland, walked a million miles, wore kids down to tears, and fell asleep at night exhausted. Then did it all again the next day.
We did 43 rides in 3 1/2 days at Disneyland. Tiffany had our rides mapped out to a tee so we rarely stood in line. Alice in Wonderland was a big hit with 3 rides along with Tea Cups.
Tiffany took all the pictures but I got a few great shots of Tiffany, Eliza, Solomon, and Charlee on the Tea Cups.

Natalee decided to stay on the sidelines with Mom

I'll be posting more pictures as I get them.
Vacationing with 4 children and 2 adults was difficult at times but all worth it when we saw the children's eye light up with the magic.

Our two double side-by-side strollers were a life saver. 24 wheels total took over the streets of Disneyland.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Our Backyard

Our backyard feels like home, except for the mud/construction for the new cement pad.

Natalee in the helicopter that I built with my own two hands and tools
Charlee and Natalee love their new swingset

Our Backyard

Charlee spent the practically the whole day outside on her swing. This was a GREAT purchase.