Archive for March, 2006

DisneyWorld Trip

Friday, March 31st, 2006

We survived four days in Disney. Beth had only two rules for us: no rides and no characters. She also turned out to have the funniest lines during the whole trip. As we walked into the Magic Kingdom on the third day and headed towards Cinderella’s castle she said to me “Daddy, I don’t want to see any mouses here today,” which drew some chuckles from the people around us. Her other funny one was on the bus to the airport when for some reason she turned to me and said “Daddy, can we smoke here?” which brought on about three rows worth of laughter.

We took tons of pictures and the camera, after some serious CPR, barely survived the trip. Most of the pictures are in the Image Galleries:

EPCOT (Gallery 62) was our first day and the time when Beth learned that there are these giant characters which roam around the park terrorizing children.

MGM (Gallery 63) was pretty lame, but it was a nice day to take it easy after a long day the day before.

The Dinner (Gallery 64) that Beth barely survived. Fortunately, her Prince Charming scared away the massive mice that were causing her (and, to a lesser extent, Jake) intense panic.

Magic Kingdom (Gallery 65) that Daddy barely survived.

Animal Kingdom (Galleries 66 and 67) which was the nicest day for everyone by far.

Here are a couple pictures:

From the EPCOT science center:

Lauren wanted to be a cat:

Beth wanted to be just like Lauren:

Jacob wanted to be a dog (but his actually got lost in the email, so here is a reproduction I did for him):

[EDIT: This just in, we have Jacob’s real picture — thanks Grandma]:

And here are a couple of other pictures:




Grandma's Visit

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

We had a great weekend with Grandma. Here are a few pictures from when it was time to say goodbye:




Some New Friends

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

We got to meet some new friends, including another set of twins who like to party as much as our kids:



More Soccer Pictures on a Cold Day

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

It was a miserably-cold day for three soccer games, but Grandma got to come and see everyone play:








Dad's Night

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

It was Dad’s night tonight at Jake & Beth’s school, but the whole family decided to go. Here’s the only good picture from the night:


First Soccer Games

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

Jake & Beth had their first soccer games (ever) today, and Lauren had her first game of the season today. Check out Image Gallery 61 for more pictures. Here’s a posed shot: