Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday Boys!

Where have the last two years gone? How did my little tiny preemies turn into these super cool little "boys"? :::sighs:::

We celebrated with a great MIckey Mouse themed party at one of our favorite parks here in town. All of the boys twin buddies came to celebrate along with other friends and family that made the day special too! My dad, or as the boys and Hayden like to call him, "Rock" got the boys a bounce house for their party and that was a huge hit with all of the kiddos, except Cam and Carter! Figures!! Then we had a suprise visit from the Fire Department! No need to worry though, my friend's husband is a Firefighter and he came by to say hi and show the kids the truck! No emergencies!! haha!! After the party we went back to our house to open all of our goodies! The boys of course got a ton of great stuff! Some of the things they got were puzzles, books, bubble machines, PJ's, clothes, Thomas the Train stuff, playdoh, Mickey Mouse stuff and lot's of gift cards to Toys R Us!

Then on Sunday we ventured out to Disney for the very first time with the boys! I have to say I was very nervous and stressed about the whole idea of taking them to Disney. The boys are very hot and cold with things like that. Sometimes they love it, and well most of the time they hate it! But today they LOVED it! We didn't start out too hot though. While we were waiting for our friend Gina to get us in (her hubby works there and has free passes) the boys had a total random freak out! Screaming like crazy kicking in the stroller! I was not happy. But once we got into the park they did amazing!!

We took everyones advice and headed over to Fantasyland first to knock out all of the kiddie rides that get busy during the day. It was perfect! Hardly any lines at all! We hit Small World, The Caraousel and the Teacups all before lunch. After lunch we went on The People Mover (I know this is not the name now but when I was a kid that's what it was called) then headed over to check on the line at the Jungle Cruise. While we waited for our fast pass time we hoped on Alladin's Magic Carpets. THis is basically just like Dumbo only 4 people can ride instead of just two. The boys loved that one! After that I had decided I really wanted to take them on Pirates of the Carribbean! I know you would think I'm crazy but I thought what the heck! I always rode it everytime I ever went to Disney as a kid so why not start the tradition with my boys? Well they did ok, but not great! It's a little dark and scary for them so I wouldn't recommend it for two year olds!! haha! After that we went over to Mickey's Toon Town and let the boys run around, or at least stand around. They were exhausted by this point and really just stood there at the play area! So we decided to make our way towards Main Street to hop on the train that goes around the entire park for our last ride. They liked it but like I said, they were so tired I don't think they even realized they were on a train!

Before we left I had to get the boys their very first personalized Mickey Mouse Ears! They were not interested in them whatsoever...shocking I know! We had to take the monorail back to Epcot because we had parked over there so that Gina could meet us to get us in. On the ride back Carter fell asleep in my arms, which made me very happy because he hasn't done that in about a year! Cam zonked out in the stroller and missed the entire ride home!

I have updated CAm and Carter's shutterfly share site if you want to see all of the pics from the last two days. The link is over to the left of the page. I will be adding more pics to that site in the next few days so stay tuned for more:)

All in all I think the boys had an amazing birthday weekend! Thank you to all of our friends and family that celebrated with us and made the weekend even more special!

Happy Birthday Cameron and Carter!

Monday, April 12, 2010


For most of the day yesterday that was just about all you heard from Cameron and Carter! Yesterday was our big Day Out With Thomas the Train! We had to get up super early since we had to be in Tampa by 8:45am for our 9:45 train ride. I am so glad we did it early because when we got off of our train ride it was crazy crowded!

When we arrived the whole place looked like someone threw up Thomas the Train! LOL!! There was train stuff everywhere! The boys went straight for the train table tent and spent a good part of the morning playing there. They also had an activity tent with trains in the sand, sand boxes, and some kind of painting arts and crafts (stayed far away from that There was also bounce houses, ball pits, story telling and a hay ride.

The boys had such a good time. The only meltdown we had was when we had to pull them away to go get in line for our actual train ride....they were having too much fun playing with all of the other stuff! We sat in an open air car so the boys could see out really well. Cam seemed to love the train ride and Carter was a little unsure about it. It took about 10 minutes for Carter to loosen up on the actual ride itself.

Dad of course had to get all of the boys their official Day with Thomas t-shirts as well as a couple of other souvenirs! $70 later we had shirts,bowls and an official Thomas train whistle!

After the festivities we met up with some of the "coasties" part of my family for lunch at P.F. Changs. That was, well, an adventure to say the least. They boys had been up since about 6am, no nap and had been totally overloaded with activities so by the time we sat down for lunch they were spent. Lunch was not fun but it was great to see my family:)

It was a great day and I can't wait to take the boys next year!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter 2010

Well we had a very busy Easter weekend! It started out on Friday when I met up with a few of my twin mama friends at a local park for a huge Easter Egg hunt! I was hesitant to do this solo but everyone else was going so I thought what the heck! We even practiced egg hunting during the week! Well as expected, Cam loved it and Carter, well Carter hated it! I literally chased him all over the park begging him to take his basket to get some eggs! NOPE...not having it! Luckily my friend Amber joined us and her daughter is older so she was able to help me!

On Saturday we had my Dad, Grandma, Brother, Sis in Law and my nephew Hayden over for Daryl's world famous smoked ribs! WE were also able to take them over to see the new house and everyone really liked it!

Then on Sunday we headed over to my Mom's which is a bit of an Easter tradition for us. We always do brunch and a Easter Egg hunt there as well. That hunt went over just about as good as the first one! LOL!

The Easter Bunny was very good to the boys too! They each got a Mr. Potato Head, new toothbrushes, Peeps, new hot wheels cars, Thomas the train take along train, books, bubbles and a fun Egg light up toy.

It was a great weekend for our family and I hope it was for yours as well:)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Day Out with Thomas!

I am so excited I can't stand it!! I was looking around one of my favorite message boards and saw that Thomas the Train was coming to Tampa! Last time I had checked a few months back the closest location was Miami and there was no way in hell I was driving 4 hours to see a train. Especially with the boys being so young and the possibility of them not really being into it! But then when I saw it was only an hour and a half drive I was sold!

For a whopping $20 per person (thank God kids under two are free) you get a 25 minute ride on a real Thomas the Train as well as lot's of other activities for the kiddos! My Dad, Brother, Sis-in Law and nephew Hayden will be joining us for the day as well! We are going next weekend so be sure to check back for the pics and update on how the boys do!