Sunday, May 18, 2008

Donald Duck Said Hi to Me!

I had a conference in Orlando a few weeks ago so we decided we take 3 days and hit Disney World. Gretchen really liked it. I think Steve and I expected her excitement to be more but she is only two years old. The highlights: hotel swimming pool, Pooh's Playground (not even a ride though she did like the Winnie the Pooh ride), Cinderella character dinner, Mickey's parade at Animal Kingdom, meeting Minnie Mouse and the Nemo show/ride. Lowlights: still not a fan of fireworks....

Anyway, we survived it as a family despite the heat, the long days and Steve's broken foot. We didn't take as many pictures as I would have liked but here are the best ones.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Mommy Daddy Don't Leave

I am not sure what has gotten into her but Gretchen has entered a weird phase where she gets very attached to one of us and focuses on us with an intensity that makes my hair stand on end. She doesn't want us to leave without her. It just breaks my heart - Steve says she's working me. While I don't doubt him, it takes some kind of strength for me to just move on. I don't know if she senses the pregnancy and our expectant behavior or what? My friend Lisa says she senses it. Maybe.... I'm hoping once summer hits we will be able to keep her busy and tired. We have been walking her around the block to get her ready for walking at Walt Disney World (we go soon!) and that does knock her out! If only it didn't make me tired too....