Thursday, February 28, 2008

A day at the Zoo (and I do not mean our house!)

Monday just so happen to be a beautiful day, so we decided to take the kids to the zoo. We met our friends Brendan, Courtney and Jack and we had so much fun! Some of the animals were not out and there were a few areas being renovated, so hopefully,` they are getting ready for Spring! We bought an annual pass, thinking we many go a few times this year. If any of you are going to the zoo this summer and need some company, give us a holla!!

M,K,M&M riding the train. ALL ABOARD!! Choo, Choo!!!

Maggie chillin' by the parrots

Maddox and Jack checkin' out the flamingos. Did you know that flamingos get their color from the shrimp they eat?? Pretty cool, huh??

Maddox, Daddy and the BIG sheep, BBBaaaaaaa


Brendan, Courtney and Jack - Our Friends!

ANOTHER Carousel ride for Maggie :-)

Can you believe that there are people that believe we come from these things?? It really offends me!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Maggie has a new trick. She has been clapping for a while now, but we have been working on her wave and I think she has got it. We are so proud!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Walt Disney World

I am thinking that I should start with the Characters!! Maddox had a blast meeting them. He was so much fun this year. Everything is so real at his age. Maggie was a bit fearful of them. They didn't quite look like us, so she was unsure. Please note that none of these characters talk, so it is very interesting having a conversation with them just nodding.

Dale, Maddox, Maggie and Daddy. This is what I was talking about when I said Maggie was not crazy about the characters. This picture makes me laugh!

Maggie, Maddox and Minnie (she must have thought Minnie was pretty, she didn't cry with her!)

This was our 2nd visit with Minnie ~ I think she was following us around ;-)

Maddox and Goofy (or as Maddox would say "Gooky")

OK, I know that you can barely see Maddox, but he is standing between Lightning and Mater (look real close). I think he felt a bit intimidated, when he walked up there to pose, Lightning beeped his horn and Maddox jumped. It was kind of sad and funny at the same time.

Maddox and Handy Manny. Maddox was so excited to tell Handy Manny that he watched him on the Disney Channel every morning.

Maddox, June and Quincy. This was a big one. He is a huge fan of the Little Einsteins!

OK, maybe that is enough of the Characters. There are many more, but I would hate to redefine OVERKILL!

The Graves Girls
The first day we arrived at Disney World was Nana's Birthday. We ate at a yummy steakhouse to celebrate.
Happy late Birthday, Nana!! We love you so much. There is no better place to celebrate your birthday than Disney. We hope you had a Magical Day!!

The Graves Guys at Nana's Birthday dinner.

Maggie's favorite ride was the carousel. I know it doesn't look like it here, but when the ride started she thought it was hilarious. She laughed so hard on this ride! "We see your belly little lady!"

My sweet girl! We were headed to the pool. She was sporting her "Princess" hat that Pop and Nana gave her.

One of the many rides that was on Maddox's favorites list. NEMO

Maggie loved the fireworks, she clapped every time she heard/saw them. I thought she would have cried, considering how she is so sensitive, but I was wrong! Maddox, on the other hand, kept saying, "That's too LOUD!!"


Maddox and Mommy about to ride Buzz Lightyear. This was Maddox's MOST favorite ride! He is still talking about it and I do not think he is going to stop anytime soon.

Maggie and Mommy on the Winnie the Pooh ride. Maggie liked this ride a lot because we got to bounce like Tigger. Anything that moves in a vertical motion turns over Maggie's giggle box.

Nana and Maggie at Magic Kingdom.

Pop and Maddox at Magic Kingdom.

Uncle Brock dancing with Goofy at the Playhouse Disney Dance Party.

Maddox and Uncle B hanging out at Mickey's house.

Maddox and Daddy, who was not feeling so well after a ride in the teacups!

This is actually only a fraction of the pictures we took, but again, the overkill thing!

Thank you, Pop and Nana, for inviting us on such a fun and memorable trip. We can't wait until next year! Until then, we will relive the memories we made this year!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Ahoy, Matey!

I know that I haven't posted our Disney World pics yet. Sorry for the delay, I will post soon.

Last night, Maddox spent the night with Big (my dad) and it sounds like they had a blast. They have a tradition of going to Cracker Barrel every time Maddox spends the night, and he ALWAYS gets a toy after his pancake breakfast. This morning when they went he picked out a pirate costume, complete with pirate hat, bandana, patch and telescope (the sword is from Disney World). I thought I would let you see how he makes the most adorable pirate ever! Too bad it is not close to Halloween!

maddox pirate 004

Monday, February 11, 2008

Feels like HOME!

As most of you know, we are Disney freaks! We love this place, everything about it. Maddox thinks this is our home now. He asked me this morning if I like living here. We all do!! When we check in they say "Welcome Home" and every day they are telling us to "Have a Magical Day," and usually we do. I just wanted you all to know that we haven't dropped off the planet, even though to us it feels that way. We will be back in town on Feb. 14th. We are going to make a quick stop in Sandestin just to break up the drive back home. I will be posting pictures from our trip soon!