Archive for August, 2009

Poor George

Malia’s laying in bed before bedtime…

“What do you think Curious George would look like if I shaved all his fur off?”


Who me?

While Malia was having her snack before we went to the big pool (the Groose Pointe Woods park pool), she was leaning against the chair having as snack. Se was lazily leaning and the chair was slowly sliding to the side. She knew this and was looking at me smirking, waiting for me to tell her to please stop it already. Well, I tried to ignore her but I finally gave in and said, “Please stop leaning on the chair, you’re going to fall.” She says, “Don’t be a party pooper Mom.”


69 days!

It’s official - we’re headed to Disney World on October 21st! It’s exciting and scary at the same time. It’s exciting for the obvious reasons…our first family vacation, Malia’s 4th birthday, Malia’s first plane ride and did I mention that it’s Disney?

It’s scary because we need to save money in such a short time and in this economic time - it’s difficult. It’s also scary because of the plane ride. I never used to be afraid of flying, but now I am. I will have time to work on it and I will be better because it’s Malia’s first time and I have to be brave for her (and Doug)! But all in all I’m sure it will be worth it. Money is money and we will survive. I keep reminding myself of that. There is plenty to look forward to.

Now for the fun stuff - We’re staying at the Disney Caribbean Resort. It looks like a nice place at a reasonable price. We have the Pirate room and hopefully Malia will be thrilled to be sleeping in a pirate ship bed. We have planned that we will be attending Cinderella’s Castle for lunch on Malia’s birthday! Prior to that she will be made up to be a princess for the day. I’m bracing myself for the high pitched squeals of excitement. I’m also bracing myself for some tantrums. I know they will happen and the happiest place on earth can’t even stop those from happening. I should mention that  I’m not just talking about Malia’s tantrums either…we’ve all been having them lately. And that last statement solidifies the need to get away for some fun!

The hard part is to keep this secret from Malia. I could only imagine the amount of times a day we would be asked, “ are we going to see Mickey today, tomorrow, well wheeeeen, it’s not fair, that’s too long, well if we aren’t going tomorrow then we won’t go EVER!” Yeah, we’ll wait awhile before we tell her.

Keep you posted on the plans and anxiety excitement!