Friday, February 29, 2008

FFF: Happy Leap Day!



The theme of the day is leaping and since Joey is always in motion - I do have a picture of him "leaping" or at least jumping.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Joey!!

I can't believe my baby is THREE. I'm having trouble uploading pictures tonight, so I'll just post one. This is Joey making his own birthday pancakes. (I was going to make him pancakes, but he told me he wanted to make the pancakes - so I let him measure everything and mix them up):



When I asked him what he wanted to do, he told me that he wanted to get his haircut and go to McDonald's. So, that's what we did. We went to Chuck E. Cheese this evening and he had a blast until he got a nose bleed and had to leave (poor guy!).

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Video Message for Grandma

I was talking on the phone to Grandma while Joey was in the bathtub playing in his bubbles. He wanted to let her know that he looked like Santa ("Fo Fo" as he calls him) with his bubble beard. So, we got out the camera and took a little video clip.

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

It's Birthday Week



Thursday is Joey's birthday and the festivities have already begun. Today we had his party with his Michigan cousins. After much flip-flopping between Thomas and Shrek, he decided on the Shrek cake. He's the only little guy on this side of the family so he loved being able to sit at the table with all of the big kids.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!


Joey and I baked this cake today. We didn't have a heart pan, so we made the heart out of one square pan and one circle cut in half. I got the idea from a Betty Crocker website. I thought it turned out pretty cute and he always has a blast helping me bake:

Friday, February 08, 2008

Our Disney Vacation!

We had a great vacation and Joey is at such a fun age. He is still talking about everything that we did.

Our first evening, we decided to just stay at the condo and swim. This picture didn't turn out too great, but the sky looks so pretty. Here are Dave and Joey heading into the pool:



On Friday, we went to Chef Mickey's for breakfast and Joey got to meet Goofy,Mickey, Donald, Minnie, and Pluto:



We went to Magic Kingdom for a while and then went back again later for the Spectromagic Parade and the Wishes fireworks show:







The next day we did Epcot:



On Sunday, we went to Animal Kingdom. While we were waiting for our Fast Pass time to ride the safari we went to a little petting zoo. Joey loved it because they had brushes that the kids could use to brush the sheep and goats:



Before he sat next to this goat, he tried to sit ON it like he does with our dog. Luckily it was a really friendly goat. I love how it looks like it is smiling in this picture.



He also loved the bears from the Jungle Book and playing the bongo drums in "Africa":





On Monday, the temp was in the upper 80's, so we decided to head to Cocoa Beach instead of the parks:


At night we went back to the Magic Kingdom. While everyone else was at the parade and fireworks, we rode the Barnstormer roller coaster five times!



On Tuesday, we spent most of the day at the pool and then went to Hollywood Studios at night for the Fantasmic show. The highlight of the night for Joey though was going to the "cool McDonald's" as he calls it. Here he is standing next to the giant Ronald McDonald statue:


We spent our last day at Epcot, where Joey got to ride Nemo and see Crush turtle one last time. He also got to see the Mexican Donald Duck and enjoyed some more of the free Coke products from around the world (another of his favorite things!):