Life with the Shirley Family

Life with the Shirley Family

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Feeling Behind!

I am feeling behind tonight! It is Nov.30 (Oh, yeah, Happy Birthday Dave!!) and I am seeing Christmas lights everywhere and trees in houses and thinking of how the next two weekends are busy and I am getting overwhelmed!!! Why? It is not even December 1! Why do I need to have it all done today?

Well, I don't; but I would like to get the decorating done so I can enjoy it. And I found my book "Why Nativity" already, so maybe I can start that tomorrow and be on time with it. In reality, however, I should probably start at the end so that I could possibly meet in the middle and have read it all!

But since I am behind in what I have wanted to blog since our October trip, I think I will try to start on finishing that!

We took our trip to Florida on Nathan's birthday weekend and his present was a trip to Blizzard Beach! And a special breakfast with Donald and Goofy and Minnie before our Beach day.

Breakfast was fun, but Blizzard Beach was our destination. Nathan was so excited to go on the 12 story drop of a water slide...and somehow he talked me into going also! I am not too fond of heights, so I had to lay down with my eyes closed and push myself off the edge without looking. My heart was pounding and my hands were shaking; even the second time I did it! The only thing open on the way down was my mouth due to my screaming!

Dave and Nathan braved the very intimidating water slide!

The day was lots of fun, especially on the non-wedgie causing slides! Camden could do most everything; and Dave could do all the slides without getting motion sickness! So it was a super fun family day!

We ended our day with another trip to Downtown Disney and dinner at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant. The salmon was delicious!! Just like last year!!!

But I can't end my post without saying a real Happy Birthday to Dave! It is not as big a birthday celebration as last year; only 41 this year! But he is still a pretty awesome 41 year who can still go flying down a 12 story water slide!! Love you Dave!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Camden!

My baby boy has turned 5 and I don't know how it happened so fast! I am a week behind in telling him Happy Birthday and am so behind in computer work in general because the motherboard on my computer has been acting up! But it is working tonight, so I am determined to get at least one post up tonight!

So this is the post of Camden's birthday present. We took him to Legoland in Florida! This was what Camden had been talking about for months; ever since he started looking at Nathan's Lego magazine this summer. So we decided to take him to Legoland the day after it opened! Although it was a little more expensive than we thought it would be, we had a great day.

The park is geared toward kids up to age 12 and Camden could go on every ride but one. So it was fun to be able to take the whole family on all the rides. Well, except for when Dave couldn't go on rides due to his motion sickness problem.

So here are pictures from Camden's birthday present. I am glad he shared it with us...and if my computer keeps acting right, I will have pictures from his party soon!

Camden loved all the rides!!

My two treasures!

The lego safari!

The lego version of San Fran's crookedest road...

and the Golden Gate Bridge

Camden was eager to meet the pirate!

Dave and Nathan were worn out after a long day!