2. This was my first layout with one of the 550+ photos I took during our week at Disney. Not to mention the ones on the PhotoPass. I’m not sure exactly how I’m going to scrap them. In a devoted Disney book, spread out in the family and kid albums, or what. And while I’m on the subject of Disney… I thought I’d share some top tips if you are planning a trip soon. First, spend the 20 bucks and sign up for TourGuideMike‘s site. There was so much valuable info and it was well well worth the money. We stood in very few lines for hardly any time at all the whole week we were there (most rides we walked right on!!) and I attribute that to following the touring plans on his site. Second, get to the parks before they open. The amount of things you will see/ride before the masses get out of bed and to the park is so worth it! Seriously. I kept thinking…if everyone saw what it was like at 8 or 9 am at the parks…they would never sleep in and get there at 11. It’s amazing how uncrowded the first hour is. Third, educate yourself on the whole FastPass system and USE it wisely. It’s awesome if you know how to use it. There, off my Disney soapbox now.
3. Will is 14 months old and I am reminded how much FUN this age is. He’s doing something new everyday. Getting into making animal sounds, pointing at things he recognizes, saying “mama”, looking at books, and just being a sweet little boy. Love him!
4. Cate’s eczema is so bad right now. It’s keeping her up at night with the scratching and all. If you have experience with this and know of a great lotion/cream that works well…please share! We’ve tried a few different ones, but nothing is really making a dent in it. What do you use?
5. My mother in law got us the Jesus StoryBook Bible for Christmas and I highly recommend it. I had heard good things about it here and there, and was excited to actually look through it. Last night we finally got some quiet time to start reading it before bed and it is just beautiful. The story is age appropriate for children and wonderfully written and illustrated. The love God has for his children is repeated again and again throughout the story. Plus, it reads more like one book/story than a bunch of different, disconnected ones. I’m excited to keep reading with the kids and they seemed to like it a lot too.