Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Clare’s Ballet Recital and Pre-K Graduation

Last Friday was Clare’s last day of school, so last week was full of end of school activities.  We had her ballet recital on Wednesday and the End-of-Year Program including pre-K graduation on Thursday.  She’ll be joining her brother and sister at their school next year for Kindergarten, so it was bittersweet to close out the year at the school she has been in for the past two years.  She’s definitely excited to have the summer home with Mommy!

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I love these photos from graduation, and I can’t believe how grown up she seems.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Disney Cruise 2013

We took our very first family vacation last week.  In order to avoid having to fly with all three kids, we opted to take a Disney cruise out of Galveston.

Day One

In the car on the way to Galveston

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Meeting Captain Mickey in the cruise terminal

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Poolside lunch after boarding

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Time in the pool prior to sail away

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Dinner at Lumiere’s

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Day Two

Our first morning at sea

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On the sports deck

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Back to the pool

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Worn out from a busy morning

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Tea with Alice

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Randomly meeting Belle in the hallway

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Day Three

Character Breakfast

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Princess Gathering

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Queen of Hearts

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Daisy Duck

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Day Four

On the tender boat to Grand Cayman

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At the Cayman Sea Turtle Farm

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Nurse shark in the predator tank at the turtle farm

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Snorkeling in the saltwater lagoon at the turtle farm

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On the tender boat headed back to the ship

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Mako shark jaw from Cayman

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Coloring on the tablecloth with washable crayons

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Pirate night

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Day Five

Cozumel Beach Day

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Passing our ship on the way to a private beach in Cozumel

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Snorkeling in a reef off the coast of Cozumel, the water was beautiful!

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On the private beach, lots of floating inflatable slides and trampolines, kayaks, etc.  We forgot to charge our camera…

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Grown up dinner for just us

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Day Six

Our last full sea day…  Lots of time by the pool.

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Magic class for the kids

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Kids performance on the big stage

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Back to the pool

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No pictures from the last day.  It was pretty much just breakfast and getting off the ship.  We were all tired and Clare wasn’t feeling well.

Overall, the trip was a lot of fun.  Lots to do and see each day.  The kids were sad to leave, guess that means it was a success.