Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Recoveries!!!!

Well, I have a job to do! See, my Mom had a little surgery a few days ago. When she gets home, I want her to have lots to do, so I'm going to work hard to get everything blogged from Halloween weekend and the rest of our vacation, so she can enjoy reading!! Good Luck to me!!! Shoo!

Ok. Let's see. I'll do Day 2 of vacation. That would have been Sunday, October 12. Since we had such a long drive the day before, the whole family slept in until 10-ish. I didn't want to waste the day, but it was such a long drive, that we just needed to get our sleep out. Once we got up, we had a leisurely breakfast, and we took our time getting ready to go to a pool. Our Condo was huge, and the grounds were even bigger. There were 15 pools that we could choose from. We chose the one closest to our condo, which was dubbed by Eli as "Gramma's House." It was really nice! There was a nice big pool, a kiddie pool, a hot tub, a restroom, and lots of places to sit and have lunch or lounge. We spent the rest of our morning, and most of our afternoon there. It was great! Then we went back, and had lunch and napped, and Chad and I went to buy our Disney Tickets!!

I was so excited to get our week planned out, so when we went to buy tickets, I had everything mapped out. Well, the ladies selling tickets messed me up, so we went with a different plan. We got tickets for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween on Monday, the next day, and one other full day ticket. That set us back a pretty penny! Lucky for us, Eli is young enough so we didn't have to pay to get him in!

The rest of Sunday, we just hung out, and had a fun time around the Condo. We were keeping our eye out for our little "wizard" friend and watchin some Mickey TV.

I know I'm draggin this out. I'm sorry! I just don't have that many opportunities to write! Hopefully, I'll get the 'Vacation Series' done by the end of next week.
Until Next time...
Sara, Chad and Eli

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pardon the Interruption...

I realize I've left all of you dangling, waiting for more on our vacation. I promise I'll tell about the rest of the week. I wanted to tell about Halloween first, and cover my Birthday! I can do that. It's my blog!

We had a great Halloween! All of October, we had tried our darndest to get Eli to pick a costume. He wanted nothing to do with anything. Even his most favorite characters he didn't want to wear. After we got back from Disney, he decided that Mickey would be ok. He could be Mickey Mouse with no problems. So, Friday, Halloween Day, Eli and I went to get his costume. They had a Mickey Mouse costume, but it was WAY to big. It never would have fit him. I gently explained that Mickey was too big, and he would have to pick something else. He took that wonderfully. "Ok Mom, Mickey Mouse tooo big." It sounded like he was saying "Mickey Mouse stuu-pid." I just laughed and said yes, it was too big. So we kept looking and found a Mr. Incredible costume that was just his size. He got sooo excited about that one!

"Eii be Mr. 'credible, Mommy? Petty Pease?"
How can you say no to that? How cute is he?! I said sure! We also saw the Buzz Lightyear and Woody costumes. He held those out, as if comparing them, and said "Nope, Eii be Mr. 'credible."

'nuff said about that one. We ran a couple more errands, getting candy for the trick or treaters, looking for cheap last minute decorations, and looking for a pumpkin. That's right folks, we hadn't bought a pumpkin yet. Quite simply, we had SUCH a good time in Disney, we couldn't quite afford a pumpkin yet. No problem, right?

Wrong!!! Oh, so very wrong. There wasn't a pumpkin to be bought in Fishers. I say that because, we stopped at the very nice church on the corner, just down from I-69. They had pumpkins, and they said I could have one. However, they were what was being thrown out because they were all moldy or rotten. mmmm, nothing like moldy pumpkin to cover the dog smell in a house. So, the Kring's went Pumpkin-less.

Hope Eli isn't scarred for life!
He and Chad went trick-or-treating with a couple of the neighbors. After a few houses, Chad said Eli figured out he was getting "Candies!" and he decided to participate willingly. Whew! I was really wantin some good candy this year!

He loved his costume so much...He's still wearing it. Ahh, to be 2 again!
More later...
Sara, Chad and Mr. 'Credible