This morning we went to Build a Bear Workshop. Brandon and Wesley got gift cards to spend there and were so excited to go. Brandon picked out a dog to make and Wesley picked out an elephant. Brandon did everything he was asked to do to make his dog but once there Wesley didn't want to do it so Brandon helped Wesley make his elephant.
On Christmas Eve we went to our friends, the Williams, house again this year. We have been going there the past few years for Christmas Eve. Brandon and Wesley were excited to go. There were several kids close in age to Brandon who he spent the evening playing with. Wesley hung around me most of the night. The Williams' family got Brandon and Wesley presents which was so nice of them. Both boys were excited by what they got. Brandon got a Jake and the Neverland Pirates figurines set and Wesley got a Toy Story figurines set.
On Christmas morning when Brandon and Wesley woke up they had two presents from Santa. We were away this year in Disney World when Stu's fire company had their Santa runs. Both Brandon and Wesley remembered that Santa comes each year and brings them a present when he comes with the fire department and were upset that they had missed it. So we typed out a letter explaining that Santa was leaving presents since he had missed them when they were in Disney World.
On Sunday we went to a train show near here. There were model train displays to watch which both Brandon and Wesley were fascinated with and there were train displays that they could operate. Santa and one of his reindeer were also there to visit with so we went to see them. They both were happy to see Santa but Wesley would not go near the reindeer.
We stayed at the Art of Animation Hotel in Disney which was really cool. We stayed in a room in the Little Mermaid part of the hotel. The boys loved seeing all of the characters and accessories from the Little Mermaid and Lion King while walking around the hotel.
Our third day was our last day in Disney. We went to the Magic Kingdom for the whole day. We started the day with our fast pass for Big Thunder Mountain roller coaster which Brandon loved. Wesley did not go on it since he was not tall enough but he wouldn't have liked it since he only likes slow rides. We then did a few slower rides that the whole family could go on. Then we had our fast pass for the Seven Dwarfs Coal Mine Train roller coaster which was another big hit. We spent the next several hours going on rides and went to see the Tiki birds show. Then it was time to meet Elsa and Anna with our third fast pass for the day. It was definitely a good thing we used the fast pass for that since we would have had to wait 90 minutes to meet them otherwise. Both Brandon and Wesley were in awe of Elsa and Anna. We then went to watch Cinderella's castle become frozen. Every night at 6:15 there is a show and at the end Elsa freezes the castle. It was beautiful once frozen.
My name is Karen and I have been married to my husband Stu for a little over 9 years. I was pregnant with twins and lost our baby girl at 20 1/2 weeks after I had premature rupture of membranes. I stayed pregnant with the other baby and our first child, Brandon Tyler, was born on July 5, 2008 at 26 weeks and 1 day. Our second child, Wesley Matthew, was born full term on June 29, 2011. This blog is documenting our children.