Friday, June 4, 2010

Another day over, another day closer!

First things first: I want to wish my fellow blogger and close friend, Melissa, a very happy anniversary! Today, Melissa and her hubby, David, are celebrating 5 years of marriage!

The second thing I want to say is in regards to Mellie's last post. She posted her very helpful packing lists from her last and next trip to WDW for me and anyone else who happens upon our blog. What she forgot to mention was that she not only made the list, but she has been packing for WEEKS! For most of the month of May, Mellie has at least been talking about getting diapers, wipes, disposable bibs, and many other little things ready for our trip. Which is still over a week away, but getting so close I can almost taste the Fiesta Margarita..

Which takes me to another thought. While Melissa has been mentally (and probably physically) packing for the trip, I've been perusing blog after blog about the Disney parks. My favorite has come to be http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/ where I read all about yummy things all over the parks that I would love try, but will probably avoid (at least mostly avoid) while I'm trying to lose the last of the baby weight. The author of the Disney Food Blog has a way with words and makes me drool over beautiful pictures of cupcakes and foods that I will try to avoid, either for caloric reasons or monetary... there are only so many $30 per person lunches we can have on vacation (I believe we're scheduled for 2...). However, thanks to this blogger, I've already decided where we're eating in January when we're in Orlando to run the Walt Disney World Half Marathon!

And on to that topic... I know you're dying to know. Canada. I want to go to Epcot to eat in Canada. Why? Because apparently it's one of the best restaurants at WDW and has an amazing beer cheese soup and that is one of the best combos EVER. But really, Adam and I need to get our butts in gear training for the half. We're both talking about completely C25K - couch to 5k. It's a training program to help lazy butts like us run a 5k in 9 weeks. I'm on week.. 5 after probably 12 weeks. Oops. I think Adam may still be on week 1..

But that Marathon weekend isn't only for the two of us to run our 13.1 miles. Noah will be registered in the diaper dash!! The only problem with the baby races is that they're done by year. Noah will be 13 months running (or crawling if he's not quite up to running) with babies 24 months. They're sure to kick his butt. But, it's okay because he'll get a cute personalized bib for participating!

And my last *probably* tangent for the night. The reason we started this blog. Other than keeping our friends and family up to date with our lives and the lives of our beautiful babies, of course. As I mentioned earlier, I've been reading many Disney blogs for the past couple of months and doing my research ("how crazy am I taking a 6 month old to WDW in June?") and trying to find advice and tips for traveling the parks with infants.

What have I found? VERY little. The Disney Mom's Panels has a few helpful hints, but mostly people talk about bringing their older kids. So, Mellie and I decided to start our blog about how to travel the parks with the really little ones. The ones that still need to be carried and fed by their parents. Because we're not going to skip out on the parks until our kids are ready to fully appreciate the parks. But, when they're old enough to enjoy the parks, we'll definitely be back!

Enough ramblings from this crazy mama!
Happy weekend!
~Jenn

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