Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Pumpkins, Pirates, Pigskin, Pools, Painting and just plain Pooped

 In trying to sum up last week, it seemed one of the blog titles featuring a series of words might be the best way to go.  It was definitely a jam packed week.  
Disney World at this time of year offered all of the usual magic along with a happy assortment of Halloween decorations.
Pirates in parades.

 As well as trucks filled with candy corn.

 When not at the park, there was plenty of pool time.
Usually this was cause for happy smiles.

But, not always.
Sometimes pouting was the way to go.
Two year old boys don't always like the word "no".  Ha! 
 Yikes, if looks could kill.  :/

Some days were spent at the beach where it was a bit too cool for swimming.  Tossing the football and running along the water's edge were the way to go that day.

 Jaxson showed us his painting skills.

 He wasn't quite sure about the painted fingers and palms and elbows and tummy, however.

 On our last day together, the "big" boys needed to make an urgent trip to Walmart and wondered if I would mind staying behind with Jaxson so that he could nap.  Mind??  Not a bit.  I climbed in bed to lay with him until he fell asleep.  He started to protest and slowly "scooch" to the foot of the bed.  Just before he made it to the end, he was out like a light and didn't move for the next 2 hours.  
After sneaking a quick photo, I hopped back in and joined him quite enjoying the opportunity to slow the pace.

 Once nap time was over it was time to see what the boys were up to.
Serious snacking and. . .

 Even more serious football.
Yep, seriously!!
One tv on top of the other.  Apparently that's what has to happen when the Michigan game and the Tennessee game are on at the same time.

All too soon it was time for us to head home.
Jaxson was intent on showing us his driving skills too.
After explaining to him that we'd have to wait a few years to see that one, the boy who did so well all week, began to have a meltdown.  A major meltdown.  
Sounds like it might be nap time again.
Count me in. 



  1. Little boy are so much fun, but they do have their limits! Those meltdowns can really be something! Sounds like you all had a wonderful time - love the photo of all the boys by the water. There's a great family resemblance among them. Hope you're getting the rest you didn't get on your vacation!

  2. I'm so glad you had this time Kim, it looks like a lot of fun. Now you can rest and relax!

  3. What a great time with your family!

  4. You do have a lot of men in the family! =D Looks like a fun vacation all around. Only a grandmother could see the light at the end of a meltdown with thoughts of a nap. And the Florida surf was too chilly for swimming? That seems so odd to me.

  5. How fun! I hope you are resting now.

  6. Wonderful photos! It looks like a fun family vacation and Jaxson looks so cute whether in the pool or painting. And driving? Oh my, that time will be here before you know it!

  7. Looks like a great vacation. I can't believe how big Jaxson is!! I love his pouting expression. : )

  8. What a privilege for me to join in for a brief few moments, on your fun Disney adventure, with one special little guy. I enjoyed every picture, and could relate to so much that you shared. He is so cute! I liked seeing the one of him in the drivers seat, and the meltdown that resulted. I also smiled at the last sentence you shared. What a special way to celebrate October.
    I hope your weekend is a relaxing one!


Your comments are welcome and appreciated.
I will do my best to answer any questions here in the comments section.