I have seen a few Disney on Ice productions and this one by far was my favourite! Also, the girls don’t know but we purchased tickets for another Disney on Ice show at Christmas this year as they were offered at 1/2 price that night. That was our budget!
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Back to Canada after our cruise meant jumping back into winter and all these layers of clothes. Hannah is amazing at getting herself ready for school while I finish packing lunches and getting myself ready. Somehow it’s often a cram to get out of the house on time on school mornings.
We enjoy working on her Princess Lego together. It’s a far cry from the stuff I used to make! Anyone want to join me in creating a rectangle house with possibly a door and window? That’s the extent of my Lego skills. Not so much my girl!
Nana’s raspberry cheesecake birthday cake. Surprisingly easy to make!
Woot, mommy got a new office at work! I crave sunlight, especially in the winter so when a couple of prime desks on the atrium had sat empty for more than a year I put forth a suggestion to the Employee Engagement Committee that possibly we could hold a lottery for those interested in moving to the atrium. (Many don’t like these offices as they can be quite noisy at times. Me, I had wanted one for years.) Only about 9 people put their names forward for the lottery and the first name they drew was mine. Woot!! Moving on up!!
Sunday, April 12, 2015
My hopping sweetie. Poor lamb! Her reaction around the 20 second mark is Hannah through and through. She’s amazing!
Afterwards we stopped in at Urgent Care with what I figured would be a ‘She’s okay, it’s just a little sprain’ visit but the doctor ordered x-rays for the following day just to be careful as she was concerned about the swelling and tenderness when she touched it. Here she is waiting for the doctor and looking oh so cute!
(I must say, if you need to go to Urgent Care, a holiday is a great time! We were in and out of there in 15 mins! That never happens!!)
I tried to calm my busy girl’s activity a little bit at the doctor’s recommendation but that’s a big challenge. In the end she’d slow herself down when she pushed it a little too much and sit quietly and read or watch tv for a bit. We also played games together which was not only fun but a good quiet activity for her.
and then waited to see him in UC from about 75 mins. Ah yes, that’s more normal, especially after a long weekend! Once again I thought it would be a quick ‘she’s fine’ response after he read her x-rays (based on the running, skipping and hopping she was doing) but nope, he saw something he didn’t like and showed it to me. I saw it too. He was concerned that she had pulled part of a ligament off. If that was the case she would be casted for a bit while it healed. This was the first we’d heard about a cast and she was pretty excited!! (LOL – Like mother, like daughter! I was exactly the same as a child.) Dr. Fitz sent her x-rays for a second read by a specialist and thankfully it came back that she was okay and no cast required. No gym or baton this week but other than that and she was good to go….slowly!
It’s now a week after her bad jump and she is pretty much back to normal. I still see her little hop, hop skip occasionally but I think that might be habit now or that she just moves the wrong way sometimes. So thankful it was just a bad strain and my busy girl is once again busy….even though she’s told me at least 20 times that she wished she’d got a cast….
and ‘crunches!’ LOL!!
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
I do believe spring has finally arrived and what a blessing it was to have a long 4 day weekend to share 100% with my girl!!! There’s nothing better than time with Hannah!
A fun little Easter tradition that we’ve done for the past few years is that Hannah plants jelly beans on the Saturday. This year she had some ‘Frozen’ themed jelly beans to plant.
Sunday morning Hannah awoke to find that not only had an all day lollipop had grown but it was a FROZEN lollipop! SO cool!!
Colouring Easter Eggs. I’m almost embarrassed to say this is the first time I’ve ever coloured eggs with Hannah. I’ve had the best of intentions each year but always run out of time. Thankfully this year she was able to colour them and had a great time doing so!
I can’t wait until we see the first signs of the grass turning green and the trees budding. Yes it’s like straw but straw is much better than SNOW!!
Unfortunately after dinner we had a mishap when my sweet girl jumped down a few stairs and badly twisted her left ankle. I couldn’t see the kids when it happened and her cry was one so intense and different from what I’d ever heard before that I had to ask Trish who was crying! Poor pet!
Hannah still struggles with night terrors sometimes (although they have greatly decreased in number since she was younger) and this night she had a doozy at mom and dad’s before we headed home. I always feel so bad when she goes through these and it’s hard on all around who feel so helpless when she’s in the middle of one. Thankfully we helped her through the other side and she was none the wiser for most of it. I got her home and a time of sweet cuddles had her drifting back to sleep for the night. That’s good because the Easter Bunny was on the way….
Thursday, April 02, 2015
(Tues, Feb 24, 2015 and Wed, Feb 25, 2015)
After returning to the ship from Castaway Cay we washed up and I dropped Hannah off at the Oceaneer’s Club to prepare for a parent’s presentation in the Walt Disney Theater. I used this time to accomplish more packing as our suitcases needed to be outside our door by 10:00pm.
At 5:00 we made our way to the theatre to see our girl in action. You need to know that before I dropped her off she was a little hesitant as she’s ‘shy’ (LOL!!) and wasn’t sure she wanted to go on stage. Looks like she overcame her ‘shyness.’
After the presentation it was time for our final dinner, this one located in Animator’s Palate once again. The cover of our menu was cheery but still made me sad. We were not ready for this wonderful family vacation to end!
Hannah with our wonderful servers Rolly and Beata. We found out this night that this had been their first cruise together as a team as Beata had just returned to the ship after a break at home. They had worked together like a well oiled machine and their newness was lost on us. They started out as a team who helped us make decisions and offered meal tips and ended up as friends!
We had a fabulous trip and shared precious family time together. Oh how we love cruising with Disney!! It was hard to head back to the ice and snow but knowing we have a future cruise tucked away in our back pocket in another couple of years made leaving slightly easier. See ya real soon Mickey!