Disney World!

We just got back from a week in Orlando, Fl, where we spent 6 days at Disney World. It was a great trip and the kids are allready asking to go back. We really wore the kids out as you can see by the last picture of us on the way to the airport. There were so many fun things that we did, but here are just a few of our trip highlights:

Spending time with John and Kaley. See John & Kaley's blog for more pics. http://jkwirthlin@blogspot.com/
Getting free upgrades on both our rental car and our timeshare room.
Princess breakfast
Pirates of the carribean and hearing Anthony sing "yo ho yo ho a pirates life for me"
Buzz lightyear ride
The petting zoo at Animal Kingdom
The Safari ride with real African animals
Jedi training - watching a live fight between Darth Vader and Jedis
Abigail in her Pocahontas outfit.
Tom Sawyer's island - Anthony and Andrew loved exploring the caves there.
Paul doing most of the pushing of all three kids in the stroller at once.
Seeing fireworks almost everyday.

Happy Halloween!

We had a fun Halloween and the weather here cooperated so the kids got lots of candy - they loved Trick or Treating. For Anthony, I wanted to use an old Tigger costume that I have, but every time someone asked him what he was going to be for Halloween, I said "Tigger", Then Anthony would say, "no Tigger, I pirate!" So, Paul thought I should get him a pirate costume and I'm glad I did because he was the cutest little pirate ever.

I spent a day and a half carving the seven pumpkins you see there - the most dificult was the pirate ship. I broke 2 pumpkin saws because those pumpkins were so big and thick. But it was worth it after it was all done, they looked really good lit up at night and all of the trickortreaters loved them.

I also toasted 10 cups of pumpkin seeds using Emily's recipe. They are pretty good:

Pumpkin seeds

2 C pumpkin seeds 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp. butter (melted) 1 tsp. salt

Boil washed seeds in salted water for 15 min. drain mix with butter and Worcestershire sauce and salt. Pour in pan toast seeds 250° for 2 hours stirring often.

Anthony's 2nd Birthday

We had a fun combined 2 year old birthday party for Anthony and Phillip. The best part about it was staying up until 1:30 with Cathy making the train cakes.