Minnie’s Halloween Dine

Crosby’s birthday landed on a Saturday this year and it was our last birthday celebration of the month, so we decided to do our first character dining experience. I knew we wanted to go to Hollywood Studios for his birthday, so I looked at the options there first. Hollywood and Vine is usually an experience with the Disney Junior characters, which would not be my first preference but for the month of October it turns into Minnie’s Halloween Dine at Hollywood and Vine. I immediate jumped on this because of the character line up and the Halloween costumes!

We opted for lunch so we could start our day around noon and end the evening with the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular show.

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Since Minnie was the star of the show, we were able to get our photo taken with the Disney Photo Pass. All other photos were from my phone on our own.

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Mickey was Crosby’s favorite!

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Goofy asked Crosby how old he was and was being a jokester.

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Donald’s costume was my favorite.

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Kenley’s shirt was the hit of the day! Daisy played with it and she got several comments about it! Daisy and Minnie were Kenley’s favorite.

We had a great time! It was the perfect way to celebrate Crosby’s day and cap our month-long birthday festivities!

my weekend in photos

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s’mores by the christmas tree on friday night while watching the grinch.

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five miles with the girls.

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lego building and beer drinking.

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saturday night fun after watching the intense ucf football game!

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kenley started a new soccer league today, indoor!

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reunited!

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living their best life with matching christmas pajamas!

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we had a great first weekend of december!
bring on all things christmas!

how was your weekend?

Happy Halloween!

We had a great Halloween this year! Kenley started the day as Pinkalicious from Pinkalicious and the Pinkerrific Playdate for the character parade at school.  She was also Pinkalicious last year for the Kindergarten character parade which shows that the girl knows what she likes. Crosby also had a storybook parade at school and he was Dash from the Incredibles.

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By night, the kids transformed into Addison, the cheerleader, and Zed, the zombie from the Disney Channel movie Z-O-M-B-I-E-S. The movie is super cute and the kids love the soundtrack so it was a quick and easy decision on who they would be this year. Unfortunately, Crosby made a last minute decision to go without the green hair and zombie make up, but they still looked super cute.

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We headed around our neighborhood to trick-or-treat and check out all of the decorations. Our neighbors really go all out! It seemed more crowded this year too! The policeman on duty was driving around all night playing the Halloween theme song which was super creepy, yet awesome.

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We had such a fun night!

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my {long} weekend in photos

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friday night fall festival!

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six mile saturday!

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tailgating before the ucf football game!

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my boys.

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our shaded seats made for a beautiful november day for football. 

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go knights!

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we found friends!

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a gorgeous sunday afternoon for family photos.

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getting those sillies out.

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in keeping with our veterans day tradition, we headed to see santa! (i know it’s early, but it’s the only way to avoid the lines.)

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being silly in line

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we had a great weekend and i had an extra day off today for errands.

how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos

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friday morning run and a holiday drink at starbucks.

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i headed down to the expo on friday after work to pick up my race packet!

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baseball ready!

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end of the season pizza party!

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saturday shopping. he was so excited about his new jacket that the cashier scanned the tag while he was wearing it.

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13.1 miles through disney! many more pictures to come!

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i found the balloons i picked up at the dollar spot a while ago, well after their birthdays have passed, so they are just playing with them now.

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our first weekend in november was packed! the weather was great and we had a lot of fun.

how was your weekend?

my weekend in photos

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the kids didn’t have school on friday so we headed to planet obstacle with some friends!

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my little american ninja warriors

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crosby spent hours in the foam pit.

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laura and i took turns doing the high ropes challenge course. i was sure feeling it the next day!

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saturday morning run squad!

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8 miles done which was basically the extent of my training for my half marathon next weekend.

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our five year old!

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we headed to disney yet again for our final birthday celebration. crosby showed off his new watch every chance he got.

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giving olaf warm hugs!

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five.

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we survived our crazy birthday month!

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goodnight hollywood studios!

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we laid low on sunday after church and a grocery run. the weather was amazing, so we played with all of our new toys and spent some time outside.

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we had a fabulous weekend celebrating our boy.
how was your weekend?

Five Years Old

Crosby is five years old!

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He started VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten) in August which is his last stop before moving to elementary school. We had his parent-teacher conference last month and got a very good report. He’s doing well in his class and is a sweet boy when he wants to be.

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He also started tee ball last month! This is his first sport since we tried soccer a couple years ago. I’m happy to report it has gone much better than his soccer days, though he’s had his moments. At times, it’s a struggle for him to concentrate on anything except playing in the dirt. He also doesn’t like it when his teammate takes a ball that is remotely close to him. Overall, I think he’s had a good time and I’m hopeful he’ll play again in the spring.

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Crosby’s first love is still Legos. He is obsessed with anything and everything related to Legos, including building, taking apart, and rebuilding. He talks about them, reads about them, and probably dreams about them.

What is your name? Crosby
How old are you? Five
What is your favorite thing to do? Ride Star Tours (at Hollywood Studios)
What do you want to be when you grow up? A policeman, I mean, a Power Ranger?
What is your favorite food? Pineapples
Who do you like to spend your time with? Mommy and Daddy
What do you do really well? Listen
What makes you laugh? Telling jokes
What is the best time of day? When we go on trips
What are you afraid of? Bears
Who is your best friend? Elliot
What do you like to do with your family? Go to Disney
What do you love to learn about? Um, I like to learn about trees
Where do you like to go? On field trips
What is your favorite book? Hark! A shark!
If you had one wish, what would it be? I can’t tell you.
What is your favorite color? Red
What is your favorite TV show? Ben 10
What is your favorite animal? A woodpecker
What is your favorite movie? Star Wars and Jack Skellington
What is your favorite drink? Hot cocoa
What is your favorite holiday? Winter
What is your favorite restaurant? Tijuana
What is your favorite place to go? Tijuana
What is your favorite song? Jack Skellington
What is the best part about school? Going on field trips
What is your favorite cereal? Those chocolate cereal
What is your favorite snack? Cheese dip and breadsticks
What do you like to take to bed? I don’t know
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play
What is your favorite fruit? Pineapples
What is your favorite ice cream? All the kinds
What is your favorite outfit? The one that I’m wearing right now
Where do you live? At home
What is your favorite sport? Baseball

Happy birthday to our sweet boy!