Because this blog is our main archive of what happens in our family, we're going to go back in time and catch up on events this summer that didn't get blogged so that we remember years down the line...
First, we'll head back to Florida in March. We posted a few pictures back then, but will finish off for the sake of completeness. We hit all the Disney parks, as is customary for the Edvalsons. Here we are in front of the "Big Ball!" at "Epricot!"
We spent some quality time with Bruce the shark.
One night the big kids had a night out with Nana and Papa. They got their picture taken with Zurg and had giant ice cream sandwiches.
This picture is almost a parody of how the kids acted, Balo hardly standing still for a moment and acting like some type of animal or "Trainsformer" (I'm not sure that he's aware of Transformers apart from the Trainsformers videos on YouTube), Celia striking a glamorous pose, and Clara and Sabrina trying to figure out what's going on.
Sometimes we have to force the kids to do things they don't want to do, such as going down a slide.(normally she loves slides, but maybe a leaf-shaped slide is a little much?)
Sabrina often took the obligatory nap in the stroller.
The cousins enjoyed some bath time with an attempt at modesty, though I think the swimsuits all came off in the end.
Here we are at Animal Kingdom Park.
Matching outfits were worn most days.
Celia got a drivers' license on her fourth birthday. (We already posted on Celia's Princess Party, which was the highlight of her life so far)
The big kids got to ride the "Plane Train" rollercoaster.
And while they were doing that, we attempted to get some portraits of the smaller kids. Clara is easy, she would stand still and smile, and we would end up with pictures like this:
While Sabrina wouldn't stand still or give a real smile, plus she had mac 'n cheese residue all over her face. Story of her life:
We didn't stand in line to take pictures of characters, but we took their pictures near them, so the kids are just as happy with the results.
Not much to say about this one, it's just quintessential Sabrina.
We stayed in a nice big place for all 3 families. Plenty of room for coloring and playing with trains and anything else we could come up with.
It's always a battle to get pictures in which each kid looks happy. This was the best we could do from this session.
The plane ride home was spent coloring and watching movies on the computer. Celia tends to only want to watch a movie for half an hour or so at the time on airplanes. She's mainly interested in coloring. Sabrina just tries to be as wiggly as she can, wearing us both out in the process, and if we're lucky she'll wear herself out and fall asleep before we begin our descent.