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Cason and Mom Trip

The time finally came for my trip with Cason.  Years ago, Connor and I decided that I would take each of our kids on a trip when they turn 8, he will take them on one when they turn 12 and then we will take one together (just parents and the one kid) when they turn 16. We are hoping they will feel how important they are to us when we make the effort to spend 1 on one time!

Cason chose Disneyland!  Wt took off on a Thursday afternoon and got to the hotel!

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Disneyland days start early and since we didnt want to waste any time at the park, we ordered room service!

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Cason loved the robe in the hotel!

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California Adventure was our first day!!

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Cason made a sad face in the Soarin’ line becuase he was sad about the space shuttle that crashed.

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So I don’t really enjoy Tower of Terror but now that it has changed to Guardians of the Galaxy, Cason really wanted to try it.  So this was just for him!

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We went to the library for Beauty and the Beast castle and Cason loved it.  I had never been there,

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One of our many churros!

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I think this is Loki?

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We also saw Groot!

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We wnet back to the hotel to have some swim time!

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The dad of this little boy was clueless that I was trying to get a picture!

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So Pizar Pier was opening the next day and we made a conscious deciscion to miss out on Pizar Pier to avoid crownds.  

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Churro #2 for the day!

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We went back to the hotel and heard the fireworks from our room!  I have to admit I’m not a parade person.  

The next day was spent at Magic Kingdom!

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Another ride Cason made me go on!

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We got this picture for Kinsley.

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Cason got some attnetion from a storm trooper because of his shirt!

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Churro again!

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Cason was exhausted so we went back to the hotel for bed time.  IN the morning we went to Sacrament meeting in an Anaheim ward and then started our drive back.  On the way home, I see smoke ahead of us.  Sure enough there was a fire on the side of the road.  It scared me for sure!

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Cason and I had a great time.  I do feel like it was a great experience for our relationship.  Because I had been on a similary trip with Corbin, I wasn’t under any pretenses that Cason was going to all of the sudden talk to me about stuff he doesn’t normally (something that I thought would have happened with Corbin).  So we were able to enjoy each other and have a great time.  He did miss his siblings a lot which I was actualy happy to see.  I love spending time with my kids and I cherish alll the one on one time I get with them!!

Kinsley’s 6th Birthday

It’s our precious Kinsley’s birthday!!  In the morning Kinsley got to see the decorations and open her presents!

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After breakfast we went to the American Girl store so that she could use her gift card.  

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When we got home I started on her cake.  She had given me specific instructions on how it should look and even drew a picture.

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I think it turned out pretty good!

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And all Kinsley wanted for her birthday was to me not to do my workout and to have her friends over and watch Mary Poppins.  So that’s what happened.

We let pick out some candy and popcorn for the movie!

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They watched the movie and played and we ate some dinner.  Then Kinsley opened some presents!

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Time for cake!

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Then making some bracelets!

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She had a great birthday and I was happy to see her get to do things exactly how she wanted!

Her doctor appointment went well.  She did fail her eye exam so I had to take her to the eye doctor.  The eye doctor saud that she needs to wear sunglasses with a slight perscription. So, for now that’s mostly what she is doing.

KInsley’s Birthday Questions

1.  What is your favirote color? Purple
2.  What is your favorite toy? Barbies
3.  What is your favorite fruit? Pomegrantes
4.  What is your faorite tv show? Elena of Avalor
5.  What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Pasta
6.  What is your favorite outfit? Dresses
7.  What is your favorite game? LOL Doll Game
8.  What is your favorite snack? Goldfish
9.  What is your favorite animal? Koala
10. What is your favorite song? Never Enough from The Greatest Showman Soundtrack
11. What is your favorite book? Jack and Annie (Magic Treehouse)
12. Who is your best friend? Sophie
13.  What is you favorite cereal? Honeynut Chex
14.  What is your favorite thing to do outside? PDraw
15.  What is your favorite drink? Milk
16.  What is your favorite holiday? Summer and my birthday
17.  What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Puppy
18.  What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? My mom’s German Pancakes
19.  What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Spaghetti
20.  What do you want to be when you grow up? A police, a mom and a chef

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