Sunday, January 11, 2009

always changing

Not quite half way through the month yet, and we're off with a bang! I love that life is always changing, never stagnant. It certainly doesn't leave much time for getting bored, but it does give a lot of opportunity for a little learning and growing.

Adrienne has been doing quite a bit of the latter over the past few weeks. She hit the 8 month mark yesterday, and she has made it clear that the sedentary lifestyle is no longer for her. In fact, crawling isn't for her either. Instead she would evidently prefer to move straight on to walking, leaving the tedious hands and knees part for some other 8 month old to figure out. I can see the frustration in her eyes when she lays on her stomach, refusing to push those knees up under her, waiting for someone to come close so that she can grasp on to hands or clothing and pull herself up. Once she's got a set of fingers, she's off. I'm totally on board with her plan, but unfortunately, I think the "you can't walk before you crawl" maxim isn't going to leave her exempt. I know she will learn eventually, but I hate having to watch her struggle, when I know exactly what it is she wants: mobility! Here is a picture of her doing what she loves best.





On another front, I got the exciting news this week that I'm now officially Angie Luce. It took only 6 1/2 years for me to make it to the social security office to get my name changed on my social security card, but since we had to go in to get Adrienne's, I finally took the plunge. As it turns out, the hassle was entirely in getting Adrienne's card, while mine was a cinch. We're still waiting to see if Adrienne's will go through, but in the mean time, my card came on Friday and Nathan decided that the most practical (and fun) way of disposing of the old card would be to burn it.



Turns out the paper is actually fire resistant, and it took some real effort on his part to get that thing burning!



Another item of change this past week had to do with the girls' health, which went from good to bad very quickly! I took Adrienne to the doctor Monday morning, and when Marianna woke up looking like this on Friday, I decided it was time to take her as well.



In the past three years, I had only been to one sick visit to the doctor previous to this week, but we're out of town next week and I wanted to try and get rid of the gunk if at all possible before we leave. Both girls had minor ear infections due to the congestion that had built up, and both antibiotics are knocking out each respective infection just as we hoped.





And that brings me to the last item that has been occupying our time and attention. We are going to Disney World on Tuesday! Marianna is pretty much beside herself with excitement, but truth be told, so are Nathan and I. We are going to hit all four parks over five days, and to put it mildly, we are pumped! I welcome any helpful hints you may have to offer as I begin packing for the trip this afternoon. I haven't been in over 10 years, and Nathan can't even remember the one time he went, so I know the park has done some changing. We won't see it all, but we're sure going to try.

14 comments:

Jessica said...

As far as packing for 2, I got a tip fr/ another mom that has helped me to stay very organized. I pack each days outfit in a gallon ziplock bag. It saves room and keeps us fr/ digging through suitcases to decide what to wear.

Also, at Disney, if you are staying on property, splurge on the souvenir cup b/c you can refill it for free as much as needed at the cafeteria.

Y'all have fun!

asplashofsunshine said...

The only advice, HAVE FUN!!!! Oh and try to allow the four of you to stay up one looooong night to experience the fireworks display. It is worth it! Enjoy your time, and make sure you post a photo or two when you return.

Anonymous said...

Be sure to do the Baby Swap for the adult roller coasters...it is great!! Just ask the person at the Fast Pass entrance for a Baby Swap pass...we just got back from Disney and it made waiting so much faster.

Anonymous said...

Our extended family went last December and it was a blast! Everyone agreed that the best part was me reading The Unofficial Guide to Disney World ahead of time and planning our days so that we had a general list of which rides we wanted and the order to ride them. Of all the books I read on the parks, this one was the very best. They rate the rides, shows and restaurants by age, wait, price, etc. and it was well worth the planning so that we weren't wandering through the parks all day. Have fun!

Tina

Just Me said...

Have a GREAT time at Disney! The last time I went was about 11 years ago and I've never gone with kids, so don't have any advice but know you will have SO much fun! Can't wait to see pictures :o)

Amanda

Adam & Amy Wilson said...

oh my goodness that little Adrienne is so cute!! Can't wait to see you all!:)

Anonymous said...

Check out www.disboards.com there is alot of great advice on it. But be careful it's VERY addicting!! lol Have fun!

Rachel said...

Some of the best rides in my opinion are Snow White, It's a Small World (Which has been redone, Peter Pan, and of course the teacups. All of those are fun for adults and kids alike. Also, there's a great spot to the side of the castle, near tomorrow land headed towards the teacups, where you can sometimes meet the stepsisters and wicked stepmother. They are hysterical and are my favorite characters to interact with. The spot is Belle's Storytime something. Hope these things help!

Rachel said...

Oh and the Monsters Inc Laugh Floor is a MUST! It's in Tomorrowland inside Magic Kingdom

KrazyMom said...

I hope you enjoyed it today!! There is nothing like taking your children to Disney for the first time! We have been there eight times and it never gets old! LOVE IT!

Kay said...

I'm a lurker..but hi! We did Disney over Thanksgiving and used a book called The DisneyWorld Unofficial Travel Guide. You can cut and paste the link below to see it, but we found one at Barnes and Noble. It was recommended by a friend and we found it very well worth the cost. (I blogged about our trip under the label 'travel' btw) It helped us get the most out of the short amount of time we had and really go into it with a plan.

http://www.amazon.com/Unofficial-Guide-Disney-World-Guides/dp/0470285702/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1231960069&sr=8-3

Karen said...

That is SO funny about your name change! I still haven't made that plunge yet, and we've been married ten years!! Every year when my husband is getting tax things together, he scolds me for not getting it done.

As for Disney, if you are staying on site, anything you buy at the parks can be sent back to your room so you aren't lugging it around. Have fun and relax. Know ahead of time you will be waiting in lines (although it shouldn't be too bad right now). I feel like if you expect it, it won't be as frustrating at the time!

Have fun!!

MamaBear said...

If you haven't been in a long time, you're in for a treat with the FastPass system. Buy a guide and figure out how it works in advance to maximize your time at each park, because the time flies so quickly. We spent 10 days there last year and believe it or not, that was not enough to do everything we wanted to do. Oh, and pack GOOD shoes. Your feet will thank you. :-)

Cathy said...

I am hoping that we see some cute pics of those kids at Disney World.Adrienne is getting so big and beautiful as her big sister also. Hoping things get better before the trip.