|the mr and I all dressed up to see The Phantom of the Opera which toured to our local PAC from broadway! So good!|
It almost took my mind of the fact that mr was in Italy - the one country that has been on my bucket list of places to visit since BIRTH. Almost. No, actually, it totally didn't. Not at all. Italy.... sigh.
And THEN - and this is REALLY REALLY CRAZY - we did something completely atypical of us and actually spent money on a real family vacation.
Something we have literally NEVER done. Because vacations are always about going to visit out of state family (which is super cool, don't get me wrong, I love Justin's family... hi guys!) But this was our first totally all fun and playing and just us kind of vacation.
The kids saw the ocean for the first time (and yes, it was cold on November 29th, but MUCH warmer than here, so...)
And then we put on our Mickey shirts and fun sunglasses and
we met all the princesses!!! And Minnie and Mickey! And Tinkerbell! And Donald! And Sofia the First and Jake (from "and the neverland pirates" fame) and Doc McStuffins. Seriously.
I did NOT finish this rocking horse. Turns out he's too short anyway, so I think it's ok if I take my time with it.
Also on the list of things I haven't shown you yet... this baby had a birthday! Way back in September I'm ashamed to admit, but we DID have a party of sorts which I WILL be sharing at some point... oh, and there were other birthdays too...
Like this "Excellent Elephant" party for bug which we had in January although his birthday is right after Christmas - poor kid -
So welcome back. Yea!