Wednesday, March 5, 2014

February 2014 Round Up


Katie the Scrapbook Lady has been doing a monthly round up on her blog for a long time now, but this year she really simplified it, so I'm doing it along with her.  She usually includes pictures, but I've realized that it's enough just for me to answer the questions.

  • List what you watched, read, and/or listened to in the past month
    • I checked out some audiobooks from the library for our drive down to Orlando.  We listened to Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox and The Demigod Files (in the Percy Jackson series)
    • When we were at Disney, I realized that my girls didn't know lots of the characters they met.  When we came back home, I got them The Little Mermaid, and now Arial is one of Lilah's new favorite people.
  • What fun things did you do with friends and/or family?
    • Road Trip to Florida
      • Spent time with Cliff and Crystal
      • Went 2 days to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure (1 day with Crystal)
        • saw the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
        • Had Butterbeer
        • Bought candy from Honeydukes
      • Animal Kingdom
        • Saw Finding Nemo the Musical: it was awesome with puppets similar to those in the Lion King show
        • Went on the Triceratops Ride
        • Took pictures with the Tree of Life
      • Hollywood Studios and Epcot
        • Met: Donald, Pluto, Jake, Lightning McQueen, Mater, Minnie, Goofy, and Mickey
        • Watched: Beauty and the Beast Live Show, The Little Mermaid Show, Driving Stunt Show, Illuminations
      • Magic Kingdom
        • Met: Aurora, Cinderella, Ariel
        • Rode: The Carousel, Dumbo, The Little Mermaid Ride, Peter Pan
        • Watched: Philharmagic, Dreams Come True (Show in front of the Castle)
  • What milestones occurred? Any holidays or celebrations? How about special events?
    • Lilah turned 3, and we had her party at Chuck E Cheese because our house was under construction. There were 17 people there! I couldn't believe there were so many.
  • Talk about the everyday and routine bits of life in the past month
    • We didn't have a bathtub for most of the month, so the girls took baths in a plastic storage bin in the shower in the basement (Lilah won't take a shower because she doesn't like water on her head).
      • Michaela loved those baths: she had her own perfectly sized Jacuzzi.
    • Everybody in the house was sick at one point or another.
    • The kitchen and dining room were out of commission because they were being renovated.
  • What good stuff happened? What were the hard things? Anything unusual?
    • Work started on lots of big projects in the house
    • Lilah started learning some basic reading skills (sounding out words)
  • Report on the progress you’ve made toward your goals or list any new goals you have set
    • I finished LOAD
    • We took our first trip to Florida of the 4 we have planned for the year.