Friday, July 31, 2009

Walt Disney World!

We returned from Myers' first trip to Walt Disney World last Friday. We had so much fun! Myers earned his Mickey ears for sure!

On Monday, George and I took the Keys to the Kingdom tour (a backstage tour of the Magic Kingdom) and had dinner at California Grill while Myers spent the day hanging out with Honey. The tour was really interesting. We were able to go in many backstage areas including the utilidors. Our tour guide, Rae, was amazing and I am very jealous of her job! Dinner at California Grill was amazing. We had a beautiful view of the Magic Kingdom from our table and a great viewing area for Wishes on the balcony.

On Tuesday, Myers spent his first day at the Magic Kingdom. We rode all the Fantasyland staples like Dumbo, It's a Small World, Peter Pan's Flight, etc. We ate lunch at Cinderella's Royal Table with all the princesses. Myers got kisses from Cinderella and Snow White! He also got his first haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street. He didn't really need a haircut yet, but how could we pass up a first haircut at WDW with first haircut Mickey ears!

On Wednesday, we spent the morning at Animal Kingdom. We rode Kilimanjaro Safari and did some of the walking trails. I think Myers' favorite part of the Animal Kingdom were the African drummers outside of the Tusker House.

On Thursday, we went to Epcot. We visited with the fab five (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pluto). We also ate at the Rose and Crown Pub in the United Kingdom for my dad's Father's Day lunch. Myers liked the "Figment Ride" and Spaceship Earth the best at Epcot. I bought a really cute vintage Epcot t-shirt while we were there. It has all the symbols for all of the Future World pavilions from the early 1980's.
On Friday, we spent the morning at Downtown Disney. We rode the Characters in Flight balloon which is the world's largest helium filled balloon ride. It went 400 feet in the air, and when we were at the top, we could see all over Disney property. It was very interesting.
Overall, we had a wonderful trip and can't wait until we return for Myers' second trip next year!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

181st Salem Campmeeting

Myers and I in our matching tye die shirts (a Salem tradition).George and Myers after big Sunday. We had already changed Myers out of his white church outfit.
Myers in front of the tabernacle.

Myers attended his first of many campmeetings last week. He was quite a champ attending all of the 11am and 8pm services and many of the classes. He was passed around and loved on by all of our "campmeeting family."

Campmeeting has always been such a renewal for me, and this year was no different. We had great choirs and preaching. We also had amazing teaching in the adult classes. I am so grateful to be a part of this wonderful tradition and to be able to introduce Myers to it at such a young age!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

6 month check-up

This is a picture I took of Myers a few weeks ago. He and Mickey were planning our trip to Disney.

Myers had his 6 month check-up yesterday. He now weighs 16 lbs. 11 oz (25th percentile) and is 24 1/2 inches long (5th percentile). He is right on target for all of his milestones and is growing at a good rate. He really didn't like his shots this time, and he wasn't a happy baby last night because his little thighs were sore. This morning he was back to his happy, smiley self!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Beach pictures and the 4th of July

For the 4th of July we went to a cookout at Uncle David and Aunt Cindy's house.
I really liked the beach.