Friday, February 24, 2017

Another Family Fun Day

We headed down to Disney again on Friday, this time to the Magic Kingdom for some Family Fun. Dinner was in Pinnochio Haus, with views of It's A Small World. They had signs for the tables that you could hold up in the window and Wesley got several people in the rides to participate with him while we were eating dinner! 

We rode Goofy's Barnstormer roller coaster and then the classic Dumbo. 

We found one of our church members/camp counselors in Tomorrowland, where she's working now with the Disney College Program. The boys were excited to see Kimmie! 

We managed to take in The Laugh Floor, Jungle Cruise at night (while we watched the fireworks), Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and then we finished up with a favorite - It's a Small World! Davis always loves to look for the section about China. 

And the last room always gives me hope for humankind...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Family Fun Day

Friday after school, we picked up all the boys and headed to Disney. There's a special Fine Arts Festival going on at EPCOT for the first time and passholders were invited to special seating of some Disney on Broadway concerts. We got to listen to Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White, who both starred in The Lion King on Broadway. They sang songs from The Lion King, Aida, the Little Mermaid, and Disney's newest Broadway musical, Aladdin. It was wonderful!!

Afterwards we grabbed some dinner at a little restaurant in Mexico on the water, where we were able to see the fireworks from Hollywood Studios as we ate. Then we rode Soarin' and Spaceship Earth before the park closed down for the night. It was a great chance to just relax as a family and have some fun! 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Cub Scouts and Animals

In the middle of Winterfest, Davis got to go on a special field trip with his Tiger Cub friends to Uncle Donald's Farm in Lady Lake. His leaders sent along these great pictures of him and his friends. This is one of their last requirements for their rank. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

2017 Winterfest

We had a great time at our second Winterfest this year. Beautiful warm weather, with not a cloud in the sky. The ice slide is of course the biggest hit. And this year, it was renamed to Mount Allen! 

Daryl giving the official welcome in the morning as we got started. 

Lots of folks out enjoying themselves.... 

We had a new addition this year - a prayer tent outside. 
Parker and Wesley spent most of their time helping out in the wrecking ball.

Davis especially enjoyed the chili cookoff and tried to help serve. 

It was a great crowd - estimated at about 3,500 people! It's such a blessing to be able to offer all of these things to the community for FREE and to watch people's faces as they enjoy themselves. 

Wesley having some fun on the rock wall. 

At the end of the day the Boy Scouts helped in dismantling the ice slide and all the kids had fun breaking down the ice. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Wedding Fun

We got to spend Saturday evening without kids at a beautiful camp wedding for one of the families we know through the church. We had a little fun at the Photo Booth!!! 
Congrats to Max and Melissa! 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Pinewood Derby

The first half of Saturday was completely taken up by the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby event at the church. Davis' car is the black one with flames and Wesley's car is the silver one. 

At the end, Wesley won first place for Bears and Davis won second place for the Tigers. When it came to the elimination rounds, Davis also won 3rd place overall for the pack and got a trophy!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

District Science Fair

Friday Wesley spent most of the day down in Clermont at the First UMC there for the Lake County Regional Science Fair. He qualified by winning first place in 3rd grade at his school. He had to be there for several hours to answer questions. Then we went down as a family on Friday night for the open house. Wesley got a ribbon for participation and a lot of good ideas from looking at other projects. He's already got some ideas for next year!!