January 22, 2013


My goodness do I have a ton of catching up to do. Things have been so busy I haven't had the opportunity to do much. Caring for our two boys, then the holidays really snuck up on me. We've been busy indulging into the holiday spirit. Having children makes it so much more enjoyable, which I why I tried to cram everything we could possibly do into a very short window. But we managed, and memories were created. Mission accomplished :)

Since Cameron graced us with his presence a month early, he's had a lot of "firsts" in 2012.
I guess I'll start with Christmas...

We took the boys to Sea World to enjoy their Christmas display. They had Christmas themed characters all over the place, Santa Claus and The Polar Express, snow and lights everywhere. We went in the evening so we could enjoy it to the fullest. It was really pretty to see and Spencer had a ton of fun. Sadly, this was our last visit as our annual passes expires already. We went more than a handful of times throughout the year that I feel fulfilled. I can say we did fully utilize our passes.

Another activity we did was drive close to an hour to Lake County for a train ride to the North Pole. We boarded a functioning wooden train and took a ride to see Santa and his elves, all while singing Christmas carols, drinking hot cocoa and eating cookies. Spencer was in heaven! His one of many obsessions is trains. He stuck his head out of the window for a majority of the time. The rest of the time he was dancing and clapping away to all of the songs. He enjoyed this so much (minus the Santa) that we'll definitely be back next year!

We also drove around many of neighborhoods, and walked around ours almost nightly, to look at Christmas lights. I'll spare you those pictures as you know what lights look like. Spencer has really enjoyed them this year, especially while riding in his wagon to view them. I have been wrapping Cameron up and wearing him. He usually just sleeps, but next year will be so different for him.

I heard through my mom's group about Celebration Town Center and their festivities they put on each year. So of course, we had to go see what all the fuss was about. Surprisingly, it was really awesome. Not only do they have snow (Florida snow = soap suds) each hour, but they also had horse drawn carriage rides, caroling, and a train! Not to mention the Kilwan's hot cocoa and Columbia restaurant we had. Yum! A few shots from our fun, cold night...

Last, but not least, we made the typical Florida triangle trip for Christmas this year. Our first stop was Port Saint Lucie to spend a couple of days with my side of the family. Spencer and Cameron were spoiled, of course. We had a hard time fitting everything into our SUV. 
Then from there we always head up the coast to visit Rich's dad and Sandra in New Smyrna Beach. Papa Cork got Spencer his fist "bicycle", a Radio Flyer Tricycle. It's pretty awesome!

It's so amazing what one year can bring :)

1 comment:

  1. It is indeed so amazing what one year can bring! It's a joy to see how you are enjoying your boys so much!