Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Winter Spring Fall Fest Friday, October 17, 2009

Winter Springs Fall Fest Friday, October 17, 2009To add to our October Fall Festivities mom decided to take Adam and I to the Winter Springs Fall Fest, considering this is the city we live in. This is Adams and my second year attending the event but this year our friends Wyatt, Preston and Gavin joined us. Most of the activities, like the hayrides and face painting were the same but this year they added the haystacks. The haystacks were located right by the line for the hayride. I think we stood in line for almost an hour for the hayride but it sure did not feel like an hour because we were having so much fun playing.
There was a chicken that hung out by the haystacks while we all played. I decided to stop by and give him and high five. My friend Wyatt wanted nothing to do with Mr. Chicken, well the truth is he has a thing for characters dressed up.

I was determined to take my purse with me, so mom told me I had to hang on to it the entire time. Well I did not want to let her down so the purse stayed with me while I continued to cover myself in hay.

By the way, I did not want anything to do with the haystacks, instead I decided to hang out with all the ladies/mom. I am the one who lucked out... Can you say I got some real ATTENTION!

We finally made it on the hayride. The hour wait was not to bad considering we just played. Don't worry Ms. Shannon and Wyatt made it on the hayride too but are sitting across from us. My mom did take a photo of Ms. Shannon and Wyatt but she left it off the blog, just in case Ms. Shannon did not approve of it. While on the hayride we listened to this crazy guy tell silly jokes that made no sense to me and not many people seem to be laughing at them either. The hayride was the hit of my evening and I seemed like my friends enjoyed it as well. By the way.... my shirt glows in the dark, it is so cool, so cool that I have been wearing it almost every night since mom got it for me!

Thanks Ms. Jen for letting Adam and I hang out by you during the hayride.

We can't go to an event like this and leave without having my face painted!

Sunday, October 4, 2009 Little Lambs and Pancake Brek

Mom signed me up for Little Lambs at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. This is a religious education program that is offered for three and four year olds. The program began in September and will end in May. My mom is teaching the class twice a month and assist once a month. We are both enjoying the experience and learning a lot. Mom plans on signing me up for next years Pre-K educational classes but she will stick to teaching the Little Lambs class. Doing so will be easier on both of us! Snack Time!

Trevor is one of my really good friends. Could it be the red hair?

After Little Lambs mom, Adam and I enjoyed a pancake breakfast that the Mens Club was holding. I am sitting by Chase another Little Lambs friend.

Saturday, October 3, 2009 Sea World Spook

Another Sea World Adventure....

This trip to Sea World was a special one because Adam and I had the chance to dress up in our Halloween costumes and trick or treat through Sea Worlds Halloween Spooktacular. Sea World holds this event annually and it is a blast. Can you believe that it is the beginning of October and we still have 90 degree weather. We are going to roast today!

I decided to dress up as Snow White and Adam dressed up as an Ohio State football player. His shirt says MY FIRST OHIO STATE T-SHIRT! Mom was happy that Adam could finally wear it.

Now who can come to Sea World without greeting Shamu! I did most the talking and smiling, while Adam wanted nothing to do with Shamu.

Princess one and Princess two.

Some of the entertainment we saw as we trick or treated.

If you look really close you will notice the big knot on my head. I decided to take a dive off the couch and hit the corner of the table.

My bag is full of some candy, bananas, peanut butter and trinkets. Thank goodness mom packed me another pair of shoes because mt feet are killing me. I don't know how the princesses can walk around in glass slippers all day, their poor feet!

Scoping out the pumpkin. I am amazed at how big it is! We used to have a pumpkin like this in our yard but some kids decided to cut it.

We spent a great day with our wonderful neighbors.

A mermaid! You know me and mermaids!

Everyone was extremely hot so we decided to watch the Count, Count Down to Halloween show. I am into the show but not sure how much longer I will last, considering it is two hours past my nap time.

The famous show

Mom and I enjoying the show!

I could not keep my eyes open for the last 10 minutes of the show. Out like a light and love being in my moms arms!

Friday, October 2, 2009 Monkey Joes

Monkey Joe's is an indoor play area surrounded by bounce houses and slides. This is Sarah and my first time at Monkey Joe's. We spent the evening celebrating one of my dads Lt. sons birthday. What a great place and can't wait to go back again! Check my sis and I out. I am such a big boy! Check me out ready to slide!

I was jumping so hard that Adam could not stand up on his own. He really enjoyed me bouncing him around. I have never heard him laugh so loud, he sure did have a blast!

It is not very often mom lets me get a tattoo but considering today was a special occasion she said OK. I have been into dolphins these days so the clown put two dolphins on my arm with lots of glitter.

Check it out! Since mom is behind in blogging I need to inform you that this tattoo took forever to get off. I think after about a week of mom scrubbing it off during bath time it finally began to disappear.

Check out all the steps I am climbing all by myself. This is a very big slide one that other parents were amazed that I could do solo!

I made it and am ready to go again!

This time my sis Sarah wanted to go with me. Mom and dad could not stop laughing as they watched us.

I guess this funny monkey visits the birthday child and all the guest. Sarah and I enjoyed giving Monkey Joe a hi five or two.

Check out my driving skills. Watch out another Chorak led foot and it sure is not my mom.

September 19, 2009 Sea World The Chorak Way

My family just can not get enough of Sea World. Today our family goal is to feed the Dolphins. Out of all the times we have been to this amazing place, not once have we ventured to feed the dolphins. Well today is the day and my mom, dad, Adam and I are so excited. I have passed by Shamu a number of times but for some reason, today I caught eye of his belly button and had to give him a tickle or two.

Check it out... not only am I feeling a turtle shell but I have a turtle on my shirt. I was not brave enough to put my hand inside the shell but the outside will do for now.

I was not sure what to think about the turtle shell. I kept anticipating that the turtles head was going to pop out. Right before the lady took the shell away I decided to touch the shell.

Sarah and I watching the turtles swim. MAN.... they are bigger than me.

Most of the time I walk the park instead of ride in the stroller. To rest my legs my daddy decided to give me a piggy back ride, which I love. While walking mom saw some nice flowers and thought it would make a great photo.

On our way to see the Sea Lions and Otters. This is one area of the park we can never pass up. Today we just scoped them out and watched while others feed them.

The birds were not being so nice today, they kept stealing the fish from the Sea Lions.

Up close and personal. This little guy was so hungry and loud. He talked to me for at least five minutes. I had to walk away because he started to hurt my ear.

Picture moment. Mom tells me all the time that even though I am the little brother I am going to pass Sarah in height very, very soon. Before long people will not be able to tell who is the oldest.

Now the fun begins. Mom, dad, Adam and I have our fish and are ready to feed and touch the dolphins.

Mom got a lot of great photos and so did the people who work at Sea World. As you can see by the photo, I was not interested in holding the fish or touching the dolphin. Watching my daddy do all the work was A-Ok with me. I talked to mom and dad for a long time about all the teeth the dolphins had and how fun it was to see them so close. Maybe next time I will not chicken out.

Mom made one last attempt to get me to touch the dolphins but it was a no go. When I turn four I will do it!

September 12, 2009 Party September 13, 2009 Baby Shower

September 12, 2009 Jillian's 4th Birthday Party. and Sunday, September 13, 2009 Gerry & Katy Baby Shower!

What a wild and crazy weekend. I started the weekend by going to Jillian's fourth birthday party. Jillian came into town from Virgina in order to celebrate her big day. We celebrated at a local park and it was nice, not only to see Jillian but a lot of other friends. Mom also had a chance to catch up with friends and this always makes her smile. We did not stay at the park very long because Adam was very cranky and hungry. It was a good thing we left when we did because as we were pulling out, the rain came down. The rest of the day Adam and I spent resting and hanging out in the house, while mom organized everything for Gerry's and Katy's baby shower she is hosting tomorrow.

Having fun and catching up with my friend Ava.

The birthday girl Jillian and I being silly!

Today was the big day for two lucky moms- to- be, again! Jillian's mom Gerry and Gavin's mom Katey are both having baby boys and are due less than a week apart. (Two Different Peas in a Pod). Mom threw a little baby shower for the two lucky ladies. I did not stick around for the event, instead my dad, Adam and I went and had a little fun of our own.

Daddy, Adam and I returned right on time. Everyone was cleaning up from the party. This gave Jillian and I time to catch up. Since the weather was nice Mrs. Gerry and mom took us to the park for a little while and we had a blast. KINDA LIKE OLD TIME! Jillian, can you believe we have been friends for over three years?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

September 11, 2009 Mommy Jennifer's Birthday

Friday, September 11, 2009

Today is my moms 35 birthday and we are taking her to Magic Kingdom to celebrate. Disney is so cool because when it is your birthday you get into any Disney park for Free. We have been planning this day for months and are so excited to see all the princesses and other characters. Mom told me on the car ride to Disney, that she has not been to Magic Kingdom since she was 6 years old. Mom stayed for week with her Grandma Elaine and Papa Omar and she had a blast. Mom is looking forward to seeing things that she has not seen in YEARS! Not sure who is more excited my mom or me!
It took us about 30 minutes to get our passes because they had to register my mom, since it was her birthday, then give her a pin that said "Today is my birthday" I think the information guy could tell that Adam and I were getting a little impatient, so he brought us a pin that said 1st time visitors. That sure did make our day and now we are on our way! Now dad had Adam and I decide, did we want to ride the boat or the tram. Before I could even answer mom yelled the Tram lets go! We loaded on and by the picture you can see that I am just starring down the Magic Castle. What a cool view!
On the tram ready to spot Mickey Mouse.
It took forever but we finally made it into the Magic Kingdom. Mom has a photo of her and her grandparents in this same spot. She tried to find it but thinks that grandma Nise has it in her photo collection. Once she gets her hands on it, she is going to post it! Now it is time to find the princesses.
Cho Cho.... is one of the few words I do say, however I guess I say this word so much because I love Cho Cho's. We were told by a few of moms friends to hit the back of the park first because the character lines will be shorter the earlier we go. All Aboard here we go........
Our first stop was to see some of the many princesses. We stood in line for less than fifteen minute before seeing Aurora. (SP) Check out my autograph book!
Next the famous Cinderella.
The last princess in the tent was Belle and she was more beautiful in person than on TV. I am having so much fun. A little lost for words but did a lot of observing while each princess spoke to me. Our next stop was to see all the fairies but the line was hour and half long. Since I have never been to the Magic Kingdom we decided to skip it an see what else this fun place has to offer.
We finally made it to the one and only Ariel. She is my favorite princesses and I can't wait to sing to her. While waiting in a very short line, I decided to entertain the people waiting by singing some of the hit songs from the movie.
I am watching my sister singing and admiring the statue of Ariel.
Can you believe that the one and only Ariel is giving me the best hug ever. I did not sing to her but I did just sit and admire her. I sat for so long that one of the park attendants told me that it was time to say goodbye to Ariel. I did not like that to much and begged mom and dad to stand in line again to see her.
Now this is more my speed! I get enough of Ariel at home, so once I saw the carousel I ran to it as fast as I could. Having the time of my life! Oh by the way check out my new hair cut!
Mom and dad (more mom) were convinced that we would see everything in one day and since it was not very crowded we were doing just that. Aladdin here we come!
This was such a cool ride. Once again the line was so short that we rode the ride three time.
On of the main reasons we rode the Magic Carpet ride so many times is because we were waiting for Aladdin and Jasmine. For some reason this line took forever but as you can see we made it. Well I should say I made it because Adam has not interest in any of the princesses he only wants to ride the rides. While I am talking up a storm about how Jasmine is on one of my Crocs, daddy and Adam are enjoying some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I am really hungry but food can wait until I am finished being a little princess myself!
Everyone is hot and slowing done so daddy had a great idea! Lets go see the Country Bear jamboree show. This show he saw at Disney when he was a young boy. Mom does not remember this one but sitting down in a place with AC and listening to some music didn't sound like a bad idea.
As out of date this show may be it sure did keep the audiences attention. Adam and I had a blast dancing, clapping and singing. Well I did most the singing.
Did you catch the time? Only a ten minute wait to go on the ride Its a Small World. This is the only ride my mom wanted to ride. Although some of details have changed since she was a child she still loved it. She mentioned to me that the ride brought back a lot of memories!
Sarah and I checking out all the boats below.
Checking out all this boat ride has to offer. So far we are in AW!
The next stop Dumbo! You can't go to Magic Kingdom without riding the Dumbo ride. This is another ride mom remembers from her childhood visit to MK. Mom and I stayed low for awhile so daddy could get a nice shot of us.
1, 2, 3 GO! Mom was so busy trying to take a picture of me that she did not realize that everyone was ready to go but her. By this time everyone including me was starring her down.
I love the tea cups! My dad had us going pretty fast. I did a lot better on these tea cups opposed to the ones I rode on at Sea World about a year ago, with Aunt Suzy and Uncle Drew a.
We finally got to see Mickey and Minnie. By this time I was getting really restles and tired. Is all want to do is go to sleep.
Another audigraph and now my book is really full.
Family Photo!
By the time we made it to the parade I was out like a light. I was so tired that the rain did not bother me one bit.
While waiting for the parade to start I decided to show off my hula hooping skills. Thank goodness there was something intertaining to do because it ssemed like it took forever for Disney to decide if the parade would be cancelled do to the rain.
To occupy my time I decided to check out the castle. I was not very happy once I found out I could not go into the castle.
What is that I hear? Yep the parade has started and my tears have ended. Since my dad is so tall it was very easy to see all the characters. Three of the characters actually came to talk to me or shake my hand. What a great show!
Mom and dad could not come to the Magic Kingdom without having their picture taken in front of Cinderellas Castle. Mom can't wait to get her hands on some old Disney photos so she can share them with Adam and I. Mommy stood in this very spot about thrity years ago.
Our next stop was to listen to Belles story time. Little did we know that daddy was going to picked to be a part of the story. I bet you can't guess what role he was asked to play. Yep... THE BEAST! At first I did not know what to think watching my dad up on stage but then I just bursted out laughing. Especially when he started dancing with Belle.
Check out the guy on stage in the red shirt. He played the role as Gaston(SP) and we all know what that means, the Beast and him had to fight. Mom said "Oh this is going to be a sight for all to see" Chad had a blast and he fit the role perfectly! From the photo it looks as if Gaston still does not know what to think of the Beast!
Up close and personal with Belle. Belle told me that my dad did a really good job up on stage and that he is a really good dancer.
Lets drive some cars! Not sure if Adam will be tall enough but lets give it a try!
Look I am driving! For some reason we did not get a photo of mommy and Adam together but he did get to go on the cars, he just could not drive.
Mom was not sure if I would be big enough to ride some of the rides over by Space Mountine but to her surprise I made it onto a few. Ready or not lets see how I do on the Buzz Lightyears ride!
I did great on this ride. Just focused on what my dad was doing and all the cool lights. Sarah and mom rode behind because mom was a nervouse nilly because there were a few spots it was really dark and she could not see me. Sarah ended up scoring 236 points and I scored 0 but I who cares about the points I was having fun just watching everything.
Can't enjoy a day at a theme park without some good old high price ice cream.
What a great day. I could not ask for a better way to spend my 35 birthday. Watching the smile on Sarah and Adams face, was more than words can say. At times I felt like a child myself but then again isn't that what Disney is all about. Another cool part of the day was looking around and seeing how many other individuals had 9-11 birthdays. I can not remember being wished happy birthday by as many people as I was today, even Face Book can't beat it!

We decided to take the boat ride back to the car.
Check out my cool Ariel necklace my parents got me. Mom has a special necklace she got from her grandparents during her first visit to Disney. Her necklace has Cinderellas castle on it but I can't wear it until I am older because it is about 30 years old and mom does not want anything to happen to it.
Our day has come to an end and as soon as my sister hit her car seat, she was out like a light. Now that I already rested from the nap I took during the parade, my dad and I just hung out listening to music during the car ride home. Oh, I almost forgot, my mom was the second one to dose off. Neither of the girls woke up until ten minutes before we got home. Today was a great day and we can't wait to go back on November 13 for our dads birthday.