When we arrived at Pandora – our very first time seeing the new “World of Avatar” at the Animal Kingdom – our first sight was…

…our own soggy sneakers.

Because we happened to arrive in the middle of the pouring rain.

The humid air was sweltering, and the rain was coming in heavy gusts.

Wearing just our jacket hoods over our heads (for protection from the rain) but definitely not the coats themselves (way too muggy for that!), our heads were bowed down.

The last thing we wanted to do was look up.

We decided the best course of action was to hurry into a restaurant to wait out the storm. View Post



I was actually blown away when we stepped inside the Crystal Palace for the Winnie the Pooh character breakfast.

I’d never been inside the Crystal Palace because I’d never really heard of it before I started looking for character breakfast options for Trevor.

But it was actually gorgeous inside, very beautifully themed.

The Crystal Palace is meant to mimic a Victorian greenhouse, with palms and flowering plants everywhere.

Painted white with vaulted ceilings and full of floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s bright and full of sunlight.

It’s one of the most stunning buildings I’ve seen inside any of the Walt Disney World parks. View Post



We loved our trip to Quebec City during the holiday season.

One of the big reasons why: there are several options for things to do with little ones!

Here are the top five things Trevor enjoyed most during our trip to Quebec City:

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Our week-long stay at Disney World (Trevor’s very first time at Disney!) was like most journeys: filled with highs and lows, peaks and valleys, light and dark times.

There were definitely some really sour moments.

But mostly really sweet, sweet memories.

How It All Started

On the day of our trip, we woke to one of those perfect New England October days – cool, crisp, a beautiful clear blue sky. It felt like a good omen.

We made it through the airport as easily as is possible while juggling a stroller, car seat, and portable crib.

And we were lucky and got through airport security without any lines or hold-ups. View Post



We weren’t totally sure about the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

It’s a special event offered on certain days throughout the month of October that requires an additional admission on top of what you pay for entrance to the Magic Kingdom.

The Halloween Party happens after the park closes for the evening – typically lasting from 7pm to midnight.

With Tru being so young, we didn’t know how long he’d last that late at night.

And whether the additional cost would be worth it.

But we figured Tru could handle a late bedtime for one night, and we decided to go for it! View Post