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Burke Style

Remember Maggie’s Style? And the start of Burke’s Style? The rest of Burke’s Cars accouterments (finally) came in the other day and I had a chance to put it all up!


Burke was speechless when he first saw it. (Of course, it could have been that he just wanted to get back to playing with his Gameboy 😛 )

(26 seconds)

We all went back downstairs and Burke stayed up to admire it for a good 10 minutes. It was too cute. 🙂

The Easter Bunny Was VERY Generous

I’m finding it really hard to not spoil my kids. (I’ve written about this before…)

We got them each a “large” present for their Easter basket and then some a lot of small gifts as well. And Nana and Grandpa have gifts ready. And Aunt Sharon and Uncle Jason contribute. (Aunt Cathy does too if she heads to Vermont as well, she just happened to be out of town this year.) And they usually receive gifts from Granny Frani and cards (with cash) from Pop Pop and Mop Mop too.

Is it over-the-top? Ya, Probably. Am I okay with it? Yes, I am. For now. 🙂

We changed Logan’s crib into a toddler bed, so he needed toddler bedding! The Easter Bunny brought Mickey Mouse sheets, a pillow case, and comforter. (And the sheets have that same half-fitted top sheet!! Still genius.)

Logan's Big Boy Bed

Burke has been asking for Mac (from Disney’s Cars) to round out his collection.

Burke and Mac

And Maggie has been asking for Ruby Red Slippers.

Maggie's Ruby Red Slippers

(she can’t stop dancing LOL!)

And proof that Logan actually slept in his bed last night! (After a half hour of angry sobbing on Daddy’s lap because Mommy wouldn’t come back until he asked for me nicely….Mommy didn’t come back.)

Logan in his new bed

He woke up a little bit early this morning, so Mike went in and asked if he wanted to come into Mommy and Daddy’s room or go back to sleep. He chose to go back to sleep! (*phew*) And then when he woke up the second time, he was just sitting up in bed smiling. Here’s to hoping tonight’s bed time process goes a wee bit better…

Disney On Ice

We took Burke and Maggie to see Disney on Ice yesterday. (Logan got to stay with Aunt Cathy – Thanks Cathy!!)

We didn’t even tell them about it until the night before. (I’m already hearing “Are we going to the baseball game today?” Because they heard me talking about the Spinners game we’ll be heading to in the Spring.)

Since we knew they would have no idea how excited they should be about this, we got them all fired up about going on the train to get there. And they kind of got that they’d be seeing the Cars characters and Tinkerbell and others, but I think they equated it to seeing them on TV – not live and in person.

So off to the train we went.

Daddy and Burke on the Train

Daddy and Burke on the Train

Mommy and Maggie on the Train

Maggie and Mommy on the Train

When we got there, we got in line to see the princess dresses on display. Maggie *loves* Cinderella, so we took her picture in front of the most coveted dress.

Maggie and Cinderellas Dress

Maggie and Cinderella's Dress

And then, much to our pleasure, the real Cinderella showed up!

Cinderella Way up Ahead

Cinderella - Way up Ahead

Unfortunately, by the time we got up there, Cinderella had to go. But Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) took over in her place.

The Zoo with Belle

The Zoo with Belle

(Maggie was playing shy girl because someone else took our picture.)

We stopped to get some snacks (and a beer for Mike) and headed off to look for our seats. You should have seen the “Oh thank God there’s beer here” looks Mike got from the other dads we passed. LOL

We found our seats and I hear “Is that Maggie?” from the row behind us. Turns out that one of their class mates was there too! I hadn’t met the mom, but I recognized the little girl. Her mom said that she recognized Maggie’s yellow bow. LOL I suppose it is hard to miss. And we did get quite a few compliments on it throughout the day.

Waiting for the show to start (I kind of had my camera at a strange angle on some of these…)



The show started!

Mini and Mickey

Minnie and Mickey



Also Transfixed

Also Transfixed

Pretzel What Pretzel

Pretzel? What Pretzel?

And then the Cars came out! Oh man – Burke’s favorite part.



Especially when Lightnin’ McQueen came out.




It switched to The Little Mermaid, so Maggie got excited.

The Little Mermaid!

The Little Mermaid!



ut oh Ursula

ut oh Ursula!


The Lion King was up next.


And Mike was tickled to see that Rafiki even had the monkey butt going on.


The kids were still transfixed.





I loved how they did the wildebeests. The skaters had one on each arm and one on their head to make it look like there was a pack of them. Pretty cool


Intermission brought playing with their new light-up toys and the Zamboni! As soon as the lights came up, Burke declared that he wanted to see it again. (Like I could rewind and push play LOL) Luckily, there was more coming.



Act 2 brought Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy back as the hosts.


And Burke sitting on Daddy’s lap.


Maggie was happy that it started again.


Tinkerbell was the final act. Burke got a little restless and had to go out and run around for a little bit. But it wasn’t long before they came back.



Burke liked the flying queen.




The grand finale had Tinkerbell flying and Mickey and his gang back out in formal attire.




It was a great show! And the kids loved it. My favorite part? Watching the kids’ faces. (I’m such a mom!)