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Ski Skimmer

Ski Skimmer

We headed to Havasu for a few fun days in the sun! Landon was amazing on the drive thanks to his iPod. Daddy had to stay home because he is still teaching summer school. Landon didn’t remember the Havasu house at all.

Once on the water Landon was brave and tried the ski skimmer behind the boat. He looked so cute out there.

His favorite part of the day was doing cannon balls off the swim platform.

Landon is all about having his toe nails painted. I was able to talk him into blue to match his swim trunks.

After dinner we headed to Culver’s for some frozen custard.

All Aboard The Symphony of the Seas

All Aboard The Symphony of the Seas

After sleeping in a hotel in Ft. Lauderdale we woke up refreshed and ready to cruise!  Well, Landon woke up refreshed James and I got kicked all night long from him. 

First, a hotel outfit picture. 

I thought Landon would nap on the drive to the Port of Miami but he didn’t. 

We made it!! Time to board the ship.

Models of how big the propellers are on the cruise ship.

Symphony of the Seas-Wedding Day!

Symphony of the Seas-Wedding Day!

It’s Michael and Brittney’s (“B”) as Landon calls her wedding day!  Both Michael and Brittney were so flexible even though things were drastically changed on them last minute.  Landon decided he loves weddings as much as Tessa.

Daddy was a groomsman.

Landon’s new thing is to stick out his tongue in pictures so I figured if I can’t beat him then join him.

The kids got their first virgin strawberry daiquiri

Landon was quite the dancer!

He loves Michael

Before our formal wedding dinner we had some fun at the kids water area. Paige joined us too!  Landon loved this area!

Landon was bummed he wasn’t tall enough for the big kid slides.

He was tall enough for this slide though and even talked me into going down it.

Dressed for dinner

Uncle Matt stepping up to keep Landon busy during dinner.

Carousel ride after dinner

And a round of mini golf with Gigi

Here are the highlights of our day 2 adventures!

Symphony of the Seas Roatan, Honduras

Symphony of the Seas Roatan, Honduras

Our Caribbean cruise stopped at Roatan, Honduras today.  Landon loved looking out the balcony to see the construction equipment at work.  I was disappointed we had such an ugly view, but he thought it was awesome.

Headed to breakfast with Auntie

We decided to stay on the ship and go play at the water park

Landon loved the water park area. His favorite part was racing Lighting McQueen and Cruz on one of the water features.

Landon loves babies!!  He was very willing to share Cruz with any baby that wanted to join him and play.

Mommy and Daddy took turns on the water slides

View from our balcony

We went to the Adventure Ocean Family Science Night and learned about how hurricanes form.  Landon enjoyed his first science experiment and was a great listener!

We ran into Papa at the Promenade when we were getting snacks and Landon just happened be matching him.  Papa joined us on the carousel too.

Landon got to ring the carousel bell

We opened the dividers between our balconies which the kids loved.  Landon was telling Gigi about his day.

Ready for dinner and a show!  Darren kept Landon busy by stealing his nose before Hairspray started.  Landon loved the show!! He was dancing and clapping the whole time.  He didn’t make it through the whole show so Daddy took him back to the room.

Day 3 video highlights

Flight to Ft. Lauderdale

Flight to Ft. Lauderdale

Today we headed to LAX to fly to Ft. Lauderdale for Landon’s first cruise! I packed plenty of snacks and entertainment in hopes that the flights would go smoothly. Landon loved pulling his suitcase and wearing his backpack.

The first leg of our flight started off rough. We were on a flight with a million crying kids! Thank goodness none of those crying kids were mine! Landon loved the tray table and was happy to watch the guy load the luggage into the plane. Tia and Auntie gave Landon is birthday present early…his own ipod!

I made the mistake of putting all the toys in Landon’s backpack so when he opened it he quickly played with each one. Next time I’ll plan better.

After a short layover in Dallas we headed to Ft. Lauderdale.

The pilot invited Landon into the cockpit and made his day! Landon was in awe of all the buttons. I’m thankful for this special moment he got to have.

Landon was great on the second leg of the flight even though he wasn’t a fan of the headphones. We landed late at night and met up with Aunt Polly and Uncle Kurt. Landon was happy to see “Poppy” as he calls her.

We headed to our hotel for the night.

Kenny’s Strawberry Farm

Kenny’s Strawberry Farm

Today we went to Kenny’s Strawberry Farm after applying for Landon’s passport. We are excited that Landon isn’t allergic to strawberries anymore. This farm was so cute! Landon loved finding the strawberries that were red Lightning. He also enjoyed eating a few too!

4th of July 2018

4th of July 2018

We celebrated 4th of July at Gigi and Papa’s with Auntie, Tia and Uncle Matt. First we swam and played corn hole. Landon even went down the water slide!

Then we ate and Landon got to open a birthday gift from Tia and Uncle Matt.

Then we swam some more and Landon decided he wanted to wear goggles like Tessa. It was so cute!

We finished the day off with s’mores, fireworks and sparklers! We found out he loves s’mores and ate the whole thing!

Landon loved the fireworks in the sky and kept saying “bang bang”. At first he didn’t like the sparklers but changed his mind toward the end.

Carl’s Jr. play land

Carl’s Jr. play land

On Fridays I normally take the kids to the park and then we get McDonald’s on the way home. Tonight Tessa really wanted to go to Carl’s Jr. to play in the play land.

Then we came home for lunch and Landon got to use his iPad which Tia gave to him since she doesn’t use it anymore.

Once Daddy came home we headed for Carl’s Jr. I wasn’t a fan of them being around so many germs but they had a lot of fun!

Truck-a-palooza 2018

Truck-a-palooza 2018

Today we took Landon to downtown Riverside where they were having an event called Truck-a-Palooza. The event was a bunch of different type of trucks the kids could look at and climb on. Papa also joined us! Landon had the best time! He kept running and pointing to all the trucks. His favorite part was driving the bus and sitting in the fire truck. The rain made it difficult to get videos but that didn’t stop Landon. His smile says it all!