Sunday, July 30, 2017

I have the power!

Yeah, it's Jonathan's light saber, but if he needs backup I'm ready for the call. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Angels and devils

Here's Emma and I sitting calmly before mass:

And here we are ... later. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Ice cream

Ice cream?


Friday, July 21, 2017

One other thing at Disney...

We picked up a lot of memories at Disney, but I lost something there too: 

Yeah, my second tooth fell out. It was hanging by a thread all week, until I ran into Dad headfirst trying to get to an elevator. 

No worries, the tooth fairy found me anyway. Only 22 more to go...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dancing Emma

Just Emma being Emma.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Videos from the parks

Close encounter with a giraffe on the Animal Kingdom safari

Jonathan vs. the dancing fountains

Watching the Lion King gymnasts

Emma driving on the Tomorrowland track. 

Riding on Small World.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Scenes from the parks

Emma and fam on the carousel. 

Everybody on the monorail.

Yeah, Animal Kingdom had dinosaurs too. 

Taking a close look at the Finding Nemo aquarium. 

Scaring the Empire with my big strong muscles. 

Running into trouble with the Empire afterwards. 

Eating in the Coral Reef restaurant. 

Waiving goodbye to Disneyworld. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tour of the parks

During our trip we spent at least one day at each of the major parks (and two at Magic Kingdom). Here's what they all looked like:  

Magic Kingdom is probably the one you know best, because of the big castle in the middle. They had a lot of princesses running around, but Emma got carried everywhere, so I think she had a better deal than the Disney royalty. 

Epcot had the giant golf ball right by the entrance. It's actually a pretty cool ride. Not as cool as the Nemo and Frozen rides we went on here, but pretty cool. 

Animal Kingdom had a full safari ride, which was the closest I've ever gotten to giraffes and a lot of other animals. Mom said we couldn't take any home as souvenirs. She thinks small sometimes. 

Hollywood Studios had all the Star Wars stuff, but also tons of Disney Junior stuff. Jake was there, but I didn't see the other Neverland Pirates. But I did find a gold doubloon, so that was nice.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Disney World!

Mom and Dad surprised us this week with a trip to Disney World down in Florida! Grandmom Doyle and Aunt Jul came with us too. We already got to ride a few rides and see some of the characters. Here we are in the resort posing with the big mouse himself. The plane ride down was super exciting too, but honestly I'll exhaust myself if I tell you all of it now. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Jonathan's photos from the Poconos

Mom, Dad and Emma didn't hang out up north in PA all week, but my camera and I did. Here's a few shots that I took of the sights up at Grandmom and Pop's mountain house:

Grandmom and Pop put up the flag before we go for a walk. 

Walking alongside Mr. Harris' house. 

Mr. Harris, working on his new dock. 

Mom and Dad push Emma and Shane on the swings. 

In the Harris' backyard. 

A forest roadway. 

A nice view from the beach. 

Not bad, if I do say so myself. I'm not ready to fully replace Dad yet, but maybe I can give him a break sometime. 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Boulder Field

How did they ever think up the name for this place?

Tommy and Shane joined us up the Poconos for one of the coolest places on earth, and we did our best rock climbing to get halfway out on the field. 

Emma was too short to get over most of the boulders, but Dad and Pop Shane helped her out. I still think she would have climbed out there even if they hadn't. She's pretty adventurous. 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fishing from the new dock

This weekend was our annual summer trip to the Poconos, so you know what that means: quality time with the fish in the lake!

Emma hasn't been big enough to use the fishing gear before, but this year she was ready. I can't tell if she or Pop had more fun. 

The best part of the whole thing is that Pop takes care of all the worms.