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Disney Cruising!  Yes, we set sail to the Caribbean – in part for grandma’s milestone birthday that happened in Oct.  The weather was delicious and the food supply flowing, and that giant AquaDuck water slide there on the top of the boat was a hit with the kids.  (Take a sample ride in this video here.) Disney really knows how to keep the kiddos entertained … and thank you g’ma and g’pa for the amazing memories! (and thank you to Becca and Greg for the additional pix!)

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ahhhh I miss the dinner-time sunsets and our family happy hours

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Castaway Cay has beaches, waterslides, sting ray tours and even a play zone for kids

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cousin Jake’s 12th bday lands on Christmas so, we crowned him with a napkin to start the day

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the mommas get a well-deserved glowing holiday bevy and break

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Zoe got to chat to princesses about hair tips, and I’m sure other princess pointers

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we were on the ship for Christmas so .. the lobby was done up so festive!

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on the open seas for a day or two .. but then stopping in some super fun ports.

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we have these 2 to thank for such an amazing vacation!

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Back on board for Pirate Night!

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Pirate Night went on real late, and was topped off with fireworks (I’m surprised my kids stayed awake for it!) gregkesslerphoto

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strange beasts on the beach when we dock in Cayman Island

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the kids love making the pictures in the halls come to life – by scanning their cards to solve mysteries

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sun freckles are the yummiest

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docked again for Cozumel (that blog post to come) and Castaway Cay fun

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we loved the entertainment like ‘Buckets and Boards’ – the kids got a chance to get on stage and bang a bit

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(and of course Ezra also performed at the kid’s talent show a couple days earlier!)

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Although it’s not quite the one year anniversary of EzraZoe blog, we are getting near to it. And my very first blog post was one on Ezra’s birthday — so when Ezra turned 6 last Saturday, I couldn’t help but think of these photos and how big he and his friends (and sister) have grown since only last summer! This year Ezra wanted to do something low key and intimate for his birthday – and we were so happy to oblige. On the night before his 6th birthday we poured over his ‘5th Birthday Book’ that I made for him last summer, and talked about how much he’s grown. I made him cupcakes with cars on top (still an Ezra favorite) after putting he and Zoe to sleep, and got his gifts ready for the next morning. He was so excited to wake to his special solar panel gift in the morning — yes, he’s obsessed with solar power lately and plans on designing solar powered cars when he grows up. What curiosity will be next?

Just a tip – to make the best ongoing gift for your kid’s birthday simply print out photos from birth on, staple them together and write something memorable (or simple) on each page. It’s a gift that kids never tire of … a book about themselves!

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