Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010

Well, the Harris Family had a fabulous Christmas this year. We went to Georgia and spent time with family, dumped the mini Harris off with my mom and headed down to sunny Florida to hang with Mickey and friends! We had a great time! Here are a few pics of our trip.

We tried another picture with Santa, this time with the whole family. Things went a little better. Although Scarlett wasn't about to turn her back to the Jolly Old Elf. This Santa is actually a good friend of my moms. He doesn't normally look so Santa-ish, but he's been growing out his beard since August and has apparently made a pretty penny during the holiday season playing santa. I thought he looked great and he visited Scarlett for free! So, in review, we paid 0 dollars to continually strike fear into our poor Booey Woo's heart.

Here I am on It's a Small World. We were the only ones on the ride that we ever saw. So, we were able to enjoy 358 rounds of It's a Small World alone. This ride was being renovated when we went to Disneyland so it was Wes' first time to experience this wonderful, musical, cultural adventure!

While we ate at the Les Chefs de France, Ratatouille came by to visit. A quick word about our eating experience here at WDW. We bought the dining plan, which a lot of people said wasn't worth the money. We beg to differ. We made our reservations almost 6 months ago and they were worth every bite and minute we spent planning them. Our best eating adventure was at Jiko The Cooking Place. It's African food and I think Wes about died and went to heaven there.

This is a ride I rode when I was 8 years old and visited Disneyworld with my family. I was really scared to ride it back then because I thought maybe the ship would fall out when it backed up into this hole. Thankfully it didn't either time I rode it.

This was one of our favorite rides. Its Toy Story's Midway Mania. It's all carnival type rides except for instead of actual ring tosses, it's virtual 3D. I really can't explain it, because it would take more typing than I have the energy to do, but it's really really fabulous!

Speaking of Toy Story, here is a float from the movie in the Block Party Bash at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

This was a stage production of Beauty and the Beast. It was really good except I thought the Beast's human form was a little you can see in this picture.

After watching Apes play on this playground for about 1/2 an hour, Wes decided that if he were an animal he'd be an ape. His exact words were, "You may think I'd want to be a flying animal, but they're only flight nothing else. Apes are small enough to swing through trees, but big enough to fight and defend themselves." Anyway, he gave those apes a lot of hard thought and decided they were pretty cool.

Another Wes favorite was the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House! He probably took about 100 pictures of this fake tree. He's convinced we need to build one in our backyard some day.

Wes saw the Sword in the Stone and practically...actually literally skipped over to it and thrusted the camera at me saying, "Here, take my picture!" Then proceeded to climb up onto the stone and pull with all of his might while grunting from the effort. I'm pretty sure about 4 different families stopped to watch the spectacle.

So, for most of our trip, the crowds were really not too bad. However, this is the last day and they were getting a little...muchier.

We spent about 45 minutes watching this guy do glass blowing. He was trying to make a vase, but the top broke off. So, he made it a candy dish instead. It was pretty awesome!

It was surprisingly cold in Florida. During the daytime hours temps were a perfect 65 degrees, but at night they got colder than we had packed for...hence my disney jacket and scarf!

Here's Scarlett and Wes Christmas morning. Nana took good care of her and we are very thankful for the worry free vacation and the QT (Quality case that's a phrase only my family uses) we had together! Thanks Mom and Jerry!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Scarlett In!

Mommy and Daddy forced me to do a little photo shoot under the tree. Don't ask why they felt the need to do half the shoot with me in nothing but a diaper. They can be SO uncouth!

"But I don't want to do this! I'd rather suck on that camera!"

"Fine, but ONLY because Daddy's making such funny faces behind Mommy."

"This little chair is interesting, it's just about my size. Maybe I should sit on it."

"Nah, its too small. I'll just rest my arm on it like this."

"Here Mom, let me take a look at that last picture. Did I look natural?"

"Look, Dad, don't try to pose me! We do it my way or the highway!"

"Well, what do we have here?"

"Hey there little fella! How are you?"

"Wait a second you look familiar..."

"I remember you!"

"I did not appreciate you ripping me out of Mommy's arms! I don't care if you are a jolly old fat guy!"

"Take that...and that!"

"I bet this beard isn't even real!"

"What? I was just LOOKING at the DVD Player. I wasn't going to push any buttons!"

"What's that bright light?"

"Daddy, I only need to touch it once. It's so pretty and sparkly!"

"I..I'm just going to bring it in for a closer look."

"HAH, you fall for that every time! Yep, right in the mouth there. Mmmm, tastes hot."

"Why do you two feel the need to take away everything I find that's interesting? I don't want to play with any of those toys, I want to play with loose cords and electrical outlets!"

"Thanks for coming by everyone! I hope you have a Merry Christmas. May you find an extra bottle in your stocking on Christmas Day!"

Scarlett Out!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Vomiting, Screaming, and Cries...Oh My!

Well, Scarlett and I made our first and possibly last solo trip. We went to see my mom, my sister, my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. I will not go into all of the gory details, but lets just say that copious amounts of vomiting, pooping, crying, and screaming were involved. I had brought enough clothes for the whole week plus an extra outfit and I had to do laundry 3 times while I was there. Everyone in my family got some sort of stomach virus. Scarlett decided that I was the only person allowed to look at or talk to her, otherwise she'd scream and cry as if she were dying. In all of the ensuing chaos, I was able to have a few bonding moments with different members of my family. The calmest part of my trip was when my sister, Scarlett, and I met up with my mom in Helen, GA. This was after stomach viruses had mostly run their course and Scarlett had decided my family wasn't as noxious as she originally thought. We decided to go to Helen because Babyland General is there and I wanted to see their new facilities and take Scarlett to a place I loved very much as a child. It's located in the North Georgia mountains, so we decided to stay in a cabin and make a little mini-vacation out of it. So, here are some of the happenings in Helen, GA.

The awesome view of the changing leaves from our cabin. It's really the end of the leaf changing season, so a lot of the trees were bare. It was still beautiful, though. There's really nothing quite like the Appalachians in the Fall. The pictures didn't do them justice.

Helen, GA is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. Here is a shot from my mom's camera, yes the sky was really that blue. It was a perfect day complete with crisp cool mountain air.

One of those cobblestone alleys I told y'all about.

This is Babyland General Hospitals' Fancy New Building!

Scarlett in her BIG cabbage patch!

This is where the magic fairy Bunnybees sprinkle cabbages with magic crystals causing babies to grow out of them. Babyland General is a safe place for them to be until the are adopted by someone who will take them home to care for them and love them. You too could come and see one being birthed every half hour!

Scarlett loved the Cabbage Patch Kids.

Can you tell which one's not a Cabbage Patch Kid?

Well, of course Nana adopted a baby for Scarlett. Everyone, meet Ivy, complete with adoption papers!

Funny, Scarlett seemed more interested in Ivy's bottle than Ivy herself. At least for the time being!

This is Goats on the Roof and there were...well, goats on the roof. It was a funny little place. You could mine for gems as well. We didn't, but when Scarlett's older I'll let her mine for gems one day. When I was a little girl, I always wanted to, but my parents said it was a waste of money because they weren't real. Thanks Mom and Dad, I've been left emotionally scarred over that one!

And that was our trip home. Fortunately for all of you, I kept the camera tucked away during the low parts of the trip and saved all of you countless pics of me drenched with Scarlett's vomit!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween 2010

Our church did their Halloween Party/Trunk or Treat/Chili Cook Off/Magician tonight. I made Wes' shirt, hat, and belt. Which was a minor disaster and took a lot of cutting apart seams and resewing, but in the end after some blood, sweat, and NO tears we have Peter Pan. I tried not to be too irritated that everyone kept calling him Robin Hood all night. Why would Robin hang out with Tinkerbell and Wendy? I reworked my bridesmaid dress from my sister's wedding...perfect Wendy dress! I did buy Scarlett's Tinkerbell dress at the Disney store for $18 which I thought was a steal.
I now present to you our 2010 Family Halloween photos!

Here's Wendy and Tinkerbell

Here's Peter and Tinkerbell

Scarlett looks like she's saying, "Um, why are all of those kids eating candy and I'm not!?"

The Whole Neverland Family

And Again!

Tinkerbell sprinkling her magic pixie dust!

2nd Star to the Right and Straight On 'Til Morning! I love how we're so into this picture and how NOT into it Scarlett is.

By the end of it all she was completely tuckered out.

Happy Halloween!