Kevin miraculously got Thanksgiving week off again this year. We decided to go to my parents' house and not tell Kaitlyn. She claims that she had no idea the whole trip down that we were going to Florida. The girls had a great time. Kenzie loved my old kitchen.
Kenzie kept the old high chair warm...
Kaitlyn broke out Uncle Robert's old toys too...
On Friday, we went to Universal and Island of Adventure. Kaitlyn is going through a huge Harry Potter kick. She and I went on the Harry Potter themed rides. Oma and Opa bought her an interactive wand. At designated spots in the park, pointing your wand will make "magic" happen... water fountains go on, objects move,etc. Kaitlyn loved every second!
That evening the girls were exhausted...
but not too exhausted to open their Christmas presents from Oma, Opa, and Uncle Robert. Kenzie still isn't opening her own presents, but she loves the wrapping paper on the floor. Kailtyn was only too happy to open Kenzie's presents for her.
Unfortunately, after a good breakfast on Saturday morning, we had to make the long trip home.
On Sunday, we took a short detour and took the girls to Appomattox. We try to fit at least one historical stop in every road trip.
Our last night, we stopped in Hershey for a resupply of baked goods. Kaitlyn had no idea where we were since she had fallen asleep on the way into town. Before bed, we let her eat her Cauldron Cake from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The next morning we headed over to Chocolate World which was all decked out for Christmas.
You can't tell in these pictures, but Kenzie loved the ride. She kept clapping and smiling.
Kaitlyn loved the holiday house. The whole thing is made of different candies.
The walkway is made of those huge Hershey bars and jolly ranchers.
Finally, we had an early lunch at The Bears' Den.
We are all back at school/work/ Mammy's house and back in the normal routine. Kaitlyn had her trimester assembly today. She got all Very Goods and Goods on her report card. She also got two Certificates of Achievement. One for Cross Country and one for reading.