Confessions of a Disney Mom

A blog about family life and a love of Disney

Temperature Afghan – Week 6

Week 6 Still going strong, here is how my new pattern is looking!  I haven’t gotten the post together for the monthly update but will shortly!  Happy Crafting! Week 5 Woohoo! One month is down and 11 more to go! We are just about 10% done for the year! Time has flown by and I’m trying to stay as on track as I can.  I finished yesterdays row this morning.  For the month.. Read More

Temperature Afghan – Week 5

Week 5 Woohoo! One month is down and 11 more to go! We are just about 10% done for the year! Time has flown by and I’m trying to stay as on track as I can.  I finished yesterdays row this morning.  For the month of February, I’m going to try to change the design up a little and we will see how it’s shaping up as the month continues.  That’s all for.. Read More

Temperature Afghan 2017 – Week 4

Week 4 Still trucking along! Not too many color changes over the past week.  We are only a few days away from completing the 1st month.  Time is flying by already! I’m hoping to post some more examples of temperature afghans from my “support group” at the end of the month. See ya soon! Week 3 Still going strong.  Honestly, I’m shocked that I’m still on track so far 🙂 When I looked.. Read More

Temperature Afghan 2017 – Week 3

Week 3 Still going strong.  Honestly, I’m shocked that I’m still on track so far 🙂 When I looked at the forecast and saw 50s for the next week or so I was  little bummed, but we did reach 60 on day so I did get to use my green.  The other evening I placed it on my queen size bed to see how it was looking length wise, I LOVE IT!  It’s just.. Read More

First Impressions of Disneyland

So in December, my travel buddy Nedi and I headed to Disneyland for a very special and amazing training experience at Disneyland Resort in California!  We were going to the Disney Agent Education Program! Brandy, our amazing boss with Fairytale Adventures Travel, would be joining us on the adventure the following evening.  We were beyond excited to go and so very thankful to have this opportunity.  We arrived a day or two early so.. Read More

Temperature Afghan – 2017 Week 2

Week 2 Yay, I’ve survived and managed to make it to week two and on time!  It’s taking me about a hour a row at the moment and I’m hoping to speed that up in the future! Tonight, both dogs decided they wanted to “help” me in my venture. Here is how it’s looking so far! Week 1 Wow!  It’s been a good while since I’ve posted in here and I apologize.  Life.. Read More

Temperature Afghan – 2017 Week 1

Wow!  It’s been a good while since I’ve posted in here and I apologize.  Life seems to get in the way sometimes.  I have lots of Disney blogs post running through my brain and I will get starting on them shortly.  In the meantime…. I started teaching myself how to crochet over the past few months and I gotta say, I’m really starting to get the hang of things! I’ve done a few.. Read More

Daisy’s First Encampment Experience

This past weekend I had the pleasure of watching our Daisy troop enjoy their first camping experience (even though we were only day camping).

We arrived bright and early on a chilly morning in time for the flag ceremony.  I think the Daisies really enjoyed watching the raising of the flag and seeing other troops all participating as one.

Waiting for the Flag Ceremony
Waiting for the Flag Ceremony

We then jumped right into the activities for the day.  We started by working on the Daisy Promise Center.  Although the girls had already earned their center, this was great for them to go over the Girl Scout Sign, Handshake, Promise and Law once again.  They made magnets with the Girl Scout Sign, built the promise line by line and also had the opportunity to play a Promise board game.

Making Girl Scout Sign Magnets
Making Girl Scout Sign Magnets
Girl Scout Promise Relay
Girl Scout Promise Relay
Brooke and Izzy playing their Promise game
Brooke and Izzy playing their Promise game
Addison and Chloe playing their Promise game
Addison and Chloe playing their Promise game

Next, the girls completed their first journey, Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden.  They learned about planting the seeds for leadership and making new friends along the way. They were able to participate in planting flowers at the camp as well as start their own mini “garden” to take home (Daisies).

Chloe prepping the land
Chloe prepping the land
Addison digging
Addison digging
The girls after planting their flowers
The girls after planting their flowers
Designing their flowerpots
Designing their flowerpots
Designing their flowerpots
Designing their flowerpots
Designing their flowerpots
Designing their flowerpots
Silly Girls
Silly Girls

Next, was a quick snack before it was time for crafts.  I think we had about four different snack times throughout the day and many bathroom breaks.  We read some more stories from their journey book in the while chowing down.

"I love fishes cause they're so delicious"
“I love fishes cause they’re so delicious”

For the craft, the girls were able to color their own fall bags which will be perfect for their night of trick-or-treating.

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Being Silly Again

Next was lunch time and the girls were thrilled to finally be having lunch.  I swear they are all in a major growth spurt!  I have no photos from lunch (I was pretty hungry too) but we took a few during our downtime.

Showing off their Girl Scout Signs
Showing off their Girl Scout Signs
Izzy reading another chapter form the journey book
Izzy reading another chapter form the journey book

Last but not least, the girls got to try their hand at some camping skills.  I think they really enjoyed these activities but were getting really tired at this point.  First up was knot tying, followed by first aid, the shelter building/racing and we finished up with orienteering.

Knot tying
Knot tying
First aid
First aid
Showing off their bandages
Showing off their bandages

The girls were shown a demonstration once on how to build a shelter.  I was very impressed with how quickly they were able to build this with little help from the leaders and other scouts!

Shelter building
Shelter building
Orienteering
Orienteering

It was then time to head home.  The girls earned their journey badges as well as a fall camp fun patch.  Overall, I think they had a great time and we are all looking forward to the spring. A special thank you to Julie who volunteered to join us!

Ready for the journey home! Great job Daisies!
Ready for the journey home! Great job Daisies!

Sheena

Resort Spotlight: Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando

My blog post was featured on my agency’s website in which I am blessed to be an independent agent.  Check it out here as well: Fairytale Adventures Travel Resort Spotlight: Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Universal Orlando Resort is the place where you step into the movies or take a journey through your favorite legends, cartoon or comic adventures. Like other ultimate vacation destinations, Universal Orlando Resort offers on site hotel options.. Read More

Check out our shirts from our most recent trip!

You know those families that you see on vacation with the matching shirts??? That’s us!!!! We like to create or get matching shirts for our Disney trips for a few reasons.  First, I find it fun to create them and it adds to the excitement of preparing for the trip. Second, it looks really cute in the many photo opportunities that Disney has.  Third, If my child happens to wonder off (or my.. Read More