Four of us (and probably the people in the rooms on either side of us) didn’t sleep very well last night. Max’s earache came back last night and he was just miserable. (Screaming!) Zoe was also miserable (and screaming!), but I don’t specifically know why. Between the two of them we were up for a couple hours straight in the middle of the night. Both of them were complaining very loudly which would be bad enough at home, but it makes it a lot worse when Kyrie and I are worrying about other families being woken up. I swear Zoe cried and complained for a complete hour (no exaggeration) and Max didn’t do much better.
|Embroidered beach bag, personalized cups and magnets, cookbook, spices, bath salts|
|Gifts from Australia including a "stubby holder" and beer|
|hair bands, baby hat, crafts, journal, etc.|
We had breakfast at the buffet and then Zoe and I went to play on the pool deck while the rest of them went to the movie theater to watch Monsters University in 3D. The have a great splash area for kids 8 and under, so I figured that she would have a good time playing in the water.
She did like the splash area, but after about 5 minutes, she wanted to swim in one of the pools or use the water slides. Unfortunately (for her), all of those areas are off limits to diaper aged kids and the splash area is the only water feature that she’s allowed to use. Well, try explaining to a stubborn 2 year old that they can’t use any of the pools. Obviously, that didn’t go well. I distracted her for a while by taking her up to the sports deck to play miniature golf. She liked that, but we had to walk by the pools after that which got her complaining again.
I picked Jacob up from the Oceaneer's Club earlier than the other kids so we could deliver our fish extender gifts. We made a CD's of a mix of Disney music along with a custom cover for the cruise.
|A map of the ship with participating cabins and some of our CDs|
We also decided not to make Zoe sit through dinner tonight. We checked her in to the nursery while we had dinner. (Which she had been begging to do anyway!) I think she liked that better. Zoe's room service dinner before going to the nursery:
The older kids dressed for dinner:
I don't think Zach is going to appreciate this:
Zach even liked watching Crush:
Kyrie and a sleeping Zach:
We celebrated Marc's birthday again tonight (for the cruise.) There was a special little show and dessert in honor of those with birthdays.
|Birthday cake and button|
After dinner we saw a great show. I’ll have to look up his name later because I don’t remember it. He is a musical comedian and he kept the crowd thoroughly entertained with a mix of reworked Disney songs relating to our cruise and amusing renditions of current and older music.
|Our nightly towel/blanket animal and chocolates|
Zoe deciding that she will sleep in the top bunk: (but she didn't!)