Thursday, December 17, 2015

Caleb is going to be a BIG Brother!

We are so excited to announce that in April 2016 we will become Ross party of 4! We will be welcoming another little Ross in April. It took a little while for big brother to accept the news of having a baby, but now he is super excited and we can't wait to meet our newest little bundle of joy. 
Here is what we've been up to so far as we patiently wait to meet this sweet baby!
On Caleb's third birthday we invited all of our family over for a small family party. Caleb unwrapped a Big Brother shirt and this is how we told Caleb he was becoming a brother and how we told our parents and siblings that we were expecting.
This would be after Caleb dropped kick his Big Brother shirt across the room.
Our super cute announcement for the social media world :)
and one more !
We went to the doctor on November 5th to find out if Baby Ross was going to be a boy or girl. We decided not to find out at the actual appointment and to wait and find out at the gender reveal party that night with our family and closest friends.
Everyone cast their votes for pink and blue!
For our gender reveal we stuck with the whole fall "pumpkin" theme. Caleb helped with the reveal. His job was to reach in the pumpkin and pull out a small PINK pumpkin or a small BLUE pumpkin.
And... he pulled out a BLUE pumpkin!
Caleb is so excited to be having a baby brother!
We can't wait to meet sweet Carson Andrew Ross in April!
Thank you Lord for all of your many blessings!

Day 4 on the Disney Dream

Day 4 was our final day on the boat and it was a Day at Sea. This was a day to just relax and enjoy spending one last day on the amazing ship.
We started the day off with free play in the Kid's Club ( Caleb's favorite spot on the boat)
Enjoying some Little Einstein fun in Kid's Club
The last day was full with lots of Character Meet and Greets. We got to meet our favorite...Woody!
Captain Pluto
Enjoying our last dinner at Animator's Palate restaurant. By far the most fun dinner experience on the boat.
Last dinner :(
The amazing staff celebrated our sweet boys third birthday at dinner on the last night.
All the kiddos with our VERY patient dining staff.
The mommies finally got a picture together. We needed to document that we were on this trip :)
Saying our final goodbyes to the best captain...Captain Mickey
One last family picture 
Chip and Dale
Everyone waving and saying "bye bye" until we meet again.
This is by far the most amazing vacation ever! It was so magical in every way possible! Goodbye Mickey, but the Ross family will be seeing you again...hopefully sooner than later ;)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Day 3 on the Disney Dream

Day 3 we woke up in Disney's private island, Castaway Cay. We were so excited to just spend the day on the beach playing in the sand and relaxing in the beautiful turquoise water. The morning of Castaway Cay there is a 5K on the island. My hubby, Trey and Brodee decided to brave the scorching heat of the island and run the 5K. The 5K runners were the first to disembark off the ship and go to the island. After the race was over we met up with the boys and began our relaxing beach day.
The boys after they finished their 5K
Dad and his little buddy doing a little relaxing under the palm trees
Our best attempt at an island selfie
I could just eat this little beach bum to pieces
This water is pure paradise
A little visit to Disney's Mt. Rustmore
Our best attempt at the famous picture in front of the cruise ship...always a must
The sun was bright and our bodies were tired after our long beach day. 
P.S. check out the size of this massive ship
Day 3 was pirate night. The menu and the events for the evening were all pirate themed. We concluded the evening with a Mickey Pirate show and fireworks at sea.
Pirate Donald
Pirate Minnie
A perfect picture to show how all of the windows were decorated for Halloween on the ship.

We are ready for the Pirate Mickey show

The show ended with Captain Mickey and his crew defeating Captain Hook and celebrating with an amazing fireworks show!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Day 2 on the Disney Dream

On the morning of Day 2 we woke up in the port of Nassau, Bahamas. We decided to stay on the boat that  day instead of getting off in the port. We thought this would make for a lot less crowded ship and that we would get to really enjoy the pool area. WRONG...everyone must have had this idea because the boat was still very crowded. We still had a good day just hanging out on the boat and going to the princess meet and greet that morning.
Checking out the beautiful clear blue water of the Bahamas
Just a little morning photo op because he is so cute

Visit with Jake
"Why is your hair so long?"... asks Caleb
Kisses from Cinderella

Doing what he did best...ICE CREAM
After lunch and an afternoon nap we went the Halloween party and Trick-or-Treating on the boat
Pluto was the only character we could really get close to at the party
Doing a little Trick-or-Treating with Finn and Sara Taylor
Disney definitely knows how to do candy. We got a bag filled with lots of yummy candy.
After the Halloween party we went back to the kid's club area for more free time play. 
Check-out these hula hoop skills
A snapshot of the Monster's Inc. Room in the kids club area
That evening Caleb stayed in the nursery area while we enjoyed dinner kid free in the Royal Palace. Then after dinner we picked him up in time  for the show: The Golden Mickeys.
Toy story
Beauty and the Beast
A picture with a Golden Mickey trophy
After the show we ran into two of the characters still dressed in their Halloween costumes and were able to sneak in a little picture.
and Goofy
After all of this Halloween fun we had it was time for bed, but of course not before an ice cream cone.