Sunday, April 7, 2013

Disney Adventures.....the conclusion

Yes, I realize I have a post labeled "Disney Adventures....the beginning" and now the "ending" but no middle. Oh well. We've been a tad busy.

Here are a few highlights from our week.......

*Convincing the girls that the rides and shows have fake people yet the Animal Safari has real animals

*Watching Anna Grace freak out when a "ghost" joined her on the Haunted Mansion

*Watching Alex and Anna Grace "space walk"  and skip through Tomorrowland hand-in-hand

*Listening to Abby scream on Rock 'n Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios (it never ended)....or so I'm told.

*Seeing Katie light up when she saw Beaker from the Muppets (her favorite! and yes, we bought it.)

*Asking Anna Grace if she was still with us on Space Mountain after a sharp turn (yep, I asked)

*Watching Katie and Alex be silly taking a Star Wars picture at Epcot

*Nine o'clock dinners and midnight bedtimes (oh my!)

*Searching for ice cream right before fireworks at Magic Kingdom (not recommended!)

*Being attacked by a killer stroller driven by an apologetic dad

*Spending four hours walking around the rain

*Not taking time to take pictures

*Buying the little girls charm bracelets and Alex.....a bow and (suction) arrow set

*Watching the girls feed the sea lions dead fish.....yuck!

*Riding the Mexican Small World (also known as the Mexico ride at Epcot)

*Watching Abby and Anna Grace drive (crash) their siblings on the Speedway

*After riding the Star Wars Tour at Hollywood Studios, Alex commenting, "There were so many things chronologically wrong with that, I don't even know where to start."

*Having my cousin Ryan join us for a day of fun.....brave man

*No tears and no meltdowns

*Meeting a dad at Magic Kingdom with the same double stroller we used to have and relishing in the fact we did not need it this trip......unlike our trip five years ago

*But the best thing, was having all four kids together for at least a few days. I know those days are coming to an end so we cherished every moment.....

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Disney Adventures...the beginning

Are we there yet? Which way are we going, north or south? Is it almost lunch time? Are we there yet? Is this Orlando? Where is Disney? I can't see it. Are we there yet?

Nope, that's not the funniest thing that happened today.

Waiting in line for the Ariel Under the Sea ride only to find out we waited in line to meet Ariel.

Nope, that's not the funniest thing that happened today.

Hearing Anna Grace freak out when I told her a ghost had joined her on the Haunted Mansion.

Nope, that's not the funniest thing that happened today.

Sitting in a Tomorrowland restaurant and having a lady ask me if I was a teacher. When I replied yes, she said, "I knew it when I saw your girls sit so nicely and pull out books to read while they waited for their dinner. You set a good example outside the classroom."

Within seconds of this nice lady leaving the area, one of my lovely children ditched her book and began dancing around the terrace, looking for ducks, and chattering on about the castle changing colors.

All I could do is shake my head and think, "Lady, you have no idea!"