Monday, November 3, 2008


I have so much to blog about, but I need to blog about Disney since it has been a week since we went!

We had such a great weekend. We left on Friday night and checked into the resort around 10:30. Check-in went smoothly and we headed up to our room to get the boys to bed. After we got the boys to bed the adults stayed up for a while but before too long we were all asleep.

We woke up Saturday and had delicious McDonald's for breakfast! YUM! The boys were thrilled with our view from the balcony. They wanted to know if the workers were going to be there soon. Good thing we have two little boys who love construction!

The boys spent a good part of the morning on the balcony surveying the work that needed to be done and trying to decide if they should go to work that day or not.

They opted to skip work and watch Pirates of the Caribbean instead. They wanted to get their "Argh" down before our trip to the Magic Kingdom the next day.

We had a nice, lazy Saturday. We put the boys in the giant jacuzzi tub, but when we turned on the jets they had quite the meltdown. They took naps and then we went down to the pool for a little bit. It was freezing!! We are after all Floridians and once it hits about 65 degrees I am pulling out sweaters. The boys played in the cool kiddie pool until their lips were blue and they were shivering. We went back to the room and warmed up and then headed to the playground to burn off some energy before bedtime. Ian and Amanda went on a date and Matt and I fed the boys dinner-macaroni and cheese without broccoli- and then attempted to put the boys to bed by 8:00 so they would be well rested for our big day. I say attempted because it took hours for them to fall asleep. Ian and Amanda came home with a delicious steak for Matt and I and some yummy desert as well.

We all woke up early on Sunday morning and headed to the Magic Kingdom. I am a disney nut and wanted to get there as early as possible. The park opened at 9:00 and Matt, Dax and I were there about 9:30. We rented a double stroller for the day for the boys to share. This stroller was amazing and the boys looked sooooo cute in there together.

The boys got to meet Pluto and have their picture taken. The line was really short and they were so good! Finn was pretty excited, Dax was a bit more reserved.

After Pluto we headed over to the town hall so we could get Dax a birthday button. The cast member that wrote his name on his button was from Japan and she wrote his name in Japanese on the back of his button. Pretty cool, hu? Dax only wore the button sporadically through out the day and for the most part it was on my purse strap, so a lot of people wished me a happy birthday that day. Do I look like a Dax? After getting our b-day button we had breakfast and by breakfast I mean pastries loaded with sugar and icing!

Matt's giant cinnamon roll!

Dax's french toast. He needed help finishing and Matt and I were only too happy to oblige.

I had a pain (pronounced pan) au chocolat (chocolate filled pastry). I thought it was pretty good but Matt was quick to point out it was nothing like the ones he enjoyed on his mission in France. Rub it in why don't ya?!

Now that we were full we were able to start our day. We headed over to Tomorrowland and went on our favorite ride...Buzz Lightyear. The ride is like an interactive video game where you have to use your laser gun to shot the bad guys and you rack on points. Matt beat all of us, but in my defense I was taking all the pictures.

From there we headed over to the raceway. Amanda and Dax challenged me and Finn to a race. They talked all kinds of trash talk but in the end Finn and I kicked their butts!

We went on the Teacups right after we ate churros and I was pretty sure I was going to puke. The boys loved it though, the little boys that is, the big boys refused to ride---sissy's!



We had lunch at the Crystal Palace which has become a family favorite. While you dine on the great buffet, the Winnie the Pooh characters walk around and come to see each table. It's great! You get a chance to come in and sit down, eat and have face time with the characters. Finn has long been a fan of Piglet and was so excited to see his favorite character. Our waitress brought a cupcake and a card signed by Pooh and the gang. And did I mention how yummy the food was? I am still thinking about the pumpkin cheesecake.

After lunch we headed over to see Captain Jack. We walked right onto the ride and Dax loved pointing out all the places where Jack was hiding.

Like here...

and here...

After we got off the ride we were treated with a visit from Captain Jack himself. Dax was too shy to go up and join the other kids when they took the oath to be pirates under Captain Jack, but Finn was ready to accept the challenge and pledge to serve faithfully under Captain Sparrow.

We ended the day with the biggest, cuddliest Stitch we could find. Grandma and Grandad gave Dax money this year and told him to use it to get whatever he wanted at Disney. This was it...

The day was wonderful! The weather was perfect and the park was practically empty, I think the longest wait we had for any ride was no more than 10 minutes. That is pretty much a perfect day at Disney. Throw in some of your favorite people in the world and you really can't ask for more. I know this post is already full of picture and super long, but here are a few more of my favorites.


A love like ours...

Our happy family, minus our fairy princess


Heather said...

So Fun!!! I miss Florida!! You guys look like you had a blast! I definitely need to plan a trip to Florida after the holidays, miss you guys!

Brittan said...

Looks like fun! It will be a whole new experience to enjoy disney w/ a little boy! I look forward to it :) I have my fingers crossed that we can make it to Disney before the end of the year--but we'll see!

Sara said...

Aww, Disney. I take the kids to Disneyland a couple times a week and I am still jealous of you. Why? Because I haven't been to Disney World in years!!

Looks like fun!


Trevor, Caci, and Jace said...

It looks like you guys had the Disney trip of a lifetime! You guys really didn't miss a single opportunity on that trip. LOVE all the pics!!!!! We are so jealous!