Saturday, March 24, 2012

Disney Day 4

Just a warning that these disney posts are mainly for our own family history, feel free to scroll through the millions of pictures and skip the rest.
Tuesday was our trip to the Disney Animal Kingdom. This was a first for all of us, and we thoroughly enjoyed it!

We absolutely loved the Safari! I have never seen animals so close up. Jake couldn't get enough of the Mt everest roller coaster, and we found ourselves in need of some Zofran before we could finish the day. The Bugs life show was fun, and Brayden purchased his first souvenir, an african mask. We went home early to get ready for what may have been the most exciting evening of all!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Disney World Here We Come!

Monday truly was Magical. As we entered Disney World childhood memories came flooding back to me. It was exactly as I remembered, only better, because I was watching my children beam as they took in the sights and sounds surrounding them. We were off in a flash, some of us heading for the Dumbo line, while others rushed for coveted "fast passes" to the most popular attractions. Despite some co plaining from the dads of the group we all enjoyed "its a small world", and then split up to take the "big kids" to thunder mountain railroad. Everywhere we looked there was another Disney character, or exciting ride. The parades were fun, and we thought that life couldn't get any better. It was a day not to be forgotten!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Disney Days one and two

We flew to Orlando on a Saturday. We arrived via three different flights. Brayden and Jake flew with Grammy and Grampy, Chris and I took Logan and Gavin, and Dustin and Lisa flew with their little two, Cohen and Zander. Matt would arrive the following day. We Spent the day traveling, and then got settled into the beautiful seven bedroom home we rented, complete with pool and hot tub, three master suites, and a canal (with real alligators) out back. We attended church the following day and then drove around the Disney property mapping out our plan for the following day. We couldn't have been more excited to be in Orlando with so many of our loved ones. Six little boys in one house may have been noisy, but it was also wonderful!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

An Amazing week

The day after my Halloween post we all woke up early for a very exciting day! You see, thanks to my amazing in laws we had been planning a trip to Disney World for several months. The best part was that we managed to keep it all a secret from the kids. We got up early Saturday morning, and I could hardly contain my excitement. I was excited about the trip, but even more so I was thrilled by the thought of giving this gift of surprise to my children. I was nearly in tears by the time I woke them up. I had packed a backpack for each child to take on the plane. The backpacks held "clues" as to our plans for the day. The biggest clue was a T-shirt of Mickey Mouse on the front, complete with each child's name, and the caption, "my first Disney Experience". As I watched Jake and Brayden open their backpacks tears streamed down my cheeks. Then I realized they didn't seem to be getting it, because they certainly weren't jumping up and down. Finally Jake started crying. Tears of joy? No, he had figured out that we were leaving for Disney World, and his reaction was worry because he was going to be missing school. Brayden said he was excited, but wondered why he had to get up so early. It was definitely not the moment I had pictured so many times. I was mad! Luckily the rest of the trip was a lot more exciting!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How the time flies!

I can't believe that it has been months since I have posted. So many things have happened since October! I am going to do my best to catch up over the next several days. If you are bored, feel free to skip i, but I need to get it all down before I completely Forget!