Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Magical World

Well, we are back from our Disney vacation and I can't really find the words to express what a wonderful week it was. I'm trying to figure out if they actually put something in the water that just makes everything seem better at Disney or if its just the fabulous service, wonderful accomodations and friendly people . . . not to mention the true magic of seeing the wonderment and delight of Disney World through the eyes of children.

Anyway, the trip could not have been better. The car trip was totally tolerable thanks to the incredible hospitality of my dear, dear Redonna. I really need to take a lesson from her on how to be a wonderful hostess. She had tents set up in her 2nd guest room for the kids - a CARS one for Jake and Disney Princess for Ainsley. The were so thrilled and slept like logs. She had a pack and play for Reid ready to go complete with appropriate white noise mechanisms for each kid. The next morning the apple juice was ready and then she spoiled us with a breakfast of waffles and bacon which she KNOWS my kids love. We then set out to see my dear Grandma who is an amazing lady at 90 years of age! I know the craziness of my kids probably took years off her life but since I know she seems to have an unlimited supply she'll forgive us ;) We also were spoiled at her house with one of my favorites of all time - Sonny's Barbecue for dinner. YUMMO!

But I digress.

I won't go into too many details here and bore you all to tears but I will say that Jake had a better time and was better behaved than I could have imagined. Ainsley was in love with every charachter we met and was voted "most likely to run away with the circus" by the adults, and Reid was dreamy as always and did so great for a baby who was on the bataan death march for babies (i.e. - no naps, feedings in weird places, forced rides on odd contraptions).

If you have kids and you've not yet been to Disney all I can say is GO! I don't care what you have to do to get there just go. Start skipping meals, stop using diapers, turn off the heat and bundle up - whatever it takes to save those dollars. Its so worth it.

I'm going to post all my pics on Snapfish and just put a couple here. If you want to see them all let me know and I'll send you the link.


Steph and Gabe said...

SO much fun! I'm jealous and can't wait to make a trip! I think we're probably going to go a year from now, so I'm no longer prego and banned from the rides!

Natalie said...

OH this looks like a blast....i cant wait do go when the kiddos are old enough, cant wait to hear more about it.

Amanda said...

Isn't Disney the greatest! I'm so glad your kids didn't scream with the sight of every character (Cole) and actually stood by Eeyore and smiled for a picture. Great pictures and aren't those Mickey ice creams da bomb!

Amber J said...

LOOKS LIKE FUN! Love at all those smiles! Your mom and dad look great too:)

David and Red said...

It was so great to see you and the tents will be up for you anytime you venture this way! =)

I definitely want the picture link so I can see them full size. ;0)

ckuretich said...

oh and also I want the link to all the rest of the pictures from Disney. one more thing you have to do! :) hahah