This past week I haven’t been online much, and there’s a good reason for that.
See, we’ve been on vacation at Disney World!
And visiting old friends that moved.
I’ll be sharing some tips later, but right now I wanted to share pictures. I made a point to take lots and lots of pictures of the entire family, not just the kids, but also the adults. I’m sure I drove Jeff and my Mom nuts as I said, “okay pose for a picture before this ride.”
We started off our Disney week at Animal Kingdom. We made the mistake of taking Princess on the Dinosaur ride as her very first ride there and it scared her so much she spent most of the rest of the trip scared of every ride. But, she loved going on the “animal safari” and seeing animals close up. At one point we saw a rhino running towards us, thankfully he stopped a few feet from us, but it was quite scary for a bit.
Batman was picked to help on the birds show, which was cool. I got a picture with Baloo and King Louie, that was pretty cool.
Our second day was at Epcot, which I think was most everyone’s favorite “kingdom.” We rode most of the rides, and then happily toured about half of the World Showcase. Princess’ favorite “ride” was an investment game, you choose a savings goal and play different games to try and reach the goal. I think we did that silly game 3 times, and Superman had us doing the Habit Heroes game as many times. Epcot had Princess’ favorite fireworks show.
I had the most pictures I loved for Magic Kingdom. I went to Disney World when I was 13, and it had the most unchanged rides from when I was a kid, so I have lots of pictures of the kids on the same rides I went on.
At this point Princess was mostly over her fear of rides and was starting to trust us again after the whole Dinosaur fiasco. She thoroughly enjoyed Magic Kingdom and getting lots of special Mommy and Mimi time as the boys rode the bigger rides. The picture of Batman up above quite clearly demonstrates why we don’t let 10 year olds drive. He was absolutely in love with the driving ride. Seriously, I have 10 more pictures like that of his absolute thrill with driving.
Thursday we went to Hollywood Studios and had lots of fun riding Star Tours. Batman got sick part of the way through the day, a combination of too little sleep, too much greasy food for breakfast, and too many thrill rides, so we barely made it through that day. Mom and I took Princess to a Frozen Sing-a-long, which she absolutely loved. Especially when Elsa made it snow in the theater. We stayed for the Fireworks because it was not too long after the Frozen show finished and the boys declared it to be their favorite show (it was an epic battle between good and evil).
We finished up our time at Disney World with a return to Epcot. Batman still wasn’t feeling super good, so the girls did an epic dash through the World Showcase as the boys explored the water area, only to meet up for a very fancy meal next to an aquarium.
But the highlight of the trip for my kiddos was seeing the E family again. We drove up to South Carolina and hung out with them for a couple of days. It’s amazingly hard to get 7 kids to all look the same way at the same time.
It was also a highlight for my Mom and I because we both got to see our friends. You see, my friend A’s Mom is also one of my Mom’s best friends. That’s right this is a multi-generational friendship. I hope we can find a way to continue this for many more generations. A marriage perhaps? Mwa ha ha ha ha, I just need to arrange a marriage.
We’re driving home right now and if ya’ll can pray for us. We seem to of caught some kind of bug, and it’s going through the family. We just have one more day of driving and we’re home, but Jeff is is sick, Mom is sick, 2 of the kids are sick, and my throat hurts. It’s not boding well. I’m gonna go ahead and post this because the typing from my keyboard is hurting Jeff’s poor head.