Thursday, October 28, 2010

Disney World- Day 3

We headed to MGM or Hollywood Studios as it is known now. Our first stop was to get the fast pass for the Toy Story Ride. It wasn't for another couple hours, so we decided to wait in line to go on it so we would get two chances at it. It said an hour wait, but thankfully it was only about 20 or so minutes and there is so much to look at on the way that it goes by very quickly. The ride was fun too. We got to play little games along the way shooting at targets. Nicholas loves to do this.
After the ride Joshua and Sophie wanted to meet Buzz and Woody so we stood in line to do that. Along the way were picture spots which helped to entertain the kids a little bit. Once it was our turn to meet them Joshua became shy again, of course, but he still went up there with me. Nicholas didn't really care to meet them.
Our little monkeys, Sophie and Joshua.

Don't they look excited.

One of my favorite pictures. Such a geniune smile.

Brittny and Sophie

An executive decision was then made to just head back to the room to take naps/rests since it seemed all were getting grumpy and restless and we wanted to see the fireworks later that evening. So, on we went. We took the bus back over to Magic Kingdom to catch our bus back to the resort. While we waited Burt went and bought a few things for the kids and a birthday pin for me. I got many birthday wishes all day from strangers wearing this. Fun times.
Cool bus we had to ourselves almost.

Back at the room we got Sophie and Joshua to fall asleep and Brandon and Brittny took a little snooze too. I tried to, but then Zachary woke up. Burt took Nicholas and Christopher to the pool. They were going to try out the water slide, but apparently you have to know how to swim so no go there. After they tried out the pool/spa they headed back to play putt-putt and hit the playground. I think it was a good rest time for everyone, well, maybe everyone. Burt probably would have liked a nap himself. What a trooper.

Not too sure about the spa, so he is just chillin' instead.

The water combined with Christopher's life jacket pushed him around in circles. It was pretty cool and he thought it was very fun.

We then packed up to get ready to go back to Magic Kingdom for the evening. On the way in there was a show at the castle so we watched some of that. We then went to eat dinner, at the same restaurant we ate at a few years back. It is very kid friendly and entertained the kids while we ate. We then went on a couple of rides before finding our spot to watch the fireworks. We had a great view of them and everyone enjoyed watching the show. It was a very nice end to the day and fireworks for my birthday, very cool. We headed back to the room and got everyone asleep and then enjoyed a little adult time before passing out ourselves. It is hard to stay up late after long days and knowing the kids will be up bright and early to start the fun all over again, but we wanted to be able to chat and catch up too, so we did and it was well worth it.

He gets so focused.

Dinner time entertainment.

" Ha, ha, I got back here where I am not suppose to be and what are you going to do about it?"

Joshua was not happy we made him come back over.

My boys getting ready to take off.

Brittny and Christopher enjoying the Dumbo ride.

Running out some energy. A benefit of it not being too crowded.

Cute pictures of the four kiddos in their matching shirts Brittny bought for them.

I'm outta here.

And then there were three.

Waiting for the fireworks to begin. We gave them lollipops so they would sit still for a second when it started to get crowded.

Almost firework time.
Attempt at a family picture in front of the castle. Zachary makes me laugh with his two fingers over his nose.

"Hey Christopher, aren't the fireworks cool!"

"Yes, yes they are."

Sweet little Zachary and me, the birthday gal. Too bad my birthday pin was not visible.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Disney World- Day 2

The families ventured on our own this morning since Brittny and Sophie had a date with the Princesses at Epcot. This was probably a good thing as poor little Zachary ended up having a blowout before we left and we had to change him and give him a bath before heading out. Fun start to the day I would say. After all the commotion we hopped on the bus and headed back to the Magic Kingdom. We headed to get fast passes for the Buzz Light Year ride so that I could take the boys on it this go around.

While we waited for our time to go we headed back to the Dumbo ride and the Carousel. While the boys went on those rides I headed out with Zachary to find a place that had funnel cakes. They met up with me and we enjoyed our treat, well most of us did. Joshua didn't find it too tasty. Why? I have no idea. Very strange indeed. He said it was yucky. Nicholas kept saying, " just try it, you will like it", but he didn't. Instead he drank most of the chocolate milk as his treat and was just as happy as the rest of us. After our pit stop we made it back to the ride. Me and the boys went on the ride and shot the aliens while Burt hung out with Zachary. I am glad I was able to go on it with them this time so that I could experience the joy Nicholas had from the day before when he went on it twice and got a high score.

After the ride it was time for Zachary to eat. Nicholas wanted to go back to the ship and playground so onward we went. There were benches for me to sit at in the shade so it was a perfect pit stop. Nicholas and Joshua ran, screamed, and played to their hearts content with all the other kids there. Burt told them to stop being so loud, but then realized we were outside, at Disney and a million other kids were doing the same thing. Fun.

After our playground time we met back up with the Hemphill's. We took the Jungle Cruise, the adults rode Thunder Mountain and Burt took Christopher and Nicholas on Splash Mountain. Us adults enjoyed our big kid ride while the boys loved their ride. They were so excited. Wish I could have seen their faces. Sophie and Joshua hung out with us gals and ate some lunch/dinner/snacks and somewhere in there took naps. After the boys were done we headed back to the room to have dinner. Joshua spotted the balloons once again on the way out and had to have one. I had promised the day before and after not getting it when we first entered I had to get it now. He was so happy he could hardly contain himself. I loved seeing the pure joy on his face. He enjoyed that balloon to its fullest extent. We made it back to the room, ate, played some putt-putt and enjoyed some cake before getting the kids into bed. The cake was an early birthday surprise for me. They brought the cake outside to the putt-putt and sang to me. It was cute and a nice way to end the evening. Once we got the kids to sleep we were able to sit and talk for a little bit before we headed to bed ourselves. Everyone needed their beauty rest.

Having fun with a fruit roll-up. Gotta love the goofy fella in the background.

Our sweet little ones taking a break.

On the jungle cruise.

Best friends. Aren't they just the cutest? They did this all on their own. We almost missed out on capturing it on film, but thankfully we didn't. I love it.

Joshua wanted in on it to, but hey, watch out for that lady in front of you.

The kids loved pinching Zachary's cheeks. Not too sure if he was keen on it though.

Joshua with his prized possession- a Mickey Mouse balloon.