Wednesday, February 27, 2008

disney highlights!!!

well, i am still working on the 800 photos (literally!) that we took at i don't have any pics ready to post. but, i thought i would write out a few of our favorite moments to tide you over!

  • i fully expected sarah to be mesmerized by the princesses...what i WAS NOT expecting was drew's reaction! he was a smitten kitten! he just stared at them--his first crush! and it wasn't just one was every single one! that boy had so much lipstick on his cheeks from kisses from the princesses! he was in heaven!!!
  • sarah was truly upset when we arrived at our villa (which was AWESOME, btw!)...she thought we were literally sleeping in the castle with the princesses every night!
  • both kids were so confused about the concept of disneyworld...when we were at disney, they kept saying they wanted to go to disney. i finally realized that they thought the magic kingdom, and more specifically the castle, were the REAL disney!!!
  • our resort, the villas at wilderness lodge, was across the lagoon from magic kingdom, so most times we went there, we took the boat. the kids LOVED the boat...but every time the whistle blew, drew thought it was a train and started saying, "CHOO CHOO!"
  • drew was a NIGHTMARE on the plane...that kid HATES planes. he screamed the first 20 minutes we were on the plane leaving memphis. we weren't even airborne. he was just so mad to be contained! guess its a good thing that he turned TWO yesterday and will always have to have his own seat from now on!!!
  • sarah wanted to wear her princess gowns EVERY SINGLE SECOND we were at disney! forget comfort, she's a true diva :) she was also very into her princess flip flops that she got at the bibbidi bobbidi boutique...poor thing got huge blisters from them, but STILL wanted to wear them!!!
  • our kids woke up every morning about 7:00am-ish and went strong til about that point, we would go back to the hotel for nap time. the kids slept anywhere from 3-4 hours, then they went strong til 10:00pm or 11:00pm each night!!! it was SO the way to go for our family. the kids were in a good mood 99% of the time! now, the grandparents, well, they were worn out :)
  • on that note, we saw SO many pitiful kids at the parks whose parents just drug them around from sun up til way past sundown! we saw zoned out kids, sleeping kids, cranky kids, etc. the way we saw it, it wasn't worth it to kill our kids being at the parks every single second! they really enjoyed disney on our schedule!!! the only night tim overheard a caricature artist say, "that is what happens when kids have too much caffeine and too much sugar" referring to our kids...NOW had i heard him say that, he would no longer be employed by disney. and he would have received an earful about how my kids just happened to be well-rested and happy...guess he doesn't see well rested kids very often. as you can tell, it really ruffled my feathers. and i AM going to mention this in the online survey that i am filling out later tonight!!!
  • drew said, "LOOK!" a lot on the trip! it was so funny! i guess he picked up on us telling him and sarah to look at the different things we were seeing and thought he needed to tell us the same!!!
  • sarah adopted a new (really annoying to me) habit on our trip! she constantly plays with her hair! JUST LIKE ARIEL!!! every time we saw ariel she was either touching her hair with her hands or running a fork through her hair...and now miss priss does the same thing! in half of our pics she is touching her hair! hope that fades away soon :)
  • our trip was as MAGICAL and AMAZING as we had hoped! it really was great to see the kids' reactions to everything!
  • i promise i will get pics from the trip up as soon as i can!!!

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