Saturday, March 29, 2008

No Stone Unturned

Love this picture. Such similarities.

Arriving in Orlando last Friday. My mom went with us. Brad and Valerie went and my other friend, Cov, that I never get to see anymore. Mom is a huge help as always. I am not sure this was a vacation for her. We love vacationing with Brad and Val. They are fun and great with the kids. We needed all the help we could get!!

We flew Allegiant Air. It was about an hour flight-direct!

Reece with his beloved Spider-Man backpack.
First day at the park and the first ride- Peter Pan, of course.

We weren't the only ones there, that is for sure. I will never go during Spring Break again.

Bubba fell asleep a lot in the stroller. He slept through our lunch with the Little Einsteins!
We tried to wake him up but he was OUT.

Recognize any of these guys in the MGM parade.
(FYI, it is not called MGM anymore but I will always call it that.)

We went to shows, shows, shows.

The boys were stunned 99% of the time.

Beauty and the Beast- ahhhhhhhhhhh!

Hot air balloons filled the sky in the morning.Blizzard Beach!!!

How gross is this bird below? It was eating lizards. One right after another. You could see them squirming down it's neck! Yuck. The boys were enthralled.

I am like a drill sargent at Disney. We got up most days at 5:45 am.

This is us starting the day in the dark. Mom hid some Easter eggs in the townhouse. The boys has so much fun finding them.

Breakfast at Animal Kingdom Lodge... Highly recommend!!

Animal Kingdom

Safari Ride

Digging for Dinosaur bones

The Lion King show- a MUST!

There was an airplane writing in the sky! He wrote- Jesus Loves you. Turn to Him!!!

How cool is that guy? Everybody at the parks was talking about it and watching him form the letters. It was so great.
Magic Kingdom Parade.


There she is- Tinkerbell flying off the castle.
The main reason for this trip...

to see Bubba's face when he saw her.Fantasmic at MGM.

Didn't love this. It traumatized my sheltered kids.

I told them that "mommy could punch that dragon in the nose...
and that it needed a spankin' for a bad attitude".

That helped.

Bubba was scared to death. Just hangin' around.

Blizzard Beach Part 2

We couldn't get enough of Blizzard Beach

This is where I used to work as a lifeguard(ages ago). It was so weird to be there with my family. I used to watch families float down the lazy river and wonder if I would ever have a husband and kids. The guys loved it. Especially Tim.
The guys were definitely the tiniest people doing these big slides.

I couldn't believe they wanted to do this stuff.

I was happy to find these family pictures in the camera!

Brad took them.

My mom can put any baby to sleep at any time. It is a gift and I am so thankful for it.

Pictures with Lightning McQueen and Mater.

Indiana Jones Stunt show at MGM

Brad was picked out of an audience of thousands to be an extra.

Hilarious.Mickey's Backyard Barbeque

This is a must if you go with your kids. It's the most interaction with the characters you can get. There is a buffet, band, and dancing with Mickey.

Lake never knew what was going on. He was just glad to be there.

Here we are. Still going since 6 am.

Pooped. All of us. We couldn't take it anymore.

If I had a stroller, I would have looked like this.

This is so pitiful. My poor babies!!

We need a vacation to rest from this vacation.

Holy Moley, that was a busy week!

But worth it!!

I plan on being asleep by 6:30 tonight.

My eyes are crossing.


Nicole said...

WOW!! I am so wanting to go now...we are thinking about going next fall when Rylee turns 4 and will be old enough to enjoy everything.

Two years ago we went to Disneyland the day after Thanksgiving and it was one of their busiest days of the year so I can relate to the fact you were there during a busy is kind of stressful with 3 kids!

Glad you had a good time!

Diana Simpson said...

i feel like I went on the trip with you guys! great documentation! so glad yall are back safe and sound

TheSipeFamily said...

That video is hilarious. I laughed out loud several times. You should send it to America;s Funniest Home videos. Loved the photos. Where did you get that bathing suit? Email me at to let me know please. Thanks, Tiffany

kelly & collins said...

Wow! Such great pictures. It looks like you all had a blast. Collins and I especially love the picture of Tim with the long locks of hair. I think you should sport that at the office. :) Glad to see you guys are doing so great!