Friday, May 02, 2008

Favorites from Disney

Here are a few of my favorites from the week. We spent time at the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and EPCOT. Rhett and I hit Hollywood Studios to ride some of our favorite roller coasters while the kids were napping one day. We enjoyed perfect weather and light crowds most of the week which made it that much more enjoyable!

We stayed for the "Spectromagic" parade one night. We fought our way to a good viewing spot and waited for the 9pm start of the parade. Five minutes after 9 they made an announcement that it would be 10 more minutes until the magic started. Not so magical Disney. It is very difficult to entertain a 2 year old standing still in a crowd of people. It was about that time that Claire looked at me and said those dreaded words at a time like this "I have to go pee pee". At first I was in denial then I realized that we would have a bigger problem if I didn't deal with the situation. So I took off with her though the crowds of thousands of people looking for a potty realizing that the parade was pretty much toast. I had to ask three people and run approximately half a mile before finding a potty and taking care of business. I decide at this point that I may never find my family again not to mention before the parade starts but something in me thought it would be worth a shot so I throw Claire on my shoulders and take off. I was dodging people at every turn, hurdling over small children and darting across streets. Then - I see it - Rhett's UGA hat in the distance - could I actually have found them??? Just then - the lights literally go out in preparation for the parade. Now I have to find everyone in the DARK??? Somehow, using the castle as my landmark I make my way back and get right in the same spot before the parade started. I think I get one of those mom badges for the effort made there. We saw the parade and it was magical and lovely. Claire was really excited to see Snow White dancing with the dwarfs in the parade.

My other favorite was the "Wishes" fireworks display. It was incredible. Ford was absolutely mesmerized by the show and watched with a huge smile on his face. It was a wonderful way to finish our wonderful week at Disney. Everything from breakfast at Chef Mickeys, the safari at the Animal Kingdom, dinner at Morocco, riding Space Mountain twice - it was all wonderful. We made some great memories with my parents and they had a great time showering the kids with love and attention. See you someday soon (Rhett says 10 years but it will be sooner than that!)! We had a wonderfully magical time!
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1 comment:

Greer said...

What a fun trip and great pictures! Claire and Ford are just precious! Glad to see everyone happy & healthy!