Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Day 4-6 of Disneyworld

Day 4 of Disneyworld!

Day 4: We began our day with the Character Breakfast at Cape May Cafe in the Beach Club Resort. I really decided to make a reservation for a character breakfast thinking Abigail would like it - because Colby told me he knows it's just people dressed up in a suit. But, to my surprise, Colby really enjoyed it! On the other hand, Abigail decided to sit as far away as possible from the characters and hid as they came by. Hence, there are no pictures of Abigail and all of them with Colby! Interesting... Her tune probably would have changed if I had called 180 days in advance and made the outrageously expensive reservations in the Cinderella Castle. But, I didn't plan that far in advance!!

After breakfast, we went to the Animal Kingdom. This is the only park I hadn't been to in the past. It's like 4 times as big as Magic Kingdom - so lots of walking. It was pretty neat seeing all of the animals, but just not as exciting as the Magic Kingdom!

That evening, we decided to try to find a yummy Italian restaurant. Our GPS led us to Bergamo's - an Italian restaurant with singing waiters. It was a great restaurant in the round. In the middle there was a grand piano and this was where the waiters and waitresses would sing. We sat right in front! It was such a nice evening with lots of yummy food and some great music. On the way home, both kids fell asleep in the car!

Day 5: We began this day by going to the World's Largest Playplace McDonald's. It was an experience, but not one I wish to ever repeat. When we finished there, we planned on going to one of the parks, but Mother Nature decided differently. It began pouring rain! So, we decided to go with Plan B and go see the Night at the Museum 2 in an IMAX theater. The movie was alright, but so much better because of being at the IMAX!

Day 6: We made the 1 1/2 hour trek to Clearwater Beach, FL for the day. Amazingly, the weather really cooperated. We were able to spend 4 hours in the sun! We stopped by a Super Target (a store I really wish we had at home) on our way to the beach. We found one of the last parking places close to the beach and set out! Unfortunately, I didn't bring my camera to the beach, so there aren't any pictures to document our day. It was Saturday of Memorial Day, so the beach was quite full. Abigail had an awesome time collecting and cleaning shells, while Colby enjoyed braving the waves with Dan. Speaking of my husband, he decided it would be ok to go without sunscreen... I believe he regretted this later! He got a major sunburn which lastest well over a week! I used the spray sunscreen on the kids, and somehow all of us got a burn of some sort. Within 10 minutes of getting back in the car to drive to Orlando, it began raining!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Day 1-3 at Disneyworld!

May 18th we set our on our first Disneyworld vacation! Before I get too far behind on blogging, I decided to put together a few slideshows of our pictures. The trip was amazing! But, full of lots of rain, record rainfall. I think they got over 25 inches the week we were there! Dan's brother & wife offered to keep Isaiah and I am so thankful especially because the rain would have been very challenging with a 2 year old. So, it was a very special trip for Dan and I just being with Colby and Abigail.

Growing up, our family went to Disneyworld I think only once, but Disneyland was almost a yearly vacation. So, I really love visiting, especially with our precious kids. You get to see the magic again through their eyes! If it were up to Dan, we would have quite a leisure vacation. But, thankfully he was ok with me packing it all in! The rain helped his cause because we had to slow down for sure!

It was a nice transition to almost summertime for Colby and Abigail too. Since Colby's been in all-day kindergarten this year, Abigail and Isaiah have become really close, whereas but the end of last summer Colby and Abigail were really close. So, it was challenging at times, but great to see Colby and Abigail slowly becoming better friends again!

Day !: The first night we arrived, we went to Hollywood Studios for the evening. It was great because most people had already left for the day. We rode the recently new Toy Story Mania ride quite a few times that evening & it is probably my favorite ride of the whole week! I highly recommend it!

Day 2: The next morning we woke up to rain, but ventured out to Epcot. They were having their flower festival, so everything was quite beautiful. We were only able to go to a few areas before we finally gave up because of the intense rain.

Day 3: The 3rd day we went to the Magic Kingdom - certainly my favorite park! Amazingly we had I think 6 hours of sunshine before the rains came it. It was perfect - we rode every ride in Fantasyland and then ventured elsewhere before stopping for the day. Later that afternoon we went to Downtown Disney for a lunch/dinner at Planet Hollywood. Then, will dark clouds looming we walked through the shops and restaurants. There was a traveling jump rope team from Canada performing which was interesting to watch. Then, the kids found a jumping fountain and of course got soaked. Thankfully because of the rains, the temperatures weren't too high, so they got pretty cold!

I was planning on making this one long post, but the slideshow is not cooperating!!! Hopefully more to come soon!