Tuesday, November 07, 2006

DISNEY 2006!

Breathe. We are back. All of us! Back in our house in beautiful, crispy Utah! Our week at Disney with the Turers was fantastic. We park-hopped for five days and then spent day six lounging at the pool and coming down off the high of the week. When I say park-hopped - I mean it! We walked Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, MGM Studios and Downtown Disney from 10am to 10pm every day. We decided to skip Animal Kingdom because it was just too much at the end of the trip.

Some highlights....

Sadie rode her 1st ever ride! She rose the Carousel and loved it!!

Hannah got to meet all of her hero Princesses like Cinderella and Snow White when we had lunch at Cinderella's castle on Monday. On Tuesday, she went to the Bippity Boppity Boutique in Downtown Disney with Sydney and they had their hair and makeup done for Halloween. The pictures do not do it justice. It was weird for me because every time I looked at her on the chair getting made-up, I could not help but think about her on her wedding day doing the same thing. Strange, I know...but it was good for a misty moment or two. Is she the most beautiful little girl in the world, or what?

Elijah nealy short-circuited when he got to ride the Star Tours attraction at MGM Studios (he did it four times!) and then got to meet DARTH VADER himself! Tuesday the kids dressed up for Halloween and looked awesome in their costumes. We walked the Magic Kingdom and collected about ten pounds of candy. Elijah was especially in his element, stopping every time he saw another kid with a light saber to duel them.

We all had a great time at the Hoop*Dee*Doo Review. It's a show and BBQ out on the Disney campground and we ate and drank to our heart's content. Spencer got noticed by the cast for his uncanny ability to TOOT TOOT during the show and yours truly was selected and brought backstage to be the STAR of the show. I had to dress as Davey Crockett's Angel and donned fairy wings, halo and short skirt for my 30 seconds of fame. The sold-out crowd was quite impressed and Deb got some fantastic video, although there are no stills of the event (yet). Spencer may have some from his camera. If he does, I will post them here for the world to see.

Epcot is my personal favorite with all of the countries. It was Food and Wine Week so there were over 25 kiosks around the loop with food from different countries. We had Sushi in Japan, Brats in Germany, Shrimp on the Barbie from Austrailia, and dumplings in China. That was a great night.

The attractions at the parks are as great as ever. We loved the Nemo attraction at Epcot.

A great time was had by all. You can see all 230+ pictures I took here. I will be posting a video or two here if I can get them to work. We are all still tired from the trip and kids are still catching up on their sleep. We always have a great time with Spencer, Lynne, Sydney and Sophia and this was a classic week. Great memories...

Sadie turns ONE on Saturday!!! We have a birthday party for Hannah's friend Addie and then we will have a small party of our own. Pictures to follow!!

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