The last day, we spent at Hollywood Studios. This was a great park for our last day. There were several shows for the kids to sit back and relax. Adam and I were starting to get tired so this was an easier day on all of us. Their favorite of the day was the Disney Junior show. Again, Disney goes above and beyond. We had bubbles, golden balloons, and snow falling on us at some point during the show.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
After a day of staying at the resort, the kids were rested and ready to spend the day at Disney. I had wanted to have the kids wear special shirts. Adam and Wendy had discovered that the local Target store had a very large section dedicated to just Disney products. We were able to get us all tee shirts for under $40 total. Making note of that in the blog so that I remember that next time around.
I think the adults were more excited than the kids. Hunter was excited, but wasn't sure what to expect. Pulling into the parking lot, they were excited to see a tram. Adam and I both knew that it was going to be a fun filled day. After parking and riding the tram, we began the journey around the park. I couldn't believe how many people were at the park. It was a random Monday and packed. This just confirms that Disney is one of the busiest places in the world. Here are a few of our favorite moments...
The lines for the characters were all so long. However, we were the first couple in line to meet Jasmine and Aladdin. This is now on the movie list for this summer. We will be raiding Nannie's VHS movies this summer for sure.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Our second day was spent at the resort. There was plenty for us to enjoy. Our condo was on the bottom floor overlooking a lake. The kids loved going with Pops and Annmother to feed the ducks.
Our Disney trip is now in full action. We have been so excited for this trip for a while. I had 2 random days off in April, a Monday and a Tuesday. It worked out perfectly with everyone's schedules. Wendy has a time share that we were able to take advantage of. We left after school on Friday afternoon, and drove up to Orlando. The kids were excited to meet Annmother, Pops, and Aunt Wendy in Orlando. Our first day began at Animal Kingdom. We wanted to save Disney World for Monday. The kids were so excited. We were able to get to the park by 10.
Mackenzie's spring concert has come upon us. I remember just a few years ago, Hunter gave his first performance on this stage. He always did a great job on stage. He enjoyed watching the kids and even found a few to be really funny. Here are just a few pics from the big night in the spotlight...
These are known as "ponytails" not fingernails around this house. She loves having her toenails and fingernails painted, but they are always called "ponytails". She even goes to get the nail bag out of the bathroom for me.
After we got home from church one Sunday, I had put the kids in their rooms for some quiet time, aka time for mommy to get lunch done and for them to be separated from each other and enjoy their own toys. While I was in the kitchen, I heard the toilet flush. I knew that I hadn't heard Hunter come out of his room so I decided to investigate a little further. Sure enough, Mackenzie had gone into the bathroom, taken her pull-up off and put it in the trashcan (thank goodness she didn't flush that down the toilet), went back into her room to use the wipes, and then proceed to lift the dress up trying to get a new diaper on. I grabbed the camera and caught some of the action. I just had to chuckle, but I will tell you one thing...this girl is in charge!!!
Laura called and asked if Hunter could come over and play for a little while with Trenton. I asked if Kayla would like to come over and play with Mackenzie. We had fun just being girls. We painted our toenails, had a tea party, and painted. I think the boys had fun, but it was a little louder than our "girl time".
I love coming to Nashville and seeing everyone. I try to get to spend time with most of the family, but this weekend was so filled with "busy-ness" that we didn't get a chance to see Grandmother until Monday. Our flight didn't leave until later in the afternoon so it worked out perfect. She has done so well since last August. After Granddaddy passed away, we weren't really sure how she was going to handle being in that big house by herself. She has decided to start entertaining and keeping herself busy with little projects around the house. I'm very proud of her for continuing to enjoy life to the fullest.
Recently, she has been finding the squirrels creeping into her attic. She has had a "squirrel farmer" set a few traps around the house. She wanted to see if one of them had caught a squirrel in the hopes of letting the kids see one up close and personal. However, she didn't have one caught that day.