Monday, June 22, 2009

Disney 2009

I have so much to learn still. It was a great week at Disney. This was our first time as a family to go. This was not only the kids first time, but it was also Noah's first time. I was so happy he really enjoyed himself there.

Day 1 We started with the first park which was Hollywood Studios. It was the last day for the Star Wars attraction. Lil Noah was so so so excited to see the men standing on top of the entrance way when we first arrived. He brought his storm trooper mask and wore it quite a bit. He was able to meet Darth Vadar (after standing in line for a 1 1/2).

Day 2 we went to Animal Kingdom. I love this park. It has a lot of shade so it was nice in the heat of the summer. Noah and I rode the scariest rollercoaster in my opinion. Everest. I loved it and it freaked me out. Almost all of the ride is in the dark. I loved the safari ride as well.

Day 3 we took a day off from the parks to enjoy the pool. The kids have really learned how to swim even Maggie in her floaty. She cruised all over the pool. Aunt V. really taught Kate and Noah the basics (boy am I lucky).

Day 4 we arrived at Magic brought me to my childhood. I remember it so clearly and really not much has changed since the 70s. So Lil Noah loved the monarail (I think that was his favorite ride. He could have ridden it the entire day! Kate went on Splash Mountain and really enjoyed that. Maggie was such a trooper and never complained a bit. All the kids were great standing in the lines. It was hot, but we managed to pack a lot of water and fresh fruit. Gotta love apples with oranges mixed together. What an amazing treat. Every day we brought our lunch and the kids used their lunch money to buy icecream it was a great way to reward them for all their great behavior.

Day 5 we went to Epcot a little later in the day as we really wanted to indulge in the food and drinks. Well we had terential down pours so it was a bit crazy. Managed to get ponchos to stay dry and really I think this was one of mine and the kids favorite parks.

Day 6 back to the Magic Kingdom. It was hot and the kids were pretty done. We stayed for a good while and headed back to the condo and the kids went to the pool. Noah and I went back to Magic Kingdom and we really enjoyed ourselves. I know understand why so many adults go when they don't have kids. It truly is a place for anyone.

Day 7 we left around noon. The kids got their last bit of swimming and really were ready to be home. I could have stayed another week, but the kids were done!!!