Archive | April, 2008

Disney, Day 4, Finally — Magic Kingdom!

27 Apr

View of the Castle

Our fourth day was our first day in the Magic Kingdom.  Before we left for Disney World, I had talked with a cousin who considers himself an expert on all things Disney…he is a Captain Hook fanatic and takes his family every other year to WDW.  Well, it was his suggestion that we do the parks in order from most realistic to most imaginative, so we could ease the kids into the realm of “Disney Reality.”  It was a great suggestion, and next to the Disney Dining Plan, was the best suggestion anyone gave us.  (So, my two biggest suggestions to anyone going, are those — my next one being not to be locked too much into a schedule, except for your meals…know what you want to get done and make every effort to do it!)

On day 4, we had lunch reservations at the Crystal Palace.  It was our first character dining, and honestly, we weren’t quite sure that Button Boy was going to make it through a meal with characters…he had proven he could walk up to them…but now they would be approaching him, and distracting him from his meal…and every meal is important for a post G-tube child.

Before even going into the Crystal Palace, our fears were put at ease…he was so excited, he couldn’t keep his nose out of the window!

We did a bunch of stuff at Magic Kingdom on our first day there.  We began the day getting to “It’s a Small World” and “Peter Pan” — just to make sure we got them in! 

I will post more pictures and more information in a few days….one of my favorite experiences happened on the first day at Magic Kingdom….and another one happened on the second day!  I just have to get the cd of pictures from my dad to be able to share them!!!



Disney, Day Three, Part 2

14 Apr




Epcot was a lot of fun!  We were totally pooped at the end of the day, though…in fact, the kids fell asleep pretty much as soon as their heads hit the pillow!

We are on Day Three and only have 3 more to go!!!  It was going by so fast, but we were going all out to make sure we could fit everything into our stay!

Disney, Day Three

8 Apr

Day One, Animal Kingdom — shorter day, lots of shows

Day Two, Hollywood Studios — longer day, lots of shows

Day Three, Epcot — way long, lots of walking!

Family in Epcot

We started our day in Epcot as early as possible, because we really wanted to get to make it all the way through the park, and it is huge!!!

Nemo and Friends was our first stop.  We made it through the ride and to “Talk with Crush” as quickly as possible.  We loved Crush!  He was so awesome!!  One of the best things done in Epcot or in Walt Disney World.  After Nemo and Friends, we went through Mission Earth and Universe of Energy….at that point we separated from my parents again, they took Button Boy and Mojo and I took Girly Girl….Button Boy was too short to ride Test Track and Girly Girl was literally jumping out of her skin to ride a “big girl” ride!!  She loved it, too!!!

After Test Track we met my parents at our first of two meal reservations in Epcot….the Coral Reef Restaurant.  Now, I’ll be glad to go ahead and tell you that this meal was so much better than our evening meal, it isn’t funny!!!  The food was actually melt in your mouth good!

After having eaten ourselves silly, we headed to the World Showcase….We did get to see them all!!!  Canada was one of our first stops…

Canadian Pavillion, Epcot

Koda & Kenai from Brother Bear were there, and the kids were so excited about getting their autographs and pictures made!!

Koda & Kenai


 Kenai & Koda

Koda Hug

We were able to visit all of the countries in the World Showcase and the kids and I enjoyed making the crafts at the KidCot stops. 

I have more pictures that I will be sharing over the next few days, just not sure when because we have a few obligations this week!


May I Have Your Attention….

7 Apr

not really…just a new email address…

I’m kind of wary about posting it online, so, please email my current email address — and I’ll reply with my new one.  Thanks!!!