Thursday, February 06, 2014

Plane Ride Home....

 Once again we got up early...we really need to re-think our scheduling during "vacation" drive to the airport.

We turned in the rental and were on our way home!

Sometimes going home is just as fun as going. :)
Eli even did his homework on the plane ride home and was super excited to tell his classmates all about the fun he had while he was away!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Breakfast with Lilo and Stitch and Animal Kingdom!

 The next morning we got up (super) early and road the uni rail to the Polynesian Resort for breakfast at the Ohana restaurant with Lilo and Stitch.

We were all still reeeeeeealy tired from the day before. 

Thankfully, we had made reservations months in advance, so we didn't wait long.
This was Eli watching the dance parade begin.... 

I did a lot of research into what character dinner we should do. Basically, we ended up at Ohana's because of A) price, B) I could almost guarantee my kids would find something on their breakfast buffet to eat, even if it was just fruit, and C) Lilo and Stitch was an actual Disney movie that my kiddos had seen- score!

Ileigh really didn't like the costumes...

Pretty much scared for life. :)

Eli didn't mind though! Love this photo of daddy, son and the M-man.

 After breakfast we made our way to Animal Kingdom...

 The safari ride was definitely the coolest ride there- it was the only ride we had to use a fastpass on...totally worth it.  

It was basically like a drive thru zoo/safari/jungle, where nothing was in cages and the animals all roamed around each other- even right up to the jeep that we were riding in...

Apparently Jeep rides are very calming....

Someone perked up when daddy offered a shoulder ride!

On the other side of the park was a carnival type feel and the kiddos loved riding all the rides.

We saw the Nemo show right before the park closed (it closed at 6 I think). The show was great and the kids loved it!

On the way out this lovely worker made sure our kiddos learned a lot and had a good time.

We went back to Tammie's house and got to meet everyone for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory! Yumm-o.

Of course, our kiddos were so exhausted that they slept right through was nice for some grown-up chatting though!

Monday, February 03, 2014

Magic Kingdom!

 We were all up early and so excited to go see the sights at the Magic Kingdom!

 We went and checked-in at our hotel and jumped on a bus that took us to the front gate of Magic Kingdom! They were super excited!
And....don't you just love the adorable matching shirts?!? Bam.

The first order of business was buying the kiddos- all THREE of them- a set of mouse ears and taking a VERY important photo.

We thought that this photo was the perfect way to let our friends and family know that we were expecting baby P #3 in August. :)

 Next up, the biggest carousel ever... 

Then off to Arie's Gratto- Ileigh's favorite ride in the park!

"The Bad Lady, Mommy"!

Of course the teacups were next on the list...

Then we were SUPER excited to meet "Brave"....but as we got closer to her, we got a little scared....we decided to forgo any other character lines after that!

Eli loved the train ride, where we waved to Woody and Buzz...

And then we rode the most awesome ride of all time! Mommy is an awesome shot! ;) It was Eli's favorite game too!

Even at the 'Happiest Place on Earth', momma's lap is still the best place for naps.

Eli driving us around in the cars. He was so cute- every time I would ask him to look at the camera, he would shout- "Mom! I can't! I'm trying to drive"! And anytime he hit the railing he would say, "I'm sorrrrrrry!!!!!" It was hilarious!

After lunch and naps on mommy's lap, we headed over to claim our spots for the Electric Parade!




Almost firework time!!!

Ileigh loved singing along and dancing with all the music....on top of mommy's shoulders.

Since Gramps didn't get to come, he made sure each kiddo picked out one toy from him that they could take home....

After the parade we made our way back to the bus with two exhausted kiddos and climbed into bed!