Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Disney: The high-lights, the low-lights, and the weird-lights

You know you are in for an exhausting week when your husband tells you and your children as you are entering the gates at Disney on day 1 to "get your game faces on". We had other pep talks along the way, like "only the weak fall behind" and "what do you think this is, vacation, pick up the pace". We ran everywhere and I don't really know why, no one else was running. We even left at home our little man because he would have slowed us down. We went with the sassy seamstress and her family, and I am quite certain it will be the last time they choose to vacation with us.



I highly recommend Disney this time of year. It was not all that crowded and the temperature topped out in the upper 70's most days. Below you will find some of our favorite moments... some awesome, some not so awesome and some that were just weird.


Like Epcot...the park itself is beautiful and I thoroughly enjoyed the sights.
The girls were afraid of Aladdin (and they are not afraid of anything)...but can you blame them? He almost didn't look human.

Loved the Tower of Terror. We could all ride, it was thrilling for everyone, and no one got off wounded with whiplash.

Loved the Lion King performance...all but this strange guy that stared at me throughout the entire performance and kept winking. At the point that I figured it couldn't get anymore awkward and weird, I just started taking his picture.

Oh the junk food we ate.

Okay, I just have to say a few things about the world of princesses in Disney World. I know that I am treading on thin ice with such a topic, as who doesn't adore the Disney Princess. Please know that I am right there with ya, I have always loved all the princesses. Let me repeat, I love them all and can only imagine that their job probably gets a little old at times; but I must say that some of them have developed a very unflattering demeanor of "snob" since I last visited them in Florida. Maybe it's the heat and the crowds...the combination of those two things can wear on the best of us; but Cinderella actually called out my Caroline on the red carpet for picking her nose. I do indeed understand that Caroline wasn't displaying her princess manners, and that Cinderella probably just didn't want Caroline to wipe something unpleasant on her dress. But seriously, need we call such negative, embarrassing attention to the child that has been anticipating this moment for days now? Miss High and Mighty Cinderella is lucky that Miss Caroline's Momma did not encourage her to use that lovely blue gown she was wearing as a tissue...and that's all I have to say about that. Did I go to far? Hate me if you must, just trying to keep it real.

Making wishes at the castle...

Wow, seriously Jasmine. I had no words then and I have no words now.

The fireworks were lovely...

There were a few sad moments...

But then Belle appeared to fix them....she was kinder than some of her other royal friends.

More highlights...





And then the finale, our favorite, Ariel. Though she was 12, she was a dream...kind, sweet, and totally worth the 35 minute wait.

Now we are back home and back to real life, on Friday we will be back to the house tour (the stalling has been due traveling, not laziness). We will look back at our foyer remodel that at one point had me climbing a ladder to our second story while 7 months pregnant.

See you then...

Amy

14 comments:

Amy S. Norris said...

amy....got your back. we can SO take cinderella. and i'm with you, REALLY jasmine?

your blog isn't showing as updating on mine for some reason, so i just have to stalk more. glad yall had fun, welcome home!

Kelly said...

Oh, looks like a wonderful time, and the Daddy rushing thing- sounds very familiar:)It's all part of the memory making.

Can't wait to see the foyer!

Cha Cha said...

Thanks for posting, we are heading out in the kinda near future and I was excited yet. You did it for me the excitement is back. We have had the same sort of experience with some of the princesses. You wait in line forever and then they act as though they can't be bothered. Gladd you had fun, can't wait to see the rest of the house tour, you are an inspiration.

Cha Cha

Becca said...

I love your posts ... you have a gift at telling a story or recanting a memory !! What fun you guys had at Disney ... we took Jax when he was 2, which, was a bit too young. We look forward to taking him back when he's a bit older. :) I can't wait to see your foyer remodel !! And, here I am scared to hang easy peasy beadboard wallpaper in a tiny "toilette" room, and you're climbing on ladders at 7 months pregnant ?! I will complain no more !! Take care, Becca

Shady Lady! said...

Love it! We are going for the 3rd year in a row in June and cannot wait. We obviously cannot get enough. We have had some really magical moments with some of the princesses - one Aurora in particular. In fact, we have seen her for the past 2 years and she is precious. We even decided last year to try to find her again later in our trip, and then decided to just walk away when it was a different Aurora.

Sometimes its hit or miss, but the hits make it worth every minute. LOL about Cinderella - how rude can you get?!

duchess said...

What a fun trip. The lion king guy is kinda creepy & I think Miss Cinderella needs to remember where she came from. The whole Jasmine thing - she's just there for the dads who come along (eye candy).
Glad y'all had a good time & can't wait for more house tour.

The DG Family said...

Your kids are beautiful! Looks like so much fun and what great memories you will all share for years to come. Geez seriously Cinderella?! And I'm reading the comment above mine about Jasmine, LOL. Glad you all enjoyed such a magical vacation!

Jill said...

Great pics!!! We are hoping to go there next winter. I can't believe Cinderella was such a jerk! That's one of those moments where 5 minutes later you can think of 20 things you should've said, but at the time can't think of anything. Jasmine...oh my. And the Lion King guy totally had the hots for you. Either that or he's an ax-murderer. Who is hiring these people? Hee-hee! Your girls are so pretty and it looks like they had a great time. Love your husband's comments at the beginning! LOL!!!

Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

Keep it real girl! I love it. The fireworks looked awesome. And "Jasmine, can I get you something? As in cloth." FOR REAL. And for the "game face" or "the weak fall behind", pure trauma. :) The pictures express it so well, thanks for sharing them.

Design A-Peele said...

Ok, I just came across your blog from my friend Abby's. and sadly I admit that I don't actually read very many blogs... I scroll through Tons! But I did read yours and you are histerical! You are too funny. My husband sounds just like your's. Keep your game face on has been said to me many a time. And I can only imagine how he will say that to our future kids! Anyway, thanks for the post. It brightened my boring work day. Also, Belle is ALWAYS the best and the nicest!

sassy seamstress said...

we had NO idea what we were in for! and that poor child who was crying in Cinderella's castle...i'm sure her parents thought about putting her on a plane and flying her home (more than once)!

Russ, Anna, Pepper and Vesper said...

I just don't even know what to say about the Cinderella, holier than though moment!!!!!!!! When is it Cinderella's place to comment on the child's manners????!!!! Girls all look adorable every single day and am sure they were all behaving perfectly the whole trip, LOL. By the way, your Ebay front doors are magnificent!

emily said...

Belle was our favorite. And our Jasmine wasn't as...blessed as yours was. BUt she was a bit snobby and leaned a little too much on The Man's chair for my liking.

Jemsmom said...

Oh my goodness!!! I was laughing out loud!!! What a shame about Cinderella. You wait desperately to see her and then she has to go and do that. Jasmine... hello????? That was the late night version!! Ha! The Lion King guy was just freaky. We definitely had some "moments" in Europe and there were a few times that I thought I might leave the four year old there, but it was a great time!

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