Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Cecil was going to be working all day last Saturday, trying to get ready to go hunting for a week, so I took the kids to Disney. It was our "it's nice, cold, weather, let's head to Disney" treat!

We were in no rush on Saturday when we woke up--I just wanted to get there, have a good time, then make it back home, with no meltdowns. That was my goal for the day! For those wondering, yes, I was by myself. It's no big deal, really. I've done it a few times before, and the kids know that when I go by myself, they MUST behave and obey!

Not only did we have NO meltdowns, but we had a GREAT TIME! The boys were very obedient (thank you Jesus) and the lines weren't bad at all!

Of course, Disney was all dressed in her holiday finest! I love to see Disney decorated for the holidays--if you've never been during the holiday season, PLEASE put that on your list of things to do!

As soon as we walked in, guess who we saw? PINOCCHIO!! I love Pinocchio! As many times as we have been to Disney, you'd think we'd have seen him by now, but we had NEVER! The boys were eager to have their picture made with him!

The first order of business was to take Carter to Tom Sawyer Island. Nolan discovered this a few weeks ago on another trip to Disney and he wanted to show Carter so bad! I thought that was so sweet. (yes, my boys do have sweet moments once a century). Carter really enjoyed riding the raft to the island, and discovering the hidden nooks and crannies. The BEST part about the island is a bridge suspended on barrels that you have to cross. The kids LOVE it. I'm always afraid I'm going to get soaked in my shoes, but so far so good!

There is also a cute playground on the island and since we were on no timetable, I let the kids play for a few minutes......
After Tom Sawyer Island, we headed to Pirates of the Caribbean, where they watched Captain Jack Sparrow in a stage show. When we got to our stroller after the show, we could NOT believe our eyes! Someone at Disney had COVERED our stroller in Mickey Mouse stickers, a pirate flag, and left jewels on the seats, and a telescope, eye patch, hook, etc. The boys (and I) were AMAZED! This had NEVER happened before! It was so DISNEY!! We were beyond excited! I wish you could have seen us--we thought it was a mistake and we kept looking for "our" stroller! Too funny!

The kids wanted to ride Buzz Lightyear, so we headed to Tomorrowland and while there, decided to ride the PeopleMover. This is one of MY favorite rides. I don't know why--it's kind of "boring" but it's a neat thing to do. The kids like it too, don't let them fool ya! We rode it twice!

After all this excitement, lunch, and a few other rides, it was PARADE time! I love a good parade y'all! Check out the neat characters we saw--they were so close to us too! A few of them even came over to the boys and touched their head or high-fived them! It was precious!

Overall, it was a PERFECT DISNEY day! The boys had a blast, I had a good time, no meltdowns, and a safe trip!



  1. Well, I would make a comment about you going to Disney more than some people change their clothes...But I guess, because it was all done up for the Holidays, you have good reason. I'm glad that y'all had the perfect Disney day :)

  2. I am so jealous reading this, Charon! I am itching to take Allie to Disney!!!

  3. How exciting to come out to your stroller and have it decorated in "Pirate Theme".

  4. Oooohhhh...Disney in Christmas Decor...I want to go so bad!! And at night, with the Christmas lights...*sigh*....must be magical!! And how cool was it to have your stroller taken over by pirates?!?!

  5. How neat about the stroller! You're right, that's so Disney! I've never seen Pinochio (sp?) either, so that's neat, too! We're planning to take AB again soon and I can't wait! :)

  6. I miss being able to just go to Disney for the day!!!!


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