Thursday, January 20, 2011

Disney...Day 1

What's almost as overwhelming as Disneyworld itself? Sorting through over 500 vacation pictures.
So Team Smallie survived Disneyworld. Or better yet, Disneyworld survived Team Smallie. It was a fantastic six days...hopefully memories our kids will cherish forever. Our trip started with a 6:40 AM flight on Wednesday. Meaning, we needed to be at the airport by 5:30. And people, we were. That's right, we were on time. Miracles do happen. The flight was super-smooth and the kids were perfect. Don't know why I was so worried about it. Once we arrived in Orlando, we took the Magical Express bus to our hotel, checked in, and headed for Animal Kingdom.

Scott and I were ready for some Florida sun!
Catie Bug walking through the airport with her Minnie Mouse luggage MauMau bought her. So cute!

My little fish was so excited to see the pool that she jumped in and soaked herself. Quick change of clothes solved that problem :)

Ready for some fun! It was a bit chilly but the sun was out and the park was nearly empty (by Disney standards) Very few was perfect!

Our first character meeting...Chip 'n Dale.

Cate took great naps everyday. Even sleeping through front row at The Lion King musical...definitely a champion sleeper!

Getting a kiss from Minnie. Meeting the characters was her favorite part of the trip. I'm so glad she wasn't scared or shy. Although she was often mean to her brothers...hogging the spotlight and dictating where everyone stood during the pictures (and sometimes pushing them out of the way so she could "do this by myself")

Waiting for a parade. The parades were my favorite part of the parks.

All of the characters were so friendly

The safari at Animal Kingdom was a great ride.

Cate rode this at least six times.

Bennett and Carter were exhausted by the time we sat down to eat at Rainforest Cafe! Poor Ben was sick the first two days of the trip, but he was a real trooper.

Day 1 was a great success!!!

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