Thursday, January 6, 2011

Disney: Part 2

Day two of Disney started out pleasant enough.  Not too cold, and sunny!  The kids always enjoyed the bus rides to and fro.

 We had big plans to meet our friends the "M's" who moved to Florida from here not long ago.  We were so excited to get our families together on their turf!  While we waited for them to arrive, we took in some sights a the Magic Kingdom.

This is "The Evil Emperor Zerg" at the end of the Buzz Lightyear ride.  Owen was in heaven!
 This is a shot from inside an old classic.  "It's a world of laughter, a world of tears, it's a world of hopes and a world of fears....It's a small world after all!"  And now you'll be singing it all day!  You're welcome!

 Trying to get the sword out of the sword in the stone.  I believe that Owen informed Greg that only Arthur could do it.  And Greg asked, "Why do you know that?!"
Cinderella's Carousel.  It was right about now that the flash on our camera started to make zapping sounds whenever I took a picture!!  On day two of our DisneyWorld vacation!!  Later that day, it was completely out of commission, but we could still take pictures where there was enough light.
 Owen's first character...Peter Pan!  And this is evidently what he interprets as "smile!"  You'll see that it will be his go-to facial expression for the rest of the vacation.

 There it is again!
 The castle!  Woohoo!
 We got to see a show with all sorts of Disney favorites.  Lots of dancing princesses too.
 We climbed the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse.  Keep in mind that our friends the "M's" have still not arrived yet.  We got through a lot of the park before they arrived.  And we're down to short sleeves.
 Then the "M's" arrived!  And we finally got to have all four of us in one picture.  What a treat!  (To get in the picture together, but mostly to see their wonderful family!)  Notice the storm clouds rolling in and the very wind-swept hair.
 There they are!!  The "M's!"  It's hard to do Disney, keep track of 5 kids, and catch up on life with dear friends we haven't seen in ages, but we managed to do a pretty good job!  And our kids loved, loved, loved, being with their kids.
 And this is during the tropical storm that hit not long after the last picture.  It rained and blew and dropped about 20 degrees or more.  And everyone at Magic Kingdom was clamoring for shelter and warmth as well as a lunch spot.  We huddled for warmth on the terrace at Cosmic Ray's and froze our northern patooties off while we had some lunch.  At least we were missing the snowstorm of epic proportions and 20+ inches of snow at home!!  Ha!
 Owen loved hanging out with these older boys, Aaron & Trenton.  And they were good sports about letting him tag along.
 Riding Aladdin's magic carpets...Aaron, Sophie & Christine.
 Owen & Greg.  Due to the weather being less than delightful, we walked right up to most rides and got right on.  So, we ultimately didn't mind the weather being kind of junky.
 Owen & I on the jungle cruise.
 Woody & Jessie!!  We were so excited to get to meet them personally.
 Again, because the "M's" were there, our whole family got to get in on a picture together.
 And this is a (dim) view of the castle that night.  Beautiful! 
We had such a good time with the "M's" at Magic Kingdom!  They introduced us to a few rides/experiences that we'd never even thought of trying out before, and despite the inclement weather, everything went really great.  We called it "The M's Magic!" 


Cassie said...

Great pictures! It feel like I was there....almost. :)

Indiana Family of Four said...

So much fun seeing these pictures! Makes me miss you all even more, though.. :(