Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Disney Travel Log

I would just like to begin this blog with some self affirmation.  We did this a week ago.  Yes, my friends, my Disney turn around time is one week.  I should get a medal.

Here was our very first character sighting.  I was a bit apprehensive about how the whole "character thing" would go.  We took the kids to an Easter egg hunt at the store once and just seeing the Easter Bunny across the room scarred the kids for life.  For the next few months all I heard at bed time was "The Easter Bunny isn't coming right mom?"  For months!!  Heaven help me when a five and a half foot tall mouse shows up.  I tried to warn them.  "Mickey Mouse isn't small girls.  He's big like daddy."  They looked at me like I had grown a second head.  Well, I tried.  

Despite my worries all went well.  Ashton ran to Minnie and threw his arms around her.  Ellie was a close second.  Livvy wasn't interested. (The Easter Bunny was closest to her and she has never really been the same since.)  Once she saw that Minnie didn't eat the other two though she thought she might have a go at it.  She still wasn't too sure about it but at least she didn't run away screaming.  (I'm telling you the Easter Bunny will be the death of me.)

It is my humble opinion that some rides are less rides and more instruments of torture, i.e. the tea cups.  Who's bright idea was it to enclose people in a small area facing each other and then spin them until they vomit?  Thank heavens for dads!

The favorite ride of all was Dumbo.  A close second was the carousel - until we went on Winnie the Pooh.  Unfortunately Winnie does his business in the dark so I couldn't take a picture of it. (Well, that came out wrong.)  Anyway, here are pictures of Dumbo and the carousel.

There are times when, as a parent, you wonder if you are doing a good job.  Are my kids good, upstanding members of the community I wonder.  (Well, as upstanding as they can be at four and a half anyway.)  I hope they are not mean ... or twitchy.  Both would be bad.  And then something happens that lets you know you are doing a good job.  Your children show kindness when they think no one is watching. This picture isn't all that good but it shows Ellie helping Livvy down Tarazan's Tree House.  Eventually Liv didn't need any help but the first couple times her sister was invaluable.

And, lest you think this was a complete fluke - a once in a life time kind of thing.  Here is a picture of Ellie helping Livvy put on her hat.  They are 2.  (I really only included it because it was cute.

Here is the problem with having twins.  When you have them you get a double stroller which works great.  But, then you have another child and what do you do?  Get a single stroller?  Well that seems silly since you already have a double.  It's like downsizing.  As an American I feel as if it is my duty to never downsize.  But then do you get a triple stroller?  Well that just seems a bit too much doesn't it?  I mean please.  I may be an American but I'm not pretentious enough to have a triple stroller.  Plus, they don't really fit through doorways.  So this is what you do.  Getto isn't it?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Today I went to the gym.  Then I decided my fridge needed to be cleaned.  Then I was tired so I took a little nap with the kids.  Then I decided I should probably get out of my nasty gym cloths and into some real cloths.  Then I forgot to put on my pants.  Good thing I was just going to the kitchen or this might have been a much different post.