Sunday, March 8, 2009

Our Trip to Disney

Here is something blog worthy.

My mother-in-law has been asking us for the last couple of years to take us on a trip to Disney World with her. Although we really wanted to, between job changes, moving and being pregnant we just couldn't do it. Finally this year over the kids winter break we got to go. It was kind of cool because we didn't know that we were going until the week before we left. I remember texting the girls at school to let them know that we were going and getting back something like "OMG, OMG, OMG, ARE YOU KIDDING?" and various other thrilled responses.

We spent 3 days in the parks, Magic Kingdom first, then Animal Kingdom and finally Epcot. It was so much fun! Thanks mom! I still can't believe how good Oskar and Josie were. Three days of trekking around those parks and not a single melt down. I don't think that I saw the girls hooked to their ipods even once, they had a ball because they were finally tall enough to ride the "big" rides. (barely five feet and I don't think they are getting any taller) Mom was so sweet to take us, we can never thank her enough. Here are some pics, I wish I had taken more!

This picture deserves to have the story behind it told. Oskar was so excited to meet Mickey Mouse. When we pulled into the Disney resort there was a big picture of Mickey at the entrance. When Oskar saw it he said, "I love Mickey...his heart has my heart." Remember, he's three. My mom and I just ate that up. Well we stood in line for almost an hour and when we finally got in the room alone with Mickey, Oskar just walked up and hugged him...and hugged hugged him. All I could think about was what he had said about Mickey's heart and before I can help myself I'm bawling! (still not sure where that came from, maybe a little stressed from hauling four kids and all their stuff around?) I look at mom and now she is bawling too and we're like, "Okay, that's enough...Mickey doesn't have all day." I think that they understood and thought we were pretty funny. Mickey wouldn't let me leave until he gave me a hug too. When we got outside I asked one of the girls if they thought I was silly for crying and she said "No, I think that your crazy."

This is Josie at Disney:

This is what she thought of most of it:

All the kids with Mickey:

Oskar's "OMG" moment when he saw his first Disney parade:

And some other various pics. Looks like the girls were playing with my camera when we got back to Mom's condo.

We will never forget this trip, that's for sure. Well, Josie might so I guess we will have to go back in a few years!


Isabel said...

Looks like the kids had a great time, three days with the kids and well behaved your so lucky. I can barely get them to behave when we go to the grocery store. Loved the pics.

Sew About My World said...

It sounds like it was a dream vacation and everyone enjoyed. The pics of your guy at the parade is to cute for words!

Anonymous said...

Hi... just happen to cross your site...

Im planning to go to Tokyo or Hong Kong Disney this Christmas. Hoho and I found some stuffs from Hong Kong Disneyland here as well:

I will definitely take tones of photos there!!!