Sunday, May 23, 2010

Disney World (Part 1)

Wow, has it really been over a month since we left for DisneyWorld?!?!
We had a WONDERFUL vacation!  So much fun, that I will have to break our trip up in a couple posts!

Day 1
Magic Kingdom!!!
Me and my buddy ready for a fun day!
Goofy is..well, goofy!!!
Goofy's autograph!!
Landon, Aubrey and I waiting for the Haunted Mansion ride!
Our first day was just us 2 and then Ashley, Chris and Aubrey.  The rest of the crew arrived that night.  We were lucky and had great weather..little did we know what the rest of the week would bring us!

Day 2
Orange County Convention Center for Cheerleading Competion..
Landons cousin and 2 other girls in our group were competing (hence why we all went to Disney in the first place!)
The whole group wore our shirts to support the girls!
Beautiful Madison!
Stacey, me and Ashley (Landons aunts)
They did awesome!!
Proud parents!!
1st place BABY!!!!
Day 3 we headed back to Magic Kingdom with the whole group!
We all wore our Saints shirts that day! (all but Landon and I live in Lousiana!)
Mammy and Grandpa
Cousins!
Maria and Keith
It rained pretty much all day.  It started around noon and it NEVER let up :(
We wore our crappy ponchos until we were SOAKED!
Landon and Aubrey waiting for the parade...
that they ended up cancelling :(
(just an idea of how crazy we all looked!  lol)
We gave up early evening and headed back to the house.  Some of the group stayed, but I had enough rain for the day!!

Day 4 we headed to Animal Kingdom!!
They always have a bunch of characters outside the entrance, so we waited to meet a few cool guys!!
Balou Bear

Rafiki

Rafiki's autograph!
Timon
Aunt Stacey and Uncle Tate on the dinosaur ride!!
He bought this lanyard with 4 pins on it.  They have a great program that you can exchange pins with any of the Disney workers.  He ended up buying a few more pins and really enjoyed looking for new pins.  All the kids in our group did this and had a great time! (advice...Target sells the same pins for $4.99 and Disney sells them for $8.99-14.99!)
All their pins!!
He is such a ham!!
Grandpa and his ducklings!!
Meerkat!! (I love the way this pic turned out!)
One of the gorillas had just had a baby.
It was so neat to see...she carried the baby around just like a human!
Baby upclose!
The safari is one of my favorite parts of Animal Kingdom.
Here we are riding during another lovely rainstorm!!
The wet elephant!  lol
My camera was not on zoom for this.  I could have literally reached out and touched him!  Crazy!  See why I love the safari so much?!?!
A dry safari ride, round 2!
We then went to ride on one of the raft rides.  We rode and there wasnt a line, so we decided to go again.  I joked and said we were pressing our luck and were bound to get SOAKED this time (since we got off pretty dry the first ride!)  All of a sudden the ride STOPPED and we saw people turning around in line and all the workers turning around and leaving.  WHAT the heck is going on???  After about 15 minutes, we see two workers come out in wadders and start walking in the water towards us!  They had to close the ride down and we had to walk on a 2X4 to get to the emergency exit.
We never really heard why the ride closed, but it was pretty freaky!!
Here we are walking back through the "restricted area!!" LOL
Landon and Ethan ready to watch another show!  (we started to like the shows so we could get inside out of the rain!)
Two peas in a pod!  These 2 had a blast together all week!
That night we went to the Polynesian Resort to watch the fireworks.  The boys played in the sand most of the time and built a sandcastle!
Watching the fireworks!!
It was an awesome end to an great day!!!
Part 2 coming soon!
Sorry it took me so long to post!  I have been trying to make an online photobook too! lol

7 comments:

Kirsten: said...

Great pix Steph! Looks like a fun filled vacation!

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

What a great post. Im sure it took forever..LOL! I plan on making a photo book too. Landon is such a handsome boy, youre a lucky Mama!

Krystyn said...

Looks like a great trip, even with the rain!

April said...

Looks like you guys had SO much fun!! I want to go to Disney again!! :-)

Kimmie said...

Such awesome pics. The kids look like they had a blast. I stayed at the Contemporary Resort but walked over to the Polynesian a few times. Cant wait to go back :)

Stephanie said...

I LOVE Disney! You guys look like you had so much fun! Yay!

Stefan Boyer said...

Makes me jealous!!! Love that place. FYI, you can get 100 pins for $100 online. We learned this after we came back and after we already spent about $100 on 30 pins in the park. We ordered them and they are great. I'll share if you go next!!