Monday, January 28, 2008

Disney, rain, automatic flushing toilets and the like

Home again, home again, jiggity jig! Our Disney trip was everything we anticipated and more. The weather was unpredictable, but only added to the memories. Few brave souls were willing to run through the park in a downpour just to get in "one more ride". It certainly didn't stop our children, or the adults running to keep up with them. Hey, what's a little rain when you're already soaked?

The toddler did amazingly well. Apparently the only thing she is afraid of is automatic flushing toilets. Roller coasters? No big deal. She went on the Matterhorn and loved it! Had it not been for the height requirements, I dare say she would have ridden everything in the park. We even tried giving her big hair, but they were on to us. One attendant commented, "Her hair is tall enough, but she isn't." She kept begging to ride California Screamin'. "Mommy, ask the lady again!"

Courage seemed to be the order of the week. The boys rode things we never expected them to. Each time they conquered a new ride, I could see them walking a little taller and holding their heads a bit higher. They became Jedi and fought the Dark Side, while Emma sought out every single princess in the park.

The time with our Idaho friends served to further cement our friendship. If you can vacation with friends and survive, then you are truly friends! We ended our trip on Friday evening with the fireworks show at the foot of the Disney castle. A perfect ending to a magical trip.

Mountains of laundry have replaced Space Mountain and the only characters running around are my children, but I must say home is truly "the happiest place on earth".

Oh, and the cute shoes held up great!


  1. my cute shoes were great too! and I agree about vacationing w/ friends. If you still like each other're meant to be friends.

    some weather you guys had, huh?

  2. I'm on my 10th load of laundry JUST today. :)

    good luck w/ that.

  3. Sounds like you had a blast! That is great. I wouldn't trade our days at Disney for anything when Tyler was growing up. Like you, we went with my best friends, and it was great!

  4. Ang,
    I loved reading about your week at Disney. It sounds like it was a wonderful week.

  5. My dd used to be afraid of the automatic flushing toilets. She's 9 now and still doesn't like them. Oh well.

    Glad you had a great time!

  6. Oh what fun!!

    We are planning a trip with friends in July. It's really a field trip to the creation museum... but I'm hoping we have a BLAST!! Create good memories.

    So -- when are you going to post some photos!!?? Ü

  7. Glad to hear it was a great trip!

    Yea for cute shoes!

    Have a blessed weekend.


  8. Sounds like it was great!
    My daughter does not like the auto flushers, either. When she was a toddler she was on one and every time she moved, it flushed, which scared her quite a bit. Even now, at almost 12, she still asks, "Does this one flush by itself?"
    I'm glad you had a good time!

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog during the Bloggy Move. We went to Disney for the first time last summer. We had a BLAST! I pray we can do it again in a couple years, before my littles get too big. What memories...


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