Saturday, January 26, 2008

Our day at HOUSE OF MOUSE

Get ready Bloggers...I'm doing our vacation in reverse order and putting up Disney Day pics first. It's a ton of pics so grab a snack and stay for a while :) The Mickey Warm up...
Love this shot of the castle that Mike took. The day was gorgeous, perfect jeans and tee-shirt weather!

On our way back to Fantasy Land we caught the show going on at the castle stage. Mickey & Minnie dancing with all of the Disney princesses and princes.
I have to say that this got to me. The photos don't do it justice. The music was overwhelming and the song was "A Dream is a wish your heart makes..." that song is in my wedding video and makes me cry every time. (pregnancy hormones did not help this) and then I saw this pic below...
...and I realized that I was AT Disney for the first time with MY OWN CHILD! I lost it watching her clap and dance on her daddy's shoulders. I'm seriously going to be in trouble next time we go when she's really excited about things. I know, I'm such a girl. Mike was in shock when he saw me all boo hooing and said "you didn't warn me about this!" LOL! I didn't know that was gonna happen to me, sorry. I blamed it on the baby...tee,hee...
Here we are singing verse 1 of 1 trillion of "It's A Small World After All" while waiting in line for our first ride...SMALL WORLD. (Aside to Uncle Paul: The ride wasn't closed for construction this time! Poor Paul, every time he goes the ride is shut down for some reason or another. We nicely called and played the music on his voice mail for him)
Here we go...Lindsay held on like a big girl!


Can't you already hear the song? Is it stuck in your head yet?
This hippo had blinking eyes and moved it's head. It's the only thing ALL day that scared Lindsay and made her fuss just a little bit. We got over it quickly though.
Next we took her to Mickey's Philharmagic 4D movie. It's AWESOME. We saw it in 2004 when we went with the entire Bresnan clan. If you haven't seen this don't miss it next time you're there. Lindsay wouldn't really wear her 3D glasses but she still enjoyed it and bounced and danced to all the music while sitting in Daddy's lap.
Posing with "fake" Mickey in the gift shop. We didn't torture her with the real deal this trip. We avoided all costumed character with no problem actually!
Then of course we rode the carousel. Here is Lindsay on one of the biggest horses and petting him.

I worked hard to get this pic with the castle in the background. This ride was not so hot for pregnant momma...I got very dizzy!
Checking out the Dumbo ride.
Mommy sat this one out too. Lindsay LOVED it. Here they are getting ready to go. The over protective mom in me came out here. I actually looked at my husband and said "Make sure you strap her in good. And keep your arm around her the whole time!" I know he wanted to say something really sarcastic to me at that point but he held back. But you know, I HAD to say it anyway, just in case something had happened. Silly mommy.
I never could get a pic of them flying...way too hard for prego momma to focus on spinning elephants. However, I thought this pic looked sort of cool in an artsy sort of way so it made the blog! After Dumbo we did Peter Pan and she liked that ride as well but a little fussy in the dark parts. I don't blame her I was terrified of that ride as a kid. The crocodile always made me cry!
So after our adventures we parked it in front of the castle a good 30 minutes before the WISHES fireworks spectacular. Here are all my awesome castle/fireworks pics. I hope you like them.




Those are HEARTS on the castle. Anyone who knows me knows I'm a sucker for hearts. LOVED THIS!!!
Belive it or not this is NOT the finale

Red, White & Blue with Stars! AWESOME!
My fave shot of them all. I am now using this as my wallpaper!
Here is the finale...
WOW!
Self portrait-couple style!

Lindsay watching & clapping at the fireworks. She never cried. She oohed and ahh'd through the whole show.
A nice Disney worker saw us trying to do our self portrait with the castle in the background and offered to take our photo. OOPS, where's Lindsay???
We got her too! GO MICKEY!
We had a fabulous time at WDW. We only did about five rides and the longest wait was 30 minutes at Dumbo. I've never been in the FRONT of the castle for Fireworks before so that was cool. The time we did in the park was just perfect for Lindsay at her age and for mommy at her stage. :) My back and legs were killing me by the time we made it back to the hotel. So my next post we'll show you some of the fun stuff we did with family and friends. Lindsay was quite the social butterfly and did a good job entertaining every where she went. You'll have to wait another day for the driving story. Sorry....










14 comments:

Angela said...

Wow you got some really great shots! I love all the castle shots. We leave on March 5th for Disney. Seeing this really had given me the fever. Lindsay really seems to like the rides.

Anonymous said...

awesome pics! i was just showing them to my husband cuz he's never been to disney world! ever. can you believe it? the pics made him really wanna go now....one day, hopefully...

....when u wish upon a star makes no difference who you are, cuz when you wish upon a star your dreams will come truuuuuuuuue.

yes, one day, paulie will meet ole Mickey. i would love to see him there with joe!

The Partins said...

I LOVE Disney!!! In the 3rd picture down, you see Prince Charming? I went to high school with him!!! We dated before he decided he liked the men folk... surprise surprise what he does for a living now. :-) I can't wait to take Jamie. It is the happiest place on earth! Glad you had so much fun.

Anonymous said...

Hi - missed you this week at work! Looks like you guys had a great time...all the pics of WDW make me SO EXCITED to take Landry in March! He has no clue about Disney pretty much, but I think it will just be a lot to be excited about in general. I didn't know about the Philharmagic movie..I think that will be a big hit with everyone including Grammy!

See you Mon/Tues!
Christi

Andrea said...

Wow, I really, really, really want to go now. Katie-glad to know there is someone other than me who hasn't been there before! David is really into Mickey right now so I know he would love it too. I'll be checking back for that car ride story...

Heather said...

Those were great. Your fireworks pictures are awesome. Glad you all had such a good time.

Anonymous said...

Alas, the long awaited Disney pic's. Words simply can not express how much I love Disney or better yet the castle and Cinderella!! I have only been twice but each time I walk in and see the castle and the show I realize that Disney really is the happiest place on Earth!!!!

Linds looked like her love for Disney has already started!!!

Andrea said...

Oh and talk about being an emotional pregnant woman-I went to a six year old little girl's funeral on Friday. Tears flowed like rain.

Kimmie Kay said...

Great pics C! Next time we will go with you... :) Mickey Rocks!

Tara said...

You got some really great pictures. I can't wait to go back to Disney myself, especially after seeing your pics.

Caron said...

I'm so glad you all had fun!!! It's one of those places you never quite grow out of loving. Especially when you get to see it through your child's eyes... it totally turns you into a kid yourself. Thanks for all the great pics... it's great to see so many...it's like we were there too!

Caitlin said...

Hi. What wonderful pictures. I really love the one of you and your hubby in front of the castle. It looks like your family had a blast. I can't wait for us to take Little Brian. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Love it! Love the fireworks shots! COOL! GLad you had so much fun!!

Anonymous said...

Those are great pictures. I love being able to see what you guys have been up to like this.