Monday, June 20, 2011

Disney World…Day 1: Are We There Yet?

{***First of all, let me preface by saying that these Disney posts are OVERWHELMING! The pictures..the info…WOW! SO MUCH info to share…and so many memories that I don’t want to forget. Sooooo….bear with me…you may see them here and there for quite some time!
Hope you enjoy!}

After dreaming, planning, talking, reading travel books, watching EVERY Disney movie ever made, reading blogs on Disney, counting down, booking flights, planning some more and packing, we finally crossed off the last day on our calendar and said the words, “We’re going to Disney World TOMORROW!!!” To say we were excited is a COMPLETE understatement.

And, on the morning of June 5th (Mammer and Slickpaw’s actual 40th Anniversary), we lugged 2 carseats, 1 double stroller, LOTS of luggage and 2 little boys and boarded the plane at DFW. After a little delay, we quickly changed planes in Atlanta and were on our way to Miami. And, after getting in our fabulous rent-a-van, we were ON OUR WAY!

Hilariously enough, we stopped for dinner at Golden Coral (We had missed EVERY meal and were STARVING)…and then embarked on a 3 1/2 hour drive before we arrived at our beautiful resort in Orlando. It was late…and, despite our exhaustion, we put the babies to bed and Slickpaw, Matt and I went grocery shopping.

Whew! By midnight, we were all nestled snug in our beds…dreaming of what the next day would hold! We knew it was going to be magical.

{The night before…looking at “Mommy’s Special Book” that I got on one of my trips to Disney in 1986!} Disney day 1 002{In the airport in our matching shirts! We got lots of attention!}
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{Happy 40th Anniversary, Mammer & Slickpaw!}
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{Having some fun while we waited for our rent-a-van!}
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And, here is a sneak peek of what we were doing on the plane…I made Quinn a little “Activity/Memory Book” that kept us busy for a good while in the air.

It also had things to do throughout the week…granted, we were too tired to do it most nights…but, it’ll give us something fun to do now that we’re back.
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The Rodriguez Crew said...

Oh gosh, I imagine these posts will help lots of people plan a great trip! The activity book - so smart & fun! 2 questions: does Quinn love those "finger" shoes? Are they worth the money?? (boy's shoes are my weakness). And what kind of little snack stacker is that??? Glad y'all had an awesome trip! Thanks!!

Kristin McNeil said...

ok. i assume your hubby designed and made those shirts. and i'm anxious to see what other matchy shirts, if any, your family sported. and since our family and my husband's parents are going in october, we'd so love to have matching shirts, i'd be very interested in buying some for the whole crew of your disney shirts.

The White House Baby said...

yahhhh! I'm so excited so see all your disney posts! We will embark on this adventure when our son is a little older so I love seeing your adventure!

KJJ Houston said...

keep as many DW posts coming as you want!!! I love the shirts!

TheCraftFam said...

I LOVE the book idea! That's a fantastic way to educate and entertain :) We are going on a trip in fall and are worried about plane rides! I'm sure something like this really helps though!

Jennifer said...

OMG!! i love the book for the plane ride. we are going to DW in march and that would be perfect for camden and claire. if you get a chance, would you take pics of each page so i can try and copy your creativity? also, i love the shirts. is that design on matt's website? those would be perfect for our trip!! cant wait to read all about your trip so we can plan ours out. i'm so excited. we are keeping it a secret from the girls and it's so hard!!!! i want to tell them so bad!!!

yarger gal said...

Those shirts are so fun and festive, great idea!

Jaclyn said...

we got back from disney about a month ago, and now it is so fun to re-live it reading blogs from others who went. My kids (especially my daughter who is 4) had the BEST time!

I wanted to tell you I just featured your cute etsy shop again on my kids fashion blog :) I love those cute shirts!

ThePoeFam said...

Ok, response to your questions...

Q LOVES his Vibrams! They are THE BEST shoes he's ever had! Worth the money! :) ...And, the snack container is Munchkin...from Target! LOVE IT!!!

We could do shirts!!! They would be lots cheaper if everyone had the same ones! The shirts with their names were an iron on from Etsy. A friend had left-overs from her trip and gave them to I don't even know where to send them. Message me at my Etsy store (Piddle Designs) if you want to do family t's! :)

I think most of the pages are pictured...and you can click on them to see them bigger. About the shirts, message me at my Etsy store (Piddle Designs) if you want to do family t's! :)We could easily do that same one for your fam!

THANK YOU for featuring us again! So fun!!!!

Unknown said...

I was trying to see Quinn's Silly Story better. Where did you find that page? I would love something like that for my older 2.
Jennifer J.

Allie said...

Those activity books you made look like a lot of fun. I'm considering doing that sometime. :)