August 24, 2008

Fay...Curse and a Blessing

Well, you just can't plan to have too much fun when you're flying into a hurricane - now can you? That's not to say I had NO fun - but just to say that even when you're at a nice resort, and have a great agenda planned with nice dinners and fun activities - you can only do so much when there's a massive storm outside the door. I've never seen such heavy wind in my life. It was crazy. But we still managed to brave Disney and the Magic Kingdom on Friday and because of the storm - we didn't really have to stand in line or wait for anything. We just walked on and off pretty much everything.

Still had a nice room...very comfortable - slept like a brick...


View from my room window on the last and only day when the sun popped out...sigh.


The lovely Miss Keira (just a coincidence folks) - she was too cute!


So we braved it and it POURED off and on all day. But most all of the rides are indoor and quite frankly, hats off to Disney who didn't close down ANY of the rides due to weather. We went on everything. Quite a feat in the rain with a three year old. This is my pal and co-worker Laura. We were friends before we worked together, so we've been living "life" as you say for a while.


Keira is Laura's daughter and a total dare-devil. She had NO FEAR and was just 40 inches tall - so nothing was off limits except Space Mountain. Oh well, next time! Her favorites were Pirates, Splash Mountain, and Thunder Mountain Railroad - which I have to say, I turned around to make sure she was doing ok - and that little stinker had her hands up in the air and was laughing like her sides were splitting. 3 years old people. That's what I'm talking about!

Buddies! I've been taking care of Keira off and on since she was 5 months old. It was a total treat to get to experience Disney with her - even the rained out kind.


Last year on my first trip to DisneyWorld with AB - we bought him this Pirates shirt...guess what I saw this time?!? Quinty size! TOOO CUTE! (But I didn't buy it because I was feeling too frugal and it was $50. Yikes!)


Ok, we are just soaked here. No way around it. It was raining BUCKETS on main street and here were are parked under an alcove trying to wait it out. Jeesh!



I was so happy to get home and see my boys - it was wonderful and I was weepy to see little Q. He just snuggled right in and after squeeling (which made the people around us giggle) he nestled in on my shoulder and stayed put. My boy! Wish I had a picture but I was just tired and baked. We stopped by the Rain Forrest Cafe for lunch on the way home and I didn't remember my camera from the car...LAME. He loved it though. He was wide eyed and ate so well. He loved looking at all the animals and sights and sounds. Too fun! Then we made haste for home and I was sooooo happy to lay on the couch for the rest of the afternoon. Ahhhh....

While I was laying there, AB got tied up on the phone and I had my camera in my hand - so I took a silly self portrait. See, told you so...omg...I look just like my sister. Wow.


TTFN friends...back later with more thought provoking topics like my personal countdown for the movie "Twilight", finding any possible use or purpose for bibs that don't catch anything, and raising a strong willed and stubborn child. (omg!!)

8 comments :

Kayce said...

Disney in the rain, aw man! I'm praying our trip in December isn't rainy. Looks like you guys had a blast though. That last picture you look so young and like you just enjoyed the heck out of the last few days! You're beautiful girl.

Cora said...

I am so glad that you had fun despite the rain and stormy weather!
Have a great day!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Looks like you had sooo much fun....
Love the pictures...
Through rain or shine looks like Disney is always Great...
Have a Great Week...

amy said...

Thanks for the pics. We were just in Orlando, missed you by a day or 2.

Glad you are home

blissfullycaffeinated said...

You DO look like Ashley in that pic. Except for the blonde hair. How funny!

I am also counting down to Twilight. Just read the first two book and ohmahgah. Edward. And can't believe they got the super hot Cedric from 'Arry Pottah to play him. Wish you were here, because I'll be seeing that one all by my lonesome.

Glad you had a good trip, despite the rain.

-Jen

Elisa. said...

Glad you had a great time despite the rain!

sawheeler said...

Totally unrelated, lost your email address... You were interested in the deal with Noah's feet - they aren't a 100% positive, but it's some type of allergic reaction - we got a Rx for 2.5% hydrocortisone and he's taking benadryl - not sure it's entirely helping. email me if you find anything out, he goes to derm on friday. saeverist@comcast.net

S.Wise said...

Welcome home!!!!