Doing Disney – Day 1

Posted September 8th, 2008 under Life, Travel by MicheleP.

Well, I had all these intentions of blogging each night of our trip…and here we are nearing the END of our trip and I have YET to complete a single entry – but rest assured many entries have been created – in my head at least – and of course many pictures taken. I’m going to try to play catch up.

Our first day we decided to jump right in and do Magic Kingdom. Just as we were coming into the park, we were treated to a wonderful show right on center stage at the castle with many of the characters – including the much anticipated Princesses.



By the expressions on the girls’ faces, you would wonder if they were even enjoying it. They didn’t cheer, clap or even crack a smile. They were completely mesmerized.


After lunch we started on the rides – first up was the Buzz Lightyear ride. I wasn’t sure how the girls would respond to rides – the only experience they have with rides is the train and carousel at the zoo – and the last time they rode the carousel, Clara clung to her Papa for dear life. Much to our delight – they LOVED the ride and came off yelling “Let’s do it again!!”.
We were very excited to meet Buzz – until we actually got up to him and then Clara decides that after waiting in line for 30 minutes, she doesn’t want a picture. I pulled a classic parental response…”Oh yes you are…we waited 30 minutes for this, I’m getting your picture!” response. Nice, eh?


We spent the remainder of the afternoon riding many of the classic rides – Dumbo, Peter Pan, Jungle cruise – some over and over again.



We were so thrilled that they enjoyed rides – but of course we should have known…their favorite ride? “It’s a Small World” – what IS it about that ride that kids love so much?? We endured it twice before we said ENOUGH and went on to something else.


That evening we got to meet up with one of my favorite gal pals, Jenn, who lives in the area. It was a total treat to get to see her and her 3 miracles. Heh, for a couple of infertile girls, we didn’t do so bad, did we?


After a very full and long day, we called it a night. As we all drifted off to sleep we could hear one very tired but very happy Libby whispering to her dog…”Dreams come true…dreams come true…”



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    Hey Michele! Well, ok, I haven’t checked your blog in forever b/c Ross got a new computer hooked up this summer and I lost all my bookmarks. Anyway, ok, that was very sweet to blog about me. I am looking sweaty in that picture. But it touched me. I have loved seeing all the pics of the girls. They are such good pics!!!! We are doing ok here, just a few weeks til my due date. Love, s

    Comment by Sara Campbell — September 10, 2008 @ 6:11 am

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    I have this theory that the “Small World” song is used for brainwashing. Something like “you WILL make your parents (or big sis) take you on this ride MANY times”.

    The girls look VERY happy!!!!

    Comment by Random Reader — September 10, 2008 @ 9:50 am

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