Thursday, March 31, 2011

Welcome to the LONGEST post ever! DISNEY BABY!!!!!

We went on vacation a few weeks ago to the most magical place on earth...DISNEY WORLD!
We all had a blast...yes, even the adults! It was Darien and Avery's first time to visit. This is the first day at Disney in the picture below. We went to EPCOT. I love this time of year there because they have their flower and garden shows. The "flower characters" are AWESOME. I'm kind of a dork about flowers and gardening though. I also go to see Lisa Laporta from Design to Sell on HGTV.
Avery met almost ALL of the princesses. She wasn't a big fan of the characters like Mickey & Minnie, but the princesses amazed her. She loved all of them that had gloves on. It was cute because she would just stand there and rub and touch their gloves. I guess I need to get some for my little princess.

We went to the Magic Kingdom the second day or "the castle one." They had "magic" hours that day until 3am! We stayed until 1:30 am!!! We were exhausted but were able to do alot of extra things without a long wait.
Avery were a different Disney outfit each day. Thanks to my girlfriend over at Lois Jean's Linens! Below is a picture while we were waiting to ride the magic carpet. Avery liked alot of the rides, but enjoyed the shows even more...and the icecream!
This is a half good picture of Avery with Minnie & Mickey. She was so SCARED of them. She wasn't crying in this picture, but I think she had her "feef" (pacifier) in her mouth. More to come on that subject...hopefully it will be gone by Easter.

Peace out! The 3rd day we checked out Hollywood Studios or as I know it as MGM. I don't know why they change things because it's hard for me to not call it MGM. We watched the Muppet 3D show. I remember watching it when I was a little girl. Avery had her glasses on and would try to reach out and grab at things, it was cracking me up! We ate at Pizza Planet and met Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater. Hudson rode Tower or Terror, how I don't know! I can't do that stuff!!! We also watched "The Little Mermaid" show and ate dinner at the Sci-fi diner where you eat in car booths.

My favorite place that we ate at during vacation was at the Polynesian resort at a restaurant called Ohana. It was scrumptious!!! Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. Not only was the food delicious, but they had a lady that entertained our children by playing music, dancing, and having coconut races! It was so funny to watch the kids do this. They also had an open grill so you could watch them cook.
My mom and I got "layed"!

Avery playing at the "Honey, I shrunk the kids" playground at Hollywood Studios.
Hudson's favorite movie when he was younger was "CARS" and he still loves that movie and all of the characters. We are excited for the new "CARS" movie coming out in June. My husband is too because he has it on his phone calendar. We are planning on taking the kids and Darien & Mom to Holiday World and then to the IMAX in Evansville for the opening of the movie. Darien's birthday is the day after so I think that sounds like a pretty awesome birthday gift!!!

This picture is just too cute! Here are all of the BOYS and AVERY that were in our group. It seems like most of our friends just have boys, so it's always the boys and Avery. They better get ready for the "girlie" birthday parties we have coming up...hint PRINCESS.
Avery & Jasmine & Aladdin...the shortest line to see the princesses. I think we waited 15 minutes.

Avery showing off her animal print dress by Lois Jean's Linens at the Animal Kingdom. She liked Rafiki.

We also went to Sea world 2 days while we were in Florida. Avery and Hudson are really into sea creatures, so they had alot of fun looking and touching some of the animals.
Behind Avery you can see a real shark swimming past. You walked through this aquarium tunnel with tons of sharks swimming around. Hudson was in heaven.

I like this picture of my boys because Hudson is showing me what he looked like while riding Mt.Everest roller coaster. He was not scared at all to ride all of the fast rides.

My family was obsessed with the real ducks at Disney, like the mallards. And Hudson wanted his picture made with one character...guess who? Yep, Donald DUCK!!!

Happy St.Patrick's Day from the kids! I made all of the kids matching St.Patty's day Mickey shirts. Not only did the kids have them, but the girls did too! The men did not want to participate in this. HA!

Check this out!!! Yes, my little Avie Lu loves sunglasses. Good thing Target had different colors for $1 before we left!

Avery giving Nathan some LOVE! Poor Nathan didn't know what to do!!!

The loooongest wait to see a princess was for RAPUNZEL! Next to Belle, she is Avery's favorite. Thank you Ya-Ya for waiting 1 1/2 hours so that we could meet her.


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