Disney Report

9 05 2007

We arrived home yesterday about 1:00 in the afternoon.  I am downright bitter about leaving Florida and returning to real life.  The vacation was everything we hoped for. . .here are a few highlights:

1.  The morning we flew to Fl. we woke the girls up at 4:30.  They both popped out of bed with their eyes shining and got dressed in record time.  All 3 girls did great on the flights and other than a minor argument about who got the window seat, we had no problems at all.

2.  Our first day at Disney I couldn’t stop crying!  Perhaps I was dealing with a massive case of PMS.  Whatever the problem was, I couldn’t get my emotions under control!  But watching B and L get so excited about seeing Mickey and riding the tea cups, etc. brought so much joy to me.  Oh, for the innocence of childhood. . .

3.  I was given further proof that I have been given the world’s easiest baby.  In all 3 days at Disney, Ellie did not cry even once.  Not once.  She sat in her stroller as content as could be and took it all in.  Then she fell asleep.  I darn well deserve her.  Yes, I do.

4.  Eating Moose Tracks ice cream every single day with B and L.  Much to my amusement, B kept calling it “Moose Crack.”  I better leave that alone.

5.  Despite the fact that the forecast called for thunderstorms nearly every day we were there, we had only 20 minutes of rain the entire week.  The rest of the time was sunny, sunny, sunny!

6.  Hearing the girls give the run down every night on their favorite events of the day.

7.  My personal favorite thing at Disney was “Mickey’s Philharmagic.”  It’s a 3D movie that was totally amazing.  When Donald Duck threw a bucket of water on us we actually got wet.  When they were baking we could smell the food and we felt the breeze while we were riding on the magic carpet.  B and L found it a bit intense.  They weren’t so sure about having things coming right at us.  They kept ducking and flinching.

And lest you think we lived a perfect week, let me also tell you about a few lowlights:

1.  Conrad got salmonella from some shrimp he ate the first night we were there that kept him running to the bathroom every 10 minutes for about 36 hours (that is not an exaggeration).  We were seriously considering taking him to the hospital but then he started improving.

2.  Lydia threw up 3 times and ran a fever off and on for 2 days.  We never did figure out what was going on but she seems totally fine now.

3.  Ellie also ran a fever for the last 2 days we were there.  Weird.

4.  In order to get to the airport on time for our flight home, we had to leave the house at 3:00 a.m. which meant we set the alarm for 2:20.  I’m okay with never doing that again.

5.  On the way home, sometime between the first and second flights, we managed to lose Ellie’s pacifier.  Bummer.

So, there you have it.  Our vacation in a nutshell.  Today I’m finishing unpacking and getting things organized.  We’ve got a big week coming up.  Ellie turns 1 on Sunday (Mother’s Day!) so my mom is coming along with Conrad’s parents for a little party.   Then I will be in Goshen for a few days and as soon as I get back I am starting my new job.  Yikes.  More on that in another blog.




2 responses

10 05 2007

i was keeping a mental list of things to comment on and then i got to the end and “i am starting my new job” wiped them all out of my head!! what job?? do tell…

really, i am so glad that you had such a great time. we had one day at disneyland in CA with caitlyn and i just told matthew recently that i’d love to go back again with all of them someday. cheesy as it sounds, it is almost magical. 🙂 i loved it too. and i am also so glad that ellie is such a good baby and i can’t believe she’s turning one!! wow. oh, and ‘moose crack’? i’ll never be able to think of it in the same way again!! that is hilarious!

thanks for updating so quickly! it’s great to know you’re back safely!

10 05 2007

I don’t think that calling Disney “magical” is cheesy at all. That place is amazing and it does make you feel like you’re in a fantasy world. I’ve often heard of couples honeymooning in Disney and I could never figure out why. . .I thought it was geared just toward kids. But, I would love to go sometime with just Conrad because there are so many fun things for “big people” too!

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