I'm trying to get back into the swing of actually being on the computer, which seems weird since I basically live on it normally. Amazing what a break can do to you!
Anyhoo- we all survived the Great Disney Vacation. The little kids survived at home with Gpa and Attitude King and were none worse for the wear if a bit smelly when we got home. Never leave a 15yo boy in charge.. Especially a 15yo boy who has to be reminded to shower and brush his teeth. uhm... yeah.. Fishing Pole spent the week at Cowie's because I thought #1) it was best to separate him from the other kids for an easier atmosphere all around #2) he always gets completely spoiled at Cowie's house and he deserves a little spoiling and extra attention with all the crap he has going on. He did really well there.. I could tell (maybe from the zillions of texts when he would steal Cowie's cell phone and the questions of how many days til I picked him up) that he got a little homesick after a few days. It was actually nice b/c in his worst moods he is always swearing that he can't stand me and wants to live with Cowie.. Nice to be missed once in a while :-) Unfortunately for him, Cowie is not a 15yo boy and so he was forced into many baths while we were gone.. I'm sure to hear him tell it, he is nothing but a prune by now.
When we checked in, Drama Queen was able to snag not only a fairy wand but also a cute purple balloon.. Yes, she's a big kid.. ha! She was always so excited (again , big kid!) when housekeeping would make our beds each day and put her wand & balloon on her bed. lol. Me, I like the Mickey head w/ towels.
I swear to you Every.Single.Time we left our room and started walking to the bus stop, the bus we needed would be pulling in. Naturally we could never make it in time and were forced to wait for the next bus. Drove me insane.. I wouldn't have minded waiting at all if I hadn't see that dang bus.. Argh!.. The bus issue and the fact that we went during a high peak time (we NEVER do that. We always go off season) meant it was super busy and I hate crowds, were the only downfalls. Still I was prepared for the super crowds and we still had a good time.
|Christmas Tree @ Hollywood Studios (aka MGM)|
Drama Queen and I chased down the Green Army Man for a picture :)
The Tower of Terror is one ride that I have never once rode.. I never plan to either.. *shivers* I was happy to stand and play on my phone while Daddy Chaos & Drama Queen went on it.. More power to them.. ick.
|Christmas Tree- Main Street USA (Magic Kingdom)|
|Our cute Magic Bands..|
My favorite part about Animal Kingdom is definitely the animals.. More specifically the Giraffes! Love them! They are by far my favorite animal! :) Here is their baby.. How cute!!! I just want to take him home with me.. ha..
Alas, so many of my good pictures are not on my phone and not here to share.. But if I wait until I steal them back from everyone else's phones... well who knows when I'll get this posted..
I'm off to update the surrogacy blog now...
but in case you wanted a sneak peek....