Monday, April 13, 2009

It's All About Mickey!


Just returned this evening from DisneyWorl*d. We had an amazing time with super weather. It was warm and sunny and simply beautiful! The flowers were in bloom everywhere and it was so wonderful to have it be so warm. Of course, we had a bit of a rude awakening arriving home tonight! Even though it was 50 degrees, which normally would be warm, it felt very, very chilly.




Mickey and Maddy on the porch of the Boardwalk -- our hotel.




Rickster, Maddy and Connor

Seems like we were away for ages (which I believe is the sign of a good vacation), and we kept very busy! The Rickster and I had a little friendly competition on keeping track of how many steps (or miles) we walked every day. You'll be happy to know that I beat him every day and we averaged about 22,000 steps -- which I believe equals 7+ miles! That was a lot of walking!




Mickey rode the teacups with us -- he got SO dizzy!


Miss Maddy had a blast! And, as you can see from the photos, so did her pal Mickey. He went nearly everywhere with us and somehow the mouse managed to get into nearly every photo! It was fun having Connor with us too. He and the Rickster went on the scary roller coasters while Maddy and I hit the teacups! :) We missed Philip and Catherine who were unable to make the trip with us. More photos to follow as I am beat and must hit the sack as it is back to work tomorrow!



27 comments:

Casey said...

I need to go to Disney!! I should be walking seven miles a day! HAHA!!

Looks like a great time!! Cute pics!!

Kimi said...

How precious....I love her snaggle tooth grin!

Your photos are great! I love how she has Mickey sitting right next to her on the ride....so sweet!

Kim

Missy said...

Awww, I am so glad you posted these precious pics. Happy to hear that you all had a magical time. Maddy is too cute for words! I am proud of how much you walked...that's a great way to get active :) Get some rest! Hugs!

ADELE said...

Oh I love these pictures. She is so adorable. We booked our Disney trip for this Septemeber and I can hardly wait. We have never been so I am really looking forward to it.
Any suggestions?

Lea said...

how fun. Love the pictures.

Lea
xo

Julia said...

I love that Mickey got in almost all of your pics, it really shows a kids love of all things Disney. Looks like you all had a fabulous time, it makes me want to grab the kids and go back now!!

Jodee Leader said...

Welcome back! It sounds like you had a blast at Disney. I can't wait to see more pictures!

Also, congrats on winning Lisa's silver giveaway. I hope you are going to share with me :)

a Tonggu Momma said...

It looks like she had SUCH a fun time!!!! So happy for y'all. Now just throw a sweater on and prayer for warmer weather.

Gail said...

Welcome home Janet! Love seeing your pics and seeing your girl with her Mickey. I think it's so great that we stayed just across the water from each other. Pretty area isn't it?

I didn't keep track of how many steps I walked but I know it was a lot too, I made that comment to Dan everyday. Sorry we didn't get to meet, but I'm sure we will in the future. It would be fun to get our girls together.

It's taken me about 3 days to recover from this trip...fun but a bit tiring.

Sue said...

I love that last photo...so sweet!

Looks like you had a great time.

Sue : )

Lisa said...

Oh, I'm so happy that you guys had such a great time! I can't wait to hear all about it! Disney is just such a magical place!

7+miles! Wow!!

Kim said...

So glad you had a great time! I wish we were back there! Love seeing Mickey in all the photos!

Have a good week at work. It's hard to get back into reality after all the magic of Disney.

Margaret M said...

It looks like you had soooo much FUN. I can't wait to take the wee ones to Disney! i loved the pics!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Just seeing Maddy in her warm weather clothes is making me jealous, and of course to see Mickey! I can't wait to hear more about your trip! Hope the back-to-work adjustment goes well! :)
Carrie

Erin said...

These photos are DARLING! We just got home from Disneyland, and now I feel like we must go back very soon. I didn't take very good photos ;( Hope your "re-entry" goes smoothly!

Felicia said...

What a great trip. Glad you had a wonderful time at the magic kingdom. Way to go on the 7 miles.

Lisa said...

good, good times!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

7 miles a day...WOW, that is a lot of walking!! Sounds like you had a wonderful trip....can't wait to see more of your great pictures!!

Hope you are adjusting to reality.....I am already in Louisville...and did not get your jewels sent out on Monday. I will send them as soon as I get back home:)

Have a great week!!

Lisa

Christy said...

FUN!!! You were at my favorite place!! I just love disney-- isnt it just a happy place? It is a great workout walking those parks-- love that kind of workout!

Hugs and cant wait to see more pics.

Chrsity :)

mommy24treasures said...

my kids ask almost everyday if we can go again, they just love it.

Looks like such a wonderful trip!

Sandy Toes said...

OH..how fun and what great pictures! I love Disney...even the smell of Disney!
sandy toe

Kam said...

Oh, how fun! I have been to Disney no less than 25 times and it gets better every stinkin' time! Love these pics of sweet Maddy! She looks like she had a fantastic time! Can't wait to see more pics! Did you go to the Animal Kingdom? My little brother works there driving the safari!

Denise said...

I love Disney and can't wait to introduce Maggie to Mickey someday. Glad you had a fun trip~

Donna said...

I'm so glad you had such a good time...we stayed at the Boardwalk the last time we went to WDW and loved it!

Michelle said...

It looks like a great time. That last photo of Maddy & Mickie is precious!!

Natalie said...

OH, I love your last picture. Sooo cute. I vote that you frame that one.

Natalie

paige said...

oh that last picture is just the sweetest!!