Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Little More Disney*World!


In addition to walking over 7 miles every day and absolutely wearing my feet out, we also had some lovely pool time! And, of course, Mickey joined in the fun in the sun!

Maddy really enjoyed her afternoon swimming time and practiced doing handstands in the water and attempting a back float -- she did a great job! I think she will be a very good swimmer this summer with a few more lessons. And she even went down this amazing slide (right out the clown's mouth) all by herself!


We also watched the parades, stood in line for character autographs and engaged in one of Miss M's favorite past-times - shopping!!


Bruce the whale from Nemo was whispering "Buy Me", but she opted for Nemo instead!

We were on the hunt for a Bolt dog. Get this -- there were none to be found in any of the Disney parks or Downtown Disney. But . . . the Easter Bunny brought her the Bolt movie and there was a coupon inside to order one! Geesh -- I could have saved so much time if only the Easter Bunny had left that movie in her suitcase and not at home! We did get to meet Bolt and Rhino -- they were so funny! Even Connor enjoyed meeting those two!!



The area where we stayed was so nice and restful even with crowds on the Boardwalk in the evenings. The Rickster and I used to visit the Jersey shore when he was in law school and LOVED the Boardwalk at Ocean City, NJ, so this Boardwalk brought a little of that feeling right back.

Bicycles -- just waiting for riders!



You can almost see our room and balcony just above the tree!



Looking out from the Boardwalk in the evening. The fireworks at Epcot every evening are amazing and a must-see!

25 comments:

Missy said...

Great pics! I am so surprised you couldn't find Bolt at Disney. Were they sold out or did they just not carry it? The place you stayed looks so nice. You'll have to give me some pointers, as we are headed there in the fall. I am so glad you all had such a nice time :) Maddy is always sooo adorable!

Laura L. said...

Wow, it looks like you guys had so much fun. I'm glad you had a wonderful vacation.
We're thinking about going later this year too. This makes me think we should go! It's been a long time.
Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

I love that the stuffed Mickey follow you everywhere. Ben and I went to Disney for our Honeymoon, 10 years ago, I am sure a lot has changed. Your pictures are making me long to go back.

It looks like you had an wonderful time! Thanks for sharing!

Felicia said...

What wow great pictures. I love how Mickey was sunbathing with you all :)

Jodee Leader said...

It looks like you had soooo much fun with the Mouse! Swimming in the afternoon sounds perfect to me! Your hotel looks nice too!

Lisa said...

It looks like you guys had such a great time. I'm so happy for you all. Great pictures!!!! : )

Julia said...

I honestly want to go to the disney site right now and order our tickets for a quick weekend trip. Oh how I wish I could really do that, but maybe next summer. :-( So happy y'all had such a wonderful time, the photos are just wonderful!

Margaret M said...

I Love all of the pictures! It looks like you had a fabulous time! Maddy is so cute and I loved the pool picture!

Kam said...

Love it, love it, love it!
My dad says that it's all about "making memories"...and you sure made your fair share!
Congrats on a great vacation!

3 Peanuts said...

It looks like you all had a GREAT time. I love Mickey at the pool:)

Kim said...

Glad to see Maddy was making sure Mickey wasn't getting to much sun at the pool :-)

Your pictures make me want to go back so bad!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I've heard that Mulan is almost as difficult to find as Bolt! What a shame. But the pics are great and I'm glad y'all had a good time.

Michelle said...

That Maddie is a girl after my own heart... she and I share a love of shopping. Glad you had such a great vacation!! And 7 miles/day - WOW!

Kimi said...

Love your pictures! Seeing what a great time you had makes me want to go more than ever. I think we are going in two years (summer 2011), the kids will be at a great age. That sounds like forever but I know it will be here before you know it.

Have a great weekend!
Kim

Kristin said...

I love the pictures especially the evening/night time ones. But of course the ones with Maddy and her faithful companion!

So glad you had fun. Makes me want to go. :-)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Janet, your photos are just making me so jealous! I want to go to Disney, especially since I am sitting here staring out my window at another Colorado snowstorm! Blah! I want sunshine!

Have a great weekend! :)
Carrie

The Blights said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. This is a whole new world to me and I'm excited! I look forward to following yours. Happy Friday!

Jennifer said...

Looks like ya'll are having so much fun! Glad Mickey was able to soak up some sun too!

Donna said...

Oh man, I have WDW fever now after seeing your photos...gotta start saving up money for next year!

mommy24treasures said...

looks like so much fun.

Sandy Toes said...

Oh..my goodness...I love the picture of Mickey all bound up in a towel...what fun pictures and memories for you all!

Sandy Toe

Rhonda said...

I wanna be in Boo's Adventures! How fun! I'm jealous...we haven't been in FOREVER, but I'm feeling the need for a visit within the next couple of years...FUN memories! Thanks for sharing the joy!

Heather said...

Awww man, it's like I told Gail, I have complete and total vacation envy!!! So glad you had such a nice time. Oh, how Maddy must have loved it all!

Mickey Mouse Smiles!
Heather

Jennifer said...

Love looking at your Disney pictures! We booked our trip for Sept. We are so excited.

Love Ocean City, NJ Boardwalk too. I guess you stayed at the Boadwalk? We stayed at the Beach Club last time. We are staying at Port Orleans this time.

If you have any restaurant tips~send them my way.

Jen

Lucy said...

Wow, looked like a great vacation! I can imagine how much fun Maddy had! Can't wait to do that someday with my kiddos!