Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Enjoying Life

We returned from Disney World on Friday July 10th. We had an amazing time. Seeing the magic on the kids' faces was priceless. There is absolutely no other place on Earth that can bring that type of magic to a child's face, adult's too! I am filled with gratitude to my parent's for treating us to a magical vacation that we will forever remember!

The sight of Brayden dancing in the rain down Main Street will forever be etched in my mind. It was our first day there, and let me tell you, he was feeling the magic. Another favorite memory is when we were in one of the candy stores at Magic Kingdom. Being the chocoholics they are, daddy and Brayden began filling two bags with M&M's off all different colors. Of course daddy didn't pay attention to the sign that had the prices. He marched his self to the cashier with his two bags of candy and the lady rang him up. He unknowingly had bought 26.00 worth of candy. Being that he only had 12.00 cash on him, he politely told the lady he had no idea it was that much and said he would be right back. He put a bag back and had me go up and just buy the one bag since he had just been up there.

As I was paying, the kind lady said, sweetie, your husband had two bags, go get the other bag and just take it because we are going to have to throw it out anyway. I blushed and told her thank you. We still have the two bags of M&M's. Ha!

We ended up renting a scooter for my mother. I just knew she would enjoy it more if she wasn't in so much pain. Her hips are in horrible shape and constantly hurt. If you have ever been to Disney World, you know the amount of walking that you do. Now looking back, that dang scooter gave us a few laughs.

One evening at Magic Kingdom, she almost plowed over two small kids. She thought she was going forward and in fact pressed the wrong lever and lurched backwards. I yelled out at her and pushed the two little girls out of the way. Another scooter incident was when my mother got stuck on the railroad type tracks that span Main Street. The tracks are for the parade floats. They do not mix well with scooters. We caused a backlog behind us from being stuck. After a bit, this large man came walking up and lifted the entire front of the scooter off the track with my mom on it. We were all laughing like crazy.

We visited Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor. It was hilarious. The best part was..... they picked my dad out of the audience to be "That Guy". So during the whole show they would make jokes about "That Guy" and put his face up on the big screen. Then as we were leaving there were kids pulling at their parents clothes saying..... "hey mommy, there's that guy." Oh, it was priceless.

All of us were exhausted and are just now getting back on schedule. We slept like crazy people upon our return. I felt as though I would never get enough sleep, of course that is coming from someone who is obsessed with sleeping.

Bailee is crazy about Snow White. For about 6 months, Snow White is the book that she consistently chooses for me to read her at bedtime. She would light up whenever she saw her.

Brayden loved it all. His favorite was Splash Mountain though. I lost count of how many times he and his daddy rode it! He was even able to talk Grammy into riding it with him.

Here are a few pics of our wonderful time! Enjoy!


Shelley said...

Love the stories. I have been waiting for his blog!

Melanie Mueller said...

SO fun! Love the pictures!

Sarah said...

How fun! I'm glad you guys had a great time! $26 for two bags of M&Ms? Wow. That is steep! Love the picture of your son dancing in the rain... he looks so happy!

Sue said...

What a great trip. I'm so glad you have such wonderful memories, especially with your parents and the kids together :-D

Thanks for sharing it with us, your blog readers ;-)

A Day in the LIfe said...

Glad you all had fun. Disney is truly a trip of a life time. The rain was wonderful we just wish it followed us home. Thanks for sharing the typical Dunlap stories with us.

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