Blast from the Past: WDW 2009

And here’s the last Blast from the Past post. (Sorry for the formatting!  Not sure how to fix that.  Hmm.)  This one is from our 2009 trip, when Ana was two and Emma was one.  Yes, we were CRAZY.  But we had fun!  I’ll be back to regular blogging tomorrow.  Enjoy…

We’re back from Walt Disney World! We left on Sunday afternoon after church, drove down to DFW, and caught a flight early, early Monday morning. By Monday afternoon, we were in the Magic Kingdom, and we spent the next four days exploring every part of the four Disney parks…


(The girls DID get out of their strollers at different points of this trip. I promise.)
Emma loved “It’s a Small World” (just as many of you predicted she would), and Ana loved Dumbo. And surprisingly enough, the same girls who are terrified of Chuck E. Cheese LOVED the characters and the princesses. We even had to go back and meet some of the same characters three or four times at Ana’s insistence…

For both your sanity and my own, I’ll only post a couple of these character encounter pictures. (No need to thank me.) As you can see, Em wasn’t afraid to get right on up in their faces and give them a big ol’ “HELLO!”
Apart from a few hiccups that are to be expected with toddlers doing a full-scale, non-stop vacation of this magnitude, we were amazed by how smoothly the entire week went. We totally recommend Walt Disney World to families with toddlers after watching our wee ones just get completely caught up in the excitement of nearly every moment. They were absolutely thrilled, which absolutely thrilled us. On the shuttle ride back to the airport Friday night, Ana watched the farewell video, turned to Wes, and said, loud enough for the whole bus to hear her, “We come back soon, Papa!” Indeed.
We’re getting back to our regularly scheduled lives now, which includes a mountain of really sweaty laundry (ick), regular work hours for Wes (ick), and serious potty training (ICK). Ana remembered that she would be wearing panties post-Disney, and she greeted me this morning with a package of them in hand. She still hasn’t connected that panties mean using the potty on a regular basis, but I’m sure we’ll figure it out after a couple of (hundred) accidents. She’s ready. I’m ready. It’s time.
For those of you who want to see more vacation pictures, I’ve uploaded some onto Xanga. For those of you who want to see more than that, I’ve uploaded some onto Facebook. And for those of you who want to see even more… well, I can’t imagine why you would want to see all 271 pictures that we took, but send me your email address and I’ll send you the link. Don’t say I didn’t warn you about how many there are!
Hope your weekend is going well…

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