Sunday, May 11, 2008

Flamingos and Tigers and Bats, oh my....

....not to mention lots of other animals too. They don't call it the Animal Kingdom for nothin'.

First thing this morning (and I do mean FIRST thing) at 6:3o, we headed over to eat at Chef Mickey's. We originally couldn't get reservations, but on a whim on the way down here, I called and they had an 7:10. Oh well, at least we got our day started bright & early. Bryce & KatieBelle met Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto, and Goofy. And they got ice cream for dessert AT BREAKFAST.......whose ever heard of that?

Then, we got to the Animal Kingdom just before it opened, and we walked on to Kilmanjaro Safari, which was a fabulous little 'expedition' where we got to see lots of elephants. Then Bryce & Brad rode the Kali river rapids, and Bryce liked it so much he made me go through with him again. So, everyone but KatieBelle got soaked, and even she played in the fountains. We also watched some shows, and saw a lot of animals, and even a walking vine.

We are taking some MUCH NEEDED rest time right now. Sara Kate has been asleep (but she is awake now) and the 2 B's are conked out on the other bed. Tonight we are dining with the princesses at Epcot, and then we're off to the Magic Kingdom again to do some of the stuff that we missed the first night. It is open until midnight tonight, so we'll see how far we can make it. Tomorrow, we are heading over to Hollywood Studios. I'll try to post again, but as I said the first time, I'm not sure Brad will spring for it. Enjoy the day in pictures........


Sandy said...

Happy Mother's Day Shana!!!
"OH MY!" Looks like great fun!
Tell Brad to keep paying for the WiFi so we can live vicariously through y'all. We love Mickey and being kids again at Disney. Bryce and Sara Kate will definitely have life-long memories of this trip!
Take care and have FUN!

Love you guys!
Tammy and Sandy

chelle belle said...

Wahoo!!! How fun to see your pics! Savor every wonderful moment!!!!

Happy Mother's Day! :)

Tammy said...

Fun! Fun! Fun! I am so glad you are having a great time. You guys deserve it! Happy Happy Mother's Day! What a great way to spend it.

Brittany said...

How exciting! Okay at first glance I did not realize you guys were in Florida. I was about to high tail it down to Dalton to meet Mickey!

Tamara Chastain said...

I'm so glad you got in at Chef Mickey's. It looks like y'all are having a great time.

Jess said...

Girl, I had no idea y'all were down in Florida!!
Looks like you're having a grand time with Mickey and the Gang. The little ones make it SO much more magical, don't they.


Klingbeil Family said...

It certainly is obvious what a GREAT time you are having!! As Sandy said - we are all living vicariously through you and enjoying every minute of it!

Katie Fleming said...

Loads of Fun!!! I did not know yall had went to Flordia. I bet you had soooooo much fun. Love ya, Katie

Jenny said...

I'm so glad you guys are having such a fan'freakin'tastic time!!! It looks like an absolute blast. Ice cream for breakfast? That's one of the best things ever!! Enjoy the rest of your vacation. Keep those pictures coming!!!

Love ya,

Joe & Cyndi Rogers said...


Thanks for taking the time on your trip to, as Sandy said, 'live viariously' through you guys!! It looks like you ARE having a WONDERFUL time!! Enjoy thos precious moments and all of the great memories you are making!! I can't WAIT to see the scrapbooks! :)

I hope you had a FANTASTIC Mother's Day!!!

Love ya,


The Wild World of Richmond said...

Your name came up at church last night...oh're down there suffering at DW for your kids...geez...I'm so jealous!!! Have a blast and keep posting so I can talk Ken into taking us!!! I keep showing him what fun it is.

dmd525 said...

So glad to hear that Bryce got better! The pictures are great (love that one of Bryce on the water slide!!)---will look forward to seeing more when you post them.


Kevin & Lacey Hammontree said...

wow hope you had fun. The last time I went to disney I was 7 and I loved every minute of it. What a great way to may family memories.

I know your kids loved it!!
way to go!!!

Tim & Angela Fleming said...

I'm so glad everyone felt good and you were able to enjoy your trip. I love Disney World and can't wait to take Ella one day. We took Katie and Kyle about the same age as Bryce and Sara Kate. Thank you for sharing your experience, it brought back some fond memories of our Disney trip. Glad you had a great time.