Monday, May 10, 2010
Well this year proved that last years fabulous trip to Disney was no fluke! We all had a wonderful time, we just wish they could turn down the outside thermostat about 10 degrees so we wouldn't be quite so toasty while we were there. Monkey was of course entertaining while being entertained! He surprised us by loving Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (if you look at the ride you can see them coming around the bend), he is definitely a roller coaster fan! There were many "firsts" this trip including meeting Buzz Lightyear and Woody from the movie Toy Story. There was no need for Monkey to be told to "smile" for these photos he was thrilled and it confirmed that his birthday party these of Toy Story is right on track for this year! Another first was riding the Star Wars ride with Daddy (not really mommy's kind of ride...too many flashing lights for her...of course Monkey thinks it's because she is scared of Star Wars). As like the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad the Star Wars ride was not just a one time thing but instead multiple trips were involved to ride both. Yet another first involved the water slides at the resort this year Monkey graduated to the BIG water slide that is a tube slide in the dark and as you can see it is quite lengthy, if asked he will tell you this and the airplane flight were his favorite parts of the trip. Both Daddy and I were a bit concerned when Monkey asked to go down the slide ALL BY HIMSELF...which meant he wanted no one to escort him to the top of the slide, or wait with him...it was agonizing waiting at the bottom of the slide for him with no real indication of when he would shoot out of there but indeed he did it ALL BY HIMSELF! And he was more excited than I think I have EVER seen him, he was literally spinning circles in the water repeating "I did it, I did it, I did it". It was fun to see him conquer yet another big milestone! He of course spent alot of time enjoying the other water slide but this year with a new twist NO LIFE JACKET! I don't have pictures of that because it was after I put away the camera besides it was too much fun watching him come down, goggles on, nose plugged (well all the way until right before he would go in the water) and then plunge all the way in, swim up and swim over to us - thank you swimming lessons you have totally paid off!
So yet another first was something Monkey has requested since we were at Disney last year and that was to attend the fireworks, frankly last year we were all so beat by the heat that we weren't awake nearly long enough to stay up for fireworks but this year we not only went to Magic Kingdom for the Wishes fireworks but also Hollywood Studios Fantasmic fireworks - what a wonderful time we had especially when the lit up Tinkerbell went right over our heads at Magic Kingdom - memories we will NEVER forget!
So just a few more cute pics from our trip! Including Monkey acting with the Green Army Men from Toy Story...what a riot to see our sweet boy having fun with the entertaining Green Army Men!