Monday, October 09, 2006

We are HOME!

I must say I had a great time in Florida. I always hate leaving. I feel at home there. But I am always happy to get back to my house. We left Thursday at 1pm. Ri ck (my step dad) decided that since I had room in my car that he was going to go too. He packed his bags and on our way we went. It was a fairly easy road trip. Our first day we made it south of Atlanta. Friday we finished the rest of the trip.

The house I rented was amazing. Private back yard, nice pool, the house was very clean. was in hog heaven. They had puzzles there and he, LB and grampa did all the puzzles in the house. Grampa also taught the kids how to play WAR and solitare. G abe now plays solitare all by himself. LB is not as into it.

We took Grampa to look at properties that he could turn into rentals. He has some ideas in his head. Probably when we go back in May he will buy a few. They are investiments you know. LOL

We went to Animal Kingdom on Sunday. We met my SIL Kim there. It was a nice time. Grampa walked all over the park very slowly. But he did it. We went on all the rides the kids could go on. G abe freaked out on Dinosauer and got to go into the control panel and see what the ride did. He will tell you all about it. but he still would not ride it. LB rode Expedition Everest twice and was upset that she could not do it a third time. LOL That is an AWESOME RIDE!! A MUST DO if you go to AK.

Monday we looked at a few more properties and then headed to the Magic Kingdom for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. That was AWESOME!!!! The kids had a great time. The Flan Clan met up with us for the party. We had a great time. Little F ay eth and Cor bin are the best of buddies. They really just hit it off. They were so aweet and amazing together.

Tuesday afternoon we did E pcot. It was fun. We did not stay for the fireworks. But we got to see Mickey, Minnie, Chip -n- Dale, Pluto and Goofy. Fa yet h slept thru that.

Wednesday was the Magic Kingdom. We had Brunch at the Crystal Palace. Our friends the Flan Clan joined us. We were able to catch up with the Knight Family. The kids, my mom, jess and I rode Great Thunder Mountain. Our 40 minute wait turned into 1hr10 minutes. After that we all went our separate ways. Grampa got a scooter today and it helped a lot. We saw both parades and the fireworks. It was amazing.

Thursday we did MGM. Lind say, G abe and Ha nna h rode Tower of Terror. It is now Han nah's favorite ride. Well that and Its a Small World. We caught up with The Knights and the Fowlers. Rode the Rock and Roll RollerCoaster. We went our separate ways but I met up with Jess at Playhouse Disney and the Stunt Show. LOL Actually, I met up with Jess OUTSIDE the stunt show and Bryce and Fa yet h were not pleased with the loudness of the show.

I was suppose to meet up with the girls at Downtown Disney. However when we left the park F aye th felt warm to touch as did Han nah. When we got back to the house I decided to take the girls temps. Fa ye th was miserable f ussy and Hannah was whiney. Well...Han nah had a 103* temp and Fa yet h had a 102.something temp, LB was 101. something. Motrin to all 3 girls and after that Ha n nah vomited a little. I decided to stay at the house. Ga be also had a nasty headache thursday. My mom offered to keep the kids and let me go, but what type of mom dumps her 4 sick kids and leaves them with gramma? Not me.

Friday was a run around and finish filling up the autograph book and later we went back to see Fantasmic. If you do not see Fantasmic you just did not complete your experience at MGM. It is amazing. My mother sat speechless!

Saturday we were also able to meet up with the Flanders for Breakfast before we headed out. I was also able to make to to Chez Flanders during our visit. I told her point blank I did not care if my kids got the tummy flu. They wanted to see their FL friends new house. We were treated to a show that Ja son directed and produced. Co rbin and F ayet h were buddies, it was just a nice time.

I will upload pics today and post them tomorrow.

10 comments:

Kristin said...

So glad you had a fun trip! We had a great time hanging with you all and we look fwd to seeing you in May!

Jessica said...

We had a great time hanging out with your guys. Can't wait to see your photos. Bet you have your's up WAY before I do. That is what happens when you take 3 billion photos.

Anonymous said...

*sniff* through atlanta....tee hee. It's ok, i'mt he halfway point between the flan clan and your clan, so I expect to be visited evenutally!!!

Remember, pics of the preggie lady....

Glad you had a great time!!

Kate said...

Glad you had a great trip and that you made it back safe and sound.

Amy said...

Glad you and the kids (and gramma & grampa) had such a fabulous time. Can't wait to see all your pictures.

Lynn said...

Aww we are so bummed that we missed you!! Hopefully we will see you in May!

Wendi said...

Fantasmic was my favorite thing at DL. I'm so glad we stayed for it.

It sounds like you had a fabulous time!!!

Aritha said...

I didn't get to see "Fantasmic" at DL!! I am glad you had a good trip and hope the kids are feeling better.

Linda said...

Can't wait to see pics!

Anne Glamore said...

I'm proud of you for making it thru Epcot. For some reason, it kicked out family's...behinds.