This year we drove up to Sherri & Nathan's house and met up with Roger's parents, Glenn & Jody for Thanksgiving in Birmingham. We enjoyed amazing hospitality and a great visit. A very popular activity was playing 'Just Dance' on the wii.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The time finally arrived for us to use our free Disney tickets. We left for Orlando on Veteran's Day, which fell on a Thursday. The boys and Roger were able to do baptisms at the temple that afternoon with the Martinez family.Meanwhile, I took Kaylee & Brandon (and Noah) to Downtown Disney to look around.
We had a fun time checking out the Lego store.
Brandon playing with potato headsStitch would spit on the kids periodically. Brandon got really frustrated that he couldn't seem to get wet.
"Big Kids" were displaying their own Lego creations.We stayed at Fantasy World Resort, which turned out to be just perfect. The price was right at $75 a night, and it was fully furnished with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a hideabed, washer/dryer and a full kitchen. We were very comfortable there.
On Friday, we met up with the Hawthornes and went to the temple. That afternoon, they came over and hung out at our 'villa'. It was a little cool for swimming, but the pool was supposedly heated, so the kids jumped in.
Later that night, we kept Emily and Dan's kids while they went to the temple.
The kids had fun playing tennis and shuffleboard.
Saturday was our Magic Kingdom day.
We had a monorail car to ourselves, and Dustin was using the momentum to swing himself forward. The badges under his arms were given to us because we volunteered for "Give a Day. Get a Day."
Taylor & Kaylee waiting for the park to open
Roger expressing his true feelings about Disney WorldDespite his distaste for "The happiest place on earth," Roger did put on a cheerful face and we all had a good day.
Pre-show before the gates opened
Taylor, Brandon, Kaitlyn, and Kaylee with Chip and DaleBrandon's reaction to his first roller coaster. Probably shouldn't have started with Space Mountain. We could hear him crying as his car came into the station. He wasn't sure he wanted to try another coaster, but Thunder Mountain turned out to be his favorite. We rode it 4 times.
The teacups were another favorite.
Kaitlyn & Taylor with Tigger and Pooh
Brandon & Kaylee in front of Cinderella's castleThe family rather wet after Splash Mountain. Derek got the worst of it!