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filed under: Miscellaneous on March 22, 2009

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We went to Silver Springs in Ocala and the kids got to feed a giraffe.  They stink! (the giraffe, not the kids)

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Colton and Parker wanted to climb up this super fun kids play area!

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Parker went all the way up.  Where he promptly sat.  And declared…

“Mommy!  Stuck!”

So I talked to him and comforted him and tried to get him to come down… but he refused.

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So grandpa had to go up and rescue him. 

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This is Colton admiring a waterfall in Rainbow Springs.  99.85% pure water!  Neat-o.

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That’s the swimming area again.  It was like out of a movie.

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We’re getting closer to Disney….!!!  This is our hotel, the Hyatt Grand Cypress in Orlando.  It was really beautiful, nice rooms, nice views, and nice price.  I booked through hotwire. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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We had a group swim… Chad is set to arrive at 11:45 pm this night… we have missed him for a whole week as he stayed in MN and worked worked worked.

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Our little eye candy.

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OK…here we are… zooming along in the monorail in Disney-world!  Colton LOVES trains and everything train related, so this was very fun for him! (and all of us!)

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YEAH!  We are in DISNEY WORLD!!!
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Let the fun begin.


It was SO much fun!

The kids were wonderful. REALLY well behaved! 

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Grandpa and Parker on the beautiful merry-go-round.  Really. 

One thing I LOVE about Disney is the attention to detail.  Its almost thrilling all the ways Mickey shows up…

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Can you find the Mickey Ears in this picture???

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The boys were beyond happy here.

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Dumbo was a celebration in itself, with flying and elephants and spinning and music and laughter.

That’s daddy and Colton in the green Dumbo and Grandma R. and Parker bringing up the rear.

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The boys couldn’t see over the wheel, but they loved the ride!

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Happy times, relaxing and holding babies, cooling off in the shade… but wait… oh no… someone is about to blow chunks all over everyone and everything!


Ha!  That so did not happen, but Parker sure plays the part well!  Can you find the Mickey ears in this picture?

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This is end of day one… daddy posing with his favorite character, Tigger….Audrey about to start screaming , and Parker zonked out in first class.

We didn’t get to a lot of Magic Kingdom, which really bummed me out.  Its my favorite!  I am hoping to spend more time there next visit!

MK 2010! (that’s Magic Kingdom in December of 2010, here we come!)

OK.  Day Two, or “Hollywood Studios” will have to wait until tomorrow.

Many blessings!

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  • Karen@Surviving Motherhood says:

    Awwww, you REALLY were in Ocala!!!
    I knew you were in Florida, but I didn’t know you were in OCALA. Now I’m sulking, too.
    And praying for an opportunity to come to Minnesota.

  • Laura says:

    WONDERFUL pictures….The hotel looks amazing, I love the waterfall and the kids were like constantly smiling! Glad you had SO much fun I wish I had been there too!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a GREAT week!

  • he & me +3 says:

    What fun. I love all your pictures. I love the family picture. I think that is the very first time I have ever seen a picture of you. YOu really should join the 52 photos of me Meme. It is a challange for me cause I hate giving up the camera. LOL
    I found the Mickey ears in that picture BTW. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Can’t wait to see the next batch!

  • stacy Ness says:

    I loved all the pictures. Isn’t Disney and wonderful place. Magic Kingdom is my favorite place also. I love the feeling of Magic when you walk through those gates and see all that Disney is.

  • Christy says:

    Love the photo’s! The joy on ALL of the faces is beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚ One day we’re going to go to DW, never been there. ๐Ÿ™
    Thanks for sharing!

  • BP says:

    I’ve never been. It looks like so much fun! Caleb wants to ride in a race car he said!
    Did you get an upclose of the giraffe tongue? I remember you didn’t much like that picture I posted!!

  • Liz says:

    Looks like you all had a blast!! now I wanna go!!

  • Debi ~ says:

    what a fun time….your pictures capture it well!

  • tracie says:

    Your pictures are great!! So happy to see a picture of you!!! I will definitely have to go to those springs next time. We were at MK on Wednesday and Saturday morning of that week, and Epcot on Friday. We loved looking for the “hidden Mickeys” too. Your husband has great taste…I love Eeyore and all of the Pooh characters. We even had breakfast with them : ) You are never going to believe this…WE are going back the first week of December 2010. What week will you be there?

  • Amanda Rettke says:

    SHUT UP!!! lolย  I dont know what week yet, we are looking into when it wil be slowest adn when we can get the best prices… but as soon as I know, I will let YOU know!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Eeyore is my favorite pooh character… but they are all so great!ย  So jealous you had breakfast with them!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Many blessigns-

  • Michelle M. says:

    That looks like an amazing trip!!