Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Disney World--Finally!!

So, so sorry. It has taken me so long to get these pictures downloaded and somewhat organized. Be ready for lots and lots of pictures. There are so many more(I took about 800) but I tried to choose the best ones to post. I also had to make them post in November because I wanted it to be accurate for my blog book for the boys. =) 

~~The Surprise~~
So we picked up the boys from school as soon as they were counted present. They had no idea why they were leaving early and certainly no idea that we were heading to Disney World. Their teachers were so excited and were in on the surprise. They walked them out of the school where our car was shoe polished with "Disney World bound" on the window, my Mama had fun balloons, she and I had on Minnie Mouse ears, Carter had a Mickey hat on and my hubby was ready to video.

The hubs and I waiting in the foyer of the office

Once we saw them round the corner, we went outside. The boys came out the door and I said, " Hey, we're going to Disney World, wanna come?" They were shocked and seemed a little bit confused. 

As we were driving to the airport, they were starting to get excited!!

 I don't think they really got it until we got to our hotel. They were so happy to be there! They loved it!! Our area was Toy Story themed and had the hugest Woody, Buzz and and other characters from the movies. They literally ran to climb on them every time we went to or from our room. =) 

It was already late, so that was our first Disney day! We hit the sack so we could get an early start the next morning. 

Hollywood Studios

We started our first full day of magic at Hollywood Studios. The Disney Junior show was our first stop. Carter watches some of these shows and the big boys were sweet and played along. We were the first family in line so we were the "VIP" family. Turns out all that meant was that we sat in the first row. It was a good spot though!=)

We spent a lot of time in the Pixar area is right up my boys' alley. They loved the Toy Story Mania ride and we were all able to ride it. They also loved seeing Woody and Buzz. Carter is especially into Toy Story right now and my big boys have loved it for years so this was awesome.

This army man was so funny. They boys thought he was a statue and Carter was stepping on his foot. The army guy  jumped and scared Carter. It was so funny but that is why Carter is on the edge of the picture. =)

Here are the boys ready to get on the Toy Story Mania ride.

Landon and Colton

Luke and Cooper

My riding buddy Carter
There is a "Honey is Shrunk the Kids" area. They had the best time running through there.

This picture cracks me up! 
The Pixar parade was so cute and full of fun characters! It was a great way to end our time at Hollywood Studios!

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

On Friday night, my parents treated us to tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party! It was at Magic Kingdom. They close the park and if you have these tickets to get back in. It was magical and made us all start getting into the Christmas spirit!

The castle looks BEAUTIFUL!!

The fireworks show is spectacular! I have never seen a display like it!! Here are a few of my favorites from it!

The evening wrapped up with a fun and festive parade! The kids loved it and so did we!
Cooper, Colton and Landon

Luke, Cooper and Carter

Carter waved constantly! He loved seeing the characters go by. I LOVED watching him do this! 

Of course Santa ended the parade. 

This was such a fun event! I am so glad we were able to be there one of the nights this was taking place. Disney is even better at Christmastime!