Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Disney Pictures

Day 2 at Animal Kingdom

Poor Tigger getting pummeled by some very happy kids

He was a trooper about it; he just kept smiling.

Sweaty, happy cousins!
We ate lots of snacks.
On our safari ride
Lunch at the Rainforest Cafe'
Two cute little monkeys

Okay, I know Kate had this baby because I was at the hospital when she was born, but does it not look like Daddy spit her out?

More sweaty cousins waiting for the tram home
Day ??? at Hollywood Studios (It's all a blur by this point.)
Luke at the "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" playground -
Can I just tell you that if you are the least bit nervous about losing your children, DO NOT take them here! It's a maze, and they can roam for hours and never cross your path. Great fun for them, not too fun for Mama whose belly is too big to haul herself into small spaces.

And that's about all the pictures I took. Like I said, HOT and a little hectic, so I felt proud to have this many quality photos.

The Happiest Place on Earth

I can't decide if Disney should change its slogan to "The Germiest Place on Earth". Although it probably wouldn't do anything for business, it would certainly be accurate. Which is why Luke, Eli, Mama, Raeanna and I ended up with the flu at the end of our vacation. Eli and I are now on antibiotics for sinus infections, and Luke has learned a new fun trick of how to suck snot from the back of his throat. Disgusting, you say? Spend a few moments in our house, and you will be begging for someone to scratch their fingernails down a long chalkboard. The sound would be melodic in comparison.

Enough whining. Now I'm ready to show some pictures!! We had a great time, and everyone had a great attitude in spite of the heat and chaos that is inevitable with seven children ages four and under. Our two nights out with just the adults were yummy and fun. There were a couple of other nights of fun game playing and hanging out after the kids were in bed. I can't remember the last time we've all been together just to hang out like that. Maybe never? Before the first baby was born? Anyway, it was lots of fun. I'm looking forward to being able to do again one day.

First Day at Magic Kingdom

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Week Worth Forgetting

The title pretty much speaks for itself. After all having colds and then the stomach bug, numerous meetings, appointments, visits to the lab/doctor/hospital, we are all glad this week is over.

Eli was up all night Monday night, Luke threw up Tuesday night, I was in the bed all day Thursday and ended up having to go to the hospital due to contractions (apparently my uterus and stomach have been competing for room and irritating each other, thanks to the stomach bug) and Kris threw up Thursday night. I was in the bed again yesterday, but I feel much better today and think I'm on the mend.

Which is good because....

We're going to Disney today! Mama, Daddy, brothers, sisters, spouses, nieces, nephews, self, children. We're all going to Disney for the whole week! Kris and Mark, unfortunately, have to work but will join us later in the week. We're even getting a sitter two nights so we can go out to dinner without children, and then Friday night the adults are going to see Cirque du Soleil. And we are so excited!

Expect lots of pictures and maybe some video next week!