Friday, February 27, 2009

Finishing this trip of Disney

This is some of the things they had out at the hotel. One of my favorite things was this big wheel. You can see just how big it is compared to Tanek. He has a big wheel and my kids had a big wheel. I just thought this one was really neat. I loved seeing all the "old" things from the past.

Here is the famous Mickey telephone.

This was a really cool place to stay. VERY colorful

And who doesn't remember Mr. & Mrs. Potato head.

This was taken at Hollywood Studio's

This was the newest thing at Hollywood Studio's. San Francisco display. It looked so real.

This was taken at Disney Clubhouse. Tanek as well as all the children there LOVE this.

Getting into the action at Disney Clubhouse

Riding on the "Disney Bus" one of Tanek's favorite rides.

I love that they are putting out all new flowers. It looks like Springtime at Disney.

Here is Tanek and his mommy in front of the Disney bus. The driver gave each of us one of his collector cards. It is so nice to be able to park your car and leave it at the hotel until you leave. No parking problems here. We actually found 3 miniture buses and Tanek loves them. They are about the size of the Disney cars.

This was one of the beautiful flower displays at Epcot.

We were able to go into this large ball this time and it is really a neat ride. It takes you all the way back in History to the future. Very cool.

When we were leaving Disney after 2 days there Tanek was SO upset. He did NOT want to leave. He kept crying and saying "I don't want to go home". I mean this was not a whining cry but a deep heartbreaking cry with the large tears. He finally cried himself to sleep and when he woke up a couple hours later he was ready to go home.

At peace at last. He was just So tired after going non-stop for 2 days. He loves Disney SO much.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

More shots from Disney!

We stayed at Pop Century this time. It is really a neat place. This was our room and Tanek was checking out the bed.
He is all dressed and ready to hit the Kingdom. Mickey Mouse here he comes.
Unfortunately by the time we got there and in the park he was ready for a nap. We didn't go into the Kingdom until around 7 PM and we had already spent the day at Animal Kingdom, so it was time for a little nap. He slept through the fireworks and after that he woke up, we had dinner and then he was ready to go.
The fireworks are always great. It is very hard to capture them on film, but I got a couple that showed up ok.
Right after we ate we went to of all things the Tea Cups. We all made it through fine. A little dizzy but that's all.

Then we went to the Carousel. We stayed at the Magic Kingdom until midnight and then went back to our room for the night.

On Monday we went to Epcot and Hollywood Studio's. I will post those pictures tomorrow.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Three day birthday celebration for a 3 year old!

Sunday and Monday Stephanie, Meme Anita and I took Tanek to Disney for his birthday. We had a great time. The weather was perfect and the crowd not Tooo big. We started out at Animal Kingdom. It was really nice there. I love all the tropical landscaping. We ate at Yak & Yetti's, got to see several of the characters and just had a nice day. We went to the Magic Kingdom Sunday night and I will post more pictures of that tomorrow.

Tanek got to see Minnie and Goofy. Mickey had taken a break So we only saw him from a distance.
Goofy was acting like Goofy. He was cute.

We waited in line to see Pluto (which is one of Tanek's very favorite) but he was going to be leaving to film a commercial, so I ran up and took some pictures of him so we could have them. Tanek didn't get his picture taken with him, but he was just glad to get to see him. Pluto is really cute.
As we were walking into the park at Animal Kingdom we saw all these birds in the tree. They were just sitting there. Animal Kingdom is just a pretty place to walk through if you don't do anything else there.

Here we are standing in front to the tree of life.

Meme was not wanting her picture taken (you won't see her in many of them) but I caught her every chance I got. Tanek had a good time with her and she loved sharing in his joy at Disney.

We ate at Yak & Yetti's one of our favorite places. Since it was Tanek's birthday they brought him a dish of ice cream with a candle on it. He certainly enjoyed it

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Party, Tanek!

Today was Tanek's 3rd birthday party. Here is Morgan and Tanek in Tanek's "Cars" bedroom.
Notice the Mickey Mouse hat on Tanek. His party was all Mickey Mouse and he is getting ready for our Disney trip.

Meme Anita and Morgan eating lunch at Tanek's new "Cars" table.

This is Ricky's family. His nephew Kevin, his sister Kelly, and his mom Shirley "mimi", with Tanek.

Tanek at his new "cars" table.

Opening presents
Looks like Christmas minus the tree

A almost life size Mickey bag. I bet you can guess who this one came from?

I am ready for cake. Is it time yet??

Morgan helping put together one of his toys

BIG Truck!

Morgan wearing one of the bows in her hair. Morgan is one of Tanek's favorite people. He just loves her. You can see why. Besides being so cute she really gets on his level with him.

It is finally time to eat some cake. Yum! Happy Birthday Tanek, glad you had so much fun.
Also Ricky grilled some wonderful hamburgers. Great lunch!