Monday, August 22, 2011

Birthday Celebration at Disney!

Stephanie and I share birthdays that are only 5 days apart. About 3 years ago we started celebrating them at Disney. This year we left very early (6 am) on Sunday morning and got to Disney around 8:30 am. We checked into our room at Port Orleans-Riverside and then got to the Magic Kingdom shortly after it opened at 9 am. We love staying at Port Orleans. It is a very fun resort and I love the atmosphere of it. Besides Tanek and I think they have the best slide in their pool of anywhere and we enjoy it. Anyway we got to the park early and went straight to Thunder Mountain and it wasn't crowded yet. That is our favorite ride. We got a fast pass and rode it twice. By then it was getting pretty crowded so we used our fast pass to ride it a 3rd time. We then went on and rode many other rides. We left around 1:30, had some lunch, went to our room and got ready for some pool time. After we spent some time in the pool and going down the slide we got ready to go to dinner at Downtown Disney. That is one place we enjoy going to and of course Tanek's favorite part of it is the Lego store. He is happy enough to just go there get some Lego's and go play in the room. We decided to have dinner at Planet Hollywood for Stephanie's birthday dinner. I have never been there before and it was a very cool place and the food was very good. After dinner and a trip to the Lego store we went back to our room for a couple hours to rest so that we would be ready for a long late night. Tanek played with his Lego's while Steph and I chilled out for a couple hours. Then it was back to the Kingdom until 1:30 am.

We took the boat from our Hotel to DT Disney. It was so pretty and a very nice afternoon for a boat ride.

Later that night we went to the park. These pictures didn't exactly come out in the order I wanted, but this is later at the park.

This was earlier in the day at the park. On the Jungle cruise

Tanek and his mommy on the Flying Carpet

We also like the Tea Cups. Not sure why it is so much fun to spin around so fast until you are too dizzy to stand up but we like it. I posted a short video below of Tanek on the tea cups. The faster you go the better he likes it. He gets that from his mom.

This is in front of the Lego store. WHY anyone would want to build something this big from Lego's is beyond me. I do not share Tanek's love of Lego's. He absolutely loves them. He will work for hours creating and putting them together. As soon as I touch them they fall apart and I do not find that much fun. I do like to watch him work with them, I just don't particularly like to do it with him. I have a feeling when Lego Land opens this fall it will take the place of Disney for him. I hope not, but he sure does love Lego's.

Around DT Disney are many interesting things to look at. The decorations and plants are all very pretty and there are many interesting and good places to eat. It is always very busy there.

I always love a pretty fountain

This was very interesting. A live statue. I couldn't believe she was alive, but she was and ever so often she would get in another pose. Very fun to watch her.

This is on my to do someday list. I really would like to go up in this balloon. Most of the time it isn't going up. The conditions just have to be perfect before they take it up. We saw it up in the air today when we were leaving. It is one of the biggest helium balloons and I think it would be great fun.

This is where we ate dinner.

After being awake for 22 hours Tanek just crashed and was out. He rode Thunder Mt. and was bouncing around having a great time. By the time we got to the Disney bus to go to our hotel he was out. Stephanie carried him on the bus, after we got off the bus she put him in the stroller and then in bed. This is how he ended up in bed. He was one tired little boy. He had a great day and had so much fun.

Here he is waking up this morning after a good nights sleep.

Several times this weekend we remembered our forever friend and meme. We have shared SO many happy memories at Disney and she was the one that showed us how to love Disney. We missed her very much and always will. But as Tanek said "She will always live in our hearts" and we will always cherish the memories we have made with her and whenever we are at Disney she is right there with us.

How can you not enjoy watching and being with someone who has so much fun at Disney?

1 comment:

Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather said...

ooooooh watching that video makes my tummy hurt - but I just might do it to hear him laugh like that!! faster mommy!