Sunday, October 19, 2014
Disney or Bust!
What an AMAZING week we had! We left for Disney World last Sunday with Drew and crew, along with Nana, Papa, and Grandma Susan. The kids were so excited to ride on a plane. We arrived at the airport (after discussing airport rules and behavior of course), and grabbed our tickets, checked our luggage and talked to the TSA people. Parker thought it would be great to "talk" it up with the gentleman scanning our ID's. Thankfully it wasn't too busy, and the officer was more than happy to chat back with him. The kiddos did a fantastic job waiting for our plane. We shared leap pads and drank Starbucks. After arriving in Orlando we boarded the bus to the resort and walked Downtown Disney. We ate at Planet Hollywood. The kids loved the music and decorations. We started the week off with a visit to the Magic Kingdom. We rode roller coasters, met Pluto, Mickey Mouse, Baloo, and Stitch. Brian and I were so excited the kids liked the coasters. That all changed when Papa took Parker on Splash Mountain. After that it was all over for him. I'm hopeful he will change his mind as he gets older. Drew was that way too until he rode the rides at Disney. :) We ate at Whispering Canyon Cafe and had the best time. The food was good, and lets just say if you eat there be sure to order ketchup!! Tuesday, we spent at Animal Kingdom. It was really beautiful! There is so much foreign culture and the animals were amazing to watch. We took an African safari and saw the animals in their natural habitats. We were able to ride in a safari jeep and the kids thought that was really neat. We met Daisy Duck down on a boat dock and met Mickey and Minnie. Wednesday, we ate breakfast with Mickey, Stitch, Lilo, and Pluto at O'Hana. I'm not sure any of us ate much we were so busy having fun. The juice was delish! After breakfast we went back to Magic Kingdom and rode more coasters and met Tangled (Rapunzel) and Cinderella. We visited some of Brian's old favorite rides from when he lived in Orlando too! Thursday we went to Hollywood Studios and ate lunch with Jake (from the Neverland Pirates), Princess Sofia, Doc McStuffins, and Handy Manny. We of course went for more coasters and rode Tower of Terror. There were lots of screams and a few fake tears. Jack said he didn't like it but then by Friday he wanted to go again! Emma and Drew liked it and Maddox says he hated it, but then later can't make up his mind about it. Friday we spent the day in the spa. Brian and I went for a couples massage, then Emma, Susan, Nana and I went for a princess pedicure. Emma received a new tiara from Queen Elsa and Princess Ana. She was thrilled! Us girls continued with a little shopping downtown while the boys tackled the pool and giant water slide! We finished off the vacation with a very yummy and fancy dinner complete with make your own Mickey sundaes. While our vacation was fabulous, other happenings in the Scott house include one completed soccer season for the kiddos. They did great. Drew played up a league this season. It was a whole new world out there. He played both offense and defense. He doesn't really understand playing goalie yet, but has the hang of the rest of it. The quads moved up an age level, but I feel like they were so small compared to everyone else, it kinda worked against them. They were not able to keep up with the other kids as well. Nursing school is going well for me. I just finished my second set of classes. Starting my third round in November. All five kids are doing great in school. They all really enjoy going. It's been fun listening to them sing, talk, and share stories from class. My favorite though, is listening to Maddox sing his days of the week. It's time to tuck my little ones in, some of them have school in the morning. Hopefully I will blog more soon, I hadn't realized it had been four months since my last post. YIKES!