Thursday, April 30, 2009

Family Vacation Part 2

How grateful we are to some old family friends for giving us a day at Disney World!  We chose to only spend one day, for we did not know how our little man would handle it all . . . but oh, how he LOVED it!  He was such a delight all day (which was an answer to prayer) despite the sun and crowds and minimal napping.  We were just able to go to Epcot, but that was plenty for this trip and was so much fun!  The only "scare" of the day was when John David chose to drink from someone else's straw in the stroller parked next to ours...(Well, it was a scare for me that is.  John David obviously didn't care, and - although David is a sanitary man - living in Africa for a few years caused my husband not to be quite so uptight about such things:)  So, Praise the Lord for safety too, which made the day that much better!

Growing up, my family made a trip to Disney Word each summer, so it holds a special place in the nostalgic box of my heart.  Although David doesn't have childhood memories here, he does appreciate great imagination and creativity; he himself said it was "Magical."  John David proved to have similar sentiments.  Thank you - Corey & Dana - for a day we will never forget!    

A day at Epcot - A wonderful day indeed!
Enjoying classic
characters carved out of bushes...
Only Disney!

Mary Poppins - a personal fave of mine

"My new favorite place with my favorite person"

Enjoying the fountain in France . . . 

in Morocco . . .

and in Mexico.

John David LOVES music & playing instruments...

So we got our hands on as many instruments as we could!

Having fun with Daddy while waiting in line -
thankfully John David was such a great sport all day!

We were thankful to have our cousin Hillary along on 
the trip.  Having an extra set of hands & eyes, as well 
as a family photographer, was such a blessing!  Thanks, Hill!

John David enjoying a ride with Daddy

Nap time . . . a much needed break for all!

John David "directing the choir" :)

Our first sighting of "Pluto Doggie" - 
one of John David's favorites!

John David's first intro to Nemo -
a new fave! 

A perfect close to a "practically perfect" day!


David said...

Aw man! I LOVE Disney! We have so many great memories as well. I am not surprised that you spent time at Epcot. Take care!

The Parkers said...

We miss you guys so much! Can't wait to see you! Loved the photos. What a fun trip and time as a family that must've been. Loved the photo of ya'll kissing John David in front of the fountain. I can really tell in the photos that he is getting tall! Can't wait to see how much he's grown. Hope the pregnancy is going well, Katie.

Seth, Jen, Hannah, and Cailyn said...

What a great vacation!! Seth and I spent our honeymoon at Disney World, so it holds a very special place in our hearts as well - can't wait to take the kids!

So glad you all were able to get this time away together! You all look GREAT!! We miss you guys!