Sunday, June 7, 2009

Disney Days - Animal Kingdom

On our last day in Disney we set out sights on Animal Kingdom.
But, not before a few more photos in the ears.
Oh the love. Stacey likes to "pet" Lila on the head but on this particular morning she was getting hugs and kisses from all the cousins.
Last ride on the tram. Sniff, Sniff.
First stop, Africa. Drum circle anyone? Looks like the skills I learned during my Jr. High days in the percussion section may have been inherited.
We spent a little time in Dinoland then we were off on a Kilimanjaro Safari...ooooo...ahhhhh. It was like a ride through a great zoo and the boys loved all the animals. 
We had lunch and rode Expedition Everest - a serious roller coaster, only for 44inchers, but after that our posse was fading fast and ready to call it a day. I was sad to miss out on all of the great shows that Animal Kingdom is supposed to have but the show times and our group's spirits were not matching up. Guess we'll just have to come back. :)

We hit the pool one last time and what better way to wrap up our last night of the trip then with one final slushy, ahh, now that's refreshing.
Mom and Dad- THANK YOU so much for an amazing trip. My parents provided the condo and as a last minute surprise sprang for our park tickets!!! Which basically gave us the freedom to enjoy the trip to its fullest without having to count the number of slushies we bought - thank heavens. We want to give our kids everything they wish for, but obviously doing that on a daily basis would create some pretty spoiled kids - however, being able to do it for a week was TOO FUN!! Everyday we got to do things they loved and for the most part were able to say yes to just about whatever they wanted.

In the spirit of full disclosure there were lots on long lines, ridiculous heat, endless walking, several melt downs and I might have yelled at my husband a few times, but along with that were some incredible moments with my family and memories that were worth every single minute of it.

Thanks for reading along with our Disney Days, can't wait to read about all your summer adventures!! 

And don't you worry your pretty little heads about our reentry into the real world. Big showed up at the airport with goodie bags so they are acclimating back to reality very slowly. :) 
M-I-C, See ya real soon, K-E-Y, Why, because we like you, M-O-U-S-E!!!!


Stacey said...

Aww...I'm a little sad that my virtual trip to Disney is over already. I always enjoy reading your blog and have loved the posts about your family vacation. Y'all are adorable!

Makes me excited/apprehensive for the day we can take our kiddos to Disney World too!

Kylie said...

I have loved all the Disney posts from all the Purdy's! I can't wait to take my own little family some day!!

Wendi Junod said...

Great posts. Seriously, my B's now have some interest in hugging Mickey because of Stacey. Well actually Brooks wants to go see Mater and LM. So glad you had such special time with your family. You worked hard on this vacation but will remember it forever. Can't wait to see you very very soon!!! LVU!

Sarah said...

So fun to look through your pictures and stories! I'm so glad y'all had a wonderful time.

angie said...

Lovely post sister-the percussion comment had me rollin'!! We did have such a great trip. Have a good day!

shannonmichaelis said...

I feel like I need to take a deep breath after all that - you almost need a vacation from the vacation! Can't wait to do this with the J-man someday, although I still think we are a couple years away from wanting to do this. How sweet of a deal for such a freebie trip - sweet parents!!!!

Katy said...

Aw!!!! I am (pregnancy hormones) teary that the posts (and trip) are over! I'm so glad y'all got to do that and look SO forward to taking the Svoboda/Jurgensen crew on a Disney shebang one day. So fun! Loved all of it!

sheltonfamily said...

so fun.... so I am pretty sure the place you stayed is where we stayed when we went to Disney. Bonnett Creek? We LOVE it. It is by far the best place and so close to Disney. We love the resort sometimes more than Disney haha....Your pictures are so great and I am so glad you all had a fun time. I told Ellie we would meet Stacey sometime soon to play. She got really excited when she saw his picture on the blog.

Anonymous said...

I loved reading about Disney and seeing all the pictures...I'll have to say, it made me a little teary thinking of all the fun memories I made at Disney when I was little and now it is our boys turn.... sweet memories you guys made!!

rackersfamily said...

Looks like you guys had fun! I love the boys daily matching outfits. I think I even saw mom and dad with a little matching red. Must have been a TECH day ;)