I used to laugh at those families that went to Disney World over and over. Was there nothing else to spend their vacation money on? That was until we took the girl for the first time in October 2011. The joy in the faces of my girls the first time they walked down Main street, the wonder as the music for the parade started, “Celebrate a dream come true“, we all sang it for weeks after getting home. I remember Megan being so excited when the parade started to go by I had to hold back a tear, a mothers dream is to see a child that excited.
We returned in February 2013. That time was a celebration after my bilateral prophylactic mastectomy and reconstruction. After receiving the pathology report and realizing that it was not “if” I would have gotten breast cancer but instead “when” we knew we had to celebrate! We went all out staying at the Kidani villas overlooking the safari and enjoying 7 jam-packed days. Once again we had a fantastic time! I really started to understand why people continue to come back, the fun had by the entire family was second to none! We could not wait to plan the next trip, we had become one of those families.
This weekend we head back. For the first time we will be driving and no villas. The kids are so excited because they will be sleeping in bunk beds. I am not sure who is more excited, the girls or Frank and I. My husband is just a big kid at heart and I have always had a loving fondness for all things Disney. I also fill with joy watching the girls have such a great time. The countdown has been going on for over a month with the excitement level increasing with each passing day…4 more days until Disney!
I have not posted in a while for several reasons..I will get to those once we return from seeing the mouse. Hold on Mickey, we will be there soon!
“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” Walt Disney
I start the day with the hope that today is better than the last. Yesterday started with the system issues at Disney which was not really bad but a foreshadowing of things to come.
During the afternoon I had an oportunity to lay down for a while which I jumped on. I grabbed 2 ice packs settled in flat on my back with the packs under each arm. Ahhh the comfort. It did not take long to slide off to dream land. I do not know how long I was asleep when I heard the sounds of my doorknob being rattled followed by the doorbell. I was in such a deep sleep I twisted and jumped straight up ice packs flying. Turns out it was of course my husband who forgot his key. I swore I pulled all of the stitches out of the right side. Thankfully after sitting quietly with another ice pack and a pill the pain subsided.
Once I was again in a happy place, I began to get dinner ready for the kids before soccer practice. Raviolli. I started to boil the water and then headed to the fridge for an already opened bottle of sauce (by no means am I Julia Childs in the kitchen). As I pulled the bottle out it hit me that the lid was not secure. When did it hit you may ask? Well when the bottle dropped to the floor staying fully intact, which I believe made the situation worse. Sauce literally shot over 20 feet into my dinning room hitting not only chairs and the table but leaving a red streak as far as the eye could see across the beige carpet. I stood screaming which brought the entire family to the scene. There was a time early in our marriage that this would have caused a screaming fight between Frank and I over who put the jar away open. Thankfully those days are long gone and everyone jumped in to clean up. Once almost finished someone looked up, it was on the ceiling also! OMG!
Pain once again after carpet scrubbing, more pills. The carpet is not perfect but with 2 kids, an 80 pound dog and a husband it was not before the sauce.
So the Disney planning of the day. Thankfully no issues today! These will be for a day spent in Animal Kingdom. We will start at The Tusker House Cafe with Donald and the gang for Breakfast and The Rainforest Cafe for a fun and lively lunch. We will head back to the hotel for an African inspired restaurant meal at Sanaa.