I know, I'm REALLY slow these days. I can't believe how the time is flying. I've got to get these posts in before I forget what we did on the trip.
Day 2 was Magic Kingdom. We got there about 10:30am. Mom and dad had attended a timeshare sales pitch that morning. It made us run a little late, but they gave us $100 in Disney gift certificates, so it was WELL worth it! As soon as we walked in the gate, I was overwhelmed. There were people EVERYWHERE!!! Apparently Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, etc...had the week off and I think they had all come to Disney. I also should have studied a map ahead of time. Because you can't see the ride from the line, I wasn't sure if it would be too scary for the boys, so we spent the first few hours moving slowly. It was also VERY hot. The high for the day was 88 degrees, but the humidity was 96%. I have never sweat like that before! I knew the kids were hot and tired, but they never complained. Katie Beth and Jack slept on and off in the stroller or in the air conditioned shows.
Despite the weather and my lack of organization, we had a great time! We rode several rides and it was so fun to see it through the kids eyes. We also got to meet up with a family from our church that we knew was going to be there the same week. They have done Disney a lot over the years and helped us plan our trip. THANKS HEINRICHS!!!! They even rode some rides with us and helped us figure out what we were doing that day.
While we were waiting in line at Mickey's Philharmagic show, the family in front of us said, "I'm sorry I keep staring at your daughter, but she looks so much like ours." I looked down at their daughter and sure enough, there was a very strong resemblance- the same size, blue eyes, and blonde mullet. I asked how old she was, turns out she's only 10 days older than Katie Beth and her name...KATIE!!! We had to get pictures of the girls together, although the pictures don't do justice to their similarities. Too funny. They were a sweet family from Georgia. He was in the military and had served in Iraq and had just gotten home this summer. He had missed Katie's birth. It was sweet to hear dad, a military vet himself, thank him for his service and get choked up.
Although we had planned to stay for the light parade that night, the kids were exhausted and asking to go back to the hotel. I knew that with 3 more days to go, we didn't need to push it. We got back to the room about 7:30 that night, ate supper, BATHED, and hit the sack. Another day tomorrow...
Good helpers - December 14
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