Saturday, September 29, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Jack took the gospel tract I gave him, thanked me, and promised to read it. I hope he is already saved because I can’t stand the thought of such an animal lover going to Hell. Just like I don’t like to think about the fact that Walt Disney probably wasn’t saved. Yes, there are thousands waiting to here the gospel in
The cheetah was the last animal brought out and no one was allowed to get out of their seat or clap while he was on stage. Such a gorgeous cat! Their front claws are not retractable so they look similar to a dog’s paw which is kind of bizarre.
Afterwards there was a little meet and greet with some of the animals. Dave decided the two-toed sloth would make an awesome pet. They live their whole lives in three or four trees and only sneak down once a week to poop!
I forget what kind of armadillo this is, but his shell (which feels just like a sea shell) is almost hinged so he rolls into a perfect little ball. They are the funniest things to watch scamper around!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
I finally got a picture with Ariel! Her grotto is usually packed out, but since this is the off-season we didn’t have to wait in line for very long. Just a little factoid for you…Did you know that Disney Princesses are required to be a size 10? Yep, they are contracted not to loose or gain weight during their stint as a Disney princess since all princess costumes are a size 10. Why a size 10? They’ve determined that a size 10 is the perfect size to showcase the costumes and look realistic at any distance. Any smaller and the princess looks too slight in the parades and doesn't have a curvy figure and any bigger and she looks too chubby! Disney thinks of everything.
Check out Mom on the Space Ranger Spin. I think she’s been watching too many action movies! LOL
We fell in love with the wave pool which sends 10 foot waves your way every two minutes. Don’t even try to stand up or keep your head above water! They actually give surfing lessons in the pool before the park opens.
I opted to snorkel with the sharks in the reef, but Dave decided not to since the water was kept so cold (and it was freezing!). Discovery Cove is definitely a better experience, but this was still worth doing.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Disney water just tastes better for some reason! LOL
After placing our orders, we noticed a diver in the tank who appeared to be feeding the fish so I grabbed my camera hoping he would wave to the diners or something and I could get a neat shot. Now for the cool surprise….He swam right up to our table and revealed his anniversary good wishes on a waterproof scroll! The whole restaurant was reading the message aloud then cheering and clapping. Next, he took out a ghostwrite/magnadoodle thing (remember those from the 90’s?) and wrote “even though I didn’t get invited to dinner!” on it. So funny and magical that Tinker Bell herself could not have given us this much pixie dust! If you would like to celebrate an occasion at the Coral Reef with a diver just contact my mother. Surprisingly, it is a free service but takes a lot of planning, begging, Disney know-how, and luck to be chosen! Thanks so much, Mom!
We hopped over to visit Figment afterward since he was right next door.
The entire suite including the Jacuzzi was handicap accessible. This tub was huge!
The lighthouse is actually a clever disguise for the resort’s sauna. Only at Disney! And people wonder why we keep going back. :)
Towel animals were waiting to welcome us to the suite.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
My crazy mother-in-law is just as flexible as her grandkids! (I wasn't kidding when I said this was going on the blog, Mom!)
All the kids were sick and had fevers, but Amelia felt well enough to give me this gorgeous princess makeover complete with wand!