Thursday, June 24, 2010

Disney World Vacation

We are back from our vacation! Flint's parents took all of the families (ours and his brother's) on a 7 day vacation to Florida to go to Walt Disney World. So, I have secretly wanted to go to WDW ever since I can remember! I was so excited and so were all the kids and Flint...well, Flint was a little. He is a homebody, but once he got there he had a lot of fun. We went to all the different parks - day 1 we went to Epcot, 2 to Magic Kingdom, 3 to Hollywood Studios, 4 to Animal Kingdom, day 5 back to Epcot (this is the day the Flint and I took Hailey and Berklie to have lunch with the princesses), and day 6 we all loaded up to make the drive to Cocoa Beach. Each day we would ask Berklie where she wanted to go and she would say to see Mickey Mouse. She loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, so she knew a lot of the characters at the parks. It truly is one of the happiest places on earth! I felt like a little kids again! I would love to go back when she gets older and can get into it a little more. I think everyone had a great time, but I think everyone was also ready to get home. It was a once and a life time experience and I am grateful that we all got to share it together! Thanks Grandpa and Grandma for taking us all - it was a blast! There are a lot of pictures to document our trip, so enjoy!

Bitty Girl on her first airplane ride!

She's a natural traveler!

I flight over. I thought was was a pretty neat pic....hummmm....maybe I should try to sell it to Southwest.

Berklie fell asleep on the flight. She had her own seat going to San Antonio, then had to lap seat from San Antonio to Florida.
It wasn't too bad though.

Cheese! Excited to go on vacation!

I couldn't pass up posting this picture. I thought it was absolutely adorable!

Braughn and Berklie ready to go to Epcot the first day.

The entrance into the main park.
Berklie saw it and said, "Look Mickey Mouse, momma!"

Us waiting in line for a ride at Epcot.

The jellyfish in the Finding Nemo ride.

As you can tell, Berklie was not happy with the shark pic.

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.
I love this picture.

Cinderella's castle in the Magic Kingdom Park.

Daisy was the first character that Berklie got to see.
She loved her! Walked right up to her and gave her a hug.
Then I took her over to see Pooh and Tigger and she freaked out!

The celebration parade at Magic Kingdom.

The girls at Hollywood Studios.

Hailey and Berklie getting ready to watch the Muppet's 3D show.

Flint and I getting ready to watch the Indiana Jones action scenes.

I went in and saw this with Berklie, Hailey and Catherine, and it was so cute! This was the first 3D movie that Berklie has seen and she was so cute. She tried to reach out and touch the characters.

Playing in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids playground.

She was having so much fun!

I love this pic.

She was fascinated by the water running down the wall.

Us with Berklie in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids playground at Hollywood Studios.
It was a really cool little place for her to be able to play for a bit.
Hailey and Catherine really enjoyed it too.

Talk about no fear! This slide was huge! She walked up the stairs by herself, and then slid down.
Crazy little girlie! fear!

Waiting in line to see the worse thing ever. Totally not worth the long and hot wait! Oh well, live and learn.

The guitar that was outside of the Aerosmith Roller Coaster. It was my favorite ride...of course!

I think grandpa was a bit over loaded!

Everyone except Lance and Shaleen they went to Epcot this day.

She did not like the cravings in the rock, and of course Justin just had to take her near them.
Look at her pulling his hair :P

Berklie with her Bubba in a show that was 4D about bugs.
Needless to say, she was not having that either. At least she looked cute!

About to eat lunch. Trying to find some shade.

About to go on the safari.

The flamingos.

The rhino that we saw on the safari at the Animal Kingdom.
It walked right beside our truck.

Cheese! Look at my Minnie Mouse shirt!

Us on our second day at Epcot.

LOL! Enough said.

This was a worker at one of the stores. She let Berklie is the figment character that she was holding, and she made a friend in Berklie. The girl ended up giving her a Tinkerbell pin. Berklie gave her a hug and said thank you! It was priceless.

"Hi, Nemo!"

What a cutie!

The kiddos with Mary Poppins!
She was the character that I really wanted to see. We were walking in Epcot through the United Kingdom and I looked over and saw her! Awesome! She was going on break, but we were the first ones to see her when she got back. We waited about 20 minutes for her.

When we first got the the lunch with the princesses, the girls got a picture with Belle. Then our waitress brought the pictures over to the girls and told them it was a gift from Belle. It was cute!

The family at the princess lunch.

The girls with Ariel from the Little Mermaid.
(She looked a little freaky to me. I think it's her eyes.)

Cinderella talking to Berklie.

The girls with Snow White.
Berklie loved her!

Giving Snow White a five.

The girls with Aurora from Sleeping Beauty.

Our Princess Lunch Dessert.

A view of a part of Epcot.

We waited 30 minutes for the girls to see Alice.
She picked Hailey a flower to give to her.
As you can tell, Berklie was very eager to get Alice's autograph.
Is this not the cutest picture?

Their pic with Alice.

Berklie watching Shrek with her Minnie Mouse baby before we went to the beach.

All the kids before our adventure to Cocoa Beach Florida!

Berklie with Braughn.
Her first dip in the Atlantic Ocean.

She loved it!

She would laugh and scream everytime a wave would hit us.


Grandma and Grandpa take a dip in the ocean.

Lexi and Bitty Girl

Bitty Girl and her Daddy.

Whata' shot! :P

Berklie playing with her cousin Catherine in the water.

How can you not love this little sweetie?!?!?!

Driving Miss Daisy is off!

Building castles with Lexi and Christine.

For a girl that absolutely HATES to get her hands dirty - she LOVED the sand!

Crazy kid!

Our little surfer girl!

Our little mermaid!
Thanks, Justin!

Hard to tell but it says The Bigham (the Bunch got cut off) in the sand.

Grandpa and Grandma with all the grandkids.
Alexi, Hailey, Grandma, Christine, Catherine, Grandpa, Braughn, Berklie, & Justin.

Daddy as Stitch!


Us on the flight home.

Yes, this is how my child entertains climbing!
Cheap entertainment!

Super Star! Notice the outfit change...oops...had a little accident on the plane.
Congrats to those of you who have changed a diaper on a plane! That is awful! They give you about a foot of room to stand in once the changing table is down. We handled the task though!

Sweet things!