Thursday, June 5, 2008

Disney...DAY 3 (Only a 3 weeks late!!)

I just realized I never blogged about Jonah's last day at Disney. Wow...what has gotten in to me? My friend Jami sent me a comment to day that said it is pretty obvious I have an almost 2 year old due to my lack of blogging. She could not be more correct!!! His level of activity sure has taken a toll on my computer time. That is okay though, because he is more fun than any computer!!!

We scheduled our trip to Disney only 3 weeks in advance so I did not have much time for planning. The one thing I did want was one of Jerica's custom disney outfits. I emailed at asked if she could get one done and to me within that short time period and she got right on it. I was so excited about seeing him in this outfit with his Mickey ears and Disney crocs. By the way, if you are interested in custom sewn clothes, you have to check her out. I found her when I was searching for monogrammed Jon-Jon's for Jonah and have fallen in love with her work. Look at her website and order something. You won't be disappointed. Tell her I sent you over. And, you can also find Jonah (several times) on the Customer Cuties page.

Anyway...back to Disney. He was not too keen on wearing the mouse ears so I never got the perfect picture I was hoping for.

We were able to get into Magic Kingdom an hour before the park opened due to breakfast reservations at The Crystal Palace. We ate there last time and weren't necessarily set on having to eat there again but I received a great tip about having breakfast there so you can enter the park early. Being in the park early allows you to get some great pictures on Main Street before it gets crowded. We stopped first to see Goofy. Jonah would have stayed there as long as we let him.
We then headed to Main Street for that perfect Kodak moment. I had Jonah decked out in his Disney outfit with the castle in plain view. There were less than 30 people on all of Main Street. I only lacked on thing...a cooperative 21 month old!
He was much more interested in the many trash cans than he was in taking any picture. Uugghhh...I was getting so frustrated then decided to just toss my idea of the perfect image and follow him around. We played with every trash can on Main Street.
After we played for a while, it was time to head to The Crystal Place for our breakfast buffet. Although we had lunch there last year, it was a good decision to go again based on Jonah's love of Pooh and Tigger.
We were a little early for our reservation so we sat in some chairs around the corner for a little bit. Jonah was very happy to have "Gickey" (Mickey) and love on him for a little bit.

We sat there for a while until he spotted one of the gift shops open. He ran right in and found several friends.

We finally made it to The Crystal Palace for our reservation. Jonah was so surprised to look through the window and see Piglet at one of the tables. I don't think he realized we were heading in there.
We had a yummy breakfast and my little boy thoroughly enjoyed the characters that visited the table. He has such a love for Pooh and Tigger. It is so sweet.

We left breakfast and headed straight for The Judges Tent to meet Mickey and Minnie. The line was so long last year that we didn't even attempt it. This year, that was not an option. The child is obsessed with "Gickey & Mindy" that we had to brave the line. This was a decision he was not greatly fond of.

But, it was all worth it when he RAN into Mickey's arms. It was PRECIOUS! It is definitely one of those memories I will ALWAYS cherish. I have heard people say time and time again that you should never take a child to Disney before age 5 because they will not remember it. Well, I'm here to say that I totally disagree!!! They may not remember it but we sure will. The memories of seeing my little boy be amazed by so many things cannot be replaced.

We skipped most of the 3d shows because we didn't figure Jonah would wear the glasses. We were wrong. He put them on and sat through the show like a champ!
He loved the rides...especially the ones where he could sit by himself. He watched everything with wide eyes.
If you have been to Disney, then you know that most every ride and every show lets out in a gift shop. Obviously, that is no accident on their part. When we got off the Pooh ride, we found ourselves in the Pooh gift shop. Jonah couldn't pick up things fast enough. Fortunately for him, his MiMi was there and he left with a tshirt and a Pooh fork and spoon.
We saw Stitch on the way over to Tomorrow Land. Stitch was actually the first character Jonah saw last year at Disney. To this day, we have never seen a show or movie with Stitch in it but Jonah loves him anyway.

While he was hugging Stitch, he noticed Buzz Lightyear over Stitch's shoulder. He pushed Stitch to the side and took off running towards Buzz yelling "Buss, Buss, Buss!" It was hysterical!!! Poor Stitch...he just stood there with his arms out as to say "Hey...what about me???"
We moved right into the line to see Buzz and that made Jonah's day. We only introduced him to Toy Story when we discovered the trip to Disney was in 2 weeks. He immediately became a fan of "Buss!"

How sweet is this? He turned to leave then turned back to Buzz to tell him bye!
After a fun day at the Magic Kingdom, this little mousketeer was tuckered out.
He woke up just in time to hit The Emporium for some shopping with mommy and MiMi. He grabbed these little toy things and wanted all of them...literally. We ended up leaving with the basic Disney characters although I think he would have loved them all. He is so aware of each character and came name most of them. It is funny to see. You would think all we do is watch movies but that is so far from the truth. I think it just registered with him when we showed him the DVD covers and pointed out all of the characters.
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Karin said...

So cute & fun!!!

Jami Ainsworth said...

So sweet and fun...I remember when Natalie really got it and learned all the character names. We could be at K-mart and she would see Pooh or Elmo in this tiny little corner by the check out stand and she would start yelling their name. It would take me a while looking around to find it. I guess they are just tuned in to looking for things that they are familiar with not to mention things they think are "cool".

Greg said...

I still remember when ya'll was concidering adoption yet still praying for your own, I can still remember even myself praying for ya'll. What a blessing,in a way Jonah birth has shown us all just how much God loves us all. It is amazing!!!!!


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