Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A boy with a plan

Thomas has always wanted a fort. Now that we live out in the country, we have a great place for one in the woods. This is only two weeks of progress, and of course it is not finished. They still need to put up walls, windows, and a roof. We hope to have it finished in time for his birthday.

Digging the holes and concreting the poles in.

He is a great little worker!

He can't wait!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Our Disney Vacation

We arrived late Sunday after a long drive.

First Day - Monday

This is the All-Star Music Resort where we stayed.

That morning, we visited Animal Kingdom. The Safari was first on our list.

The boys in front of The Tree of Life.

Next stop was Expedition EVEREST. That is Taylor in the yellow and Thomas in the green. Brian was in front of them. I did not ride this one. I volunteered to take a picture instead!

First meeting with Mickey.

After a long day at Animal Kingdom, we hopped on a bus and headed to Downtown Disney. There we ate dinner at the Rainforest Cafe. It was very good! Then we explored some of the shops. One of our favorites was LEGO Imagination Center.

Can you find Thomas is the lego people?

Then we headed over to Magic Kingdom to catch the SpectroMagic Parade

and the evening fireworks show. This was my favorite of the entire week!

Day Two - Tuesday
Back to Magic Kingdom for a fun day.

Share a Dream Come True Parade.

Cinderella's Castle

Thomas and his friend, Reed, who also went the same week as us.

Later that night, we headed over to meet with Reed's family and watch the Fatasmic light show at Hollywood Studios. It was a wonderful light show, but our pictures did not turn out well.

Day Three - Wednesday
Hollywood Studios

After riding Star Tours, we watched Jedi training and looked who showed up...

After watching the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, we headed over to catch the Lights, Motor, Extreme Stunt Show Spectacular.

Thomas and Brian rode pretty much everything in every park except for the Tower of Terror. It was a 90 minute wait and Brian did not want to loose his lasagna!

Day Four - Thursday
Pool time with Ariel.

Then on to Epcot.

At the character meeting spot

The Living Seas

The World Showcase

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth (we did not get good pictures because it was pouring down rain, but it was beautiful!) This is Thomas and Reed waiting for it to start.

Day Five - Friday
Pictures of the resort before we check out.

The piano pool

Then back to Magic Kingdom for our last day.
Thomas and Brian rode all of their favorite rides again.
Thomas with Buzz Lightyear. Buzz was his very favorite years ago. He had a collection of 35-40 different Buzz Lightyears.

Last picture before leaving The Magic Kingdom.

Finally back at home at 1:00 a.m. Saturday.