Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Disney with the McCalls

What a blast we had going to Disney World with our best friends the McCalls. We each had our own friend...Me and Holly, John and Jeff, Chloe and Anniston, Eliott and Grady and Millie and Wiley. I'm not sure if Wiley was very excited about his "buddy", but I think when we vacation in the year 2022 (Millie will be 16 and Wiley 15) he won't be quite as unhappy about it! :) I loved the McCalls the moment we met at South Fork Church of Christ back in 1997 and when they moved it was so hard for me to handle. But now we have the best vacation friends ever...I guess when you try hard enough you can find something good in everything--even their moving away! Wow! It only took me 8 years to realize that!

I was really happy with how great the kids played together--especially Chloe and Anniston. They are such great friends.

Eliott and Grady are learning to like each other...they certainly have a lot in common. They both like Buzz Lightyear, shooting guns and annoying their sisters!

Eliott was very excited about his new Pirate gun.

Apparently you have to make this face when you use it.

We certainly hope this is the ONLY time we ever see these 4 behind bars!!!!

Here they are right before the Pirates of the Caribbean ride with Captain Hook....

and here are their scary "Pirate" faces! ARG!!! Pretty scary huh!?

We had a blast riding rides, seeing shows, getting autographs and just hanging out.

Millie talked about "mitty mouse" all day and by the time we got through the line to meet him she was fast asleep. Oh well, I've got proof!

Did I mentioned that we had a 7 year old, a 6 year old, a 4 year old, a 3 year old, a 2 year old and a 1 year old with us? CRAZY!!!

But aren't they precious!?!

Holly and I especially enjoyed the night we got to leave early and the boys stayed late with "the big kids".

They stayed late to see the parade and the fireworks.
I think Grady and Chloe lasted....Eliott and Anniston crashed.

We were getting a little bit worried when it was 12am and they still weren't home. But they made it eventually---and all 4 sleeping children had to be carried in from the car. I think it was a night they will always remember

We had a great time with great friends! I can't wait until our next vacation together!


Kiera said...

Aww... So fun!! I love vacations with friends! Loved the update, even though I've heard all about it, it makes it so clear when I see pics. They will love those pictures and all those memories!! What adventurous parents you are, I really admire you!! :) Thanks for the updates!! Love you!

Bekah Sidden said...

So glad you finally posted... now I can quit wondering where you've been. Really, I love the pictures. I have to say you are not afraid to pack it all in.

Kay-Lynn said...

Love the pics and the blog! So jealous of disney and pool time! And man do i love the picture of eliott and the gun...makes me laugh!

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