Does anyone remember way back in 2006 when TubaDad and I went to Australia on our babymoon? Well this crazy Aussie blogger actually hopped on a plane and met us in Sydney when we landed. Wild fun! That sweetheart was OziMum, and this week we were lucky enough to see our fave Family H AND get to hang out with a vacationing OziMum and her family at Disney.
Here’s the breakfast crew (thank goodness for self timer!):
(OziMum, Ro yellow, Ree blue, me, Miss M holding Tiny, TubaDad, Mr T, H-Man)
What a blast. We rode the craziest rides we could find (I’m not sure we found a ride fast enough for Ro and Ree, maybe the Matterhorn came closest), freaked the Aussies out with spicy Mexican food and weird-looking refried beans, and just enjoyed the heck out of ourselves.
I think Ro and Ree found a new lifelong buddy in H-Man, who was up for anything, even the spinning teacups with our iron-stomach daredevils. They nearly sent him over the edge on that one, and afterwards he crawled into his sister’s stroller and moaned piteously. Don’t feel too bad, though, notice his thumb when I asked the girls if the ride got a thumbs up? Hee!:
The three of them sat up front for Pirates and loved every second of the ride. Miss M and I sat in the middle and got a little wet, next time I’m Googling which Pirate’s seats don’t get splashed. Heh.:
And I don’t know how many times everyone rode Thunder Mountain, but it was quite popular with all the kiddos. The friendly lizard outside the ride almost became our new house pet. Good thing he was faster than Ro and Ree:
Also, my awesome friend Michelle had the day off from work and came to Disney to hang out with us and ride rides!
I was so excited to see her and she was game enough to wait through not one but TWO Rapunzel lines with us. Yeah that’s right, I said two. You see, Ro and Ree waited through one big ol’ huge line, saw their fave princess, and then noticed that as soon as they left the tower, Flynn Rider walked in. So the very next people in line got to see both Rapunzel AND Flynn. Oh my word, Ro and Ree nearly fainted.
Well they wouldn’t hear of anything but waiting in that line AGAIN so they could see both characters this time. And that is what they did (I say “they” because Michelle and I pulled up a chair in the shade and waited nearby, ahhhhh).
Whatever. Gave me more time to talk to Michelle, which is always a really good thing. And after all that waiting we hooked back up with the H Family (who had been tearing up CA Adventures), which was also a really good thing.
Let’s see, there were a whole bunch more rides, enough walking to qualify for a half marathon in my estimation:
and then we all went to eat together. Picture a really long table packed with 14 fun people, half of them kids.
After some chowing, talking, playing,
and a whole bunch of running,
we headed for our blessed beds.
Oh, and then we had to get out of bed when the sky started glowing and popping. Yeah that was cool.
Then it was time to climb back into our beds. (I’m not gonna lie, I was soooooo tired.) Next post: Disney Twinvasion 2011! (Previous post was Yep, We Were Visiting the Mouse in case you didn’t catch it.)