S: Disneyworld 2010
FC: Celebrating our Family. Disneyworld 2010
1: Celebrate Good Times! Come on!!! At Disneyworld EVERYDAY is a celebration of something for somebody. During the 5 days that we spent there in the last week of August, 2010 it was a celebration of the 9th Anniversary of our marriage and the first GOOD quality Grandpa-Danny reunion.
2: Donald: "This is where you are going to stay, in the All Star Movie Resort, the Fantasia..." | Danny: "Wooow!
4: Our plan to swim every day didn't quite work out. After all, it's Florida...
7: Chilling at the Winter Wonderland miniature golf
9: Christmas in August?
10: We spent about four hours at the Living Seas - some due to tropical rain started pouring outside, some - due to Danny not wanting to leave the fishes...:)
12: Bubbles! Bubbles! My Bubbles!
14: Our wonderful dinner in Italy
18: France is charming even if it's is located in US
19: Coffee? | More creamer? | Sugar?
21: We found DonAld Duck in Mexico!
22: Illuminations | Illuminations
23: Illuminations | Illuminations
24: 12 things that Danny loved about Disneyworld | 1.Helping Daddy play “hole in one” miniature golf at Winter’s Wonderland | 2.Our All Star Movies hotel – Danny was mesmerized by it. He didn't pass by the huge Jack in the box, without stopping and waving at him (now, every time Danny sees the letter “J” anywhere, he starts waving :)). He ran to see Donald and Daisy at any possible occasion, he was in owe of the enormously big Woody, T-Rex and Buzz and absolutely loved seeing Mickey at the pool side every morning. | 3.Talking to Crush at the Living seas in EPCOT | 4.Seeing all the animals and birds in the Animal Kingdom | 5.The buffet dinner at the Tuscan house in the Animal Kingdom (we've never seen our son eating THAT much at one setting )
25: 6.Meeting the favorite characters, tackling, hugging and waving at Tigger, Pooh, Eeyor, Donald, Daisy, Mickey, Minney, Pluto and Guffy. | 7.Dancing with Chip, Dale, Sheriff Woody and Daddy at the Celebration street parade. | 9.All the jumping, dancing and spitting FOUNTAINS in all three parks | 8. Playing with the glasses at the Philarmagic | 10.Riding the Carousel | 11.More Carousel | 12. MORE, MORE, MORE Carousel
29: Saving the Wild on the Safary ride
31: Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade | Did you know that in this Parade there are: 5 character-based safari vehicles, 4 drum sculptures, 3 rickshaw taxis, 16 Disney characters, 10 Party Animal stiltwalkers, 10 Party Patrols and 8 abstract animal puppets that were designed by Michael Curry Designs in Portland, Ore., which created the puppets for “The Lion King” on Broadway.
33: In the Hundred Acre Woods
34: The Festival of the Lion King
35: Finding Nemo
36: The Tree of Life
37: MAKING MEMORIES | Chasing ducks and butterflies... Why not?
38: 1. Dancing with Danny, holding him tightly during the Illuminations fireworks display at EPCOT – you were really not enjoying all the “booms” and “bangs” as well as all the fire on the lake. But the moment we started swirling around with you to the music – you were smiling, waving and giggling in my arms. 2. Building towers with Danny out of creamers and Jello boxes. 3. Enjoying an ice-cream float at the Main street, USA with Daniel: We first sneaked into the ice-cream shop while you were still sleeping, but, I guess the incredible smell of the freshly backed waffle cones woke you up and made you very happy. Of course, I had to share a tiny bit of the home made French vanilla ice-cream with you. No coke-cola yet. :) 4. While at the Animal Kingdom, when you, Danny were having your nice midday-nap and Daddy and Grandpa were on the run enjoying the BIG thrill rides, I got me a VERY strong cappuccino at one of the cafés. We went into the deep of the park jungle, where I set on the bench under an orchid tree and was enjoying the quiet moment, watching you smiling in your sleep (I guess, you were enjoying that quiet moment as well :)). Although it wasn't THAT quiet after all: the nearby waterfall was murmuring, the birds were chirping and the engaging music of the starting Mickey's Jammin’ Parade were reaching our ears. This sweet festive melody woke you up bringing a surprised but very happy expression to your face. We strolled down to see the last part of the parade. Or how happy you were, when seeing Goofy and Donald waving (seemed like) right at you! Daddy, rushing to come meat us to enjoy watching the last of the parade together made you even happier. “Up on top, Daddy”! And the next moment you were already on Daddy's shoulders waving back at Mickey and Minney. What a wonderful memory!!! 5. Watching Danny and Daddy admiring the Cinderella's castle together: you guys looked so CUTE and so ALIKE!!! My TWO MEN!!! :) 6. The Italian Dinner at EPCOT – it was absolutely out of this world: the strawberry lemonade, the original Eggplant Parmesan and the REAL Tiramisu. Oh-my, Oh-my! Yummy!!! 7. SOARING (over California) – my absolute all-time favorite ride in all the Disney parks. Enjoyed getting on it with Grandpa but CAN’T wait to see Danny's eyes when he experiences it for the first time!!! | Mama's Top 7
39: Mothers are like buttons.... they hold everything together...
41: Welcome to the Magic Kingdom... | ... where dreams and fairy tales come true...
42: All aboard!!! To Frontierland!!
44: Today is our day!
45: Mama, we've taken ALL the pictures - can I go to sleep now?
47: Food that made our celebration incredibly yummy...
49: Time to Celebrate!
52: Celebrate Good Times!
57: ...now, Dad, how old do I have to be to start driving YOUR car? | "I'm so lucky as can be, the world's greatest Dad belongs to me."
58: More, more, more of the Carousel, please!
61: Electrical Parade
62: Daddy, let's go back to EPCOT
63: Where is Dasie, I wonder...
64: Yahoo! We found her!
66: Once again, why do I need to let go of this Teddy Bear?
67: Velcro rocks! Ribbit!
68: Oh, my goodness!!! Did they all come to meet me?!
71: Saying good bey to the parks at the German buffet Feast :) | Grandpa's top 3 | 1. Spending time with my Grandson 2. NOT getting soaked on the Kilimanjaro rapids. 3. Oh, and the food there was absolutely incredible!
72: 1. Winter Wonderland miniature golf – the most interesting, the most thought out, the most unique and the hardest put-put golf I ever played in my life. 2. The hotel – was truly magical 3. EPCOT: - the unexpected dolphin show at the Living seas that Daniel enjoyed so much, - the Three amigos ride with Donald in Mexico - the Bavarian dinner in Germany – I loved seeing a whole bunch of people doing the Chicken dance and just having fun with their families. 4. Animal Kingdom: - I really enjoyed getting wet with Grandpa on the Kilimanjaro Raft ride, - seeing all the animals at the Safari, especially the two cuddling elephants at the lake - making animal sounds with Danny at the Festival of the Lion King 5. The Magic Kingdom: - Dancing with Danny at the Celebration parade, - having my 20 months old son driving me on the Speedway, - spending time with my Dad and going on the Splash mountain together | Daddy's top 5+
73: To Infinity and beyond!
74: At the Downtown Disney | chasing the pirates, dinosaurs and hiding from the Florida rain :)
76: I Love my Mama!
77: Donald, please, don't be so grumpy!
79: Tigger is my Friend!
80: Sending special greetings to Graneshka & Babulya
81: 1. The everyday rain. 2. Having to ride under the plastic rain cover in the stroller. 3. The Nemo ride in EPCOT (although it recovered itself during the second try-out :)). 4. Fireworks with fire on the lake at EPCOT. 5. After all Danny didn’t like to LEAVE... | things that Danny DIDN’T like about Disneyworld | 5