Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Vacation Recap Part II

The next morning started out with me feeling better, Jarom feeling worse, and Carter starting a fever. So, you guessed it, more drugs to the rescue and we were off. The weather was beautiful, but the crowds doubled in size. It made for a little more waiting, but still we were able to get through most rides in a decent time. Finding Nemo was our big wait this day, but it was an adorable ride and the kids loved it.

First up, Goofy, right at the entrance. And he was goofy all right, he kept taking the kids hats off and wouldn't give them back their autograph book. They thought he was hilarious.

Somehow we managed to get Carter on Pirates of the Caribbean, but he rode the entire ride with his hood covering his eyes. I tried to get a picture of it, but the little poser caught me and smiled for the camera instead. The girls all loved this ride.

I forgot to post a picture of the back of the kids' hats yesterday. We had their names sewn onto the backs and it was so cute.


While waiting in line for Nemo, Kate started getting the chills/fever. So we ended up renting a stroller to switch off between her and Carter.

While Jarom and the girls rode Indiana Jones, Carter and Kate played in Tarzan's Treehouse. The Tylenol had just kicked in and I couldn't help but snap this cute picture of them running from behind. This is how I had imagined the kids would act and it was nice to finally see it.

Here's just a fun shot of Alyssa and Halle. They were troopers and enjoyed themselves immensely. Their favorite ride was Big Thunder Mountain.

When we first arrived in CA, we checked into our hotel room, unloaded our bags, stocked our fridge, and then realized the sign on our floor. "Welcome to the QUIET ZONE," it read. "Our promise to you is that we will not allow children, marching bands, or circus animals on this floor so that you can rest peacefully." Oh dear! I think the Manwaring kids are the marching band and circus animals put together. How on earth did we manage to get stuck on this floor? We called and told them, but they said we could stay put unless there was a complaint. I thought for sure we would be asked to move, but having sick kids is good for something.
Our poor kids were exhausted when we got back to the hotel in the evenings. They slept for a solid 12 hours every night. Poor things.

Tune in tomorrow for the grand finale of our trip.

11 comments:

Brenda said...

I am impressed with your great attitude about everyone being sick. I can't say I would have done so well!! Glad you had Motrin, and looks like the kids had fun-hope everyone is feeling better now!

Deanna said...

WOW! I'm glad you were able to enjoy yourselves, too! Looks like they didn't slow down until their heads hit their pillows!

I LOVE their hats...and the names are adorable stitched on the back!

Jennifer P. said...

oh my! Disneyland with sick kids! They need to make up an award to give you guys!

Such cutie pies though! Love their mouse ears!

Good to have you back. I sure appreciated your sweet comment about my mom today.

Kat said...

I just cannot imagine having to trek through Disney being sick. And have sick kids. Ya'll are all troopers.

I have a house full of sickies right now. I am ready to send them all on vacation so that I can catch my breath.

becky ward said...

"the quiet zone"!? hilarious! i love the hats with their names stiched on. especially halle's.

Benjamin, Kaylin & Eli said...

What a fun trip! Disneyland is so much fun!!

Justin and Amber Manwaring said...

What a beautiful picture of your girls sleeping. They look so precious. I'm glad Halle and Alyssa were feeling well for most of the trip, they're the ones who'll remember it.

Tamie said...

too cute! that last picture of the girls sleeping is just so dorable....

Lee Ann said...

Oh my goodness! What a trip. A memory you'll all have for sure.

Glad you're home!

Oh, and yes, a sinus infection pretty much feels like someone took a baseball bat to your face. Yahwee!

Willy Happy Mama said...

Is there anything cuter than kids all snuggled up in bed, Asleep? I think not.
What great pictures and a triumpant vacation dispite the illness. You're amazing!

The CEO said...

"The Quiet Zone"-how stupid is that...like hotels are EVER quiet. I love, love, love the picture of the girls sleeping. That's the nice thing about vacations...they sure tucker out the kids. I'm proud of your family for having so much fun despite being sick.