Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Disney Dream Part 1

I must admit it gets harder and harder to update my blog.   I havent even posted vacation pictures to facebook yet.  There is not enough hours in a day.

We have been counting down to this vacation for two years.  It was almost sad to see the day arrive becuase I knew it would be over just like that, and it was, in the blink of an eye.
We got our toes and nails done... Now Grace asks when she can have another "Panicure" so cute
Ashlee had the cutest nails
We would set sail on Grace's 8th birthday for her very first cruise and our first Disney cruise.   I was hoping she would love it, and by the end of the first day, she was right at home, and having a ball.

Now I should tell you, Grace LOVES staying in a hotel, I think because we spent so many nights in one when we first got her in China.

We left Charleston on Saturday morning, June 9th.  We were meeting some very special people for dinner that night.  Another family we met through adoption.   The two girls from China sat next to each other and it was like they had been friends for years.  It was a wonderful sight.    Carrie and her family were wonderful and we were so glad to finally meet them.  Her kids were so well mannered and were not shy talking to adults, we just loved them.

We stayed at a hotel close to port, you could actually see ships from the windows. The girls (Grace and Ashlee Gail) were very excited.

She's looks happy right!  It hadnt hit her yet, that the day had finally arrived!

But Ashlee got her excited Really Quickly.  Here they are screaming into thier pillows
checking and checking again to make sure we have everything

Grace and Duffy Very Ready

grace and her room key


 Little Miss Stylin ....once we boarded, we had to wait until 1 before we could go to our room, so we changed into swimsuites and headed to the pool
isnt she something

We were in Andy's room (toy story)

My Girls

and Grace's favorite place.....the Mickey pool

This is one cool ride.   All ships need one of these

first dinner

and Ashlee getting Grace hooked on "specialites" drinks!!!!!

and our princess was as usual her daddy carries her

first towel animal.....Grace LOVED it

first stop....Disneys Private Island -
Castaway Cay

I have always, (did I say always) wanted to parasail, Paul would always say no.  So this time, I just booked it, I talked it up to Grace, and got her all excited.

Once we headed to the spot, you could see her changing her mind.

first up, Me and Ashlee
I found I was very nervous - because if something happened, I was responsible for her, not just myself.  And I didnt dare tell her all I could think of as the guy would lower us down was Jaws!!!!!  Really the theme played in my head.

Ready ,  Set,  


Hello down there, HOW HIGH ARE WE GOING TO GO


Over Already!!!!!!

Since Grace wouldnt go, I got to go twice and you know I enjoyed the second time much more, because if we were to fall, I only had to worry about me

He put us Down in the water, it reached my chin...... Hope theres not a shark near by

 My shy child who wont go by herself, came out of her shell, she would walk to the slide by her self Go UP the stairs and come down by herself.  Same thing with the pool.

Look Mom, its a Frog

Lots More to post later.