Monday, February 16, 2015

Doing Disney With Sappy, Happy & Yappy

Seeing Disney World through
the eyes of a child is a whole experience
unto itself.

They are enthralled by the magic 
of it all
and I am smitten watching them.

So- I will give you the 
short version of 
My daughter and I 
and the two girls
got there 2 days ahead of time.
I need to tell you that all my pictures are taken
with an iPhone 6 because my camera
was packed away
so~ bear with me.

My daughter worked her magic with
Travelocity and got us a deal at
The Swan.
The girls are in the lobby and out behind the hotel
Wonder what they are looking up at here?
Oh!  They are just like their Nana.
They like light fixtures!
Isn't this one a beaut?
After everyone else arrived
 we went to Epcot
and ate our way through the worlds.

My favorite was the 
Fish & Chips towards the end of the day.
I will say that I am NOT a big seafood fan-
but I loved this!
Hot and greasy-what can I say?
The girls had fun visiting all the countries.
and really enjoyed 
their breakfast with the princesses.
They enjoyed themselves even though 
the day was a bit nippy.
Poor Lulu forgot her jeans in her bag.
I had a blanket along that came in handy.
Sweet Cheeks is getting to be a big girl.
 This might have been 
favorite star stop.
Mighta been Miz Jasmine's costume?
 My favorite ride in Epcot is SOARING.
You feel like you are moving 
through space although
you are actually stationary once
you are raised a few feet off the ground.
At one point it seems like 
you are going to hit the water.
Three years ago SweetCheeks told me-
Whatch Yoah Feet, Nana, so they doan't ghet wett.
Her legs were shorter so she wasn't worried about her own feet.
See the pretty girl here with my girls?
That is Miss Naomi-
or Nomes as the girls call her.  
She has been babysitting the girls
since SweetCheeks was three or four.
She is 20 now and joined us at Disney.
She is a hair and makeup specialist
and will soon be working on the 
Disney Cruise Line.
She is excited and we are excited for her.
She is as sweet as she is cute!
Everyone assumes she is an older sister.
That about rounds out Epcot.
The Mom says-
C'mon Yappy-
Time to go!

Back tomorrow with a bit more
and then I'm moving on so
I don't bore you to tears.
your photo name


  1. It looks like a fun trip for all of you. I love the pictures. It's been so long since I went - I don't even remember much!

  2. We stayed at the swan a year ago when I brought the family to one of my work conferences. I can picture everything you are describing. Such fun to enjoy these adventures with your grands.

  3. I just love the photos of the kids...they are so big and they looked like that they had a great time there. Its nice to take them at that age, they will remember that trip when they are old and smile. Loved all the pretty backgrounds, too. Did you run into the beauty and the beast village when the guy talks to all the people and shows off his muscles? There are some hilarious youtubes of him getting into arguments with little girls on there. Glad you and the family got to do this trip...times like this are priceless...and glad you're not to old to keep up. LOL

  4. Glad your all having a great time. They will talk about this trip the rest of their lives, how precious!

  5. It's fun for ALL ages! It's so nice that you all got to go. Beautiful the reflection of the castle! Sweet hugs, Diane

  6. It may have been chilly, but it is definitely warmer looking than anyplace I have visited lately. It looks like an idyllic family vacation!

  7. I love Disney myself. So much fun, and it really is magical especially with children.

  8. I would LOVE to take my grandgirl to Disney world! Creating special memories is awesome!

  9. Diana, You are back home with us !!! .LOL...I love it . You did a great job with your phone photos. That looks like fun for all. What a great opportunity for the young sitter, Naomi. Wishing her the best. I can see how much your grandchildren have grown in just two months. Hope you are starting to feel like yourself. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

  10. Not boring, Diana. We were there 27 years ago, so this is all "new" to me. And your grand-daughters are always so cute. Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  11. A trip of a life time that the girls wil always remember....hugs....

  12. Diana,
    Oh yes to experience through the eyes of a child ... magical really. I enjoyed your photos, your Grands will have fun memories to share. The ride looks cool, my brother told me about that one. We are looking forward to our trip to Universal studios with Gabby and Dane, we too can't wait to see excitement on their faces. Thank you for sharing Diana.

  13. Such pretty little girls Your Granddaughters are,just like Grandma.Looks to have been a dreamy trip with so much FUN. Hugs to You and blessings to Your whole family-Denise

  14. Such pretty little girls Your Granddaughters are,just like Grandma.Looks to have been a dreamy trip with so much FUN. Hugs to You and blessings to Your whole family-Denise

  15. Yay..She's back!!! Loved Disney World...I guess it's time to go back..I've had time to forget about all of those strollers..almost..So glad you are blogging again..Thanks for stopping in to visit Bev at BHA..She doesn't have much time to reply ti her comments and if you keep following her, you'll see why..BUT..Her blogs and her writing is great..A little predjuduce?? not at all..I mean it..

  16. Oh, it must be fun going there with your girls . . . children make everything a little sweeter :)
    Happy to hear that you are having such a lovely time.
    Connie :)

  17. super about Miss Naomi... hope she will love her job!

    hey, we snow-bound-ers can use all the sunlight we can get. even if it is in photos. :-)

    have I told you how happy I am, that you are back to your old self again?????? well, I AM!!! ding-dang-dong happy!!!!

    gentle hugs.....

  18. Beautiful pictures! LOvely children and what fun...

  19. Don't worry about sharing too much! I've never been to Disney World! Your girls are so precious. How wonderful that you could be with them and see through their eyes!

  20. Beautiful sweet. I can see you all had a wonderful time.

  21. oh so fun for them .. :)
    such cute kids ..
    hugs Patty

  22. Looks like a fun place to hang out at. Your pictures are wonderful...makes me feel like I was there too. Oh and the food, fish and chips looks scrumptious!!!! Your grand daughters are growing up quick. Glad you are feeling better.

  23. I never got to Disney World with my kids, but I went a few years ago with a friend who lives down there. Epcot was closed so we missed that, but I can see how kids would love it, maybe some day with grandkids ;>)

  24. It looks like yiu all had a wonderful time in Disney! The girls are just adorable and I bet they loved it! Stay warm.

  25. Oh, it looks like the girls had a fantastic time at Disney! And you'll never bore me with it. I have to hear about it all the time, as my own grown girls go every month haha. You know, that picture of Jasmine brought back memories. Many years ago, I took a picture next to Aladin. So, I think that was my favorite picture on here with Jasmine and Aladin.

    Oh, the imagination of a child, and who says it better than Disney. Loved the post today, Diana.

    love, ~Sheri

  26. What a fun trip! I haven't been there in years. I'm sure it has changed a lot. You are making wonderful memories with your grand kids.

  27. Diana, Your Disney pictures made me think of our two trips of long ago to Disney World. The first time we stayed in the rooms adjoining where the monorail went through the contemporary and the second trip the Royal Plaza. Seeing the train go through the Monorail was really cool in a commercial. It has grown so much and seeing it through the kids eye made it even more special. The first night at the Royal Plaza we had a room on the 17th floor and could see Disney World out our window. Hubby would only spend one night there so we went from the 17th to the first. I thought about you all traveling with the weather like it was. We have a picture with goofy and our daughter. Loved you post and thanks for the memories. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend Shirley

  28. Bored with Disney? No way! I remember being THIRTY and crying because my mom told me and my niece it was time to go home (the park was closing for the night). I love to hear about your trip.


  29. Because I was raised in SoCal, our family spent almost every weekend at Disneyland (when it was Much less expensive) I loved it! I've never been to Disneyworld though, maybe someday! It looks like you enjoyed a great time with your girls! Blessings, Cindy

  30. Love Disney. Epcot is definitely one of our favorite places. Can't wait till the girls are big enough to go,


  31. What a fun time you all had, Diana! It's so sweet to watch the girls grow up so quickly and bloom into such beautiful young ladies!

    xoxo laurie

  32. I love Disney. Your granddaughters are just adorable . What a great time to go.

  33. The picture of the girls at the hotel reminds me of one I have of our girls about that age there!

  34. Looks like such a fun time with your grandchildren. Such wonderful memories and photos. I still can remember taking my son there when he was a little one! He really loved it!

    Have a lovely week.

  35. Darling grandchildren!!! We have gone to Disney a couple times. Once when the three older were young and once with the youngest. It has been some time ago and I bet it has changed since we went!! Fun times! Nancy

  36. Wonderful pictures of a wonderful time! I would have loved the fish and chips also!:-) xo Nellie

  37. Have a great time! I have been in 47 of the 50 states BUT have never been to Disney! I must get there, huh?!

  38. What a wonderful tip, glad you were able to enjoy it with the girls. I was there many years ago and would like to go back..not for the rides tho.

  39. Those fish and chips were my hubby's favorite too! He LOVED them! :) Looks like y'all made some wonderful memories. Disney is the best!

  40. Hi Diana, what fun at Disney! Love the pics and the smiles!! So glad you all had a great time and made special memories.
    Glad you're better too. Missed you!

  41. Great pics, Diana! It sounds like you all had a wonderful time! Hope you brought some of that sun and warm temps back to the midwest!!

  42. The looks on their faces are priceless. What a great family memory to be part of...I love your shots...they will be looking at them when they are all grown up and had fun.


  43. My goodness, the girls have grown up so quickly! They're beautiful! I love the pictures with all the Disney characters- such fun! It looks like you had a fantastic time! What special memories! You have been missed, so happy to see you posting again!

  44. Wow I would've had a hard time leaving there! I love all the pictures- your iPhone did a wonderful job! I haven't been there since the 90's!

  45. Experiences are so different when with a child! I love it!

  46. So fun! I have great memories of going with my grandchildren several years ago and hope to go again someday soon!

  47. Oh what a great time you all must have had... Love all the pictures!

  48. Looks like they were having a terrific time. My granddaughter loves Disneyland. and always has to go every time she come to my house.
    So glad that you enjoyed your self with the girls.

  49. I've never been but the granddaughters love it. I very much enjoyed your pics. Lots of smiles!!

  50. appears the girls are the perfect age for Disney World. Lucky you to have all that sunshine while the Midwest and northeast are under piles of snow.

  51. Looks like everyone had a great time!! I haven't been back to Disney World since I was 16 year old.

  52. Hi Diana, I have enjoyed seeing your trip to Disney World ( I scrolled down and viewed the previous posts, too) and your photos of 'The Girls' - aren't they just too cute for words? I love that photo of the feet hanging over the bridge, too. So glad to hear that you are feeling better. My daughter caught pneumonia right before Christmas and she is just now starting to feel normal again. It's a long road....I hope the sunshine and fresh air worked its magic and spending time with those sweet girls is a spirit lifter, for sure! So now it is back to the freezing cold once again.....Keep warm and don't overdo it. Hugs xo Karen

  53. So much fun! I haven't been to Disney in such a long time. I think my kids were 4 and 5 maybe? I really think since they are now 31 and 32, I'm due for another visit! Jim's never been and I know that the grandbabes would love it! Trust me, it's on my list of things to do! Hugs, Leena

  54. I have enjoyed your tour. I have not visited Disney, so this has been great fun for me.
    And how cool for Naomi! Is she originally from Wisconsin? What a dream for her. That is so fun!
    And your i phone 6 did a great job with the photos.

  55. Epcot is my favorite of all the Disney parks. Would you believe that I went to Disneyworld on business twice??? Fun, but not as fun as the times with my son :)

  56. So much fun! Nomes is adorable! I wish her much success ~ and I'm sure she will be wonderful. Love Epcot!



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