Reed and the girls waiting at the airport before we left Des
first day we were there, we went to Disney
MGM Studios. Like all the Disney parks, there is a lot
to see there. Here are Troy and Emma outside the Star
Tours Star Wars ride. Troy, Emma and I went on it. Emma's
verdict? "I didn't like that ride. It was a little scary."
of us at MGM. We also went on the backlot
tour, went to Muppet
Vision 3-D, went on the Great
Movie Ride, saw the really cool Disney
Stars and Motor Cars parade (Emma's favorite), and spent
about three hours walking around trying to find food. (One
of our many "Vacation" moments.)
got to see lots of characters, which was Emma's favorite part
of the whole trip… as long as they didn't get too close!
Emma wanted to meet Mike and Sully (from Monsters, Inc.) with
us, here, but completely freaked out when she got within about
15 feet of Sully.
we are waiting for the parade
at MGM. Jenna's thinking, "How long are we going to have
to wait for this stinkin' parade, anyway?"
and Jasmine in the parade. Emma loved seeing the all the characters
(except when Pinochio tried to shake her hand and she screamed),
but the princesses were her favorite! She also got to see
Ariel (from the Little Mermaid), Mulan, Snow White (who blew
Emma a kiss – which she thought was REALLY COOL), and
Jo (from Jo Jo's Circus), Roly Poly Olie, and Bear in the
Big Blue House were in the parade, too.
are the Muppets – Miss Piggy and Kermit – in the
were even Star Wars characters in the parade, like R2D2…
Luke Skywalker and Darth Vadar.
tries on the mouse ears Grandma got for her friend.
didn't like these mouse ears as well.
Emma!!! Here are the girls in the back seat on the way to
do some shopping on our second day in Florida.
second night we were in Orlando, we went to Universal
us girls, hamming it up at Universal.
loved just being outside.
you think Jenna was embarrassed to be with her mom wearing
this wig? :-)
third day we were in Orlando, we went to Sea
World. Do we look happy to be there, or what? Ha!
is part of the Blue
Horizons dolphin and whale show. It was really cool! We
also went to the sea
lion and otter show.
even got brave enough to touch a sea turtle shell. Troy got
even braver in the afternoon and went on the Kraken
and Emma loved looking at the Budweiser
Clydesdales at Sea World.
the crew waiting for the Shamu
show. Just don't ask what Jenna was drinking; it was a long
day and it looks like she stopped by the Budweiser hospitality
area on the way to the show! :-)
killer whales showing some of their tricks. Emma refused to
believe us that this was Shamu. She told us about 50 times,
"Shamu is a DOLPHIN! These are killer whales!!!"
Some arguments you're just not going to win!
The girls visit the Sea World gift shop before we left.
Sea World was a blast. From the sharks, penguins and sea turtles
Happy Harbor kids area and lots more, we all had a great
time! Well, until we lost our car in the parking lot when
we left and spent half an hour looking for it… very