Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Disney last Hurrah!

This year Coby thought it would be fun to take a little Disney Cruise. He's always sworn that going Disney is the way to go. After cruising a few times...he (like usual) was right! It was awesome!!! We had sooo much fun.

We flew into Orlando. When we finally got to the baggage claim we ran into this lovely lady!

She was TREAT let me tell ya! To say Corbin was "anxious" to get off the plane and stretch his little legs was an understatement. When we arrived at the baggage claim...he wanted to sit on the
carousal . After telling him to get off it like 56 times, he found a BIG RED BUTTON. What was he "supposed" to do....not push it!!??!! PLEASE...he's 5! So, naturally he pushed the button and the carousal stops and a big loud alarm starts buzzing. The friendly lady you see above really got into a HUFF. After the problem was fixed (3 minutes later) she tell Corbin...."I hope you know what you cost me!" Corbin is so tenderhearted, he starts to cry and buries his little head into Coby's legs. Then she proceeds to tell him that because of "him" she's stuck at the airport for 3 more hours. Coby tells her that she probably wouldn't have had her luggage anyway and that we were sorry he pushed the button. Then she has the gull to say..."I had 4 children. The may have done dumb things...but they NEVER DID ANYTHING THIS STUPID!" I couldn't even find my words, and thank goodness because I'm sure they would have been ANYTHING BUT Christ-like. Coby tells her that she must have been a perfect parent....and then our luggage came. I was so ANGRY! If looks could have killed...I definitely could have killed her! I know...not nice! But like a momma bear...she offended my cub! And I was ready to fight! But it ended up working out because everyone else got their luggage except the Queen of I felt like there was a little sweet justice had! :)

We stayed near in a resort near DisneyWorld (Coby had a conference for work) and even got to go to Dinner with Coby's good friends Kim and Morgan. I can't believe how much their little family has grown. They looked great and we all had a GREAT time.

The next day (Thursday) was my birthday and our first day on the ship.

Doesn' he look GREAT! Honestly....POSER!

Here we are trying doing our life jacket drill.

Coby was kind enough to let me hit a spinning class as soon as we got on. It was okay...but not nearly the butt kicking Kim gives at the gym! I was definitely missing her!

Talk about POSER!!

Love those boys!

Corb wasted NO time getting into the whole swing of things and hopped right in the kiddie pool and water slide. He LOVED it!

There was so much to do on the ship. I think the highlight of the of Corbin's trip was the Kid's Club. Leave it to Disney to create an environment that makes a kid never want to leave. He was so entertained that we'd have to practically drag him out of there. He was in HEAVEN!

One night they dressed kids up to be pirates. And had a special guest help out...see below

This little boy couldn't have been happier!!

Time for bed...and they didn't forget the little chocolates on our pillows. Corbin was loving it! And asked "how come I don't get chocolates on my pillow at home?"

The next day Coby and I had a little spa time. It was AMAZING! We got to use the Rainforest room all day. A room filled with citrus saunas and these heated tiled lounges. It was sooo relaxing. Just what we needed. Quite a treat!

Then we had a little family time and played a little ball on the court.

Even I got in on the fun! I know...shocking!

The Entertainment on the ship was beyond anything I could have expected. The talent these people possessed was absolutely AMAZING!! I could have listened to them all night. I was like 3 nights of broadway quality performances!

He loved getting to meet his favorite buddy Peter Pan.

Here we are waiting to see "Toy Story...the Musical" was AWESOME!!!

Then it was off to dinner in the
Animators Palate. This room is sweet!

When you first enter the room it's completely black and white.

But as dinner continues and dessert starts, the whole room slowly comes to color. It was sooo cool!

We went to the Bahamas...but decided to just kick it on the ship. You can see Atlantis in the background...maybe next time. Our friends Brett and Camille went there last year and LOVED it!

Just love this shot of Corbin....

The next day we got to go to Castaway Cay...but not before we got all sun screened up!!

Corbin felt like a stud and loves to do his own hair!

We had a little Hermet Crab race and won 4th place. We named our crab Jackie!

Corbin and Cobe had fun playing on the dock....I liked just lounging in the sun!
After we took Corbin to the Kids Club we decided to do a little snorkeling. It's always so fun.

I did have one little scare though. As we were snorkeling I couldn't get that "awful" image of Jack out of my head. I tried and tried to think of something, anything else, but every time I closed my eyes, there it was. Then I'd gasp, sucking in the ocean water and start chocking. After about 5 minutes of this I had a pretty bad panic attack and couldn't breathe. I hate when they come on, because there is nothing I do about them. There I was in the middle of the water back at the "the day". I was supposed to be having fun with Coby snorkeling and seeing lots of fun things. I wish I had a permanent black marker that and could go into my memories and black out the end of that day. I am guessing it will always be there unfortunately. We just miss that little boy. I often wonder what he'd be doing right now. What he'd be saying ,that sort of thing. Would he be difficult or would he would he be pleasing. I like to think the latter. I know he's busy serving and being a great missionary. And I am glad that he's serving, I just wish that he were serving a 2 year mission instead of a lifetime one. Just wish more than anything that he could be here to grow up with our family.

This cruise was amazing! Thanks baby for taking the time to plan it and the desire to want to spend it with us. We had a ball. Thanks mom for taking care of our littlest toad! We sure did miss him! You are the BEST!


Coby said...

You are the best baby. Thanks for blogging. It was such a fun trip, I'm still swaying at my desk.

Melanie Bingham said...

For awesome. You guys should be the commercial for Disney. I'm going to email the post to Brian as subtle huge HINT, that I see a cruise in my future.
ps Corbin has the most perfect pirate face I've ever seen!

Steph said...

So fun! I'm glad you had a good time, you deserve it! Those are some great pictures. Now I'm even more excited for my cruise!

Sommer said...

I cannot believe that grumpy lady believed that in the 3 min it took to get the belt going again she would have been able to get her luggage (assuming it was the next one to come out) get through security and on the plane. Or did she just miss a bus or something? Mean mean mean lady! I think that you should have punched her in her ugly cranky old neck!

Anonymous said...

You do such a wonderful job at blogging,Thank for putting this on as I wanted to see the pictures of your cruise. I am so sorry you had a fall with Jackie, this month will be a hard month as I feel your hurt. I just want you to know I am here for you always sweetie, Thank you for trusting me with your children, they are cute, good, sweet little boys, with wonderful parents as you and Coby.
Coby, thank you for being such a wonderful husband and father, I just love you so much for all you do for your family and us. love you sweetheart, Lady

Danny and Becky DuPaix said...

oh my goodness, I had no idea you did this! how fun! I have always wanted to do a Disney cruse! it all looks amazing! I love that pic of Corb too, he looks like he's in such deep thought!

Lanae said...

Little girl - I love all of your pictures! What a fun trip (even though you had a run-in with the mean lady in the bag section), that story just made me laugh! I can just picture you with that face like, "you better watch it lady, I'm gonna kill you!" What a beautiful family you have, all those cute boys! I really want to do a Disney Cruise with you and Coby and all of our little monkeys one day, I think it would just be a blast. You are my favorite! I love, love, love you bebe!

Erik Isakson said...

So glad you guys had such a fun time. What a great experience and memory for ya all. You all look great!