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Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Happiest Place on Earth

Dear Reader,

I am alive...

I have been a little busy, a lot sick and off to see about a mouse.

But now I am back here ready to tell you all about all of it and catch up on some recipes and plenty of fun.

Truth be told, I hadn't planned on being gone for so long, but a nasty little cold had Miss Add and I down for the count, just about the time we were supposed to be making our big visit to THE Castle... so... somethin' had to give... and that somethin' ended up being the blog.

Miss Add and I willed ourselves better to be able to enjoy some time with the mouse himself... Here she is (above) trying to convince me she is feeling better and camping out in her stroller--hoping that we will say we can go to the Castle.

Pretty soon, we were well enough and headed off to the happiest place on earth...

Truth be told, we had a GOODe Ole time at the Magic Kingdom... but it was nothing compared to the amazing time we had a couple days later at Disney's Hollywood Studios...

We played and played with all the Disney Channel and Pixar characters...




We also played on the giant Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playground...

But, perhaps one of the most memorable moments came when Puddie tried out for the American Idol show...

And was chosen to perform for over 600 park show guests as one of three American Idol Contestants!

It was a story worth telling all on its own... but a lot of fun! For the rest of the day he was a park celebrity... everyone kept coming up to him. One kiddo even asked to have his picture taken with him!

Needless to say... our first Disney experience was quite the experience and we can't wait to go back!


11 GOODe Thoughts:

It is a SPECIAL Place! I can't wait to go in Sept.
This will be my 2nd time running in the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon. Cant wait!

Glad your feeling better and that would have been fun yes, walking arround with "your" celebirty of the day!


Jealous! Sounds like you had a blast! :)

I am with Jane - jealous!
Looks like you guys had a blast, wish you hadn't had a cold! I am sure that this trip was good for your family's heart and soul as well- what great memories for all of you.

I love visiting Mickey and Minnie's homes:) It's been two years since we've been to D.L. and now I think it's time to get back there! Glad you're feeling better and had some fun times:)

WOW what fun memories. I need to hear more about the American Idol story and your super star husband. Glad to hear you are feeling better and enjoyed such a fabulous family vacation. I missed your blogging!

Sounds like a fantastic time! Has this gone to your husband's head or can you still live with him. Does he give you his autograph without too much begging? LOL DARling photos of Little Miss ADD of course!!!

Bummer about getting sick!
Did you give something to BabyD before you left town? She was a little under the weather last week, too. Hmmm...
Love the princess dress in the park. Reminds me of my daughter at that age!

Oh Cris, I have been thinking about you and wondering about your quietness... Glad to know that it was mostly because of your trip to see Mickey! Sorry you guys had a cold too, but glad you were able to enjoy yourselves.
Glad to see you are back, and that you are doing okay!

Wow I said *glad* 3 times in my previous comment! I meant to also say congrats to Puddie for his celebrity status! Did it go to his head? ;-)

Great pictures!! I just love Disney World!! Have a great afternoon!


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