Friday, September 14, 2007

Vacation- Days 3 & 4

On our third day of vacation (our second day at Disney World) we slept in a bit in the morning and then headed off to Animal Kingdom. We had planned to get there nice and early because we had been advised that the animals usually start to hide from the sun mid-morning which makes it difficult to see them. But, Hailey actually slept in that morning and we were not about to wake her up since she is not a very good sleeper.

Hailey and I pose for a picture in front of Animal Kingdom.
The Tree of Life
This is Hailey watching Festival of the Lion King. She sat just like this during the entire performance. Anyone who knows Hailey knows that this is amazing because it is a rare moment when she holds still for more than a split second.

After spending the morning and afternoon at Animal Kingdom we headed over to Epcot where we had reservations for dinner at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall where they served Norwegian style food. During dinner there were four different Disney Princesses who stopped by our table to visit Hailey.
Hailey and Jasmine
Hailey and Sleeping Beauty
After dinner we explored the attractions at Epcot. We stopped here so that Hailey could play the bongos. She just loved banging on them and thought the noise was hilarious.
Here we are in the Germany section of Epcot.
We were able to meet up with my Aunt Rita, Uncle Dave and cousins Ryan and Easton while at Epcot. We saw The American Adventure theatrical show together and then talked for a few minutes before we headed our separate ways. This was the first time Aunt Rita had met Hailey, so we were excited for the opportunity to get to see them!

We had planned to head over to MGM for the night as they had extended hours for Disney resort guests. But, we were much too tired, so we went back to the hotel to get some sleep.
On our fourth day of vacation (third day at Disney World) we went back to Epcot to finish the attractions we did not have time for the night before. We stopped to pose for a picture in front of the big Epcot ball (I'm sure it has an actual name, but I don't know it).
We spent some time at ImageWorks - The Kodak "What If" Labs where you are able to take pictures and then play around with the photos. This is one we took of Hailey and then turned her into a flower.
After spending the day at Epcot we went back to our hotel and then took a boat ride to Downtown Disney for a bit of shopping and for dinner. This is Hailey having a great time on the boat ride.After dinner we went back to the hotel to relax at the pool. Hailey loved being in the baby pool. When she was in this turtle she was able to stand up and walk around (without all of her usual falling down), which she thought was wonderful.
We spent the rest of the evening at the pool.

If you missed our vacation pictures from days 1 & 2 you can click here (or scroll down a little bit) to see them. Be sure to come back on Monday to see some more pictures- including a picture of Hailey biting Mickey Mouse on the nose!

Have a great weekend.


Jodie said...

Melanie, that looks like a great time! I so can't wait to take my kids. said...

You all look like you are having so much fun!! You took really good photo's of your trip!! Wow!!
I will be looking foward to seeing your pictures on Monday!! Have a nice weekend!!

Sharon said...

How much fun!
I loved the picture of the flower.
How great to be able to spend your vacation time at Disney. I have great memories of it when I was little.

Melanie said...

Love the pictures!The French Quarter is one of the few resorts I have not had the pleasure of staying at yet! :) Looks like you had fun! Looking forward to this assault on Mickey's nose picture! LOL

JennieBoo said...

This is wonderful!

I'm so glad you guys went to Disneyworld! We went when I was 8 and I LOVED it!

The pics of you and your family are so awesome!


Pam said...

So Much Fun! My daughter would be totally jealous that she never got to see/eat with the princess. don't tell her.....Looks like everyone is having fun.

Lorikate said...

nice vacation pics!!! Lokks like you had a good time! I've been busy playing my online video game...still waiting to hear about the job. /sigh......

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Nice pics! looks like all of of you are having a fun time !! Hailey looks adorable as she always does :)

my4kids said...

I'm jealous you went to Disney world! I so want to take the kids there someday.

ZAM said...

Hi Melanie. How great to visit Disney. I love your pics a lot especially those with Hailey and the princesses..and the picture of Hailey's face framed in sunflower is way tooo cute. I hope I could bring my kid in one of their branches. The nearest is Hongkong and then there's Japan (my sister who was able to take the said it's sooo wonderful there)

KC said...

WOW what wonderful pictures.. Sounds like you all had such a fun trip. How fun that your aunt and uncle and cousins were there the same time you were.

Debbie said...

I love these pictures! How neat you got to meet up with family members! I'm sure this made it all the more special.