Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Trip to Walt Disney World May 2011

3rd Day....

Tree Lady....I wish I would have been able to catch the look on Levi's face when he saw her. It was an expression of total amazement...jaw dropped....mouth opened...big ol was great!

Tree of Life...

Check out the detail on this's astonishing...

Mount Everest was one of the kids favorite rides!!

 Playing on the drums
 Mickey and Minney in the Animal Kingdom Parade
Donald and some other characters in the parade 

The Gorillas at the Park were fun to watch the male gorilla in front of the younger male seemed really annoyed with all of the people that were there watching him.  He looked like a grumpy old man...haha! He was a good sport!   

Rhinos and African Cattle....The cattle horns were HUGE!!
The big dirt mounds are actually African Fire Ant Hills. We were pretty Amazed at the size of the hills that the ants can create.

4th Day and Last Day Magic Kingdom
Meeting Sleeping Beauty...Kimmi was Bashful... :)

 Meeting Belle....The kids really enjoyed meeting the Princesses 

 Caleb and Kimberly....great buds!

This was when we were leaving Walt Disnet World Resort after four magical days. Taking this trip was truely a wonderful blessing in our lives. This photo was taken on my 28th birthday!!! It was great to spend the day with my family. We decided to go back to the Magic Kingdom so that Kimberly could go and met the Princesses. After meeting them we went to the gift shop and Kimberly picked out a Minnie Mouse play set. We then went to lunch out on the padio at the Lady and the Tramp Resturant, which was absolutely delicious!! We ate lunch during the right time because the Magic Kingdom Parade happened while we were eating and we had great seats Kara and I ended up taking the kids a little bit closer to met and see some of their favorite characters. It was hot but we had so much fun! We got to met and see alot of the classic disney characters. There was of course Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Cinderalla and the Prince, the step mother and the step sisters, the mice, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Alice and Wonderland, Ariel, Snow White and the Seven Dwrafs, Princess and the Frog amoung many other charcters. After the parade we went to the shops and got a couple things to bring home and then we were off on the road for a three hour drive back to Bonita Springs back to the Steiks house. When we got there Glen and I left to go to dinner. He wanted to end my birthday by taking me out to a nice dinner.  We ended up going to P.F. Changs. They have a delicious menu. I had the best birthday this year and I couldn't have asked for more.           

This was a cool power line that we saw leaving Disney

Levi and Kimberly Zonked after leaving Walt Disney

Levi loves his books....

Every night before Glen and I go to bed we always check on the kids, re-tuck them in and give them a kiss goodnight.  A few months ago I was doing this routine and this is what I saw ...... Levi loves to read and here are some of the books that he was looking at that night.                                            

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Kids Preschool Performnce

The kids had an end of the year preschool program with Challenger.  Glen wasn't able to come to because he a had final that was at the same time that the kids had their performance. Their Aunt Corinne and cousin Wrangler were able to come and watch them, which was great! The kids sang different songs from God Bless America, Vowel Song, Jet song (were they sounded out the letters that spelled JET, it was really cute :) and they did a Caterpillar song where the kids sang that they turned into butterflies and they waved colored fabric.
After the performance we went with Corinne and Wrangler to get Costa Vida, took our food to go and then went and ate with Elaine Corinne's mom at her work out in Meridian. Most of the images of the kids performance are on video, but here are a couple photos.