Friday, October 15, 2010

Autographs Galore

We decided once we got to Disney World that an Autograph book would be a good investment as soon as we saw the short line to see Ariel and Prince Eric. Of course I couldn't get just one, I got 2 of them. I know next time I won't be able to get away with not getting one for Hannah, I barely made it out alive because I didn't think she would notice or care too much about the book. Boy was I wrong!

So many mixed feelings swirl around meeting all these famous Disney characters. The kids were so excited until we walked up to them, that's when the eyes stayed on the ground, they lost the ability to speak and Hannah even went into convulsions a few times.

Still, those books were very treasured, and I'm sure that they will be again once I fill it with these pictures.

Apparently Emma's hands tasted just too good to pull them out of her mouth for a quick snap shot. Tobie was dragged in by Prince Eric, I guess he figured if he has to stand there in the costume Tobie could endure a few moments embarrassment.
Hannah looks so excited to see Princess Aurora! But Emma is still cautious. She's cutting her eyes like, "Don't make any sudden movements.".
I guess she trusted Cinderella more and even decided to mimic her pose. Too cute!
She really warmed up to Belle. She even ran back after this picture was taken to give her a hug!
Hugs all around!!! See Hannah clutching that autograph book? She didn't really care about the autographs, she saw it as a drawing book. Mean Mommy had to keep taking it away as soon as she learned how to click the pen open.
Who knew Mickey was near-sighted?
The whole family! Hannah is trying desperately to put some distance between herself and the costumed freaks. This is one of the convulsions I was referring to.
Okay, I can't look at these pictures of the fairies without feeling a bit of rage boiling to the surface. We waited 45 minutes to see them, when we finally got in Emma and Hannah refused to get in the picture. Not only refused, but screamed like someone was twisting their arms and tried to hide behind my dress. Then at the end when we walked out, I saw that Tinker Bell signed just one book and the purple fairy signed both. I don't even know the orange fairy's name since she didn't sign either books. I was crying I was so livid! I almost marched in there and demanded that they all sign the books, but figured my pregnancy hormones might have induced that revenge induced tantrum and decided not to. Besides getting kicked out of Disney World was not on my agenda.

At least Tinker Bell was the only one who came out to TRY and coax Emma into a picture. The other two were just like "Oh well!".

Again you'll notice Hannah on the outside of the group trying to get as far away from the gigantic bunny as possible.
This was right when the park closed at midnight and we just happened upon Donald Duck. Emma just woke up and I shirked on my protective Mommy duties and tried to get Hannah right beside him. That was another of her convulsions. She is screaming "NO!" and trying to pull away. I tried to shield her as much as possible, I'm not completely heartless! I told her to say bye-bye and as she is shaking in my arms and half crying she starts waving and saying "bye-bye!". It was so sad and funny at the same time.

Ah, good times.


Alabama Apples said...

This was hilarious!! Fabulous memories! My boys have been terrified of large costume people, too (except Jos, he'd hug anything that moves and makes eye contact with him)

Thanks for the laughs

Andrea said...

I'm with Liberty, this is hilarious. I know probably not at the time, but the way you wrote it, and having been there, I could totally picture the ENTIRE thing. I can't help but giggle at the pictures with your descriptions. Cecily use to really believe those costumed people were real UNTIL our last trip to Disney when we were in line to meet Koda and the other bear from Brother Bear and the CM over crowd control came over and told us, "you will be the last two. Those guys need a break they are really hot inside those bear suits." Poor Cecily, her face in the picture is just like, "What, that's not really Koda and whatever his name is." She was so sad. We now look back at that picture and autograph and laugh as that being the moment the magic was taken. lol
OH, and I love that Prince Eric got Tobie into the picture. lol

Aleisha said...

You look awesome! Still can't believe your prego with number five. I've been seeing theo's running posts on facebook. WAY TO GO!!! He looks great too. Looks like you guys are turning into the running family. That's great. We plan on coming out there in 2010 for the Disney marathon. Are you doing that one again?? Would be fun to see you guys. :)

Kara and Theo said...

Thanks Aleisha! Yeah, we have really gotten into the running. So you are doing the Orlando Half? I wish I could do it, and I really wanted to but with this baby due in mid Dec. and the face being the beginning of Feb. I really don't think I'm going to be in shape in time. I can't even walk now, much less run. Having 5 kids one right after another has really wreaked havoc on my hip joints. But I do plan on picking it back up, and hopefully I'll get to do the run in 2012. Have you looked into Shades of Green? It's the Military hotel right there in the park. It's super nice and we've stayed there twice already! Good luck to with you training!!!

Aleisha said...

We plan on doing it in 2012. Stuart will be out to sea all next year. Maybe we will see you guys there if you go. :)

Andrea said...

I just had to get on here and say that I wished I had thought of your post BEFORE getting in line for the fairies. We went last week and waited in line for 1 hour and 15 minutes. We literally sat STILL for 35 minutes. When a lady in front of us asked why the princess line was moving so much faster, the CM said, "The fairies is a different experience". HUH??? When we finally reached that "different" experience we were moved in to see Tink and 2 other fairies and snap, snap, snap 3 pictures and you are out of there in 5 minutes max. Still not sure what the "different" experience was unless they are saying that you are suppose to feel really little like a fairy (which we didn't) or that they gave Cecily a 3D puzzle. Hmm... that was such a long wait that we will never do again, and I wasn't even pregnant. lol

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