Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas to everyone!  I hope that your day is filled with friends and family!  I am so thankful for this time of year because I am reminded of Jesus' love for us all!  Happy Christmas!  Love you!
-Ashley

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Joy

It was her first time at Disney World. I snapped this as we made our way toward the Magic Kingdom...
This is JOY!



Happy Christmas!
Hop with us!





Focused on the Magic

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails: Play Like a Boy!

Alright, it has been a bit since I last posted for this series so today I am back and ready to have some fun!  Today we'll be taking a look at fun things around Disney that your little guy will love.  When most people think Disney they probably think princesses and castles but, I am here to tell you that there are plenty of attractions, rides, and flat out fun things to do for the boys out there!  Let's get on with the fun!

Magic Kingdom
Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorials are perfect for all your pirates in training.  Complete with a Jack Sparrow look-a-like and sword swinging action this tutorial is worth a stop in Adventureland.  
  
I am a true princess and I LOVE Tom Sawyer Island!  Best of all is searching for one of Tom's hidden paintbrushes.  Little boys (and girls alike) will live out make believe days behind Tom's forts, through the mine caves, and crossing the barrel bridge.  


 
 Epcot
Most guys have a need for speed and you'll be able to get your fast paced fun at the Test Track.  From car talk and tests to speed tests I am sure your little boy will have the time of his life on this ride!

Innoventions (East and West) are like a technology playground.  Try out new gadgets, tech tools, and VIDEO games.  You'll be lucky if you can pull your son out for other fun things in Epcot because they will LOVE it! 
 Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney's Hollywood Studios is filled with fun stuff!  One of the best is Lights,Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show.   This show has explosions, jumps, fast driving, and a few close calls.  If you are lucky you might even get to "drive" the remote control car. And if that wasn't enough, a new addition to the stunt show came this past June...it's Lighting McQueen...my nephew is going to go crazy!!!

Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular is where it is at for your action seeking kiddo!  There isn't a boring moment as Indiana Jones stunt doubles take on the punches, bullets, jumps, and fiery plane explosions!  Be sure to get there early to get a good view of all the action!
 
 Disney's Animal Kingdom
So, depending on your his taste, this park has a lot of fun to offer.  For the adventure seeking boy I would recommend the thrill seeker's favorite, Expedition Everest.  I am not brave enough to take on the backward, free falling, Yeti adventure...is your son?  

For the littler boys I would recommend It's Tough to be a Bug!  It is filled with neat 3D tricks and even some gross gags!  You know how boys are with that kind of  humor.

Downtown Disney
I teach kindergarten and I know that the boys in my class are obsessed with Legos.  If this is your kid then you have got to stop by Downtown Disney to see the gigantic Lego sculptures and of course the Lego store!  




Once, my brother ate an entire roll of Lifesavers without my parents noticing.  Unfortunately, it was about 10 minutes before his 2 year check up.  And thus a diabetes panic ensued.  True story.   If your boy is like my brother then he will love Goofy's Candy Co.  Hey why not indulge...you are at Disney.


What are your "boy" favorites for attractions and shows?  I am sure there are a variety of opinions...
let's hear em' in the comment section below!  
:) Love you all!