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Getting our Mickey on

The Peyton birthday extraveganza sped along this weekend.

Friday was a present opening frenzy where she got enough presents to make Christmas a looming threat of disappointment…because, everyone born in December knows you get totally get shafted one way or the other.

Saturday…oh Saturday.

We were treated to some tickets to attend the taping of the Disney Christmas Parade at the Magic Kingdom. Sound exciting? You’d be wrong.

We had to wake up at 4:30 AM to be at Disney on time and that alone made it a trip into the bowels of hell.

Do you see that sky? Yeah…SUNRISE! ACK, reading too much Twilight has turned me into a REAL vampire because the sunrise made me a teeny bit nauseous.

It was chilly and it sprinkled off and on all morning…which, I KNOW, for those of you in snowy places, you’re thinking “WAH, you big baby!”  But that drizzle might as well have been golf-ball sized hail for all the whining that took place.  It’s Florida, people, we are NOT made of sturdy.

We were doing ok at first. We found sustanance and coffee.  We had a great view of Regis and Kelly and Joey Fatone (which thrilled Pete a bit, but not in a boy band sort of way, in a Dancing With the Stars kind of way) and we were just sitting/standing around waiting.


And waiting.

And, yes, still waiting.

After about 3 hours of standing and watching NOTHING happen, the kids getting pushed and shoved by adults who wanted the chance to be on TV Christmas morning and thought nothing of trampling a bunch of elementary school students and the kids asking for the umpteenth time “can’t we just go on some rides??”…we left the parade route.

We decided to go cruise the  rides and enjoy our free Disney time instead of watching Mommy get in a fist fight with a senior citizen with no sense of personal space.

Was definitely the better choice.

Peyton’s a future highway patrol…she’s already into the eyewear

Seriously, it was the Tea Cup ride…can you imagine them on Space Mountain?

That’s my Pete!

There’s nothing about this picture except that his eyes melt my heart

HEH…yes, I spawned

This is ALL Izzymom’s fault for teaching me to take pics of myself

Thank you so much to Radio Disney and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (especially you, Shelley) for making the day possible!

7 Comments on “Getting our Mickey on”

  1. #1 always home and uncool
    on Dec 8th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    We are heading down there in a few weeks, courtesy of Make-a-Wish, so send me details on the good, bad and ugly. We’re stay at the Give The Kids the World complex which should make some of the going easy.

  2. #2 Carrie
    on Dec 8th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Looks like fun, but getting up at 4:30 would definitely make me vampirish. (Is that even a word?)

  3. #3 Barbara
    on Dec 8th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I didn’t get bored looking at your photos or reading your post! What took you so long to go for the rides?!

  4. #4 threeundertwo
    on Dec 8th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    See, I’m more the fistfight with the senior citizen type.

    Glad you opted for the rides.

  5. #5 Karalyn
    on Dec 9th, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Lots of cute Mayhew kids pictures…my favorite kind of post. The Nathaniel/Pete/bunny ears is definitely the best!

  6. #6 BlapherMJ
    on Dec 10th, 2008 at 11:59 am

    What a wonderful post! We were there last Thanksgiving courtesy of Make-a-Wish (stayed at Give Kids the World – awesome!) and it was fabulous!

  7. #7 Jenny, Bloggess
    on Dec 12th, 2008 at 12:56 am

    DUDE. We were totally there at the park that day! Except we didn’t get to watch the parade because we got kicked out. I heard Hannah Montana was there from all the 14 year olds I kept passing though.

    Also, you are awesome and I seriously adore you.