Monday, January 19, 2009

One of our Favorite Rides: Toy Story Mania

Here are some pictures from our favorite ride Toy Story Mania at Hollywood Studios! You where 3D glasses while you are moving during the ride. You also have to shoot at targets and score points while you are moving. Jeremy, Caylin, and I are so competitive. Caylin would always tell us she won. Jeremy's forearms hurt every time the ride ended because he was constantly shooting.

Lunch at Hollywood & Vine on Day 6

We ate lunch at Hollywood and Vine. It was a play and dine experience with characters. Jo Jo and Goliath were there, as well as Leo and June from Little Einsteins. The food was so so good!!!! It was another all you can eat buffet. More yummy flank steak!!! The desserts were AWESOME! I think I tried all of them!

Day 6: New Year's Eve

We spent the morning at Epcot riding rides. We rode Test Track. Caylin loved the part where you go 0-65. We were flying! She laughed and screamed the entire ride.

We then rode Soarin. During this ride you are suspended in a hang glider45 feet in the air, above a giant IMAX dome. You fly over different landscapes. At one point you flew over the orange groves and you could smell oranges. Disney thinks of everything. This ride was amazing! I took Caylin on Spaceship Earth (the big ball), while Jeremy rode Mission Space. He was no wimp, he rode the highly intense version. He tried to get me on there, I said, "No way!"

We rode The Seas with Nemo and Friends. Next, we watched Turtle Talk with Crush. "Crush" is an animated turtle that talks to different kids in the audience. They picked Caylin again to talk to "Crush". He asked her what she likes to eat and she said red apples. Crush wanted to know if the red apple turns your skin red and Caylin said, yes! Too cute!!! That was twice that they have chosen to talk to Caylin. I always get nervous and pray they don't ever pick me. Caylin absolutely loves the attention and isn't shy in the least.

We finished off the morning by going to meet more characters! Busy Morning!!! (Since we stayed at a Disney resort, we got in earlier than regular guests, so that helped us do a lot of the rides before it got too crowded.)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Day 5- 3 Parks in ONE Day

We started off the day at Magic Kingdom and having breakfast with the princesses. Caylin absolutely loved riding the cars. She would get mad if we didn't pass anyone. We did a lot of the rides in Fantasyland today. We met Ariel, Fairy Godmother, and Jasmine at Magic Kingdom. I rode Pirates of the Caribbean and the Jungle Cruise. I loved both of them.
In the afternoon we headed over to Epcot. We went there purposefully to get Mulan's autograph. We didn't get to ride any of their rides because the lines were too long and all the fast passes were given out for the entire day.

In the evening we headed over to Hollywood Studios. We watched Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage. Caylin loved every minute of it! She retold the story as they were performing it! Afterwards Jeremy and my mom rode Tower of Terror. That ride is not for Mommy and Caylin!!!

We were all ready for bed by the end of the night!!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

08 racing year

Well it has been a long time since I have posted something. I just love all the pics my wife puts on the blog. I rode less than 499 hours in 2008. I had more crashes than I wanted. I didn't lose any more weight than 2007. I didn't read the Bible as planned. I wanted to do things that no one else has ever done. I have failed in 2008 in so many ways but not in everything.

Now for the good news .... it is 2009 and I have another day to live. God has a plan for my life and I have no idea what that plan is. I will try and do what His word says. His word tells us to Love. The Love I have is real and I try hard everyday. I may mess up and say the wrong things or do the wrong things. God is there when I am ready to ask for forgivness. He is ready and waiting for us all the time. Go to Him in prayer and look into His word. His word is our daily bread. Pray for me to go to Him more everyday.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Day 5 Breakfast @ Cinderella's Castle

We ate breakfast this morning at Cinderella's Royal Table. Caylin got to meet Cinderella, Snow White, Princess Aurora, Belle, and Mary Poppins. The princesses came to our table as we were eating. We all enjoyed eating inside of CINDERELLA'S CASTLE. It was absolutely beautiful inside. It was fun watching Caylin interact with the princesses and carry on a conversation. A lot of memories were made here!

The food was AWESOME. It was an all you can eat breakfast. They started you off with eggs, hashbrowns, fruit, bacon, sausage, and blueberry french toast with cream cheese. Yummy! If you wanted more of something you just told them. They also had a healthy breakfast, which was fresh strawberries, blueberries, and caramelized bananas over yogurt and granola!

Dining at the Crystal Palace with the Characters

Wonderful Memories!

Day 4 @ Magic Kingdom

Today was the day Caylin got all dolled up at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Grammy and PaPa surprised us today. They drove all the way to Disney to see us. We rode lots of rides today. We rode Dumbo, It's A Small World, Peter Pan, Mickey's Philharmagic, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Snow White's Scary Adventure, and the Merry Go Round. After spending time in Fantasy Land, we headed for the bigger rides in Frontierland. We rode Splash Mountain first. Caylin liked the big drop, but didn't like getting wet. She was pretty mad that she got wet. It was 80 degrees outside, so it didn't bother us. Next, we got Caylin on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. She absolutely loved it!!!!!!!!! She screamed the entire time. When I asked her what she liked about it, she said the hills and going super fast!!!!! We also rode Buzz Lightyear, The Disney World Railroad, and The Barnstormer (rollercoaster). We decided we would go see Monsters, INC. Laugh Floor. This is a comedy show that interacts with people in the audience. During the show they showed Caylin's face on the big screen and a lady with a microphone came over and Mike Wazowski (Monsters, INC) asked her questions. They asked Caylin's name and she said, "Caylin Karissa Grimm". He then asked her a joke. It was too cute!
Our big meal today was at the Crystal Palace. The food was EXCELLENT. It is a character buffet. This place really knows how to cook! The selection was teriffic! Caylin got to meet Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, and Tigger. She gave them lots of hugs and kisses.
We watched the all the parades today and finished off by watching the fireworks. Caylin loved seeing Tinkerbell fly through the sky. We were at the park from 7:00 to 9:30. It was a busy fun filled day!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Princess Caylin

(Notice the "C" above the chair. It isn't for Cinderella, it is for Caylin!)

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Caylin went to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique inside Cinderella's castle and got all princessed up. They did her hair, make-up, and nails. They completed the look with a tiarra and sash. She looked adorable! She enjoyed all the special attention she received.

She dressed as Cinderella today. I took careful notes so I can do her hair like this again.

Day 3 Continued @ Disney

After lunch we came back to our hotel at Pop Century and relaxed. Jeremy took Caylin swimming in the afternoon and then we took a well needed nap. After our nap we went over to Hollywood Studios. We rode Toy Story Mania. It is a ride that you wear 3D glasses and shoot at targets while the ride is moving. It was so much fun! This was Jeremy's favorite ride! We had fast passes so we only waited a few minutes. Where if you didn't have a pass, the line was over 2 hours long. We saw all the Christmas lights and did some shopping. Caylin bought Mickey Mouse hands. Daddy really likes these gloves. He was one happy camper when she bought these. He wants me to wear them at the bike races so he can find us. Too Funny!

Caylin has mostly only worn her princess dresses down here, so I won't have much laundry at home to do.

Day 3 At Disney- Animal Kingdom

We went to Animal Kingdom today (Sunday). It was another warm 80 degree day. We rode on the Kilimanjaro Safari. You ride along dirt roads and see all kinds of animals. We had to stop and wait for a group of giraffes to cross in front of our jeep. It was pretty amazing.

Caylin waited with Granny while my mom, Jeremy, and I rode Expedition Everest. It is a roller coaster that goes forwards and backwards. It was a rush!

We watched It's Tough to Be A Bug. This is another 3D movie. At one point a stink bug comes out and needless to say he stunk up the place. At the end of the movie you feel the bugs leave under your seat. Disney thinks of everything!

We met Pooh, Eeyore, and Tigger today.

Caylin got scared while waiting in line for Dinosaur. Jeremy took her out while my mom and I rode it. The cast member gave us a fast pass for Jeremy to ride it immediately after we got off, with no waiting.

For lunch we at at the Rainforest Cafe. For dessert Caylin wanted the "Volcano". It is 3 slices of chocolate cake with 6 scoops of ice cream drizzled with hot fudge and whipped cream. Caylin didn't even take a bite, she ate my mom's peanut butter pie.

More Pictures from the 2nd Day at Disney

It was another warm day today. It was 83 degrees and sunny. At night it would get down in the low 60's and a couple nights it got down in the 50's. While we were here, I tried not to complain about it being too hot! I knew that when we came back it would be freezing cold!

Day 2 At Disney World

Today we went to Hollywood Studios. As soon as we entered, we saw Minnie Mouse. Caylin immediately wanted to wait in line to talk to Minnie and get her autograph. Caylin loved riding Star Tours. We rode it twice in a row. She squeeled the entire time. We also rode The Great Movie Ride, watched Voyage of The Little Mermaid, watched Playhouse Disney Live on Stage, watched Muppet Vision 3D, and played in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure. We had a busy morning.

For lunch we ate at Sci Fi Dine in Theater. You eat your meal in a car, while watching a "movie". It looks like a drive in movie theater. It was a fun place to eat at.

For supper we went over to Magic Kingdom and ate at the same place we did the first night, so my mom and grandma could experience it. (Liberty Tree Tavern) Caylin loved seeing Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Chip and Dale again.