Sunday, April 19, 2009

Beautiful April Sunshine!

I absolutely LOVE this time of year. Spring brings pretty flowers and fun friends come to visit me in the happy Florida sun! The first of such visits was Shell bell who came to run the distance in the Disney Princess Half Marathon.

I went bright and early to watch her run down Main Street... and gotta say - there were some characters in this marathon! Lots of princess two pieces and some boy princesses... one woman with an actual full blown Ariel tail! How you run with that sucker for 13 miles is beyond me. I was super proud of Shelley - she finished in good time and received her one of a kind tiara medal. Then we spent the rest of the weekend at the Parks and going to Blizzard Beach. It was my first time there - and take my advice - if you ever go on the slide races - make sure you are in lane 5. It is definitely the slipperiest and the fastest and I'm pretty sure I almost hurt myself going down them the 10 times we raced.

Right in the middle of Main Street, U.S.A!

The amazing, new Americal Idol Attraction. SOOO fun!

Next I actually left the Florida sun and headed to Utah to spend time with Brooklyn - and the rest of my wonderful family! We got to celebrate mom's birthday with the Vicchrilli's, we went to Disney on Ice, I was the jackpot big winner at Chuck E Cheese (250 tickets baby - which still gets you nothing from the prize desk), ate at Cafe Rio and went for fun walks through the beautiful mountains. Brooklyn's new thing was to put diapers on Mickey Mouse - who she already loves. She is talking so much and has the most infectious and beautiful little laugh! This video is of Matt and Brooklyn playing - she is in the phase where she mimics everything you do - he is teaching her to "slam" Mickey (we don't condone this behavior of course) - but at least you get a taste of her cute little laugh!!
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Next brought Clark and Amy Schmutz! It was wonderful having them here for the weekend! They spent three full days in the Parks - I got to spend one full 10 a.m. - 1 a.m. day with them going to Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Magic Kingdom. We rode Everest, saw Finding Nemo, went on Soarin, went on super secret missions on Team Kim Possible, watched fireworks... we may or may not have ridden Splash Mountain four times in a row - without even getting off! That one tree log brought Clark more happiness at 1 a.m. than anything else could have - definitely a slightly different experience from our earlier adventures which involved hiding and terror in the dark, rough terrain of the dinosaurs. (sorry Clark ;o) It was the first time in a long while I have spent an entire day at the Parks - and I loved it!

Everest - "I was not expecting that!" -Clark

We definitely helped defeat the pending evil trying to take over Germany...

4th times the charm! Do we look wet to you??

Our last act before they hit the road was to play tennis. This is SUCH a happy place for me. Clark and I used to teach tennis together, so it was super fun to get back on the court with him. I love the game and we had a great doubles match!

This week was back to normal - back to the gym and working full 40 hour weeks. I got to go see Cameron in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on Thursday and really loved it! It is a great, very cute family show if it comes to any theaters near you - go see it!