Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Paris Departure and Disney Days

This post is for The Very Bored. Its full of pictures no one cares about but grandmothers and aunts.

On Wednesday we woke up packed our bags and headed for DisneyParis. Our apartment had a lift/elevator which was a blessing and a must when making our reservation. It literally took us at least 10 trips to get our luggage down on the ground floor. You can see that the boys and one suitcase is all that would fit. Tiny!

One last time at my favorite stop...for this sandwich/bread baked and then toasted with cheese and ham and who knows how much butter.

Then we were off to EuroDisney!
The pictures are self explainatory and seriously boring to anyone but the Junods. They're already fun for us to look back at so I didn't leave many out.
Barrett jumping for joy in our hotel room. The boys were out of their minds...check out the decor.


We stayed in one of the Disney hotels and took a quick bus ride to the parks.

Disneyland Paris consists of 2 parks...Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland Park

First Character we saw...the boys wanted nothing to do with Sully.

A lot more interest...

By this time we have waited in line to see Buzz and now we're waiting on Donald (both took breaks while we waited in line).
Cold, a little wet and bad attitudes!

Attitudes were so bad Daddy was the only one up for Donald after waiting in line.

Barrett smiling

We took a lunch break, adjusted our attitudes and went to see the Playhouse Disney show which changed things around entirely!

Slinky Dog ride for the boys

Georgia and me staying warm while the boys were riding a few rides.

Our afternoon ended with complete success. We went back to our hotel for a little dinner.
Brooks with delicious beneighs!

New Mickey Jommies for Disney!

Pluto...one of Bear's favorite.

Georgie waiting for her breakfast

After breakfast the rain started. We headed back to the room. For a few minutes we considered napping or watching TV BUT it wasn't long before we remembered how much we would be missing and what we paid to see the Mouse. We bought some over priced ponchos and hit the parks!

Waiting for the bus at our hotel. We picked the hotel because it was the cheapest of all Disney hotels. Everyone scored!

Rain or shine we decided to hash out the rain and stay til dark!

Believe it or not we weren't the only idiots getting soaked. We still waited in lines and missed out on a few things because of the crowds.

Really, Pocahontas? For some reason when we were there we felt like we couldn't miss any opportunity. The boys weren't interested AT ALL so I felt a little obligated to snap one with the poor Indian girl. Brooks still doesn't believe she was a real person.

Highlight of the trip!
Brooks is telling him, "I have you, I have you".

Bear was a little overwhelmed with Woody and Jessie's XL size.

No hesitation...hugs for Mickey!

Getting on the train.


Character Show in front of the castle

Parade #1

God bless the $12 pizza...straight from freezer to microwave.

We were there on the very last day of Christmas activities, decor and shows. Such a treat!

Parade #2

Santa and his sleigh to finish it off

Buzz Lightyear ride and game (Georgia and I got to ride and document the boys)
Daddy had just as much fun.

Rocket ride for the boys

Brooks and I rode the Dumbo ride

Parade #3

We finished off our day at Billy Bobs, which was such a hoot. It was supposed to be straight out of Ft Worth. Bless the food! I had a baked potato with chili on it and Nick had beef ribs. Great for Europe, pitiful for Texas grub!

We sat upstairs above the dance floor. I'm totally convinced some of these line dancers were posed as tourists who had just stripped their character costumes. The pretended to be hanging out there and then just popped on the dance floor and knew all the difficult dances.

They tried hard but, there's just nothing like the real true South.

The next day we went back to the park for breakfast in pouring rain. Thankfully it was time to pack and load our bags for the airport. We brought home so many incredible memories plus Bullseye and Pluto.
M.I.C. see ya real soon
K.E.Y. why because we love you

Disney was an awesome addition to our Paris trip. I highly recommend it and I'm glad we got a little taste of Disney before diving into a big Orlando trip. This was perfect for the boys and their ages and energy level. Although we had rain, apparently it made no difference to them, they're ready to go back.


Sabina said...

Well, Aunt Biny enjoyed every photo and every word that you wrote!!! So, so cute! We are so ready to go back to Disney...somewhere in the world!

Ethan's Folks said...

We can't wait to take the kids to Disney. Looks like you had a blast. I bet the hotel and characters from Toy Story were all you really needed to have some happy boys. So glad you were able to have a little vacation in Paris before heading back to Doha. Looks like you had a ton of fun!

Caryn said...

I am LOVING all the Paris posts and of course LOVED our little twins shout out (LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU TOO!!) I haven't been commenting as much as usual due to full hands, but this Disney post is so fun. I know it is so cheesy but it almost gives me tears in my eyes because I know how precious all the memories you guys made will be to your boys forever!! "Woody, I have you!!" - priceless :) The playhouse Disney show was a highlight for S & W too. And you guys are total troopers doing everything you did with all three kids in the freezing weather and then rain - seriously superstars.

shannonmichaelis said...

...and the photos are for the fake aunts, like aunt Shani!

Oh my word, when Justin wakes up I will have to let him see all the Lightning McQueen and Woody stuff. I have you - I love it! Boo on the rain, yea for making the most of it. Love your boots - are they like T-Hop's? Georgia looked great in all of it - that girl can go anywhere!

Makes me want to book a trip...today...

Jenise Livesay said...

I'm just looking through all of this and first of all, you're a trooper, and it really does look amazing. Can't wait to talk about it with you... What in the world with Billy Bob's? That's HI-larious! Lovein' it!

Leslie said...

You have the most fun and adorable family!! What an amazing mom you are. You seem to do everything with grace and I know you are always so much fun. Wish you were going to be in Dallas tomorrow!!! MIss you!!

Jackie said...

How fun!! Looks like you guys had a blast! Isaac was cracking me up looking at your pictures...he LOVED seeing your kiddos with all the characters. :) He has been so funny lately talking about Baby Georgia almost every day!! :) We all obviously miss you guys!

julie mosley said...

Grant is looking at the pictures with me, and he thought it looked super fun. He said, "Come on Mom, let's go to DisneyLand Paris! Come on, grab your stuff and come on!" if only! It looked like a fabulous trip!

Lindsey said...

So so fun! Loved all the great pictures. I didn't even realize there was a Disney place in Paris.

Jan said...

Are the sidewalks raised grates for rain runoff? Thanks goodness for your readers that you post pics for aunts!! So many of us keeping up with all you experience. You made the MOST of it!