Up, Up, and Away We Go!
When the kiddos woke up
on the day we had to leave for Disney,
they discovered that the Nussbaum's elf JJ
had joined Chess and Jolly.
Since the Nussbaum kiddos couldn't join us
in Disney for our fun,
he let them know that he would go
with us and send them pics via his
(Who knew elves were so high tech?)
The elves (and the kiddos) were pretty excited
to ride on a plane for the first time,
even though they magically fly back to the
North Pole every night.
Since our plane was on a bit of a time delay,
the elves were able to explore the airport
When they finally were seated on Allegiant Air...
...they made certain they understand the
proper safety procedures for flying.
They also marveled at the view the plane
had to offer.
Sadly, Chess got a little motion sick on the flight-
next time, we will need to bring the Dramamine!
We arrived safely in Florida and collected our luggage...
...and then headed out to stay with some Florida friends
of ours on the first night.
Baby Girl is forcing a smile here.
By the end of the evening,
she had a blazing temperature of 102,
and was just plain miserable.
Remember I mentioned in an earlier post
that three of us had the flu
during the Christmas season?
Well guess what-
we also had it while we were at
Sunday Morning with the Satterfields;
Arrival at Port New Orleans;
Downtown Disney Exploring
The elves enjoyed a nice leisurely morning
by the Satterfields' (our Florida friends) pool
the next day...
...and then we packed up and headed down to Disney World!
Man, Baby Girl is SUCH a trooper!
We didn't know she had the flu yet,
but we just kept pumping her with medicine and oils,
hoping she would feel better...
After settling in at our room Port Orleans...
...we went and explored the hotel
and grabbed a bite to eat.
(The elves stayed back in the room,
apparently chill in' out with their new traveling buddies...)
Baby Girl and I went back and stayed in the room
while the others went out for a bit.
She was pretty miserable-
and by then,
I was starting to not feel that great either...
and a New Pal
When we all woke up in the morning,
we discovered that the elves went to the parks
after hours and met some of our
favorite Disney characters!
They brought the kiddos autograph books to use...
...and showed off their own!
During that day,
both Baby Girl and I just hung out in the room
with the elves because we were both yuck-o...
While we were there,
our cleaning lady came by and brought a little pal
to play with the elves-
isn't he cute?
Mickey's Magical Christmas Party
The elves observed me writing postcards
the day before to people while I was sick,
so JJ decided to write some for me to send to his family
back in Tennessee...
The problem was they postcards were smaller
than the stamps,
so I just told him I would give them to the Nussbaums
when we got back from the trip.
After medicating myself and Baby Girl...
...we all ventured over to the Animal Kingdom...
...and watched the "Nemo Musical."
After an afternoon swim (for the healthy) and
nap (for the sick)...
...we all headed back out to the
Magic Kingdom for
Mickey's Magical Christmas Party!
After sleeping in a bit from a late night at the Kingdom...
...the kiddos awoke to find a little gift from the elves!
The PLAN was to head out later
that day to Downtown Disney
to check out the Lego Store.
...after a pretty yucky luck experience at Epcot
(because of my illness, not the food)...
...Baby Girl and I gave it up and went took
a taxi to a local Walgreens clinic.
There we were diagnosed with the flu.
Too late for Tamiflu,
so we just had to rest and wait it out.
Please come back tomorrow
and see who gets sick NEXT
at Disney World...