Friday, October 13, 2006

The Last Time we were in Disney (for Flashback Friday) . . . Ready to Go Again . . . and an Impossible Question




But, first, we must stop for an important News Bulletin--Sydney, who is 2 1/2 going on 13, has heretefore refused to go to the potty. She is smart as a whip (you should hear the sentences she comes up with!) and will tell you, "I stinky. Change me" or "I just don wanna go to the potty." Well, yesterday she went THREE times. Okay, now I'm stretching just a little bit on two of them, but I'm grasping for any sort of success.

The first time she had wet her panties (during the day I'm putting her in regular panties, thinking if she's soaking wet she'll want to go the potty; Ya think it would work!) and came to the bathroom to say she had to go to the potty. Now that in and of itself was a big thing, so I hugged her and praised her for that. Then she actually sat down and went some more. So . . . more hugs, "I'm so proud of you," yadda, yadda, yadda.

The second time was also kind of a cheat, but it's too precious not to share! After the first success, I let her run around naked for a little while--thinking she might need to go again and can run back to the bathroom. Well, about 15 minutes later she comes to be with POOP on her hands!! Ugh!!!! "I go poopy, Mommy." Yes, she did and good for her--except why couldn't it be somewhere other than THAT! But, she sits down on the potty and actually finishes going. " So . . . more hugs, "I'm so proud of you," etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. (And then the cleansing ritual, trying to get poop off of the hands and the potty.) Is that more than you guys needed to know? Sorry . . .

The third time was a legitimate "sit down and go potty," so YAY!!!!

We're getting there, slowly but surely.

And now, for a Flashback Friday posting today--

The Last Time We Were in Disney . . .

These are pictures of us at Disney World back in 2001. Look how small Delaney is in those pics (she was 5!) and McKenna is still just a kid! (And, of course, we couldn't even imagine that Scout would be here now!)

At Minnie Mouse's house--



Hugging Chip and Dale ( I couldn't find the picture of Gary hugging the Little Mermaid; now that was a precious memory! He thought she was pretty cute!)--



Gary and the girls with that bug (can't remember a name!) from "A Bug's Life"--



Now, fast forward to 2006, and we're heading out to Disney World tonight LATE. I'm going (and maybe Gary and the girls) with McKenna to her football game down in Tuscaloosa (about an hour away) to play Tuscaloosa County High. TCHS is my high school alma mater, so I definitely want to go to it! It should bring back all sort of fun, sentimental memories! But I sure hope Hueytown stomps my old school--because Hueytown has lost only 1 game and are on their way, it looks, to the state playoffs if they keep winning.

Anyway, we'll be going there, then bringing McKenna back and getting her settled in with our friends that she's staying with for the week, then it's off to Orlando--probably around 2 a.m.!

Some of the things we're looking forward to . . .

We get to hang out at Coronado Springs Resort. One thing we learned the last time we went to Disney is that you really want to stay inside Disney World at one of the resorts; it just makes it so much easier to get around, and the resorts have great restaurants and pools; you can spend some of your time just hanging out there and it's as fun as going into one of the parks.



And speaking of the pool . . . it's an elaborate Mexican design, with slides and spitting Mayan statues and such. The kids will LOVE this, I predict!



And then, of course, we can't wait to see Cinderella's Castle (up at the top of my post) and Sydney keeps talking about the Dumbo Ride.



That probably is what I'm looking forward to this trip the most--seeing Sydney experience it for the first time! (I just hate that McKenna won't be there to see it too!)

I still haven't packed, so it will be a busy day here at the house getting everything ready!

We don't know what the Internet access will be like down there, but hopefully it will be easy to get on. If it is, we will update with some pictures and such during our trip. If not, it may be next week until we "see" each other again!

Now . . in closing . . . how about an Impossible Question for this Friday?

Despite Disney World being our main focus this weekend it is a Friday, which means tomorrow is an important Sports Saturday. We will arrive at DW just in time to crash in front of the television and watch Alabama vs. Ole Miss, plus there are a lot of other good football games tomorrow. So, the question is

* The first time THIS happened at a sporting event was in 1981. What is it?

ADDED-- Carol S came in with the correct answer on this one. And actually, Gary and Delaney got it right AFTER they made about 20 attempts and I gave them three hints! So, maybe they get partial credit . . .

The answer is : The Wave

(personally, that's one of our favorite things about going to football games. At the last Bama game she went to with me, D got a bigger kick out of the wave making it around the stadium than anything!)


Could be easy, or tricky . . . let's see what some of you have to guess! I'll update (in between packing!) when a correct answer is given.

Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend! See ya soon!

24 comments:

rhonda said...

I'm hopeing to catch up on your blog this weekend...looks like you've got some pretty good stuff for me to catch up on!!!

Melissa said...

Is it ...
First horse to win a million dollar race.

cindy said...

Someone streaked across the field. I don’t’ know, what is it?

marjemb said...

Bear Bryant got his 315th WIN!!!!!! in 1981

Cheryl Wray said...

No one's right yet!!
LOL

Yep, Rhonda, we've been busy!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous about your trip to Disney World! You will have so much fun!

Lisa

garykwray said...

First time someone parachuted into the event!!

garykwray said...

First time for a flyover
First time to use "throwback" uniforms

Cindy Barb said...

alright already Cuz, give the woman time to answer. I just feel the need to come to Alabama and spank your #$%,,,, Right Cheryl?

Cheryl Wray said...

Sorry, still no right answers!! Hee hee!

maria said...

I love, love, love all your pictures! Ah....I love Disney!

carol shaw said...

The Wave!

Gareth said...

It was the first year that I won a running race in primary school??? Yay go me :D

Have a great time in DW :)

NMOTB said...

I am so looking forward to hearing all about your trip. Just love the poop story lol - Ryan also did that when he was two - was all ready potty trained but decided it would be more fun to do it on the tiled floor and then to make it even more fun - rub it all over the floor trying "to clean up" lol!

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NMOTB said...

Why is Gary so blue and skinney in that one picture? Was it cold there? *oops* now I see it isn't Gary it's a Giant Ant!

~gkw said...

All Right New Mom!!! You are fixing to get into some trouble!!! I'll send you a real mouse instead of Mickey!! :)

Dana said...

Have fun at Disney. we are going next year

Dawn said...

Have a fantastic trip. Safe travels and look forward to your stories and pics. xox

Adrienne said...

TOO CUTE!!!! LOL

Miss 1999 said...

What great pics! I'm SO envious!! It's been 22 years since I've been to Disney World, and I wanna go back! Have a great time! :0)

Amanda said...

Have a great time Cheryl, I will certainly be missing your blog, but on to the more important things in life.....you will have a GREAT GREAT time!!

Phats said...

First off I hope you have a GREAT time at Disney. I told Gary on his blog I LOVE DISNEY WORLD!! We have stayed at that resort, and you're right it's the only way to go staying on the grounds.

I got my picture taken with Princess Jasmine last time we were there :)

Have a great time

Greta said...

the bug is flik...i had a blast...to bad we couldn't have gone at the same time and met up./...we had a blast and i know you will too