We all enjoy the time we get to spend with them.
Little Easter Sweetie in Pastel Purple
What a perfect Easter Weekend
After Grandpa Dildine got up, Nathan wanted a chance to sit on the hot seat.
After lots of laughter and few tears, Mike's brother Jim played MC for a Karaoke performance. Now you have to understand that this was way, way out of the "Dildine Comfort Zone." Growing up in a family with lots of boys, I think that singing wasn't always the "cool" thing to do. I wasn't even sure if anyone would participate. But I was surprised. There is some real talent there! I have to admit that it is pretty intimidating doing Karoake on a stage, in a huge auditorium. Despite this, Mike and I did a stirring rendition of "The Dance," by Garth Brooks. Here Mike and his brothers did a rip roaring version of "I've Got Friends in Low Places." The six brothers from left to right: Jim, Mike, Jeff, Brad, Derin and Brent
This is one of the first things we did. "It's a Small World" was definitely Ryan and Lydia's favorite.
It was great to have my sister and her kids with us. Here Madison and Mitchell are sharing a sweet treat with Ryan.
I love my sis! She was such a great sport that day, well, and really the whole 10 days that we crashed their place. Thanks Angie Eliot for EVERYTHING! You helped make our spring break, and my birthday perfect.
Nathan and Danny were so wonderful about going on every ride. Splash Mountain was their favorite. They really did have fun, until I insisted that they join me on the Haunted Mansion. Danny said no way, but Nathan decided he was up for it, but pretty nervous. In an effort to lighten the mood, I suggested that Mike take a picture of us looking really scared. How do I look?
We went down to get on the Winnie the Pooh ride. We zipped right to the front of the line because the sign posted only a seven minute wait. That would have been the case had there not been a "honey spill" (aka a little kid threw up all over everything). We decided it was easier just to wait there and snap a few pictures until things got running again.
Disney's theme for the year is "What Will You Celebrate?" This time I was the lucky one because we were celebrating my birthday. I got in for free and got a button to wear. Everywhere I went all day people were wishing me well. One guy even said, "Happy Birthday Princess!" There was a parade for me and even a fireworks show. The youngest kids were snoozing by the time we got around to singing, but I will always remember the year that Mike, Angie, Nathan and Danny sang Happy Birthday to me over a strawberry funnel cake.
Isn't Disney Magical?