Sunday, September 12, 2010

A baseball and a castle

Lately, I have been very busy, as always. It seems free time is something I don't have very much of, but that's ok. I prefer that than to be bored with nothing to do, don't you?!

One of the many things that keep me busy is our son's sports activities. Actually, it's a family affair since my husband doesn't just watch the action from the stands like I do but he coaches our son's baseball and football teams. The sports here are year-round since we don't get winters. Well, we don't get cold winters I should say!

Last weekend, the baseball team (8 and 9 year olds) traveled to participate in a tournament at ESPN's Wide World of Sports on Disney property. But there was a lot more than baseball on the menu for the weekend. One night, we all went to the Polynesian Hotel for dinner with the team. We took a picture of the boys in the lobby. Aren't they cute!

Another night, we went to Lego Land in Downtown Disney where every child can find any and all Legos their sweet heart desires. (At prices that remind their parents this is Disney World, not the real world!)

The next day, once we were done at the ball field, many of us from the team went to "the happiest place on earth"...

The Magic Kingdom of course!

They had already decorated for fall and as always, their decorations were just beautiful. Right in front of City Hall, we found the Mayor.

And a few others...

It looks like that scarecrow may need a few more catching lessons. ;)

Entering Main Street USA, one of my favorite places to go for a stroll. Since the guys wanted to go on Splash Mountain (not me, thanks!) I decided to take my time on Main Street and catch up with them in a little bit.

Where is this most wonderful smell coming from?

My guess is either the confectionery or the bakery. It could be either of them and the only way to find out is to go in, wouldn't you agree?

So welcoming! She has both doors open for me, how sweet of her. That's probably because after I'm done spending some time in that bakery, I'll need that big of an opening to get out! On second thoughts, I better skip it this time!

The fall decorations were all over Main Street with little touches here and there. On the window boxes...

On window sills...

The lamp posts...

The Mickey balloons were selling like hot cakes on Main Street.

And just as Main Street ended, I arrived at the most famous castle in the world.

Every time I see it, I feel like a little girl again! Cinderella sure lives in a beautiful place.

Speaking of Cinderella, it turns out that she wasn't home at the time because I happened to catch her and her Prince Charming taking part in the parade.

Another famous couple was there too. Don't they look mice? I mean nice!

And there you have it, just a few pictures from our weekend. All the beautiful fall decorations that I saw in Disney World reminded me that I need to start getting ready for fall. They inspired me to make time to put up some pumpkin decorations here and there and even start thinking about Thanksgiving. It will be here before we know it!

Sweet blessings to you and yours!



Elena said...

Great pictures! Looks like you had a lot of fun.

Lib said...

Lovely wk.end!Love the pix. thanks for sharing!
HAve aGreat day!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great time! Thanks for the sneak peak into the Fall decorations! We are heading down in 9 days!!!!! I can't wait!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Several years ago I saw a program about how long it takes to decorate Disneyland for Christmas... It's nearly a year. I wonder how long it takes them for fall.... Lovely shots.

Warm blessings,