Ok, so we took 989 photos, not counting the photos the kids took on their cameras. I will not overload you with all of those pics. :-)The first day was great. We got there around 10:15 AM. It was crowded. We got signed in. We were originally in group 17 to board but they bumped us up to group 5. Yahoo! We boarded the ship, I dropped off the pillowcases we brought to get signed, and then we headed up to Deck 11 for lunch. I have learned to just chill out (or try to) and let the kids get their own food. Because everyone else does that. So we let the kids go and told them where to sit. Hope came back with a good plate of food. She sat down, and I caught her making weird, embarrassing faces in the window. She was being silly, and then I informed her that people were on the other side trying to eat. She felt silly. I was embarrassed.After lunch we walked around the boat. We debated getting our suits on. I don't like changing in the bathrooms by the pool. So we chose not to swim yet and get ice cream. :-)Then we found the kids club (knew where that was but checked it out so we could take pictures) and then found the teen club. Hope & Maggie were so excited. They have their own pool area.It was then time to go to the room. 1:30 we had access to it. We unpacked and tried to relax for a bit. That didn't happen. LOL At 3:45 we went to the life boat drill. We learned last time that where these rooms are, we get to evacuate to the Walt Disney Theater and SIT in comfy seats vs standing outside on the deck in a line. (we are in 2 rooms this time 2 away from where we stayed in Feb).After the drill was time to Sail Away. We made it to deck 12 and saw the show. It's a lot of fun.It was now around 5:15. Bill took the girls to the pool and Tiff, Ethan & I went to see the show The Golden Mickey's. Ethan LOVES the live shows. After the show, it was time for dinner.We had the late dinner which I don't care for. But since we booked last minute that was all that was left. Dinner starts at 8:15. So late for us who are used to eating at 5. :-) Our servers were OK. Not the best. The drink guy never refilled our waters or sodas. :-( And it took FOREVER to be served. We told them we wanted the kids to be done by 9:15 so they could go to the club. Only happened 1 night. :-(Bill ended up taking the 3 to their club around 9:30. H & M went to their club at 9:15 (they can go on their own and leave on their own). When we left the restaurant, we saw the professional photographer so I told Bill I wanted pics of just me & him. We were laughing because the photographer was confusing Bill on how to sit etc. It was hilarious.I picked up A, J & E around 10:30 I think. Bill & Tiff went to see Captain America in the movie theater. And H & M came back around 11. We all crashed.
|Life Boat Drill is AWESOME in the Walt Disney Theater. :-)|
|Hope put her pants on backwards|