Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or
slow to do the humble work.

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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
No, there wasn't a mouse in my shower this morning, yesterday afternoon I took Erik to DisneyWorld to meet "The Mouse"! It was the very last day of our annual passes, and we aren't going to renew (we aren't made of money). We hadn't been to Disney since last spring (too hot and toooooo many tourists!!) and this was our last shot at getting Erik there! Mark wasn't feeling well and our record-high temps were NOT what he was wanting to shlep around in all day, so it was just my boy and me, headed to Dis.

Erik... well, he did pretty well. He had NO CLUE that this was the "Happiest Place on Earth", and so he had no qualms about freaking out every so often. Probably it was way, way too early to take him there, but I couldn't help it, and it was THE last chance he'd have until who-knows-when, so he had to buck up and enjoy it.

He pretty much screamed every time we got on a ride and I sat him down. Then, after I sat down next to him and pulled him next to me, he was fine. I don't believe he smiled the whole afternoon, but he did do lots of talking and TONS of watching!! It was so hot that I kept pouring water on us to keep us cool.

He liked (if you can call it "like") the Dumbo ride, the Pooh ride,the little car ride, and (cough!) It's a Small World!! He did NOT like The Tommorowland Express (is that the name?) or Peter Pan and he screamed the whole time during Snow White!! Poor kid!!!! I would never have pushed him if I knew we had more visits on our passes, but this was his one chance and darn it, he was going to have FUN!!! (LOL) He also was TERRIFIED of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and our pictures turned out pretty bad. Speaking of pictures, I FORGOT MY CAMERA!!!! I had to buy one of those horrible one-use cameras that take such miserable pictures, but it was better than nothing, I suppose!!

If you want to see pictures of us, you can go to the Disney Photo website thingie. The address is:
and the ID number you'll have to put in is
Good luck!!! They aren't that great (the last one you can see him scream in terror right in Mickey's face!!! POOR KID!!), but a couple are salvageable.

This afternoon, we leave for Parris Island to watch my daughter graduate from Basic! What a busy week!!! I'm sooooooo tired. Yesterday wore me out in that heat!

Gotta go!! I hear Erik awake in his room. Time to start the day!


NDMom said...


I can totally relate to Erik -- I want to scream in those places! LOL

Erik is so cute - thanks for sharing! Love, Paula

Your mom said...

Well, today is your birthday!!! Happy Birthday Missy!!! What a great present to see Natasha graduate from Basic! God is good! And, God is good in giving me such a terrific daughter! I couldn't have picked out a better one myself!! I know it will be a busy day for you but try to enjoy it! Wish I was there! Love you!

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