Seeing Disney through the eyes of the grandkids! Amazing!



I have to admit up-front and honestly that my husband and I are Disney junkies. Living eighteen miles from Disney World and having annual passes, we go to Disney at least twice a week when we are home. As much fun as we have, it doesn’t compare to when we have our young grandsons with us and visit the parks. Above, my husband wanted a picture with the gas pump at Animal Kingdom. Before we were married, he was a gas station attendant at a Standard Oil gas station where gas was sold for (gasp!) .15 a gallon for regular. Now I feel I must be one hundred!


Whether its Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, or Hollywood, it’s just more magical when they are with us. Now I would be less than honest if I didn’t admit that it’s more work and costs more money when we take the kiddoes, but it’s just plain fun with them. As grandparents, I think we take it more seriously because we know from the experience with our children, that time passes in a heartbeat, and they will not be this age for very long. I don’t know about any of you, but I find it’s weird that our kids could be getting close to forty, or even past that. They still seem like kids in our eyes. And don’t get me started on passing sixty myself–that’s absolutely ridiculous!


Even staying in a hotel is more exciting when seeing it from a kid’s point of view. And while I do feel it’s a little cannibalistic to be eating Mickey for breakfast, I’ve learned to deal with it!


The youngest grandson’s favorite ride is the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Ride, and the older grandson’s favorite ride is Rocking Roller Coaster. My favorite is still Peter Pan. I can’t explain it, but it’s the one I love best. When the kids come to visit, they’ve learned two things about Florida, it’s hot, it rains a lot, and the humidity can smack you in the face when you step outside, but it still doesn’t stop the fun.


I know that Grandpa and I both enjoy having the boys visit and we enjoy every moment we spend with them. We don’t have to eat at fancy restaurants to please them. The youngest raved over a hotdog and a cupcake with a gummy worm on top, and the oldest loved the barbecue sandwich at the ESPN restaurant. They are pretty easy to please. I know it’s a thread that runs through a great many of my posts, but I believe it most passionately: every moment of our life, past, present, and future, should be treasured with each breath we take.


Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing a few of these most special pictures and memories of mine.



4 Responses to “Seeing Disney through the eyes of the grandkids! Amazing!”

  1. Ann Levi says:

    Wonderful article Brenda..Peter’s 1st visit to Disnyland,Anaheim, was at age 5 on the day after Christmas..what an adventure…he loved the simple carousal ride..well that’s my son…thank you for sharing your adventures. Ann

  2. Ann Levi says:

    Oops..correction ‘carousel’..Im a stickler for spelling !!!!

  3. Ann Levi says:

    Editing!!!…..Correction ‘I’m’…

  4. brendastinnett says:

    So glad you enjoyed it, Ann. They may forget their first trip to D.L. or D.W., but we’ll never forget it! I know what you mean about the editing, I just pulled my book Tenth Degree because I found some errors, so I corrected it and replaced it, corrected, I hope. Now I have to do the same with the e-book. It’s sort of a pain, huh?

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