Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop ~ Best Buddies

Today I am joining in the fun of the Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.  I absolutely LOVE this week's theme, which is Magical Memories. I had a very difficult time narrowing down my choices, but finally decided on this photo.

Joey and Grampa (my dad) are "best buddies."  My dad is a Marine and a retired State Trooper, but he is a definite softy when it comes to the grandkids.  On our last trip to Walt Disney World, Joey wanted to ride Dumbo with Grampa.  When they exited the attraction, Joey says, "Wasn't it funny I made you ride in a pink Dumbo, Grampa?"  Now, for us, this was hysterical and completely caught us off guard.  Joey is our very serious kid, who takes everything literally.  Generally jokes go right over his head.  So for him to purposely choose a pink (a color Joey professes daily he does not like) Dumbo to ride with Grampa the Marine, to some probably isn't a big deal, but for us, it was Joey finally starting to joke around.  He thought this was the funniest thing and to this day when we talk about that trip, he always says, with a huge smile, "Remember when I made Grampa ride the pink Dumbo?"  Yet again, Disney brings out another side to Joey, and even better, I know it is because in Disney, he feels so secure to test the boundaries with all of us.  I look forward to seeing what practical jokes he plays on Grampa during our next trip!

To create this layout, I used one of my favorite digiscrap kits - See An Elephant Fly by Capturing Magical Memories



Make sure you head over to Focused on the Magic to see everyone's Magical Memories!!

20 comments:

Mark fendrick said...

Great shot! Great memory!

MouseFanDiane said...

Love the pic and that's a great memory too

distherapy said...

I think I'd salute him in the pink Dumbo any day!!!!!

Sean Disneydaybyday said...

Love the pic, what a great memory! Thanks for sharing!!

Lisa @ Gone With The Family said...

What a great photo and I love the story! We have a grandpa who is a former miner and he's also become a total softie who will do anything for his granddaughters - even when it involves Disney princesses! :)

Lucinda said...

Very precious! A treasure for many years to come. :)

Disney on Wheels said...

You have the cutest kids, seriously. :)

Deb @ Focused on the Magic said...

Aw, that is so sweet! What a wonderful magical moment!! I agree with Melissa, your kids are the cutest!!

Judith Roszkowski said...

Love the photos they are great!! Disney Gal Judy

Capturing Magical Memories said...

Love the story to go along with the photo. I like the way he thought out his joke and did not tell Grandpa until AFTER the ride.

Beth D. said...

Thank you! It is definitely one of my most favorite memories of all our trips!

Beth D. said...

It is such a special moment, and I always love seeing my kids grow right in front of our eyes!

Beth D. said...

He definitely is enjoying be a grandfather and has certainly lightened up over the years! :-)

Beth D. said...

Thank you! I think this will be one of the moments we will be talking about whenever we reminicse about our trips in years to come!

Beth D. said...

Well, my daughters have not gotten him in a tiara yet, but not from lack of trying! :-) But he definitely has a hard time saying no to any of the kids, especially when in Disney and they "need" a Mickey Ice Cream Bar! :-)

Beth D. said...

I love this moment and it means so much more to us than just Joey's joke. We definitely will be holding this memory close to our hearts!!

Beth D. said...

Why, thank you! :-) They make me laugh everyday. I am truly very blessed!

Beth D. said...

Thank you, Deb! This moment will definitely be one we reminisce about for years to come!

Beth D. said...

Thank you!! My kids are lucky to have such a great grandpa!

Beth D. said...

That is really the best part because he just wasn't a kid who ever did that. I loved it ... and so did he! It is a very special moment for all of us!