Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Day at Disney World

We spent the day at Disney World today. It was Jackson's first time that he can remember. He's the perfect age now. I remember going to Disney as a kid. Everything was bigger than life, and so real to me. I think he felt the same way. We had so much fun.

After doing all we could at the Magic Kingdom, we went to Hollywood Studios to check out the Star Wars scene. At the very end of the day, I talked my family into doing the one thing I wanted to do— see the Disney Animation Show and go to the Animation Academy. It was 20 minutes of heaven for me. We learned how to draw the Toy Story Alien. As you can see, both my boys weren't very happy with their drawings— especially Jackson!
Poor little guy, I think he did a good job for his first try! He followed along every step of the Animator's directions and he didn't give up. I think it threw them off because there were no erasers on the pencils. I told Jackson to keep practicing and maybe one day HE could be an animator!

I grew up loving Disney and spent my afternoons drawing the characters. Thought I'd share some of my old Disney sketches from when I was a kid...
"Maleficant" The Villain from Sleeping Beauty
(by me, age 13)

101 Dalmatians
(by me, Age 13)

The evil Queen in Snow White
(by me, age 12)

The kids are wiped. Sounds cheesy, but it was a Magical day! 


  1. It's funny how art is part of ones genetic are either born with that talent or you're not...out of my three kiddies, two of them are amazing little middle son,well, lets just say he is really good at sports ! lol.....but he doesn't give up and like you said, if they keep practicing they'll surpass us one day..........Jackson did great !

  2. That looks like it was a lot of fun!
    And woww, I wish I could have drawn like that when I was younger <3



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