We stayed at the Polynesian resort, which we absolutely loved. It was right on the monorail, so we could jump right on (with the stroller - very key!), and head right over the parks. We spent most of out time in the Magic Kingdom, since we are all about everything Princess, so this made it very easy. Besides that, the hotel was gorgeous. The tropical gardens and waterfalls were beautiful to wake up to every morning. Reilly caught on very quickly that all of the staff members say "Aloha!" whenever you pass them, so she said, "Aloha!" to every single housekeeper, groundskeeper, waiter, cashier, or concierge that crossed her path.
I have so many memories to share! Here is a taste of Day 1..
We woke the girls at 4:30 (Reilly actually woke herself and climbed in bed with me...she was so excited!), to get to our flight at 8:00. We flew out of Philly, and stayed with Hubby's cousins the night before (a whole other post on what a fun Father's Day we had at their house!). Our flight was smooth, the girls were great. Reagan slept for a little, Reilly was OVERJOYED. She was obsessed with the idea of flying, not at all scared. She was jumping and shouting "WOO HOO!" when we took off from the ground. I cried when I saw how excited she was, she couldn't believe what was happening.
We stumbled upon a parade almost as soon as we entered the park! It was so fun, Reilly was all excited right away.
After our Mickey ice creams melted all over us while we made an attempt at eating them, we went on "It's a Small World". The girls loved it! Reagan was pointing to everything saying "Look!", loving all the colors and dancing dolls.
After Small World, we went to see Mickey's Philharmagic. I have loved this one since I first saw it, and I knew Reilly would be obsessed. She's never been to a movie theater, and didn't even know what 3D meant. Not to mention, some of her favorite movies were in this show! Well, let me tell you. She could have been in a Disney advertisement for this ride. She was hysterical laughing, completely in awe, and DIVING out of her seat to grab the 3D objects moving toward her! She almost grabbed the woman in front of her like 6 times. When something went flying toward her, she would turn around to see where it went. Perfect age for that kind of magic.
Then, we went on Pirates of the Carribean! We saw Peter Pan the night before we came, so she loved the whole pirate idea. She was very unsure about "the cloud with the Pirate in it", which she closed her eyes for, but the rest of it she loved! She sang along and giggled at the pirate's stinky feet. Reagan, again, was pointing and wide-eyed throughout the ride. It was so cute.
We went back to the hotel and sat outside on the balcony while the girls napped. We had a 5:40 dinner reservation, so it wasn't long before we were back on that monorail heading to our fav place again!
This meal was SO GOOD. It was family style, one menu so we didn't order. They just start bringing delicious home-cooked kind of dishes to your table right away. Holy yummy. We all loved it.
That night, we all got in our beds. Reilly slept like a queen in her own bed, and Reagan right next to her in the pack and play. (Reagan won't have it any other way than with her sister RIGHT next to her.) Reilly sang us all to sleep, singing her Ariel songs until she passed out. The magic filled the room already. :)