Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Disney Day 4 & 5

 In case you haven't yet realized, we spent most of every day in the Magic Kingdom. :)  We found out quickly that anything not having to do with princesses and/or "rides" that our princesses could go on would just not fly.  They would have enjoyed anything we did, but the Magic Kingdom is where all the MAGIC is for them at this age, and being we could only really last for half a day at a time, we decided to go there every day to soak up all the...well..magic!

So on day 4, grandma and grandpa decided to go to Animal Kingdom, while we went to MK again for our last relaxing day there.
 This was an attempt to capture all the beautiful and lush landscaping and tropical gardens around our hotel.  The walks to our meals and the lobby was gorgeous!  But just as I started setting it up, crowds of people started swarming and wouldn't move. Haha. My family is there somewhere!

 This day was, once again, sweltering!  So we had early baths, put our hair up wet, and were dousing ourselves with our ice cold spray fan shortly after breakfast. Phew!  And yes, that's a lollipop.  Girlfriend got introduced to Dum Dums on this trip!  And she's in love.  My stock of  Dum Dums in our bag saved many a crying child (not just ours) on long lines and planes rides.  Amazing what a teeny lolly can do!
 Hi sweet girls!

When we got to the park, we went and got Reagan's silhouette done, so now we have my favorite souvenirs ever hanging on our wall!  Cutest thing ever.

We stumbled upon Chip and Dale coming right out for a meet and greet!  Reilly knows them only from our books, and was so excited to meet them!
 Reagan was so excited too!  Look how hot our little bundle is, poor pumpkin!

 Reilly's Mickey sticker was coming off, and she still talks about how Chip fixed it for her. :)
 After Chip and Dale, we parked on a curb and had some ice pops and frozen bananas to cool down for a little. 
 Baby, this was your first trip to Disney World.  You were a little trooper.  You didn't make Mommy sick, I kept you nice and hydrated, it was a beautiful give and take as we took care of each other.  :) My feet/legs were a little worse for the wear by the end of the trip, but that probably has more to do with the strain of holding your Sissy's than holding you. ;)  I can't wait to hold you, and to see what memories we will make with you one day!  Will you be a sweet little girl, and love princesses too?  Will you be a precious little boy, and love the Pirates?  We can't wait to find out.  But the real questions is..will Reagan be walking by the time we go to Disney as a family of 5?  Because Daddy and I are running our of arms...hehe.
 We went on the Jungle Cruise, which the girls loved, as we waited for our Fast Pass to come for the another Princess meet and greet. :)  You would think it would get old, but it didn't! The girls would squeal with excitement, and watching them that excited was our favorite way to spend our trip.

At the Princess meet and greet, we saw Cinderella, Aurora, and Rapunzel!!  We got to have individual time with each one, and got professional pictures. Our real reason for going was because this was the ONLY play to see Rapunzel, who is Reilly's second favorite princess.  She literally RAN to her and jumped into her arms.  It was precious, and we got it on video. Such a special moment.

After that, we headed back to the hotel.  Reagan and Daddy napped, and Mommy and Reilly went for a swim.  After our afternoon of fun, Daddy and Mommy had a special date night by ourselves since it was our 5th wedding anniversary!  We headed to Le Cellier in Canada at Epcot, and had one of the best meals of our lives. 
 It wasn't just the food, it was one of the best nights all around.  We giggled and laughed and talked about everything and anything.  It really felt like when we were dating again, like we were on our honeymoon.  It was so much fun to sit across from the man that I love and to be able to date like teenagers, when in reality we are almost parents of three.  It was a wonderful way to spend our anniversary. (It only could have been made better if I could have partaken in the wine that was surrounding us!  We were literally eating in a wine cellar...the irony. ;))

Also!  The menus LIT UP!  Like actually were illuminated when you opened them.  It was crazy.  We had a hilarious waiter who we loved, and was actually from Canada (which I thought was amazing, but soon found out they were ALL from Canada).  Since he was so cool, Hubby suggested we ask him all the questions we had since he would answer them.  I was really excited, and said, "Great idea! There are SO many things I am wondering about Canadians!"  Come to find out, he meant questions about Disney. Haha.  So he asked what kind of training they went through, and I asked if they really do say "eh" all the time. (THEY DO!  He said that Canadians say it so much it's almost embarrassing. Totally true stereotype. Awesome.)

At this meal, we had the second best Cheddar Beer soup of our lives (mine is the first..haha), the most amazing white truffle hand cut fries, with a red wine reduction, the best salmon dish I've ever eaten, and insane maple creme brulee.  I sound like I'm exaggerating, but it was that good.

Day 5, we woke up early and spent 12 hours traveling.  Crazy day!  Over exhaustion lead to a less-than-desirable flight with our sleepy girls. Man, traveling with kiddos can be tough!  But this was the only day where they showed even a little bit of tired/whining...they were such good girls the whole time!  It was really like they were too excited and happy to act any other way.

 Little beanie on the way to the airport on the Magical Express...little angel.

My little sidekick and I on the Magical bus. :)  Sleepy and happy girls.
Overall, our trip was amazing.  The most perfect/exhausting/princess-filled magical trip for our family. We are so grateful to Grandma and Grandpa for taking us! We made memories for a lifetime.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful memories!!! The pics are adorable!