Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Disney World!

We were so incredibly lucky to spend last week in Orlando, visiting the happiest place on earth!  We planned this trip so long ago that at times it seemed like it would never happen.  But now it feels like it went so incredibly fast!  Too fast!  All four of us are ready to go back...I don't know what it is about that place, but it just left us all completely charmed.  Now there were plenty of meltdowns, arguments and whiney children (and adults) over the six days, but overall it was absolutely wonderful.  

This post is filled with pictures and the things about our trip that I never want to forget.  If you're considering a trip to Disney....I HIGHLY recommend it!  It's crowded, chaotic, at times confusing....and purely magical.  

At the airport ready to fly in a plane for the first time!

We arrived at the Art of Animation!  Definitely recommend this resort, especially with young kids.  Our two LOVED it (maybe even more than the parks!). The first night we ditched our plans to leave the resort and wandered around taking it all in.  We even took a dip in the Nemo pool. 

Our first full day was at Magic Kingdom.  As you'll was wet!  Sprinkles all day, mixed with complete downpours.  We made the most of it, bought some new sweatshirts and left exhausted but happy. 

We did a few character meals and Chef Mickey was one of my favorites. When Audrey first saw Mickey across the room, she jumped up and down shouting his name.  They were both in awe and really did well with these guys all week! 

Our first the rain!  Aladdin's Magic Carpet Ride. You can't tell, but she loved it.  This type of ride was her fav....Dumbo was the ultimate!

Catching a rainy snooze on the ferry boat while we floated out the rain. 

Our second day was gorgeous and spent at Epcot!  Audrey was charmed by Snow White, we all loved the Nemo ride and chatting with Crush and one of my favorites of the entire trip was the Frozen ride!

Loved dinner at Garden Grill with Chip n' Dale!

The next day we headed back to Magic Kingdom (with NO rain!).  We started the day with breakfast at the Crystal Palace with Winnie the Pooh and friends.  They were so adorable. 

Midday, we headed back to our resort to rest before heading to dinner and then back to Magic Kingdom for some night time fun. 

Another boat, another nap :). On our way to dinner at 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian.  Gorgeous resort! 

They love Tangled right now (Aiden sings "I've Got a Dream" nonstop!), so this was a big deal! 

A little out of order...this was our dinner at Park Fare with Cinderella!  Audrey was charmed by Prince Charming :). 

Up next was Animal Kingdom.  The Lion King show was amazing! We had brunch at Tusker House with our buddies again.  Food was delicious! 

We found a train!  Sadly, the big train that goes around Magic Kingdom was closed for refurbishment (BOOOO), but Animal Kingdom had one that cheered him up. 

When you want her to finish napping...

Out of order a bit again...Aiden and Daddy on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magical Kingdom.  Aiden's favorite!  He was tall enough just by his cowlick ;). 

Before Chef Mickey!

Epcot with Buzz. 

One of my favorites from the trip.  My Prince Charming :). 

This was in our Cars suite.  It folds out into a bed and he got to sleep with Mater watching over him.  So cool!

One evening we swam and then rode this around the lake by our resort.  

Hollywood Studios! 

Breakfast at Hollywood & Vine with Disney Jr. friends!

And now we are really out of order...sorry! 

Back at Epcot...Mexican food with a view for lunch!

All Audrey wanted for Christmas was a baby elephant.  Well at Animal Kingdom she got to see this little sweetie at 7 weeks old!

And back again to our last day at Hollywood Studios... We stayed until about 3 and then headed back to spend the last evening at our resort.  

Before heading to the airport, we visited Disney Springs and the HUGE Disney store.  They picked out a couple new friends and we rode one last ride...a tiny carousel. 

This was a trip of a lifetime, made possible by two VERY special people (you know who you are ;).  We are so grateful to have spent this time with our family and can't wait to go back someday.  See ya real soon!! ;) 

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