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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Walt Disney World and the Great Bathroom Tour of 2012

We had a great time. We laughed a lot. We splurged on a character breakfast and overpriced souvenirs. We used every bathroom on the Disney property. Okay maybe not every bathroom.

Drake and I went to Disney World nine years ago as part of our honeymoon. While this was a much different trip, much different, it was every bit as memorable...perhaps even more so because we have the pictures to reflect on...I accidentally erased all our honeymoon photos, but that's a story for another time.

Moving on.

Day 1: Recovery from the red eye flight. Pool time for the kiddos and a relaxing bath for mama.

{giant tub+pinot = bring on disney}

Day 2: Grammy and I take on Epcot.

While Trent may have questioned and peed his way through the Magic Kingdom, Juliana danced (and peed) her way through. Sister is always dancing and it melts my mama heart.

Truth be told they both melt my mama heart.

Day 3: Trent's 4th Birthday!!!

We had breakfast at the Grand Floridian, complete with real Mickey Mouse pancakes and then we were off to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.

Buddy's favorite ride of the day, Toy Story Mania!!! He loved it!!

He couldn't stop giggling the whole ride.

After a full day of walking, peeing and a few rides we headed back to our hotel for pizza and birthday cake.

Nothing seems to delight this boy quite as much as birthday cake and candles. I wish I could bottle his joy because it is precious.

Day 4: Character breakfast and the Magic Kingdom.

This was my favorite day. All the Disney parks are fabulous, but the Magic Kingdom is a child's dreamland and experiencing it through their eyes was, well, magical.

Starting with the character breakfast. What might seem like an overpriced buffet with mediocre food completely transforms when they arrive, the characters.

Trent was a bit bashful, but Juliana, oh my girl's eyes were sparkling the whole time.

Alice and Pooh were terrific, but then she came...the most beloved Disney character yet in our house.

Can you say supercalfragilisticexpealidocious?

{practically perfect in every way sweet little thing}

Next up, the Magic Kingdom.

We rode almost every ride. The kids loved all of them. My anxiety was through the roof while Trent sat in front of me on Space Mountain. I thought for sure he was going to fly out because technically he wasn't quite tall enough, but he hopped off safely and wanted to ride it again. Sorry buddy mama's heart can't take it.

Juliana had the privilege of meeting another favorite.

You have a whole new appreciation for It's a Small World after you've had kids.

Yes, watching them experience it is wonderful.

However, it also represents an air conditioned break. Lord have mercy it was nice to sit on that boat.

Look at my boys. This bench is right outside a bathroom by the way :)

Post lunch entertainment.

 {Trent's most favorite ride, hands down.}

Such a blessing to take this trip. I will spare you the less glamourous moments. The bathroom tour continued at the airport and I had a three hour wait with the kids by myself which included Trent doing headstands off the chairs in the airport and running over a man's foot with his Lightning McQueen suitcase.  We came home to our baby sister who we missed dearly, but are SO glad stayed at home with Grandma. 

I love my family and this time was precious. Thank you Jesus.

1 comment:

  1. What great memories! And that must have been a whole lot of bathrooms :) This makes me remember how many bathroom stops we made at the zoo with those two. Adorable pictures. Trent's smile is priceless in that photo with him and his birthday cake. I'm glad to hear you all had a great time.