Thursday, August 30, 2012

Disney, Day 3: Magic Kingdom, With Princesses

On Thursday, May 10th we headed to the Magic Kingdom again. This time we had an appointment at the castle for a late breakfast. But we arrived early (because, let's face it, we are early-to-bed-early-to-rise kind of people, and we were at Disney! We can sleep when we're dead!) and started with some pictures of the castle.





Tinkerbell showed up!
 We spent an hour or two going on rides in Fantasyland before our 10 am breakfast. On the way, to the castle, Andrew fell asleep.

Meeting Cinderella, our host. See Andrew totally out??







 While the girls were busy chatting up princesses, this is what Andrew was doing:
 Yes, I put my baby in a corner. On the floor. But he was on a blanket. And he got a great nap! After our brunch, we met up with a dance party.



Monday, August 27, 2012

Disney, Day 2: Animal Kingdom

On Wednesday, May 8th we headed to Animal Kingdom. We started with the safari, where we got up close and personal with the animals:


 Andrew, in keeping with tradition, fell asleep:


 We checked out some of the other animal exhibits:

 And, of course, said hi to LOTS of characters:


Gotta love Maddie's pure joy!



Waiting patiently for autographs...



Maddie's favorite is Eeyore. Who knew? Not me, until her requested souvenir from the trip was a stuffed Eeyore!

 And of course, the requisite picture in front of the Tree of Life:
 Later that afternoon, we park hopped to Epcot.
 There we found our legacy, left in 2004. Look closely and you can see us about in the middle of this picture:


I love Andrew's grin!

 The Epcot Garden Show was going on. The girls loved seeing their favorite characters made out of flowers.

Peter Pan is a current obsession.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Andrew's First Ride!

We captured Andrew's first ever amusement park ride on video. Enjoy!
video

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Disney, Day 1: Magic Kingdom

Back in May we went to Disney World. We flew in to Orlando on Monday, May 7th and got in around 7 pm. After a quick dinner at the food court at Caribbean Beach, we went to bed and were ready to go on Tuesday! Of course we started with the best park, the Magic Kingdom. Be prepared for picture overload!

 We started the day in Fantasyland, hitting most rides there once or twice.

 
With the Fairy Godmother. 


Andrew's first ride ever!


On "It's a Small World." Andrew is bonding with his girlfriend, the photo pass.

 Cutting through Liberty Square on our way to Adventureland and Frontierland.
The girls loved to dance with every band we saw. 

Having this much fun is exhausting. 

Maddie was not disappointed at not being able to go on Splash Mountain as long as she could play on the playground! Though she is as wet and sweaty as though she actually went on it. 

Back row!

 In the afternoon, we caught the parade, probably the highlight of the day.


They are big Peter Pan fans, so Captain Hook is a favorite!

 We ended up in Tomorrowland. This year Emma was tall enough to ride on Space Mountain. When we first got on, she was totally nervous, but within about 30 seconds she started giggling!

 Buzz is a family favorite! Even Andrew helped to steer our ship.


Trapped with Zurg!