Monday, October 17, 2011

Disney 2011

Warning: PHOTO DUMP!! There are a ton of pictures in this post... I don't even know if I can have a post this large!!!

We had the best time at Disney. I am so glad my kids like characters! They did great on the plane. The video player helps a ton!

It was very early in the morning but we were all still so excited!!!!
My men! :) Honestly, Tripp was who I was worried about on the plane but he did great!
This was our very first activity after getting to Disney and grabbing a great lunch that Allen found since we missed our lunch reservations. I think it probably ended up working out better. We went to the Italian place that was fantastic! Then off to the Muppets show.

For dinner we had our first character meal. It was the Cinderella characters. Tripp fell asleep before we even got seated. The wicked step mother was Kaylen's favorite at this character breakfast. They danced and had a great time. Go figure! :) I guess K didn't care that she locked Cinderella up in the attic!
Prince Charming was very kind. :)
Well, I can't remember the names of the wicked step sisters but I am going to guess Drizella? Who knows?!?! Kaylen seemed to love them too! All of them! I actually don't have a picture of Cinderella until a later meal but she was there!
For breakfast we went to the Polynesian and had breakfast with Lilo and Stitch. They invited Pluto and Mickey and my kids couldn't have been more excited!
Look at this face! Tripp is seriously the coolest kid. I know I am his mom but he is hilarious. He really has the best personality. He can get into stuff and drive me crazy but he is precious! He would NOT wear his lei. Guess it was too girlie for him.
Both of my kids adore their Papaw. He was a trooper because a lot of the time one of them wanted him to hold them. I know he had to be exhausted but never said no! That's Papaw! The breakfast was really good! They delivered it family style and it has a Polynesian flair. The Pog juice was great! The kids loved the parade. Kaylen held Lilo's hand. :) Look at that excitement!
Tripp didn't care anything for holding hands but he did love the maraca. Anything that makes noise... he is in!
My kids loooved Stitch! He is a short character and so cute. They both adored him!
This may be one of my favorite character pictures. They were both so excited to see Mickey. I love their sweet smiles! So worth it!
Pluto was a favorite as well!
We went to the Magic Kingdom on the second day. This was while waiting in line for the Winnie the Pooh ride. Kaylen loved the drums and Tripp loved those flower bells behind her.
But when Tripp saw her playing on this fun contraption, he had to take her spot.
There was a battle... Tripp won. He usually does. Right now Kaylen has a big goose egg in the middle of her forehead because Tripp hit her with a barbie doll. So they are becoming true brother and sister. Arguments and all.
This was one of the longest waits we had our entire trip so we were very glad to actually be on the ride.
It was almost lunchtime so they were also very hungry.
On our way to lunch, we ran into this street party. The kids loved dancing with the characters and each other!
Kaylen had to get to Jesse to give her a hug. Just so you know, she did. Poor Jesse couldn't hardly dance due to all the kids needing hugs!
Tripp napped in line where ever we were. It really made it easier to keep going with Kaylen.
We really were at the Magic Kingdom. Ta daaa!!!
We ate lunch at the Crystal Palace with the Pooh characters. The desserts there were fantastic! My kids absolutely loooove Winnie the Pooh so this was a highlight for them.
I even got in on one of the pictures!
Sweet Piglet. Kaylen adored Piglet the first time we came too.
I love how Tripp had to hug Eeyore. So sweet.
We enjoyed playing on Tom Sawyer's island.
The kids also liked the boat ride over there!
Tripp loved being able to climb and run free on the island!
My kids love the tea cups. I, on the other hand, would not be caught dead on them! That looks like a hurl fest to me!
This was the best food we had the entire time. It was called Narcoossee and it was at the Grand. Some of us had surf and turf, some fish, some steak. The desserts were amazing too!
The kids were so good for this loooong dinner.
That night we went to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) with Kaylen. This was her special event and she loved it!
She was the cutest little Minnie Mouse!
The parade was so amazing to her. She said hello to absolutely every character that walked by. She was bubbling over with excitement! You can sort of see that little hand waving on the right. It stayed up the entire time.
She had to see Minnie and Mickey to show Minnie her outfit.
Kaylen loved driving and we laughed so hard the whole time. I must say, whenever she turns 16, we should all put bumper pads on the edges of the road! The girl can't steer!
We went to the Animal Kingdom in the morning of the last day. It rained on us big time! We had breaks in the rain so that was nice. We watched the Nemo Musical during the rain. We had great seats!
The rain stopped and we went on the safari ride. Tripp had been wanting to see the "aminals" all morning and he tuckered out on the nice and breezy ride.
We saw so many animals but the baby elephant was my favorite.
This is what we were riding on.
The alligators in the front were biting each other. Creepy!

Epcot was a fun time too! The kids picked out their own mickey ears.
Kaylen also picked out her Sleeping Beauty sun glasses.
This was an imagination ride. The kids loved the play area afterwords. There are so few times that the kids can run free.
The princess dinner at Epcot was the best character meal - by far! Both of my kids were in heaven!
Snow White was the favorite for Tripp. She smooched him with those red lips and he was smitten the rest of the night.
Look at that face!!! So funny.
This was the same Cinderella as the other meal we had with the princesses. Lucky us! :)
I am not sure if they purposely make Sleeping Beauty look dead but she completely did. This is Kaylen's favorite. Don't ask me why... she looked the worst! Kaylen has always loved Aurora the most. This did not sway her opinion one bit!
Ariel was by far the prettiest and sooo nice! Tripp was a fan of her too. :)
Have you ever seen her smile bigger?!?! She was exploding throughout this entire meal!
This was our last breakfast before flying out. There were a hodge podge of characters! Tigger was there again!
Kaylen and I have read this really amazing pop up book on Alice in Wonderland. She loooves Alice!
We haven't seen Mary Poppins but are now planning to. She does looove to sing Supercalafragilisticexpalidocious! I know I didn't spell that right but I don't even care! :)
They loved Pooh just as much every time they saw him!
Kaylen thought the Mad Hatter was hilarious but Tripp wasn't sure about him. This is the only person that Tripp even looked at funny.

Well, if you are still with me, sorry I took 20 minutes of your life! I know it was long. I just wanted to preserve all the details on here for the future. :)

Kaylen's favorite rides: Tower of Terror, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Sorin.

She said her dreams came true on Sorin because she had always dreamed of being in the middle of a firework and having it sparkle all on her. Too funny!!!


Mom said...

Wow...looks like you all had a great time! I just love the excitement on the kids faces.

Jodi said...

oh my gosh - that looked insanely fun!!! What awesome pictures! I think I enjoyed seeing K's outfits as much as anything else. :)