Monday, November 30, 2009

Magic Kingdom!!

On our 2nd full day at Disney, we went to the Magic Kingdom. The kids were soooo excited to see Cinderella's castle! As soon as we got there, we saw a show in front of the castle - complete with princesses, princes, Mickey, Minnie, Malificent, and other characters.

After the show, we headed to Dumbo's ride, It's a Small World, and other rides. We also got to meet Peter Pan and talk to Tinkerbell in Pixie Hollow. Alina was especially excited!!

We had fun touring Minnie's and Mickey's houses. The night-time parade and fireworks were fantastic, and Tinkerbell flew down from the castle! Then the Fairy Godmother magically decorated the castle in ice crystals for Christmas! Nicholas fell asleep on the bus ride back to the hotel and didn't wake up again until the next morning!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Chef Mickey's!

Chef Mickey's was fabulous! Nicholas got to meet all of his favorite characters - and Minnie kissed his Mickey Mouse!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

First Full Day in Disney World - Hollywood Studios!

We spent our first full day in Disney at Hollywood studios. Highlights of the day included dancing along with the street parade; front row seats to a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse show; a Little Mermaid show; Beauty and the Beast on stage; meeting Donald, Goofy, and Pluto; Fantasmic (a night time show with a fire breathing dragon and other mean Disney characters that Mickey and the other good characters must defeat - using their imaginations and dreams! It was a really cool show, but a little scary for Nicholas!); and an entire city lit up for Christmas - beautiful!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

First Stop, Downtown Disney!

After we arrived at our resort, we decided to get some lunch and then head to Downtown Disney for some shopping, and later, dinner. The toy store and Christmas stores were fabulous! We got most of our souvenirs here - each kiddo picked out a character and a special Christmas ornament. The girls were also sprinkled with pixie dust!

Posing with Silvermist, Mickey, and Princess Minnie - their new best friends!

The kiddos next to a giant sea serpent made entirely of Legos! The Lego store was cool.

All the kids, especially Nicholas, loved the Potato Head table in the huge toy store. He really liked the Star Wars and Pirate Potato Heads. He and Daddy had a great time! There was also a Little Pony dress up table that the girls enjoyed. Plus looking around the store for some ideas to give Santa, of course!

Posing with Pooh and friends. There were all kinds of character statues to get your pictures taken with. We told the kids they'd get to meet the "real" characters soon, but we got lots of pics anyway.

Disney World, Here We Come!!

We were so proud of the kiddos in the airport! The girls wheeled their carry-ons all through the airport all by themselves, and all three kids did a great job with all the security checks. A big, big "thank you" to Aunt Nat and Uncle Matt for letting us spend the night with them the night before the flight and for dropping us off at the airport!!

Ian and Alina on the airplane ready to go!

Maddie and Nicholas all ready for take off!

Disney's Magical Express to our resort was wonderful! We didn't have to pick up our checked bags - they just "magically" appeared in our hotel room. We took the Magical Express to our hotel and got to watch a video about all the fun things we were going to get to do!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Trick-or-Treating with Grandparents and a November Picnic

The kids had fun trick-or-treating at their grandparents' homes on Halloween. We couldn't believe how beautiful it was outside this past weekend, so we had our pasta for lunch out on the deck - dolls included!

Halloween Party!

Shelby, Kelsey, and Kaitlyn hosted a very fun and festive Halloween party - which gave the kids another opportunity to wear their cute costumes! The kids decorated balloons, danced, and ate delicious cupcakes. Thank you Shelby, Kelsey, and Kaitlyn!