Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Back from Traveling the World

Disney World, that is. It was a very impromptu trip and It. Was. Fantastic!!! We spent 5 days touring the parks, meeting/dining with Disney characters, riding rides, seeing shows and swimming. We arrived at our resort on Thursday, unpacked our bags and then headed straight for the Magic Kingdom. I couldn't wait for Abby Kate to see Cinderella's castle. She was even more amazed than I thought she'd be when she first saw it. She just kept staring in awe and holding her hand out as if to present the castle to us. We met the princesses soon after. That was her favorite part of the whole trip, I think. She had this sweet look of complete adoration that I'll never forget.

Avery was there, too, but she spent the days tucked away sleeping in the Baby Bjorn or stroller. She was an angel! I had a few doubts about taking her, but it couldn't have gone any better.

There's so much to tell, so I'll just let the pictures do the job:

Meeting Ariel.

We stayed at Coronado Springs. It was beautiful!

AK's favorite.

Avery took plenty of 'rides' in the Baby Bjorn.

Meeting June from the Little Einsteins.

My standard picture in front of "Casey's." It's a restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. You could probably mark my growth from childhood to now with as many pictures I've taken below this sign.

AK trying to get Avery into the spirit of Disney. This balloon is still full of air and entertaining Abby Kate even now that we're home. Good thing, because it cost us $10!!!

The trip was truly magical for Abby Kate. We had such a great time and loved watching her experience it. Avery obviously won't remember it, but we're certain we'll take them both back in a few years.


Meg Palmer said...

You guys make such an adorable family! I'm so glad you guys got to go.....looks like it will leave a lasting impression on AK! Hope to see you soon!

Carrie, Brian and William said...

Love the pics! Looks like AK had the time of her life!! Can't wait to see you soon!:)

sara said...

Totally enjoyed this post! What a great trip. We're excited to take our kiddos, too!
Can you email me your NC address. I probably have it somewhere but have misplaced it in the move.

Lori said...

So much fun! AK looks like she's in heaven! Well, so does Avery sound asleep on mama's chest! haha. Glad you all were able to make the trip.

Kim said...

How fun for you all!!! Glad to hear that things went well. I would be hesistant to take a newborn but now seeing your photos, sounds like a great time to go -- all they do is sleep and eat from you which equals FREE! We're thinking of having another baby so I've thought do we wait until he/she is old enough to enjoy Disney too? You've convinced me, NO! I would love to go next summer when Philip is 5, Braewyn is 3 and if Baby#3 is here, he/she will be tiny. I'm sure the weather was beautiful at this time of year too.

Sarah said...

Love the pics and so glad you got to go! We should photoshop some of them for the fun of it...I'm sure you could create a group picture with the 8 of us with your mad skills! Heck, why not try all 10 of us when Lex and Mike get back!

Lexie said...

Sarah that picture idea is genius!!! I promise to take a good one of us in front of the castle...and stick my belly out so Bailey makes 10 & 1/2 :)

Mike and Erica said...

That is awesome!! I am so glad you were able to take a pic!! I am glad you had fun!