Thursday, March 27, 2014

A race and a *magical* trip

On March 14th, we went to Seth's race in Sebing, FL. It wasn't the greatest ending race (kinda crazy actually). 
Bimmerworld Family at Fan Walk
Emily and Adelyn did their girly thing and played princesses 
James loves sitting in Daddy's car. When did he start looking so old?

Thomas sitting in Uncle Seth's car

After leaving Sebring, we headed to Orlando and surprised the kids with a 2 day trip to DisneyWorld! They didn't truly know we were going until we drove beneath the blue Magic Kingdom sign. There was lots of excitement from everyone. I haven't been since I was in 6th grade, so I was pretty pumped!

We stayed at The Contemporaries, which was really nice and right on the monorail. We gave each of the kids a "Disney" surprise (thinking maybe that would curb the "I wants"). Emily and Adelyn got Anna/Frozen dresses and Thomas and James got Planes gifts. We were going to eat at Kona Cafe, but the monorail was broken so ended up dining pretty late at Wave (the restaurant in The Contemporaries).

On Saturday morning, we had 7:10 am reservations at Chef Mickey's. Adelyn was a little overwhelmed and kept asking up to stop taking her picture with the characters! They met Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy. This was a GREAT way to start the trip!

Group shot at park entrance

The Durands headed to Space Mountain and we rode the rides I remember most- teacups, It's a Small World, Goofy roller coaster, Merry Go Round, and Winnie the Pooh. The kids were in heaven!
Pure joy on the tea cups
  We also took them to Ariel's Grotto to meet Ariel
And they all met Mickey again!
 I look pretty serious about shooting the targets on the Monsters Inc ride! Did James spot the camera?
Love the facial expressions!

We got both kids to nap in the strollers and had a mini date/Mickey Mouse ice cream break. Dang, those things are good. 

We had awesome seats for the 3:00 parade and BONUS....Frozen characters! This is a new parade and it was great! James slept through the whole thing. 

Afterwards we met several princesses (Cinderella, Aurora, Belle, Rapunzel, and Snow White) with Emily, Brenda and Melissa. James was HILARIOUS. He kept telling them about his tractors and monster trucks. They said, "Oh, we don't have those in our castle!" in their princess-y voices.  
Adelyn loved the princesses! She twirled for them and rubbed their silky dresses. 
 Snow White spent lots of time with them
Walking through Magic Kingdom with Uncle Bert and Daddy

We wrapped up the day with dinner and a train ride. We had SUCH a fun day! Next up....Hollywood Studios!

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