Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Oh Disney, how we love thee

Last weekend's trip to Disney was amazing. Like I said, it was Kate's first time ever going. And believe it or not, it was M to the Izz-A's first time, too! I hadn't been in many, many years, so it was very exciting for all of us.

Now, about that weather forecast I was supposed to be looking up the last time I posted....
It ended up raining a little while we were there, but it was just enough to keep the crowds and long lines away, so it worked out for the best. And really, I don't think there could ever be a bad day at the happiest place on earth! A little liquid sunshine never hurt anyone, right?





Kate, doing her 'princess pose' with the best of 'em...






One of our favorite parts about the Very Merry Christmas Party was the complimentary cookies and hot chocolate on every corner. It may have just been the atmosphere, the Christmas spirit, or me being pregnant, but that had to of been the best hot chocolate I've ever had. It was probably just the instant packets, but to me, it tasted delicious! Kate was a big fan of the cookies with the "prinkles". (She's still not a fan of using her 's' sounds!)











M to the Izz-A ended up taking pictures of the entire parade - every float, every character, every ballooon seller, but I'll just post one. Speaking of balloons, they were $10 a piece. For a dang balloon! We passed. Kate, I'll buy you an entire bag of balloons and blow every single one of them up at the hotel room until I pass out for less than $10, my little sweet pea!
We spent the following day at Downtown Disney. We loved it just as much as Disney itself. There was so much to see and do, and again...eat. Mama was happy I tell you!







In keeping with the rain theme, we decided to eat lunch at The Rainforest Cafe. Talk about a kid-friendly eating establishment, this place was perfect - rambunctious and entertaining.






She loved the Legos Store. We spend quite a while there. And the sneak even managed to walk away with one little random piece, as we discovered a little later on.








Ghirardelli's anyone???



If that pic doesn't make you want some, I don't know what will!




That night we attended the Arabian Nights dinner show.

Boy would I have liked to get a hold of that lady's caboodle of makeup back in the day, say 8th gradish?? I would have totally went nuts with that blue eyeshadow.
Moving on...Kate loved the horses!






After the show, we headed to Celebration for their nightly 'snowfall'. It's fake snow (actually more like soap suds), but it gave us the same feeling. We southerners take what we can get! And Kate didn't know any different, she loved it.







And of course I love anything that makes her smile this big...








Heck, even Ryan Cabrerra showed up to serenade us. He put on a little mini-concert beside that Christmas tree you see in the background of the above pic. Pretty cool.









This chick is stubborn sometimes. She wouldn't open her eyes for anything!




Can't wait to go back!!




17 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

OK - I just went & told my husband I want to go to Disney for Christmas!!!! if for the hot chocolate alone! :)

that picture with the Princesses has to be the sweetest thing!!! They had to eat her up! That's a perfect picture to frame & put in her room for her to remember she met the REAL THINGS! :)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

She is too cute and where did you get those boots? I love them!

Kristy said...

I love her princess pose! I really want to go to Disney... but not sure if I want to play the 16 hour trip. =( If we ever go- you need to go back, too!!! =)

Kari said...

I knew you would have a great trip!! Love the photos.. now I'm ready to go again! :)

writing4612 said...

Her little smile is so cute.

My cousin struggled with her s sounds for awhile too. Just work with her everyday and make her say it as often as possible. It will get better. :)

Christy said...

Aw! I just love Disney! Looks like you guys had a great time!! You little girl is just a doll!! ....ps girl, I LOVE those boots!!!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

OMG...i wish i was there right now...DISNEY rocks!

Tiffany said...

What a fun time!!! I've never been to Disney but have been telling the hubby since our son was born 4 years ago that we're so going someday!

Abbi said...

this post just made me even more excited about goin!!
pics are great! looks like a fun family vacation!!
love her shirt in the last few pics! too cute!

Dawn said...

Disney is my favorite place, especially the Magic Kingdom!!! and I can relate to your love of their hot chocolate, because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their popcorn!! There is just something about it....not too mention, it probably has something to do with the $3.50 a bucket cost!! But I just have to have many buckets while I am there!! LOL!! So glad that you had an awesome time. We always do when we go. Lot of great memories!

Dawn
ps. Ghirardelli's ROCKS!

Q, La, and Gooner said...

Oh dear, you look beautiful! The little miss looks so cute with the princesses!

Megan said...

We went there this summer and I'm pretty sure that it rained every single day. I think WDW has some magic way of making it rain so that everybody and their dog will buy those ponchos. Seriously. Looks like you had a great time!! I want to go back at Christmas time sometime!

petrii said...

Oh goodness do I need some hot chocolate from a paper cup and a princess smile right about now =) Ya'll are just so adorable!!! Beautiful!!

Have a Blessed evening,
Dawn

Cindy said...

Looks like a blast! I love her big ole' smile in all the pics!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

looks like you guys had such a good time! and her princess pose might be the cutest thing ever!!

Cindy said...

That princess pose pic is PRICELESS!

Lo said...

That is an awesome first trip to Disney!! I love that place. Such fun for people of all ages, they really have their stuff together for the holidays and how to celebrate!