(Sunday, Sept 21, 2014)
Hannah and I were awake bright and early Sunday morning, ready to spend our first day in the Magic Kingdom with my brother Dave, SIL Trish and Hannah’s cousins Makenna (5) and Kallen (just turned 2 two days prior!)
We took the bus to MK and arrived in time to watch the opening show which is my favourite way to begin any MK day! After the show were made our way into the park and Trish and I looked at each other, barely able to contain ourselves that we were finally there together with our families!! (The ‘littles’ of the family in Dave and Trish’s case as their oldest 4 are home this week.)
We stopped for our customary photographs in front of Cinderella’s castle. They’re getting ready for Christmas so please pardon the crane in the background.
This next picture just makes me howl! Makenna was having a bit of a rough moment and I was able to capture it as a Disney photographer took their family pictures. Hilarious!
Yes, we are at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ and yet the kids have their moments. Hannah will too I’m sure! We love Disney but long days with stimulation overload can lead to the odd meltdown that we just help them through and move on. (Unless it’s mommy’s meltdown and then Hannah gently reminds me to ‘Take a deep breath’ and then I apologize and we move on. Oh no, meltdowns are not just for kids!)
We eventually did manage to take a quick family shot in front of the castle but the bright sun did not lend itself well to the kiddos looking at the camera.
After taking a ride with Pooh where the girls found these beautiful jewels on the way out and a ride on Prince Charming’s Carousel
we had FastPass+ (FP+) reservations for Enchanted Tales with Belle. I think at this point Dave was questioning the planning of being here with his sister as when they were asking for palace guards I quickly pointed him out and he was chosen as were Hannah and Makenna!
Our final ride before lunch was the new ‘Seven Dwarfs Mine Train’ and it didn’t disappoint! Hannah and I had watched them building it for more than 2 years and have been excited to ride it for months!! This video starts just after my poor kiddo wacked her head but then after that we were off and she loved it! (Heh…can you tell Mommy did too?) As our car rolled to a stop Hannah declared it the ‘Best – Ride - Ever!!’ High praise from my wee adrenalin girl! We’re looking forward to riding this one again a couple of times later in the week!