Monday, October 31, 2011

SK meets the Disney Princesses

After our breakfast at Chef Mickey's we headed out to our second day at Magic Kingdom.  We had tickets to be in the parks for 5 days so if I have to pick one park that I want to go to twice it will always be the Magic Kingdom.  

One of the things that puts it at the top of the list for me is that I got engaged there.  Chad asked me to marry him in the rose garden in front of Cinderella's Castle.  I get very emotional there and I'm sure the kids were wondering, "Why is mama so sad I thought she wanted to come here?" It is a very special place for us.  Below is a picture of our children in the spot where their daddy proposed to me 14 years ago.

SK isn't asleep, but the sun was very bright and in her eyes and she didn't appreciate it one bit, but I was getting my picture regardless, sorry sister. 

Daddy got us a fast pass to meet the Princesses so SK and I decided to do that while the boys were riding rides.  Chad asked me if I would be able to handle it by myself and I quickly told him "Of course, I'll be fine."  Wrong...I almost went into the ugly cry when we got in there.

Sophie Kate meets Snow White...

Sophie Kate meets Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)...

These Princesses didn't just sign their names to SK's autograph book, they each wrote her a sweet message.

I really don't want to make more of this than it was, but it definitely deserves it's due.  There's just something about meeting the Disney Princesses for the first time with your daughter, I'm getting teary eyed remembering it and seeing the pictures again.  

Sophie Kate meets Belle...

They were precious with her.  I cannot say enough about their tenderness towards my girl.  Of course that didn't help in my quest to keep the ugly cry away.

Sophie Kate meets Cinderella...

In the picture below, Cinderella commented that Sophie Kate had lost her glass slippers (SK was barefooted) and that she would find 2 Prince Charmings, little did Cinderella know that SK has 4 Prince Charmings who take care of her at home. 

This was a wonderful experience for us.  They have a way of drawing you into a Fairytale, into a place where there are happy endings and wishes really do come true.  It's Disney at it's best and they are the best at what they do.  I bought it hook, line and sinker and I hope my girl did too.

Ok, switching gears, what is one of the most frequently asked questions in the Magic Kingdom...what time is the three o'clock parade?  Sad, but true.  Somehow we were able to make the 3:00 parade on time without asking anyone.

Minnie Mouse again, she's so cute...

SK thinks so too.

Next we were off to meet the Disney fairies, well just SK and I, the boys would have revolted at the mere suggestion of it.

SK and Vidia...

She was darling... 

and then there was Tinkerbell... 

When we went to meet the Fairies I saw that the wait was 60 minutes, well I had no intention of waiting 60 minutes to meet the Fairies, no offense to anyone, but that's a "no." One of the Disney people noticed we were leaving and asked me how many were in my party.  I told her it was just me and my daughter so she told us to follow her and she took us in through the exit and right up to the Fairies.  This kind of stuff was done constantly for us.  We didn't wait in line for rides or anything.  Disney really takes care of their special needs friends and families. 

 On to the Jungle Cruise...

Cooper was chosen to drive our boat for part of the ride. When the ride was over, Cooper said it was totally fake, that he wasn't really driving the boat it was on a track, bummer.

Sweet SK and her daddy on Dumbo...

Can you tell that riding Dumbo was all Grey's idea, cause Cooper looks equally thrilled, doesn't he?

 My favorite one...Grey's face is priceless.

SK and daddy on Winnie the Pooh, she rode everything but the roller coasters.

 Cooper and SK on the People Mover.  I tried to tell y'all we rode everything Disney had to offer, you didn't believe me did you?  I have to tell you the People Mover was a welcome sight for weary legs.  We enjoyed it.

Jacob and Grey on the Buzz Lightyear ride, it was a fan favorite.

I had no intention of watching the Electrical Parade don't believe me do you?  Seriously, I didn't.  It was going to be an early night for us, the park was closing at 11:00pm, ha ha.  As luck would have it, just as we were headed out of the park and toward our bus, we happened upon the perfect spot for our family just as the parade was starting.  My husband, knowing how much I adore this parade, parks SK's stroller and sits the boys down for one last viewing of Disney's Main Street Electrical Parade.
Hey Tink!

My night was then complete and although I was a bit sad because I didn't know when I would be back to the Magic Kingdom, I could leave with a contentment in my bones or was it just an ache in my bones.  A day spent to it's fullest and a heart full of memories.  I'm fixin' to break into the first chorus of "When You Wish Upon a Star..."  

Next up is MGM or as it is known now, Disney's Hollywood Studios.  The force was strong there and the boys could not resist their destiny as Padawan learners. Oh, it was good, stay tuned.

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