So, did you figure out my obvious hint yesterday?! Yep, on Thursday afternoon, GJ and I loaded up the boys and took them to Walt Disney World! It’s about a 3 hour drive from Naples to Orlando. Once again, I was hoping for naps in the car. This happened for about 20 minutes…
The rest of the trip was spent with me sitting between them in the backseat trying to keep Spencer from crying, changing episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on the ipad for Maxwell, and listening in on a conference call for work while trying to take notes. No one can multi-task like a momma!! 🙂 But, we made it and I was so happy to be at the Grand Floridian! I have so many memories of this place. I’m not sure who was more excited about the trip – the boys or me and GJ!
That night, we got ready for bed and I had some new fun pj’s for the boys! Woody and Buzz!! too cute!
We all 4 stayed in one room together. Even though we had a crib for Maxwell, I gave him the choice to sleep in it or to sleep in the double bed with me. Not surprising, he chose to sleep with me. While I can’t say I got much sleep AT ALL the two nights we were there, I did have one happy little boy! He slept great – I slept about 3 non-consecutive total hours while being punched in the face, kicked in the ribs and pushed to the edge of the bed. I wouldn’t have had it any other way, especially after he said “snuggle wif me momma” on Thursday night. The next day, GJ asked him what his favorite part of the hotel was and he said “sleepin in da bed wif momma!” melt. my. heart. I can also report that Maxwell snores. lovely.
Anyway! We started Friday with a proper Disney breakfast…
and then hit up the Magic Kingdom!
We were only doing Disney for a day so just stayed around Main St. and Fantasy Land. There was plenty to keep Maxwell occupied! First stop – meet the Mouse! Maxwell was super excited to meet Mickey but then kinda froze up when we got in front of him.
Spencer on the other hand loved all the characters!
Next stop? the Carousel!
After that we headed into the newly renovated Fantasy Land and stopped off at Dumbo. They have a new feature where they have an indoor playground area inside that you can play in while waiting for your turn to ride. It was cool…and air conditioned!
We then hopped on the elephants…the orange one of course! 🙂
Next we went to meet Goofy and Donald. Maxwell was SO excited to meet Goofy…until we actually met Goofy! In his defense, Goofy is pretty big and overwhelming!
No love for the Goof.
Maxwell opted out of saying hi to Donald but Spencer was all about it!
We then decided to just wave at Minnie instead of standing in line to actually meet her.
trauma fun of seeing Goofy and Donald, we needed a little cookie break!
Maxwell loves riding trains so we rode the train that goes all around the perimeter of the park. Good thing we did too because when we stopped in Frontier Land, guess who we got to see?
Woody and Jessie! Yippee Yi Yo!
While on Dumbo, Maxwell had noticed the new “kiddie” roller coaster, the Barnstormer, and wanted to ride it. I was hoping he wouldn’t be tall enough but, he was so we got some fast passes and then went into the 3D “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” movie to wait until it was time to ride. I was really unsure about how Maxwell would do on the roller coaster but there was only one way to find out! Here we go…ready or not!
He LOVED it! Smiled the whole time! Loved it so much that we got off and rode it again!! The second time I took video of it to send to Robert..
I think he’s gonna be a roller coaster lover like his momma! 🙂
After the roller coaster, it looked like the rain was moving in. We got SO lucky and didn’t get rained on once even though the forecast had shown a wash-out just a day before. Besides, Spencer was starting to get red and hot…
Sweet baby. We decided it was best to head back to the hotel for lunch and rest. It was a FULL and FUN morning at the Magic Kingdom. This picture pretty much sums it all up…
ha! tomorrow – our dinner with Mickey and friends!