Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Disney 2015: Day Six...

Day Six was to be our pool/lounge day. 

I realized this morning that I hadn't taken any photos of our room.  The girls were willing to oblige for a posed picture in front of our door.  Room 4600.

In the lobby of our hotel was Cape Mickey's.  We ate breakfast here this morning.  The girls loved the Mickey shaped waffles.

They were also in love with the fact that the characters were dressed in their bathing suits. 

They loved that Goofy was wearing flippers.

They were pretty upset that Mickey wasn't there.  We were told he was too busy in the kitchen making waffles??  We never really did get a decent explanation as to why he wasn't there.

After breakfast we changed into our bathing suits and we spent the afternoon hanging out by the pool.

A quick snack. 

It was a gorgeous day.

The girls had also requested some ice cream.  Since we had more of a brunch than breakfast we had a few snacks for lunch before an early dinner on the boardwalk.

We also were able to partake in a few pool side activities at our resort.  The girls were able to play some pool games and make Mickey Mouse Tie dye shirts.  (stay tuned for photos)

We took the boat over to the boardwalk for dinner at an Italian restaurant that I for the life of me can't remember the name of.  :-)  It was really excellent food.

After dinner we walked around the boardwalk, did some shopping and watched a few street performers.   Because of the time change that weekend, it got dark a whole lot earlier. 

We took the boat back to our hotel to call it an early evening.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Disney 2015: Day Five...

Day Five was going to be spent at Animal Kingdom. 

Since we had a late night the evening before, we took our time getting up, showered and a quick breakfast. 

Addison had requested that I take her photo.  She rarely does this so I was happy to oblige.

Some sassiness while waiting for the bus.

Shortly after entering the park we ran into Flick.

We had a fast pass for the safari.  The girls were not really all that impressed with this. 

The were actually quite amused by this emu who relieved himself three different times.

After our Safari, we were able to meet Mickey again.  This time in his Safari clothing.

We rode the dinosaur ride.  The girls were less than impressed.  They wanted speed.  In all reality this was the point in our vacation where we realized that we probably should have only booked 5 days instead of 7.  It was also miserably hot this day. 

About mid-point in our afternoon (3:00ish) the girls were hot, sweaty and crabby.  They asked to go back to our hotel.  We still had one fast past left for an afternoon show and we also had an 8:00 dinner reservation.  We decided to scrap it all.  We took the bus back to our hotel.  I was able to find an early dinner reservation at a restaurant in our neighboring resort.   

The girls and I hung out on the beach while Dad took a quick shower. 

Another shot of the shipwreck/water slide.

We walked to the Yacht Club and ate at the Captain's Grille.  We arrived back to our hotel just in time to roast marshmallows on the beach.  While I'm sad we didn't get our luau dinner, it was definitely the best decision.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Disney 2015: Day Four---PART TWO

I can not even begin to explain how much fun we had this day.  Halloween was probably my favorite day of the trip!!

We did a quick wardrobe change and voila!!!  We now have Cinderella & Snow White!!

The girls had no idea that we were going to Disney for Halloween.  Addison was a little upset that she didn't get to be the rainbow unicorn that she had picked out from the costume catalog, but that anger was very short lived!

Alexis wanted me to take their photo by this "pumpkin guy".

Our wristbands for Mickey's not so scary Halloween party.

We rode the Test Track again.  This time switching drivers.  Alexis drove me and Addison drove Terry.  I can not even explain their smiles this day.  I kept asking them if their cheeks hurt because they both literally smiled all day long!

Then a ride on the carousel before a quick dinner.

Then we did a little trick or treating around the park. 

And then we got an excellent seat right on the street for the "Boo to you" parade.

We were all so exhausted from this day but I'm telling you.....the smiles on their faces this day made everything worth it.