Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 1: Half of a Day at the Magic Kingdom!

We left for Florida on Saturday, stopped about 45 minutes from Orlando, and then continued our trip the next morning.  We didn't tell the kids where we were going until Sunday morning!  They actually didn't really ask a lot of questions about where we were going on Saturday, and I was definitely expecting it.  Part of our reason for stopping was that we didn't want all of the billboards on the way down to "give away" where we were going!  The trip wasn't too bad. We just loaded the car up with a bin of toys and books for each of them, the portable DVD players that were an emergency purchase on last year's trip (we had borrowed a set from a friend, but they gave us their broken pair by mistake- and the kids were already expecting a movie), and their collection of kid's CD's.  They actually stayed pretty well entertained the entire time!

When we got to the park it was entirely decorated for Christmas, and it was absolutely beautiful, as usual.    Wyatt's first request was a stop at the Buzz Lightyear ride - and he had a great time!  We also went for a ride on the People Mover - and this series of pictures summarizes Hudson's trip.  Anytime that we went on a ride that had any kind of dark section, he looked just like this....

We had a late lunch, visited with Buzz and Chip & Dale, started out on the grand adventure of meeting all of our favorite characters, and caught a parade.  We headed back to the hotel so that we could unpack and get situated, too.  It's really hard to stay organized in a room that has three kids, two dresser drawers and a pack and play taking up "free space"!

I am probably going to bore y'all to death with the recaps of this trip, but we had a lot of fun.  There were some moments (if you're a parent, you know about these moments), but overall we just had the best time!


  1. How cute is little Hudson?!?! And how awesome that you surprised them! My parents did that to us once, they told us we were going to my Aunt's and as we approached the airport they asked if we wanted to go see the planes. Then they told us we were actually getting on one and going to Disney! It was such a great memory!!

  2. Fun, fun! We're hoping that we'll have the opportunity to take our brood when the boys are a little older. Looks like you all are having a blast!