I think we planned this last April, so there has been much anticipation about this trip! Our wonderful Disney Travel Agent and good friend Kelli took care of all the details, and we had a fabulous time!
I hadn't cruised in about 5 years and I had forgotten how much I loved it! The boat was truly amazing, the service fantastic and the staff was the absolute friendliest. The kids loved it and so did we. Katie got to play in the nursery during the day and at dinner, and Will got to go to the kids club. Both were impressive!
Chad and I got some down time while the kids were at their clubs and we were able to watch Oz in 3-D and just relax. The cruise was truly a vacation for all.
Disney World wasn't quite as relaxing, but it was a lot of fun! The kids enjoyed it - Chad and Will especially enjoyed Star Tours. I think Will rode it a total of 4 times - including rides with Lovey and Granddad. The kids loved traveling with their grandparents and so did I!
Every time Katie saw Mickey Mouse she would point and say "Mouse!" There is something derogatory about pointing and yelling "mouse" and I am pretty sure we laughed every single time this happened.
One of the highlights not pictured was seeing Will and Katie interact. They really are sweet friends who often share well, play together, and truly enjoy each other. I loved listening to their squeals as they played, hearing Will ask Katie to follow him, and hearing Katie reply "Coming Toto". Nothing makes me smile bigger than seeing them happily playing together.
On the plane home, Will, while snacking on chips, looked at me and said "During take off, I need to swallow a lot. But I don't know how to swallow baked lays!" I guess he usually drinks during take off and landing, and associated swallowing with drinking. It is these sweet little things that he says that make me smile every time I think of them.
We are back home now and looking into a cruise for 2014! Our travel agent is a true Disney expert, so if you need help planning a trip, let me know and I can connect you with Kelli!
Arrival in Orlando
At the Kid's Club - Katie embellishing someone else's picture (oops!) and hula hooping on the dance floor
Will gets his wristband for the Aqua Duck
In line for the Aqua Duck
Chad and Will on the Aqua Duck
Katie's water area - Nemo's Reef. Also known as Katie's Water Fountains
She LOVED the water slide
Ice Cream on deck
Castaway Cay - Cabana time!
View from our balcony
Will and Katie loved being on the beach!
Enjoying some post swimming snacks
Making sand castles with Granddad
Granddad made MANY trips to fill buckets with water
Pirate Night - Will meets Mickey!
With his gold coins!
Leaving the boat on the Magical Express
Arrival at the Polynesian
Katie applies her own sunscreen
The kids loved the Carousel
Strolling around the parks
Will's new ears
At the beach outside our hotel
Heading home - at the airport in San Antonio
Will and Teddy watching out the airplane window