Thursday, March 7, 2013

Disney World

We took Taylor to Disney World last week!  It was such a fun trip, and she was pretty much in heaven the whole time.  She kept giving us spontaneous hugs about every five minutes...  I think she also enjoyed being an only child (thank you to Grammy and Papa for watching Will).  The theme/favorites of the trip was princesses and roller coasters.
Here we are at the airport... Brett surprised Taylor with a Cinderella charm necklace.  Oh, the magic was just beginning!  Ha.
Here she is in the hotel room the first night getting comfy in pjs!  Little did we know that this would be Taylor's pose for the entire trip.  Notice the sweet birthday flowers on the coffee table my hubby had waiting for me in the room. 
We were super excited to get to Magic Kingdom on day 1!  A big shout-out to my mom- she found three park hopper tickets that were over 22 years old that still had unused days on them!  They were from a trip we took in 1990.  Anyways, they actually worked and we only had to pay for 1 day for our whole trip!  I wish I had taken a picture of those tickets, because they looked, well, 22 years old.  I also have to give a shout-out to my sister-in-law, Jen.  She has been to Disney twice in the last couple of years, and gave me tons of advice- mainly to read "The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World."  I have to admit, I thought she lost her mind to read an 800 page book on Disney World, but it was worth it!  We had a plan and only waited about 7 minutes (if that) for every ride.   Highly recommend that book!  So here is one of our first rides... Peter Pan.
With Tinker Bell
Her 2nd favorite ride- the Barnstormer roller coaster
I sat this one out.
Her favorite ride was hands-down Thunder Mountain.  We rode it eleven times... literally.  This girl did not get scared of anything... not even Tower of Terror!  Fearless.

My birthday dinner right after the fireworks...
Day 2 started with breakfast with the princesses in Cinderella's castle.
 Taylor had all of the characters sign a photo matte... a big highlight for her.
Brett's favorite princess is Jasmine, so Taylor wanted him in the picture.
Being pirates...
More silly faces... 

Each day, we would ride the monorail back to the hotel to take a nap and usually a swim.  The pool with the water slide was another highlight for Tay.  
On day 3, we went to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.  Here we are on the safari ride.

Toy Story Mania! at Hollywood Studios.
Whew!  Not the most relaxing vacation, but we had so much fun.  Taylor is already asking when we're going back...  I told her when she gets a job.  :)