Trust me when I say, we are almost at the end of our week at Disney. But we have to finish up. It wouldn't be right to skip a day at Magic Kingdom, now would it?! All you peeps who have commented on how different it is to have girls vs boys, well.... here's another girl thing.... DRAMA!! The slightest thing is blown SOOOO out of proportion by girls!! I mean, I don't know what was really wrong here, but you'd have thought she needed a retinal transplant.
Oh wait. NOW I KNOW!! Look in Todd's hand! It was the sunscreen!! NOW I know what all that drama was about!!
Gabbi Girl was pretty excited about going to "The Castle". After all, every Disney video we have seen in the past month has opened with the castle in the opening credits. And every time, I've said, "we're going to see the Caaassstle!".
We had our own way of getting in the gates.
And how nice of Disney to welcome us with these PURPLE AND GOLD flowers!!
When we came in, we had only about 15 minutes til the big Main Street Parade began. So, we plopped down, got some candy to preoccupy everyone, and waited in our front row spot.
And the crowd started gathering.
I am LOVING my new panoramic feature on my new camera!!
Hey, MOM.... here they come!
Ellie was taken with Jessie. After all, that is who she was for Halloween, remember?!
ANd then, the star of the show!
Ellie, naturally, loved all the dancers in the parade. She would whisper to me and point at them pointing their toes.
I think I need to let my girls watch Peter Pan. And I am pretty sure we've tried Alice in WOnderland, with little attention. Have to admit, it IS a weird one!
The girls wanted to ride the carousel. Todd had to take the stroller over to a stroller parking area. That left me to navigate the line (which flew), and I had to go get ON the carousel with them. I'm pitiful... even the carousel makes me nauseaus!!
He got back in the nick of time, and they let him on too. But by then, it was too late for me to jump off! Oh NO!
Believe it or not, I did pretty well. Not too much stimulation!
And I think this is going to be my fellow scaredy cat!! She was the required 40" for many of the rides but refused to get on them with her daddy. Gabs was the one dying to get on them! Interesting, huh?
Here I am just trying to keep my eye on one spot. Like pirouettes in ballet!
They decided to go second round. And this time, I viewed them from the sidelines!!
Todd looks like he is having a BLAST!!
As nightime fell, we loaded up the girlies and headed toward the exit gates. By then, we'd had our Bippidy Boppidy Boutique experience.
It's really pretty at night.
The crowd actually started thickening as it got dark. I suppose folks were coming there to watch the fireworks show.
We did make onnnneee more little stop!
ANd then, the princesses, the prince, and I headed to the car.
Ellie was feeling FLY about now!
And our daddy had his hands full of the MUST HAVE souveniers of the day!
We knew that we had to find a way to go see Granddad in these get-ups. He just HAD to see this!! It was Thursday and he'd not seen the girls for the entire trip.
We had to be careful because Ellie had had a horrible asthma flare up just before we left town, and we were afraid to let her near him earlier, as his pneumonia was deemed viral. She already had weak lungs. And on the other hand, we didn't want to drive him crazy in his weakened state with loud, active little girlies in his room.
We ran by and picked up DeeDee to go the hospital with us. Can you see the pride on all three of their faces?
We loaded up and totally surprised him. The girls were certainly the talk of the hospital!! Everyone wanted to see what these two had on. And you know who was more than happy to show them!!
Look how sweet. Granddad was so weak and yet, he still wanted to get a picture of his girls with his camera. His words, "This is the bright spot of my day!".
By now, he was well on his way to health, as they FINALLY got him on the right antibiotics.
So, we ended our day with our favorite thing all day! We got to see Granddad. And he got to see these babies in all their glory.
Just about done with Disney. Kinda sad. It'll be a WHOLE 'nother year til we get back. Hope you are enjoying our little trip down Memory Lane.