Day Two: YES, Ellie. You CAN wear your Pocahantes dress... again!
OH... AND your gold sequin Mickey Mouse ears with the turquoise accents and peacock feather! WHAT 5 year old chooses THAT one?!
Todd and I were excited because today was the day we would have DeeDee along for the trip!
Gabbi Girl, in case I havent' mentioned it, would just as soon climb back into the womb from which she never actually came, if she had the choice.
I mean, REALLY!! She wants to hang on me at all times.... on my back, on my front, sitting in my lap... whatever... Just wants to be close to her MAMA!!
I love that I have a highly affectionate kid, but really in truly, if you have one, you KNOW it can get taxing at times. I wouldn't trade it though!
YEP! This went on for quite some time. Can you tell?
I posted this cute photo on Instagram! I need to print this one, I think!
These two look like they are praying. Or sleeping? DeeDee is gonna kill me for this one. But seriously, they BOTH have their eyes closed. Maybe they're praying for safety on the tram on the way into the park.
Look at Glamour Pocahantes!!
And Ellie is back to her obsessive gel sanitizer self!
Once at Magic Kingdom, Daddy had to run get a stroller. The girls and I waited for him right here at the train depot. And look in the background.... there's the castle! The same castle we have SCREAMED at every single time we watch a Disney movie for the past year.... "HEY MOM.... THERE'S the CASTLE!!!" at teh opening of every DVD! ha
Riding on the train all over the park! We had to spend an hour or so before the girls went to the Alice in Wonderland Tea Party. It was a kids only party, so mamas and daddies had to sit and drink a fancy drink! dangit!
We did the whole trip differently this year. We left the house late, went to the park leisurely in the afternoon, and tried to keep the girls engaged and awake until time for parades and fireworks. It was different, but I probably won't do it that way again. We didnt' get to see everything that way!
For instance, this is the new Adventureland. It is a whole new branch of Magic Kingdom. And we hardly even dipped our toe into it.
If you are a Beauty and the Beast fan, as the Groves kids are, you will recognized Gaston!
As we were sitting outside this new exhibit, LOOK who walked right by!
He stopped to talk to Gabs for a minute, and then we all went in to check out the new place.
Gabbi Girl was pretty freaked out by this hairy chair!
This was kind of a highlight!! We LOVE Beauty and the Beast, so were fired up to be visited by Gaston, himself!
And only my wee one would pose for me after the Tea Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter.
(out of order... dont' know how to fix it!)
She is just so precious. Are you on Gabbi photo overload today?! Sorry... here comes Ellie!
Nope not yet.
HEEEEERE she is. She brought us the flowers from the tea party.
And wanted to wear this costume every single day. No lie!
Ok, so that about does it for Magic Kingdom... at least for the earlier part of the day.