I gotta tell ya... I just LOVE the whole philosophy of Disney. As a business owner who really believes in the culture of a business's atmosphere, Walt Disney nailed it! ANd he passed his philosophy onto his successors as well.
I think that is a really cool legacy!! If my girls heard, "Hello, Princess" once, they heard it 100 times on this trip!
So, this is the gang at the Magic Kingdom parade and fireworks show.
We usually don't make it that late, and quite frankly barely did on this occasion too.
In fact, just before the fireworks started, I suggested we head onto the boat which brought us over from the parking lot to the park. But first... the electric parade!
This little girl was BARELY hanging on. She is a napper for sho! And when you are at Disney World all day, well... it's hard to encourage a nap!
And so, we tried to make it to fireworks time, but we were getting a little bit cranky!
I love these pictures of Gabbi and her daddy! She is a BIG TIME mama's girl!! Think about this blog and the pics of Gabs. She is rarely with her daddy. She is very, very strongly attached to me! SO, when she lets her daddy let him help me, it is like I can hear the angels sing!
And I LOVE this sweet picture!
Look at this little girl's wonder in her eyes.... she loved the electric parade!
This was a WALL to WALL sea of people from the castle to the front of the park. But, we diligently stayed on course and made it to the entrance.
They sure do know how to make you feel that you really, really need some awesome balloons.
But we stayed strong, and we resisted. Go, Groves!
Not sure where Ellie was in all of this, but apparently it was a Gabbi Girl day in front of the camera.
Oh wait, there's little Miss Pocahantes... in the foreground.
Gabbi was pretty fired up that our nametag on the back of the stroller featured Merida. She is a new favorite princess in the Groves house.
I saw this mama holding this, like, maybe 9 or 10 year old, and I told Todd that this will be me and Gabbi Lou! She wants me to hold her about 90% of her waking hours.
And finally, we gave up... we headed to the boat. We made it just in time to skip the huge crowds. It was a really, really good idea!! LOVE to miss a crazy crowd AND get a most awesome seat for the fireworks show.
And didn't I mention that DeeDee went along with us on this particular day. We were glad to have her. Tomorrow, I'll show you a new section at Magic Kingdom... Adventureland. We didn't see a lot of it, but we made a quick trip in.
Made good memories on this day! They will only be little for a short while. So, we'll hold them. Travel with them. Love on them. And cherish this time.