Afterall, it would be such a shame to live so close and never have visited our dear ol neighbour Mickey.
So, we strapped the kids in the car and made our way to Disney World (YAY!)
....And Jackie-O...I mean Ava-O
What they don't tell you about Disney is once you've arrived, you really haven't...there is another 2 hours before we were actually in the park.
one train, and
lots of walking later,
we finally arrived at our destination: ToonTown.
First we went to see the house of the Big Mouse...and of course Minnie's cottage. They were both out somewhere (and I don't blame them because their places were packed), so we didn't get a chance to meet them. (although I think we could've waited in the multi-hour line to go meet Mickey).
Bryn enjoyed her first roller coaster with her Daddy. Although I don't know if I would use the word enjoy while she was on it (more like terrified).
I asked her if she enjoyed the ride and she replied "Yes!" So I added, "Would you like to ride again?" Bryn replied immediately with an enthusiatic "No, not today!"
I am hoping we haven't scarred her too much from roller caoster rides.
Meanwhile, Ava displayed some of her ever-creative mad modeling skillz (or she was pretending to surf...I am not sure which- but this is her new pose for everything).
We spent a lot of time, just waiting.
Happy line waiting...
Getting carried line waiting...
Double fisted line waiting...
Lots of waiting (hours to be exact).
But I have to give props to the girls. They handled the waits very well. Or maybe it was just because there were a billion other kiddos all running around, so it kept mine busy. Either way, the lines were tolerable with the odd lollipop or goldfish.
We even managed to enjoy some of the rides.
The infamous Flying Dumbo- Ava's favorite!
It's a Small World World
We walked all over the park...Tomorrowland being my next favorite.
I just loved this camel fountain!!
We attempted to catch Cinderella at home, but she was out at some ball.
So we tried to get a picture of the girls in front of the famous castle with about 5000 other visitors (easier said than done).
After it was dark, we noticed that Cinderella decorated for the holidays too!
There were Christmas lights everywhere! But by the end of the day, it started to all look a little like this:
...and Disney became the UN-happpiest place on Earth as both Bryn and Ava had enough excitement for one day.
This was the last picture before there was a breakdown from both the girls.
Ava is D-O-N-E
So we made our 2 hour trek back to the car.
Not ten minutes from buckling the girls into the car, we turned around to find this:
What a fun and exhausting day! I just couldn't keep up with the picture taking...there was so much to see and do. We will surely be visiting Disney again.(although it will NOT be on a holiday Sunday- yikes)
...and they lived happily ever after.