Monday, March 5, 2012

Disney 2012, Part I

Our little trip to Disney World was partly our birthday present to Anna, but mostly because we, the adults, wanted a vacation. We debated between a cruise (just the two of us) or a Disney vacation (either with just one kid or both). In the end, going to Disney with just Anna made the most sense so we left Will at home with Grandma.

This truly was an enjoyable getaway. I think the reason why we all had fun was because we had no expectations. Hubs and I have been to Disney World too many times to count that we didn't have any must-dos. All we wanted was to get away from the daily grind and spend time with Anna and show her a good time. Everything was going to be new to her - including her first plane ride! - and we were all very excited.

A lot of people would probably argue that taking a 2-year-old to Disney is a waste since she won't remember a thing. And that's true. But that didn't matter to us because in the 5 days we were there, we had fun together. And she experienced so many new things!

Day 1 - Travel // Magic Kingdom

We didn't buy a seat for Anna, but we totally lucked out that no one sat next to us. So Anna had the freedom to crawl on us or sat on her own. She did so well. Nothing bothered her. She ate her chips and watched her cartoons. It was a crazy smooth first flight for her!
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After the flight, it was waiting for the bus (or the Magical Express) to take us to the hotel.

Here is Anna striking a pose.
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Upon checking in, she had the time of her life with this balloon.
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The only thing that gave us problem during the trip was Anna's eating. I think she consumed basically nothing but fries and ice cream the entire week. But getting her to eat is something we battle with even when we are home so I am use to it.
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We ate and napped and then it was off to the Magical Kingdom.
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Prior to the trip, hubs had the foresight to expose her to at least one Disney character - Winnie the Pooh - and she watched The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh over and over again. So that was the first ride we got on and she bought herself a Pooh bear with Grandma's vacation money to her.
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Then it was spinning tea cup and merry-go-round. Both rides were a hit with her!
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We capped off the night with fireworks, Wishes.
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To be continued...

3 comments:

  1. Hmmm...missing it already. I told you we should've booked our next trip while we were already down there. I need something on my calendar to look forward to.

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  2. Aw, I love Anna's backpack! Good for you guys, getting away for a little trip. Oh, and Ephram is sort of a good eater, but he still pretty much only will eat french fries when we are out to eat, so he would have been the same way as Anna.

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  3. I'm glad you and family took the time to go to someplace magical.

    I'm not sure who the happiest kid was... Anna or hubby!

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