Monday, September 13, 2010

Day 8 in Disney World - Hollywood Studios - The last day!

We started today off with breakfast at 1900 Park Fare in the Grand Floridian. The Mad Hatter sat next to Jayden and tried to have a cup of tea with him and then Mary Poppins came and talked to Jayden afterward! Juli has definitely gotten more comfortable with the characters. After a breakfast of Mickey Mouse Waffles we headed to Hollywood Studios to do a few more things before heading to my moms for the night. My mom took the kids to see Beauty and the Beast earlier in the week while Justin and I went on the Tower of Terror so today we took the the kids to see it again and I am glad that we did! They do such an amazing job with their shows. The only complaint was that is was so hot out! After the show Jayden and I went on the Tower of Terror together. I can't believe he suggested he try it out! He was scared by the drops but enjoyed it. After meeting up with Justin and Juli we all headed back into the Animation building to see who else we could get autographs from. Juli got brave and visited with Frozone and Mr. Incredible. Then we headed over to Pixar lane and got in line to see Woody. They had some cool props to get pictures with while waiting in line! Jayden strapped himself to rocket and Justin tried to get the claw to pick Jayden. They also got autographs from a Green Army man. Before lunch the kids played in the Honey I shrunk the Kids movie set one last time. At this point everyone was hot, tired, cranky and ready to go. Shockingly Jayden fell asleep on the way to my moms house and Juli stayed awake.... That's it, there isin't anymore!

What an amazing week it has been for our family! After the last 3 years we have been through so many ups and downs with Julianna medically that we are so happy to be able to finally relax knowing we have a long break for the medical world. Disney was a wonderful way to celebrate how lucky we really are! Since spinal surgery in May she has done awesome and hopefully won't have another surgery like that for at least a few years! We did learn that we will never be stroller/wheel chair free on big trips like this, though it did have it's perks to needing her stroller! So I am sad to say here are the pictures from the last day in Magical Disney World! I look forward to going back in a few years and doing it all over again! But for now I will start planning a cruise for next year! :) We need a calmer less packed week!
Feel free to comment on any of the posts or ask any questions! I will post a few more random pics from my moms camera today too as well as any links for videos of the kids!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Day 7 in Disney World - 2nd day in the Magic Kingdom

So the first time we tried the Magic Kingdom it started to pour just before dinner and it was still pouring after dinner and we ended up leaving. :( Today the weather was on our side and we got to do it all and some things twice! We started down main street and got some yummy breakfast from the bakery. The muffins were huge! Then we headed straight for Adventure Land where we rode the Magic Carpets of Aladdin, pirates of the Caribbean, The tiki room and the Jungle Cruise. Then we went over to Frontierland and Liberty Square to enjoy the Country Bear Jamboree, the Hall of Presidents and a few other things. Jayden was excited to see Teddy Roosevelt in it because he remembers him from the movie Night at the Museum! The kids were excited to finally meet Princess Tiana and Prince Naven from Princess and the Frog! They were so great with the kids! After lunch in Tomorrow land Jayden and Justin went off to ride some rides that were not suitable for Juli so her and I headed to toon town to see if there were any Princesses to meet! We were sooo lucky again with lines! There were 2 lines and the one for Princesses said 15minutes the other was for the Fairies and said 25 minutes. Turns out the Princesses was about 5 and the Fairies was over an hour wait! They were doing semi private meetings with each family! They took us back alone to a room to meet Cinderella, Belle, and Aurua! Juli walked right up to Cinderella and she got on the floor with Juli and talked to her for awhile about her Prince Charming, next Juli walked right past Belle and when I asked her about why she didn't stop she said that Belle already signed her book! lol So, she walked right to Aurua who also sat on the floor with her and talked about tea parties. They were all so great talking with Julianna and the cast members kept asking me how old she was! After that we met back up with the boys and played in Tomorrow land for awhile. The kids loved the Space Ranger Spin. Once we had done everything in the park that we wanted to do we headed back to Fantasyland to ride some of their favorites all over again. We rode the Carousel this time which Julianna loved. Jayden was excited that he was able to pull the sword out of the stone that is in front of the carousel! Finally we headed back down Main Street to find a seat for the Firework and the Parade. Justin picked a perfect spot while I got all of us some ice cream. When we asked Jayden if he was enjoying his ice cream he said "it's like a dream come true". So after more than an hour of waiting the Fireworks finally started and the kids loved it, Jayden thought it was neat how Tinkerbell flew out of the Castle! So when the fireworks were over we had about another 1/2 hour to go till the Parade would start and the kids were so tired and restless at this point. But once it started and the street went dark and music started to play it was all worth it! Juli loves anything with lights and music because of her vision and Jayden loved that some of the characters in the parade were from some of his favorite movies like Pete's Dragon! They also liked the bugs that zig-zagged down the street. Juli fell asleep before we even got out of the park and Jayden went right to sleep without so much as a word. It was a truly magical day, but very exhausting for all of us!