After somewhat of a restful day, we headed back to the parks for more fun! Today was the day we take the kids to Epcot for the first time!
one of my favorites from 2009. The kids really enjoyed it. They weren't brave enough to ask any questions of Crush but they still watched in amazement.
more info here). The two surprise guests did not disappoint! Although Goofy was very disappointed when both kids immediately ran to...
We also had to deal with our waiter who did NOT have a sense of humor. He was from Germany and very serious. But he smirked once I think after we warmed up to him a bit.
Charlotte loved this restaurant most of all, I believe. She really enjoyed the live entertainment and she got to dance on the dance floor. The alpenhorns were super cool (aka RIIIICCCOOOOLLAAAA instruments). It was a really awesome place to dine. Very happy with our choice.
Yes I took a video. You saw it here first, folks. I'm jamming out and Andrew is dancing to Hanson... with his 2 year old daughter. Can you imagine what 1997 Andrew would say about that? I think he would say BAD, DUDE!! haha.
We watched the Illuminations firework show on the water at the end of the night which Charlotte HATED. Way too loud. But as long as I kept her ears covered, she was okay. We also ate pastries from France while watching the show. YUM! Andrew got the biggest iced donut I've ever seen and I ate a lot of eclairs. Delish.
The next day, Thursday, was going to be a rest day and it was a good thing. Another full day and late night. Lots of fun was had at Epcot!
Monday, November 30, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
Break Day! We had planned a couple days to rest and recover from Disney Park overload. We still planned things to do but we kept it to just dinner reservations.
We swam during the day. Then we napped. Well the kids did anyway. We went to the grocery store, did laundry, drank coffee, etc.
Boma. It was so exciting. Flavors of Africa. We had heard many great things about this place so we were looking forward to it.
We headed home at a very decent hour so that we could amp up for Epcot the next day. Whoo hoo!!
After a late night Sunday, we had planned to go to another park on Monday. Yikes! The kids went to bed at midnight the night before. They got up early because they are kids. So we took them to Hollywood Studios. Hoo dawg. It was a rough start to the day but there are no naps at Disney World!! We must push on!
We went to the Frozen show. Charlotte LOVED singing along with all the songs. Love seeing that magic in the kiddo's faces. Also, SPOILER ALERT: Elsa makes it snow!!!
Then we headed over to the Beauty and the Beast show.
We went to watch the early Fantasmic show because it was getting late and the kids were pooping out. (Literally but more on that later.)
It's one of Tommy's favorites still because (SPOILER ALERT) Maleficent the dragon makes an appearance.
Right before the show started, Charlotte filled her FIA FURST pull-up. Yep, #2. I check our bag and realize that I had left our diapers and wipes in a bathroom after lunch (several hours earlier) clear across the park. AARRRGGGHHHH. Not good. So I carried Charlotte up the stairs and tried to find a cast member. I found someone who thought maybe they had dispensers in the bathroom for diapers and wipes. She said if they didn't have diapers/wipes then I would have to walk to the entrance of the park where the baby care station was to get some or I could beg some other mom in the bathroom. I chose the latter option and waited watching all the women going in and out of the bathroom. I found a woman who was in the stall with a little boy who seemed like he was new to going potty. She came out and I asked her if she could spare a square (wipe/diaper). She said, "Oh, yes. I have 3 kids. I have done that several times. Here, takes a couple diapers and some wipes." SUCCESS!!! Charlotte got cleaned up just in time to head back to our seats and see the entire (terrifying, at least to Charlotte) show. Charlotte eventually just laid her head down while I covered her ears and she fell asleep! That sounds familiar to another 2 year old at Disney.