Monday, April 11, 2011

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!!!

Dear Ian,

YAY! We did it! We just returned home from your first trip to Walt Disney World, and what a weekend we had!

You, me, Daddy, Grandma and Papa Davis and Uncle Gary, Aunt Megan and Payton went down to Orlando this past Friday and visited the Magic Kingdom on Saturday. Daddy was a little hesitant about going, since he's not the biggest fan of Mickey Mouse, but he was a trooper and came anyway. We left after he got home from work. Our drive down was pretty ho-hum, but you traveled really well. We left around 7 after you ate dinner, so really it was bed time for you, so you slept in the car. That was actually pretty smart. I love you, but you can be a challenge on long car rides. Scheduling the drive during your sleeping times was a blessing. Although it made Mommy tired. But I digress...

After a pretty good night's sleep, we all got up early and got ready to go. First thing on our agenda was a Character Breakfast at the Polynesian resort. That was a blast! And let's not forget to mention yummy! We had eggs and bacon and sausage and Mickey Mouse shaped waffles. :) They gave us leis to wear, and you and Payton got special buttons that said "First Visit." While we enjoyed breakfast, some of the Disney Characters came to greet us. You got to see Lilo and Stitch, Mickey and Pluto. Payton wasn't wild about them, but you seemed to really enjoy seeing the Characters, especially Pluto. We finished up breakfast and then it was off to the Magic Kingdom.

First thing we did was head off to the shop to get your Mickey Mouse ears, and with that accomplished it was time to see the park. We rode the Jungle Cruise and Aladdin's Magic Carpets in Adventure Land, and we also rode Pirates of the Caribbean. Then we back-tracked and went to Tomorrow Land, where you took a bit of a nap on the Carousel of Progress ride. You woke up in time to ride the race cars, and then we wandered through Fantasy Land. You LOVED the rides in this part of the park, especially Dumbo and the carousel. While on Dumbo, we gave you control of the joystick that made our elephant fly, and you would make us go up and down, and you were just giggling! It was so cute. Also in Fantasy Land we went on It's A Small World and the Winnie the Pooh ride. We finished our day with the Haunted Mansion and The Country Bear Jamboree and of course the Electric Light Parade.

You were so tired by the end of the day, but you really seemed to have a great time. That night, while you were sleeping, I am guessing you were having Disney Day Dreams, because you were laughing in your sleep!

It was so special to me to share Disney with you. Daddy and I even got you a balloon like the ones that Grandma and Papa got me when I was your age and at Disney. That was a neat photo to take; it was like I had come full circle. I cant wait to go again with you soon. As you get older and where you will enjoy it even more (and probably remember it better), I look forward to making more Disney memories with you. And you know what, Daddy even said he would go again, too.

Love Always, Mommy

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