Thursday, February 28, 2008

More Florida Pictures

Maddy and Mitch posing on the Grand Staircase at the Grand Floridian. The resort was truly Grand in every way.
I got a free pair of Mickey Ears after riding the Everest Expedition Roller Coaster (very fun!) at the Animal Kingdom. We did get a little rain that day, but it was still warm and the lines were short.
Mitchell is sitting on Eliot's shoulders watching the Animal Kingdom parade. It seems like just yesterday that it was Madison who was sitting on Eliot's shoulders watching the same parade. Amazing!
Madison right at home on the beach at the Grand Floridian resort. They had a couple pools to choose from and this one was right on the sandy waterfront. We could see the Magic Kingdom from the resort, as well as Cinderella's Castle- Madison really liked that.
Our last night in Orlando. We are in Downtown Disney enjoying Ghiradelli Sundaes. We went to a really fun toy store and let the kids pick out one thing. Madison chose a "My Little Pony" and Mitchell chose Cars. (No surprise there.)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Disney World Highlights

We had a fabulous time in Orlando. So great, in fact, that it was hard to return home to reality. Our days were filled with fun and relaxation! Here are some of the highlights. The scene as you walk through Magic Kingdom IS magical. I think Eliot and I can now be considered Disney Freaks (Three visits to Disney World in three years). Eliot knows all the facts about the business side of Disney and how can you not enjoy the attention to detail- it is unmatched. We also went on the "behind the scenes" tour so we got to see how Disney is able to pull all of this off. And yes, they do have an underground "city" beneath the Magic Kingdom.
Eliot and Mitchell on the Aladdin Magic Carpet ride.
The whole fam on the train ride around the Magic Kingdom.
Madison excited for the Carousel ride.
" Whose the leader of the club that's made for you and me?
M-I-C-K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-E."
Madison hanging out with Princess Aurora during the Princess and Pirate Breakfast. Notice the matching outfits. And yes, Madison got a new princess dress. She picked the Sleeping Beauty dress over all the other princess. Madison hasn't even seen Sleeping Beauty, but the girl loves pink!
Eliot and the kids enjoying breakfast together.
Cinderella practices blowing kisses with Madison. The kids also got autographs from the characters in their autograph books. Minnie and Mickey were also there, as well as Captain Hook and Mr. Schmee. Mitchell was a little hesitant to get his picture taken alone with any of the characters.
Mitchell dressed up as a pirate- more or less. At least he paused for a quick "cheese."
Eliot and the kids a Magic Kingdom- ready for a day of fun!