Vacation Part 6 (and final!)

Friday, we spent a good chunk of the day at Epcot and then headed home.  The kids wanted time to swim and to just hang out!  Again, we weren’t 100% sure we wanted to do Epcot, knowing that it wasn’t as kid friendly as the other parks.  It was definitely worth it for the rides that they do have – and it was kind of nice to only spend part of the day there.

I think the favorite ride was Test Track – but by the time we thought about doing it again, the line was a couple of hours and the fast passes were gone.  We also really like Soarin’ – although Lucy wasn’t sure about this one.  Once we started – she liked it and Daphne said it was one of her favorites of the entire week.  Daphne and I waited outside while the rest of the group went to Mission Space.  Apparently, this was not a favorite for Lucy.  I think she was in tears before they even got to the ride.

We skipped the World Showcase – assuming the kids didn’t care about it.  We grabbed lunch and then headed back to the house to swim!

Epcot

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Saturday we went back to Magic Kingdom for several hours.  Then, we headed home for naps before spending the evening at Magic Kingdom for the parade and fireworks.

Daphne REALLY wanted to see as many princesses as possible, so here is the photo dump of that.

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Another favorite of the girls was Story Time with Belle.  Norah participated in the little drama – she was Mrs. Potts.  It was so cute and definitely worth the wait if you have little girls!

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Castle

 

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We had a FANTASTIC time in Disney – the girls were the perfect ages to experience the “magic” of the trip and still be able to do most of the rides!  Our flight home was uneventful – thankfully!

Vacation Part 5

After a brief break from the Disney Parks we were ready to get back in the game!  Thursday was a beautiful day for Animal Kingdom.  We all debated about going here.  I had heard that if you live near a great zoo (and, of course, St. Louis Zoo is rated at #3), it isn’t necessary to spend a whole day there.  While it definitely doesn’t take a whole day, it was still fun!  The safari was BY FAR the best part of that day.  The Lion King show was fantastic, too!

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Morrison’s Visit!!!

Ryan, Heather, and the kids came for a nice long visit a couple of weeks ago.  It was a fun-filled weekend and it was so nice to catch up.  The kids were all perfect the entire 4 days!  I had “warned” Norah ahead of time – that if she and Savannah messed around too much at bedtime (with the exception of the first night – I was totally fine with the girls have one typical “sleepover” night), that she would have to fall asleep in our bed while Savannah sleeps in the trundle in Norah’s room.  I tried to explain to Norah that 4 nights was too many nights to be up late.  The girls totally surprised me – they went to bed every night as soon as we told them to.  One night, they even shut the light off and were quiet before we told them to go to bed.  

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The girls – waiting for Circus Flora to begin!

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The Tight Rope!

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The kids played ALL Saturday morning, then after lunch we headed out to see Monsters University.  After dinner, the we roasted marshmallows for s’mores.  There is nothing quite like roasting marshmallows with friends!

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Yummmm!  I think DJ is loving her s’more!

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