Tuesday, September 4, 2012


We have been a very busy family these past few weeks!  Trips to Disney, Apalachicola and Kentucky....the start of a new school year, the start of a new dance class!  The list goes on!  That gives a little explanation for my absence.  I have LOTS of pictures to show off from our latest escapades and first, we'll start off with our trip to Disney.

We decided at the last minute to swing up to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot for a quick weekend trip.  Thankfully we live close enough that we can do this (and double thank goodness because I couldn't handle a whole week there!).

We stayed at the Fort Wilderness Lodge and it was beautiful!  By far our favorite resort in Disney World.  We plan to stay there for every future visit we just loved it so much.  It was surrounded by lots of trees and nature, just minutes from the Magic Kingdom and it felt like we were in the middle of Yosemite National Park.  Not to mention, Lallie LOVED the bunk beds!

On our way to the ferry to visit the Magic Kingdom!
Lallie was SO happy to see Cinderella's castle!  We had been promising her all summer we would take a trip and the smile on her face and the excitement....priceless!  We made it just in time to see the gates to the park open and we were able to see the opening show, something none of us had ever seen before.
Notice the Rapunzel doll....the newest addition to our extensive Rapunzel collection!  This stuffed doll hasn't left Lallie's side since our visit.  

We sacrificed the first part of the Main Street Electric Parade to stand in line to see the princesses.  We were hoping that Rapunzel would make an appearance but unfortunately, she was out on a date with Flynn.  Lallie was still extremely happy to see Belle, Cinderella and Aurora!  We plan on getting Florida season passes now that Lallie is old enough to visit more often, especially when the new Princess Fantasyland opens.  We'll definitely see Rapunzel then!

Belle had Lallie close her eyes and make a wish and while her eyes were closed tight, Belle gave her a kiss.  Definitely the highlight of Lallie's day at the Magic Kingdom!
We also visited Epcot, but I didn't take many pictures.  Here's Lallie with Donald Duck (who tried to keep her, no less!  He was very sad when she had to go).  Lallie's favorite ride was It's A Small World....we rode it twice.  And of course, the Merry-Go-Round!

The other big moment at Disney was Lallie's first roller coaster ride!  She went down Splash Mountain!!!  We had to coerce her in a bribing manner (okay, we tricked her....don't judge).  But she was brave and went down the slide and she wasn't scarred for life!  She was actually quite proud of herself!   That was however, the ONLY roller coaster ride she was allowed to ride.  She's right at 40" and apparently height is subjective at Disney.  Oh well....she'll be tall enough for everything next visit!

More about out August escapades to come later this week.

Happy Tuesday Y'all!


  1. I love Splash Mountain! I haven't been to Disney in years, but it always such a fun trip. Glad you all had a wonderful time. I know Lallie loved it!

  2. confession-I've still never been to Disney! She looks like she had the Best time!

  3. How fun! I loved all of the characters when I went to Disney!

  4. I had our daughter there this summer. She is a sophomore and still loves the magic. We ate at Cinderella's castle for dinner! I highly recommend it for all little princess gals and their queen mums! Lillie looks tickled...that is what it's all about for kiddos!

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

  5. What a fun weekend. My co-workers and I were looking at trips and the Wilderness Lodge looked like fun.

  6. I LOVE Disney! What a great trip to take and you can tell that Lallie enjoyed it!

  7. Lallie is getting so big - she's just adorable.

    I remember my first trip to Disney when I was 9 years old. Such wonderful memories for a little girl! Lallie will treasure her memories for years to come.

    Hope all is well...

    Stop by and visit when you get a chance! :)

  8. what a special trip! there is nothing that compares to going to disney! Have a happy Friday and be sure to enter to win a gorgeous necklace! .

  9. Ahh this looks great!!! Was a lot of Fantasyland still closed? We went in December and they were building lots of new stuff. Also, one of my best friends is down there right now and she's Jasmine! I would have died if you got a picture with her!!!