Side note- I truly wish their birthdays were all in January. The Heat is not my friend. And I'm not talking about LeBron. I'm talking about sticky middle of June in Orlando humidity. But that's another story.
We got to Disney and headed straight for lunch at Wilderness Lodge. We do not mess around, people. You give us 48 hours in Disney and we are going to make the most of every one of those hours. Here are my parents with their 6 grandchildren waiting for lunch. Maybe Will is sad in this picture because it is dawning on him that he is the only boy.
I got some very shaky video of the horse races. All the other diners wave their napkins as the kids run by. Disney makes even meals at resorts fun.
Having lunch with my fam. This was our first vacation all together in 2 1/2 years.
You have to look closely but I hung a birthday poster on the wall in our hotel room. It is a picture of my Dad, Will, and Piper celebrating their birthday two years ago and so we had to get a shot of the birthday crew in front of their poster.
And I had these little welcome/birthday treats waiting for each of them in their rooms.
After an afternoon of swimming we headed over to the Boardwalk Inn for dinner, presents, and cake.
Okay, let me pause and talk about Belle's Storytime. The official title is Enchanted Tales with Belle. We have done it so many times in the past and it was always cute and fun. When they opened the new Fantasy Land they completely revamped it. We missed it for some unknown reason on our trip in February so we were determined to catch it this time. The wait was 55 minutes and most of it was out in the extreme heat. Everyone told me that it was so worth it and that we couldn't miss it. I was hoping they were right when everyone was so hot and sweaty and we were only 20 minutes into out wait. And guess what? They were. It was amazing! I won't go into too much detail but let's just say that it put the old story time to shame. Every child got a chance to participate, the special effects were amazing, and it was absolutely worth every second of the wait. If you go to Disney, do not miss this! I'm so glad we got a second chance to see it.
I do have video however of the kids (and the kids at heart) marching around the room to Be Our Guest.
Beauty and the Beast. Fantastic.