Thursday, August 1, 2013

A bit more about our trip...

First, I have to say, we are so blessed to have been able to take this trip. Hands down, at this time in our lives, we couldn't have taken a trip like this on our own...but, thanks to Ford, we were able to give the kids {and us} the opportunity to experience the magic of Disney for 7 days at 4 different locations!  We cruised on the Disney Fantasy, which is the newest Disney was amazing--impeccably clean, so much food, the staff was so great!  I can't speak highly enough about our experience with everything Disney!

I'm going to attempt to narrow down each day with a few pictures...which might be a tad bit hard because I took over 400 pictures on my iPhone...that is NOT including the 65 pictures we purchased from the Ship!

Arrival Day July 20th, 2013
Port Canavaral, Florida
{flew into Orlando}

{on the bus...headed to the boat}

{as we were walking onto the boat--YES, we all wore Mickey shirts!!}

{beautiful Minnie statue in the main lobby area of the Disney Fantasy}

Chloe was so excited to meet so many of the Princesses on the first night...her favorite Princess is Belle so, of course, that was the best sighting on Night #1 of all...little did she know, we would have some great one-on-one time with Belle later on in the week!

Day #2
At Sea

{clockwise} a bit of lounging--well, about 45 minutes worth ;) / chloe enjoying the mickey slide / carter splashing in the Nemo splash pad / the kids hanging by the pool--thank goodness I packed the puddle jumper

On the first night, Ford hosted a reception before dinner for everyone in the group.  There was a special appearance by Captain Mickey.  The picture I captured is horrible quality--thankfully, Ford gave us great quality print outs to keep!!  I just couldn't get over how beautiful Chloe looked on this grown!  I just adore her! 

After dinner at the Enchanted Garden, we changed clothes and headed to the 8:30 show.  If I remember correctly, the show was was AMAZING.  I expected no less from Disney!  Afterwards, the kids wanted a 'treat' so we headed to the shop and left with Captain Teddy and a Mickey Pillow Pet!

and, of course, some character appearances!! 


I just love how Carter has his hands in his pockets like an old man :)  I was so incredibly impressed with how well Carter did with all the picture taking.  He would look right on cue and smile so BIG!  He wasn't scared of the actual characters...he would walk right up to them and hold their hands!!  So sweet!! 

Day #3 and #4 tomorrow!! 

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