Monday, December 13, 2010

A Very Merry -DISNEY- Weekend

Three years ago, the Hubs and I decided to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary by taking Camdyn to Disney World the first weekend in December.  It's a great time of year to go to the Magic Kingdom, not only is the park merrily decorated, but the weather is usually perfect and the crowds are light too.  Since then, it's become an annual tradition.

This year we went the 2nd weekend in December and the park was still merrily decorated, but the weather was snappy and the crowds were thick.  It didn't foil our time, though.  Somehow this park never loses it's magic, despite 50 degree weather and gobs and gobs of vacationers.

At night, Cinderella's Castle is lit to the extreme and changes colors.  It's a spectacular sight to see.  Chloe added the word "castle" to her vocabulary and it sounds so cute coming from her baby mouth. 

This is the Main Street, USA.  It's also the location we camped out at to watch the Electrical Parade at the end of the night.  Camdyn and I took a quick trip over to the Confectionery (sign lit in middle of photo) and bought a few Chocolate covered Rice Krispy Treats in the shape of Mickey's ears to hold us over until the parade started.  Chloe patiently napped in the stroller until the parade started.


That is one tall tree!  Chloe's eyes were as big as saucers when she saw this tree when we entered the gate.  She kept pointing at it and shouting "TREE!"  This is one place where the Christimas spirit is alive.  I wonder if the Disney Cast members loathe putting up this tree every year?
If you got a Xmas card from me this year, I wish I could take it back and replace the photo on it with this one.  Here the girls are parked in the street looking at the Cinderella's Castle (Chloe's first time).  Their expression makes the whole day worth it.  No matter the age of the child, there is always magic to be found at Disney World.  Even with a few tantrums and some whining, it is without a doubt the Happiest Place on Earth.

More photos to come and stories to be told throughout the week. 

Happy Monday, Y'all!

10 comments:

Ashley said...

Disney is magic for all ages!! I love it so much. Great pictures!

Cole said...

I can't wait to get to go to Disney! Mommy and Daddy are saving up and waiting a few years for me to be old enough to appreciate more of it.

Britt said...

Oh I love the picture of the girls! SO SO ADORABLE!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

I have never been there. What a beautiful place. Love the picture of your girls. What wonderful memories they are going to have.

TV's Take said...

They are so sweet in that photo! So glad you had a wonderful time. We plan on taking KLV to DisneyLand for her b-day. Since she doesn't really know what it is, clearly her parents are much more excited than she is.
Thanks for the tips on the camera. Yes that camera makes even me seem like a good photographer. I'll check into that lens and classes.
Happy Monday!!!

Ashley Sisk said...

Everything looks so glittery and festive. My parents took us to Disney World back in the day during Christmas and it was so magical. This is such a wonderful tradition.

Liz said...

Love the photo of the girls... they look so happy and you can tell they are capturing the magic at that moment! :)

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

I love Disney over the holidays. Great photo of the castle. We went one year right before Christmas and it was freezing then too!

Jennifer said...

I am so jealous that you can just go to Disney whenever you want :) Christopher asks me to go everyday. Anthony is still a bit young to make the trip so we are hoping do take it there next year :) The castle is amazing the way it is all lit up. And the girls faces are priceless :)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

It looks beautiful! I would love to go during the holidays!