Thursday, May 29, 2008

Where Dreams Come True...

While at the beach we took a day trip over to Disney World's Magic Kingdom. This is the third year in a row we have entered this particular kingdom of Disney, and though the adults are all interested in some of the other parks, we are thrilled to see the looks of excitement and joy on EJ and Cub's face as we arrive at this fairy tale land.

We usually take the ferry boat over to the park from where you buy the tickets... here are the kids with Momma and Diddy, Aunt Runelle and Uncle Gene. Geoff is standing behind them with the stroller...

Elizabeth was once again star struck when we entered the room with the Princesses... Sleeping Beauty was so kind and took a lot of time with EJ. She said EJ looked like she could be her sister, and now EJ tells everyone that Princess Aurora said this!

Cinderella has always been EJ's favorite, though I must say Ariel and Sleeping Beauty are a close second. Here is EJ with her treasured Princess... she barely took a breath while talking with her she was so excited!
Cub was thrilled to see his idol, Buzz Lightyear!!! He too was all star struck and wide-eyed at being so close to him in real life - he gave Buzz many "high-fives", and was squeezing me so hard I thought I might not be able to breathe...
(I love my son so I show yall this picture - I look a sight, but again... I love my son, so I show it anyhow! It was mighty hot, and it had been a long day at this point!)

We caught the end of one of the afternoon performances as we left Tomorrow Land... this is also the spot we came back to when we watched the Electric Light Parade that night...

After the performance, we took the kids back to the Peter Pan ride. It was there that we were stopped by Katie, who picked us for a few of the Magical Moments they randomly do at Disney! Quickly, we were leaving the ride and someone called my son's name - then this girl also called my daughter's name! I looked twice and saw Katie, a friend of mine from the ranch I used to work at in Colorado... she was a little girl then, but has now grown up and works at Disney. I haven't seen her since 1995, but we keep up in email, and she gets the pictures I send of the kids. She didn't know we were at the park, and was just standing there looking for a family to pick, so it was by God's hand we ran into her... for me the magical moment was seeing her, but it was also a nice treat for the kids.

EJ and Cub were given magical coins to toss into Cinderella's Wishing Well, and as you can see Cub wanted to jump in it too! Katie also showed them a magical chest... they looked into a keyhole and saw Tinkerbell flying around inside! Cub was made an honorary Lost Boy, complete with certificate, as well as Prince for the day. EJ was made Princess for the day, and Pooh Bear's special guest at his part of the park. She got a certificate signed by all the characters, and the rest of us were made Honorary Citizens of Disney.

This is Katie with EJ... I can't believe little Katie is all grown up! I can't believe it was so random that we ran into her either, and after only seeing my children in pictures through email she recognized them.

Best part of our Magical Moments came at the end of the evening...

After the Electric Light Parade was over we were to go meet some very nice Disney folks back in Tomorrow Land, at the Astro Orbiter. We had places of honor on top of that ride to watch the fireworks display from the best seats in the place. It was truly a magical day with some extra special treats - one we will never forget! (Thanks Katie!)

One down for the night - one to go... and it wasn't too long after this picture he was out too!

3 comments:

Playful Professional said...

You know it really is magical. I had an amazingly good time when I was there two weeks ago.

Reynie said...

Funny how EJ fell asleep with her legs crossed --such a little lady!

Life In Progress said...

Gotta love the Magic Kingdom. I think it's as magical to me as it is to my girls!