Before we had left for this trip, Alyssa had whispered in my ear that she knew that the characters weren't real. So, I figured that she would be a bit more jaded than her last visit to WDW (when she was 3.5 years old). But Alyssa was still giddy with excitement to see the characters. She enjoyed the parades as much this trip as last trip. And with age, additionally she got to enjoy the rides, and the roller coasters this time!
|Alyssa waving to the characters in the parade.|
Jackson was demure for most of the visit to Disney. His giddiness came through at Legoland (more in a future post). At Disney, he was most excited to be able to go swimming in the Finding Nemo pool.
|This is one of my favorite pictures.|
We often call Jackson 'Eyore'.
|A hug from Pooh.|
|Matthew on Its a Small World ride.|
|Our first entry to the resort.|
|Our first time meeting Mickey!|
|Lightening was right outside of our building.|
We loved staying in Radiator Springs!
|Alyssa and Jackson's first roller coaster, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. |
Alyssa said it was "awesome". Jackson said it was "a little scawy".
|Matthew meeting Chef Mickey.|
They could give each other a true high 4!
|Matthew has to get a hug.|
|The kids with Minnie.|
|A few days we went back to the room so Matt could nap,|
but a few others we pushed him to the brink.
|Listening for our Agent P clues at Epcot.|
Good concept that didn't work out that well for us.
|The girls met almost all the princesses.|
Alyssa was most excited to meet Ariel this trip.
|Alyssa was also really giddy when she saw Princess Tiana from Princess and the Frog.|
|Matthew and Jackson got the quintessential Mickey balloons.|
Alyssa chose popcorn instead.
The balloons were still inflated 9 days later!
|A rare instance when Matthew was actually sitting in the stroller.|
|Alyssa waving to Lotso at the parade at Hollywood Studios.|
|Alyssa and Jackson enjoying the afternoon snack of ice cream.|
|The carousel was Matthew's favorite ride.|