disney day two was the day everyone was anticipating- well the adults, that is, because what the kids didn't know was we had an 8:25 reservation for breakfast at cinderella's royal castle. we woke the kids up (that never happens at home) and told carter about our reservations.
i had packed carter's favorite princess dresses from home and let her choose which dress and how she wanted to have her hair done. it wasn't exactly what mommy would have chosen, but this day was all about her and i didn't want it any other way.
upstairs, we were seated in the raised area of the dining room. the chef immediately arrived at our table and asked miller what he would like for breakfast. we had noted miller's nut allergy on the reservation just because it asked, but never dreamed the attention he would receive. the chef brought out each course of miller's food and verified that everything was nut free. it was nice for miller to get some special attention for his allergy instead of always having to tell him he can't eat things.
a little bit about the experience: all of the servants (the role they are playing) refer to you as "my lord" and "my lady" and "the royal family". each princess is completely in character and never, ever sways. as we enjoyed our breakfast, they would announce the arrival of each princess. then, each princess would make her way around the room, signing autograph books and having her picture taken. we were in the worst location for photos. poor, josh! every one on the main floor had amazing light from the beautiful windows, but we were in the darkness. but, it doesn't matter because the pictures are just a memory of the experience, right?
after we finished and carter changed, we headed out to start the day in the magic kingdom.
of course, we had to begin our day with peter pan's flight.
because we entered the park early and the weather was a little overcast, our wait at most of the rides was almost non-existent.
spencer loved it's a small world. and, i definitely appreciated it more as an adult. it's all about the details.
our longest wait for the day had to be dumbo the flying elephant. but, it was worth it. can you tell how much fun they had?
and, miller and carter enjoyed it, too.
making plans at cinderella's golden carrousel
miller loved the carrousel
so much so that he rode it again on day 2 at magic kindgom.
spencer rode her first carrousel. she didn't want to be up there alone, so i had to ride to.
carter rode "the royal horse" next to us, or so she called it.
next, we went to mickey's philharmagic. i really wasn't expecting much, but it was so cute and the kids loved it. when that was over, we let the grandparents take spencer to sit and have a snack and we headed to the mad tea party.
while we were waiting for our turn, we spotted alice in a tea cup! she was spinning with a little girl dressed up in an alice costume-it was so cute! when we left the tea cups, an impromtu signing was taking place, and , of course, we had to meet her.
after our time in fantasyland, we headed to tomorrow land and did buzz lightyear's space ranger spin, monsters inc laugh floor, tomorrowland transit authority, tomorrowland speedway. we finished just in time to get a seat for the celebrate a dream come true parade.
waiting for the parade to start
carter's way of waiting
do you see the button in miller's hand? it is one of the "my first time" buttons they hand out when you enter the park. he carried it everywhere that day. everywhere. he was so cute about it.
he was not sure he was okay with this guy.
but, she was definitely okay with this girl. we love some toy story, and carter really wanted to meet jesse, but she wasn't with buzz and woody at hollywood studios. after the parade, we headed out so we could get the kids to bed early. it was definitely a magical day and one i doubt anyone will soon forget.
some more quotes for the day:"miller, if you get hit by a car, you won't get to go back tomorrow." me
"i'm too tired to go to bed." carter
carter: meeting all the princesses
miller: dumbo with papaw and the race track with daddy, and the teacups, and peter pan and the carousel
spencer: small world
favorite ride: peter pan
favorite ride: peter pan