Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
fall is a wonderful time of the year
and our fall has been a whirlwind of activity!
last week we were so blessed to host our sweet friends for dinner
teresa and jeff traveled with me to china to get our girls
eliana is about 6 weeks older than molly
they were fast friends!
the girls spent a lot of time together last year, but haven't seen in other since last fall
eliana and her family live in washington d.c
what sweet blessings!
we visitied the pumpkin patch last weekend
there isn't anything more fallish than that!
we had a gorgeous sunny day
we've gone to the same farm for 3 years!
(excuse my dress...i have to have at least one day/week with no makeup, no contacts, and comfy clothes!)
and now it is time to carve the pumpkin!
in honor of our post disney coma...we had to give a nod to cinderella here...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
On Wednesday morning we had a reservation for breakfast at Ohana which is a character meal at the Polynesian Resort
That meant we had to take the Magical express to Magic Kingdom, then the boat to the Polynesian
And, before we left the hotel I had to pack the car because the following 2 nights we were going back to the off site hotel
So we were almost an hour late for our reservation, but they got us in quickly!
molly's favorite gift from disney...this key chain "stitch"!
she carried it around everywhere
i've never even seen the movie and don't think she has either
but she loves that little guy
(what is it a dog? monster? cat? mouse?)
the polynesian resort is gorgeous!
this was my favorite character meal by far
which is weird because i don't even know who lilo and stitch are
but the atmosphere is more relaxing because the food is table service...no buffet!
and the food was really good!
the kids had a parade with the characters
we had a window seat for 2
it was overlooking the lake and was so pretty
after being rushed in the morning, it was so nice to sit back with a cup of coffee and relax with a gorgeous view...knowing our vacation was coming to an end:(
molly showed all the characters her mini stitch and they loved that!
the breakfast started with a fruit tray and special strawberry dipping sauce
a special orange juice and Hawaiian bread...it was like the hawaiian rolls you can buy in the store with pineapple baked in them and a yummy glaze over the top
i couldn't eat much..but had to take a bite...so yummy!
we also had eggs, bacon, sausage, and potatoes
it was really good
pluto had fun goofing off with her stitch!
after breakfast we were off to the magic kingdom
this was our day in fantasyland!
some of it is new since our last trip
we started on the tea cups
this will be great when it's finished!
this was really cute...the band was playing and molly was dancing away!
not realizing everyone was watching her!
this is ariel's grotto
a special place to meet ariel
next to ariel is belle's cottage and on our way we saw Gaston!
we had to do enchanted tales with belle again
(we did it first at the not so scary halloween party and molly was philippe)
inside belle's cottage
this time molly got the part of the beast!
it was hilarious because next to neighing like a horse, her favorite thing is growling!
i couldn't use my flash, so these pics are blurry
she got to dance with belle
this is the new mermaid ride
much like the nemo ride at epcot
the afternoon parade...the grand marshal's were a family from hendersonville, tn!
close to us!
still getting attention from that stitch!
we got to meet 2 fairies this time
i don't know what her name is?
of course this is tinkerbell
and here she is fast asleep with her new lady stuffed animal by her side!
much like this picture last year with pluto:
and the final day at disney was spent at epcot but i didn't take my camera
i was tired of lugging it around so i just relied on our photo pass for that day
all in all, it was a great trip!
here are some comparison pics from last year...