THIS trip was going to make up for it! We took my parents and one of my nieces, Kennedy, with us since she was on her Spring Break... and gave Mati Claire someone to play with. It was a shorter trip since we had Merritt with us, so we cut Epcot.
|Mitt's first plane ride! She played the entire trip there and slept the entire way back.|
|And this was only the beginning! Like Father Like Son!|
|At Chef Mickey's|
The kids got to be part of the "Enchanted Tales with Belle" (from Beauty and the Beast) where they get to act out parts in a play. Mati Claire was the horse, Phillipe, and Kennedy was Mrs. Potts. It was really cute! Even Mitt got to take her picture with Belle at the end! Be.Still.My.Heart. So precious.
We had dinner at the new "Be Our Guest" Restaurant aka the Beast's Castle. I would not recommend "the west wing" room for kids under 10. Mati Claire was ok with it but kept asking why it was thundering and lightening the entire time (loudly I might add). And just like in the movie, it was dark and gloomy in the west wing. She wanted to eat in the ballroom where it was snowing. But I loved it all. Neat place.
|"Try the grey stuff.... it's delicious!"|
We found out later it was a tornado watch. And 86 mph winds! I can't say much for the employees of the Contemporary. They offered towels at the door but I never saw one. They told us we couldn't stand at the employee entrance that was closer to the bus stop...we had to keep moving.
Traumatized. I fear MC's reaction to the next rainstorm.
Hail Storm. then Rain Storm. Lord, please make it stop...
We spent the rest of the day in our hotel doing laundry, recuperating, and drying out. I still give the hotel an B grade despite their employee issues during the storm. They need better signs designating elevators for the monorail and they need to push their time for their outdoor musical to 9 instead of 10:15 PM! We couldn't sleep a few nights due to the loud music outside. But still happy with everything overall.
|"Yeah, I'm going on safari!" (Her first time in the BabyBjorn carrier)|
|this was after the storm. he stayed in the bed trying to warm up for at least 30 minutes. and never moved from this position.|
|trying to recover from the storm = ROOM.SERVICE! Look at mom - she looks a little worn out after that! But I didn't tell Kennedy that I ordered her this:|
|a "Rainbow Grilled Cheese Sandwich" . Very cool. She was just a little excited, can you tell?|
|A boy and his horse!|
|The only character he ever touched.|
|Look! Matt has his eyes open in this pic!|
|Lebron James, Ray Allen, Chris Bosch, Shane Battier|
We had a great time but it's good to be home!