Amelia, dressed up as Elsa for our night at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween. We had a blast! I will do an entire blog post later this week about our experience.
one-Amelia’s open house at her school was this week. Beau and I had a good laugh at the family portrait she made, as it seems she gave him a “hitler” mustache.
two-I found four of these old school lunch trays at a thrift shop recently, and Maggie has been making me different lunches all afternoon.
three-A friend of mine just returned from a nearly month long trip to Europe. She found this forty year old french copy of Disney’s Snow White in Paris, thought of me, and bought it as a gift for me. I have been swooning over the illustrations and beautiful french words.
We’ve just returned from a short 24-hour trip to Orlando. We decided to squeeze in another quick visit before the heat & summer tourists arrive. I am so glad we did. We had short waits, comfortable weather, good food, and lots of fun.
I haven’t shared any of my thrifting finds with you for a while, so I thought you’d like to see some of the highlights from recent weeks.
one-a plastic doe I found last weekend at the flea market.
two-a Fire King bowl I found at my neighbor’s yard sale.
three- vintage Disney Bambi planter I found for a steal on Ebay. I decided to store my vintage brooches in it.
four-a sweet deer lamp I found at a garage sale near my work. I’ve put it in Maggie’s room.
five-a vintage cat cookie jar I found at the flea market.
one-Amelia’s first pair of Mickey ears.
two-A tramp at our hotel.
three-A happy Maggie on the carousel.
four-We took a ride on a fancy steam boat.
six-The hottest ticket in town. (well, in Maggie’s town anyway)
seven-Cinderella’s Castle all gussied up for the holidays.
eight-Main Street Electrical Parade.
nine-Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room. (vintage Disney at it’s finest)
ten-Amelia and taxi.
eleven-Like Father, like Daughter. (Star Wars nerds)
twelve- A Muppet fountain.
thirteen- A snack.
fourteen-Two pretty little ladies.
This weekend we were lucky enough to be among the very first to see the new Fantasyland expansion at the Magic Kingdom. This newest part of the park opens to the public December 6th, and let me tell you, it is FANTASTIC!
The Little Mermaid ride is so much fun. We rode it twice! The Little Mermaid is a personal favorite of mine, and I couldn’t help but sing along to all of my favorite songs. My girls aren’t old enough to be embarrassed yet, so they just think I’m the fun mom.
We tried a new beverage, a LeFou’s Brew at Gaston’s Tavern, which consists of frozen apple juice with a hint of toasted marshmallow, topped with a passion fruit mango foam. The drink is all natural with no sugar added. Bonus!
We also got to experience Enchanted Tales with Belle. This new attraction totally immerses you in the world of Beauty and the Beast. It is very interactive with the crowd, and you get great access and time with Belle. Amelia LOVED this new Disney treat!
We did not tour the new restaurant, Be Our Guest, however the French inspired menu sounds delicious, and we plan to eat lunch here when we return for a visit next month.
My fella and I got away this weekend to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. We stayed at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside, went to the Food & Wine Festival at Epcot, and visited Hollywood Studios.
It was so nice to have some time with my sweet husband without our kids. My mother was kind enough to keep them overnight, and so we had a weekend to hold hands instead of strollers, eat dinner slowly, go swimming without keeping a watchful eye on our girls, and have actual adult conversations without interruptions. It was much needed, and the perfect time to reconnect with my mister.
The weather was beautiful, our resort was lovely, and the lines at the parks were short. A near perfect weekend for us to reflect on our first year as a married couple, and to be thankful for our little family.
I just finished making Amelia’s birthday cake. I love the vintage Cinderella cake topper I found at a thrift store. I am really happy with the way it turned out!
We were lucky enough to be among the very first to stay in the Little Mermaid section of Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. We LOVE this place! There is so much attention to detail, and something new to see around every corner.
The Little Mermaid rooms are the standard rooms here at this resort. Our room had two double beds, a small table with two chairs, a flat screen television, a small fridge, and the usual tub/shower combo. The room was a bit on the small side, but comfortable enough for the four of us, Maggie slept in a portable crib.
My girls loved all of the Little Mermaid decorations and characters everywhere. The shower tiles were made to look like you are in Ariel’s grotto complete with all of her treasure. The pool in this section of the resort was also a lot of fun, and not crowded at all. Did I mention they gave us lemonade and chocolate chip cookies when we checked in?!
There is a great food court here at the resort with lots of yummy food choices. The children’s meals were generous, and my girls were able to split a meal , which saved some money. We ate four meals here, one lunch, one dinner and two breakfasts. My husband and I enjoyed the make your own omelet station at breakfast, and we had burgers at one meal, delicious, and mongolian beef at another, also delicious.
We spent alot of time exploring all of the other areas of this resort. The other three wings are based on the movies Cars, The Lion King, and Finding Nemo, which is where the main pool and splash park are located.
We will definitely be staying here again!
We’re back from our super fun Disney vacation! Amelia really enjoyed her early 5th birthday celebration, (her actual birthday is 3 weeks away), and we are already planning our next trip back to the happiest place on earth!
I’ll be back soon with a post on the new Disney resort we stayed at, and some more photos of our trips to the different Disney parks. (we visited three!)