Halloween in January? Yes please.
Timely post? Er, not so much. Sorry. But let’s do a quick recap: this year for Halloween we traveled to Florida. We spent a week in the sunshine state–half of the time visiting Mini B’s Beachy BFF and half of the time visiting Mr. Squishy. And one day of overlap at the happiest place on earth. Which day? Halloween of course! We stayed at the Wilderness Lodge (which probably deserves its own post since it was pretty outstanding, well, except for the “test” of the fire alarm during one of Mini B’s only naps . . . grr). But since it’s taken me 3 months to get this post done, let’s be realistic–there will be no Wilderness Lodge post.
Back to the matter at hand: Halloween. And since it was Halloween, we put Mini B and Mr. Squishy in their matching costumes (hand-made by my aunt–thank you Auntie J!).
Are they not the most scrumptious little pumpkins you’ve ever seen? Holy cuteness. After doing a little modeling stint in their costumes, it was time to head to the park. Staying at the Wilderness Lodge meant we just had to hop on a boat to get to the Magic Kingdom. Mini B’s first boat ride? Check.
Then it was time for a fun-filled day at the Magic Kingdom. You know the one–the place where dreams come true. Which in our case must mean that we dream of our little girl taking the poop to end all poops and having it leak all down her leg and up her back while waiting in a line three-deep for the ONLY changing table on Main Street USA (really Walt? ONE changing table? Really?!). But it wasn’t only a poop-filled day because that would be sad. So so sad.
We did a lot of fun stuff too . . . although before we got to that we had to take the requisite posed pics in front of the castle:
It was a super sunny day, so much of our time was spent in Operation Keep Those Babies Covered!
The most magical part of the day came when we got a sneak peak to the new Fantasyland (they were doing a dress rehearsal for cast members only):
Fantasyland is the Magic Kingdom’s new land–it includes the castles for each of Disney’s Princesses. Basically if you’re a 6-year-old girl, it’s the best place in the entire world.
It also includes some new rides, including one based on the Little Mermaid. We decided to take Mini B and her BFF on the adventure, but Mr. Squishy sat this one out (he is a little man after all).
Not sure this was Mini B’s favorite part of the day.
She was not the biggest fan of Ursula . . .
And was pretty relieved when the magic ended.
One of the most incredible parts of the new Fantasyland was Belle’s ballroom. I didn’t get any pictures since the lighting was not so great, but it was spot-on to the movie. Here’s just one of the creatures guarding it.
Unfortunately there was still some construction around the park, so it wasn’t always the best view. But the bambinos didn’t seem to mind.
And luckily they still had turkey legs. Phew.
Yuck. Mini B preferred her thumb.
And her BFF just had no idea what to think.
Mr. B was so proud to show Mini B around his old stomping grounds. So sweet.
Unfortunately this was during Mini B’s ‘I-only-like-my-parents-phase-and-everyone-else-makes-me-cry-so-don’t-even-try-and-hold-me-aunts-and-uncles.’
She can be kind of a drama queen sometimes.
Basically, though, we totally killed it. 3 babies. 1 Magic Kingdom. Infinite Memories.
It was a loooooong day. And someone was a little tuckered.
Of course, she did end up rallying later that night for trick-or-treating at the Wilderness Lodge. Her first candy loot!
Ahhh. Halloween post finally done. Only 3 months late. But still so cute.