Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Trimming the tree

This year's Christmas decorations were much more low key than previous years. Usually we start decorating the day after Thanksgiving, but because we left for Disney that weekend, we didn't get to it until mid-December. Vivi was also not a big fan of the clutter of decorations, so we went for a minimalist lok this year.

I let the kids hang all the ornaments this year, and as expected, we had a very beautiful bottom 1/4 of the tree :)

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Disney World Photopass pictures

There are photographers stationed around the parks to take pictures, and then you can buy them from their website. It was great for character pictures where they rush you in and out, and for nice family pictures. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Disney World, our last day

Last Disney bus ride!

Ready to go!

How we keep busy in long airport lines

Journey has a box of crayons that are all shades of purple-it is her obsession!

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Disney World Day 6

At the Dumbo play place, they gave you a buzzer and when it buzzed, it was your turn to ride the Dumbo ride. Journey was in love with it because she thought it was a phone. She would wander around talking on her phone :)

In the evenings when they had the Christmas Party, they had fake snow machines and Christmas music playing. It was hard to walk down the street because so many people were stopping to take pictures and videos and just stare at the snow. We really take that for granted up in the north!

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Magic Kingdom Day 5, continued

Journey had bought herself a pair of earrings with her money, and Vivi was feeling a little bit bad about not having pierced ears. My mom found some clip-on earrings for her, with her favorite princess on it!

We were able to be at Disney on my dad's birthday, so my mom got him a Mickey shaped rice krispy treat to share

The Dumbo play place became Vivi's safe place-a fairly quiet, not too crowded place. We waited out the noise of the fireworks in there on a couple of the days.

Bapa sitting in Gaston's chair with two of his biggest fans :)

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Magic Kingdom Day 5

The barnstormer!

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