There is nothing more magical than viewing a magical day through the eyes of your children. Being back at Disney World has me feeling all sorts of happy and remembering the times I used to visit as a kid. I’ve been back many times since I was a child, but nothing compares to the amount of joy I got from watching Mason and Brinlee smile today. There was so much wonder and amazement…it made us so happy.
Mason has been a huge fan of Mickey Mouse since he started watching Disney Junior. The first stop of today’s trip was meeting the mouse himself and it was THE highlight of the visit. We were only at the park maybe 20 minutes and the day was pretty hard to top after Mason met Mickey. Mark and I both knew right then and there that purchasing annual passes was the best idea we could’ve ever done.
Then we attempted to visit the barber shop for Mason’s first haircut. We walked in and there was an opening available…but then Mason completely broke down and had a major stranger anxiety moment. So instead of this memorable experience turning into a nightmare, we decided to leave and hopefully try again another time. Looks like we might need to go through some practice getting his hair styled at another barber shop before going back. Fingers crossed. I must admit…I’m kind of excited to keep Mason’s adorable surfer hair a little longer.
Brinlee was so content dangling in my Solly Wrap carrier. She did not cry once the ENTIRE day and ended up falling asleep twice. I either have the magic touch or this Solly Wrap is DA BOMB. I’m voting for a mixture, but she was so precious enjoying all that surrounded her. Mason was happy once he calmed down after making distance with the barber shop, but then we walked into a store and he started crying again. I assumed he might’ve been tired, but it was only ten in the morning. This kid probably thought he was in line for another hair cut.
No worries though…as all parents I assume do in a state of crisis…create a distraction. Thus…purchasing plush Woody and Buzz toys was a success, ha! We also got Brinlee this adorable Minnie Mouse rattle that she completely fell in love with…and soaked it entirely with drool. Luckily there was a parade going on when we left the store and Mason was filled with happiness. We were back to being awesome parents.
Mason had so much fun watching the parade and the show that took place in front of the castle. They were playing some good music that my mommie self even got giggy with. Mason hopped up and down and Brinlee was taking in everything. Another highlight for sure.
From there we walked all around and thought about going on the Pirates of the Caribbean, but then wondered if it might be too scary…so onto the Tea Cups, It’s A Small World and the Carousel. Perhaps we’ll try Pirates at our next visit since he did so well with everything else today.
I’m so relieved today turned out to be an awesome first experience for the kiddos. There was plenty of milk, snacks, diapers, and the additional necessities to get us by for the amount of time we were there. It also helped that they both had plenty to look at. As we walked back to the car and got both babies strapped into their car seats, Mark and I just looked at each other with the biggest smiles on our faces. Tomorrow is our seventh year wedding anniversary and life couldn’t get any better.