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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party + Shawn's Birthday

On Monday, we went to the Magic Kingdom for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. We slept in as late has possible in a hotel with two kids (around 8am) and then we ate breakfast at Perkin's. The kids got cute balloon animals while we waited for our food.

After our late breakfast, we went to the Magic Kingdom. The actual party didn't start until 7pm, so we spent the early part of the day doing things that wouldn't be open after dark. We met up with Grandpa Rick and Gransma Alice, then we climbed the Swiss Family Robinson's treehouse, rode the Jungle cruise, then went across to Tom Sawyer's island. Connor really liked the trails through the woods and the fort.

We rode a few rides that didn't have long lines, and then we broke out some cool glowsticks that Andrea brought.

Once it cooled off, it was a perfect night for Disney fun. We rode everything we wanted to ride and didn't have to wait for anything. We didn't end up watching the Christmas Parade since we'd already seen a couple parades. We did watch the fireworks, which were amazing!

I take my responsibility to defend the galaxy from Zerg very seriously.

Paige liked the Little Mermaid ride, but gets scared of the Sea Witch. She decided it'd be best to cover her eyes with stickers during the scary part.

Paige was very tired by the end of the night.

I think it is safe to say we all had an amazing time. Paige was on her best behavior. Connor was sweet as always. It was nice to spend the day with my parents. It was the most memorable birthday I've had in a long time. Thank you Andrea for putting it all together, you're the best!

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