Monday, December 14, 2009
Hello, Mickey! (And Minnie and Donald and Goofy!)
It has been SUCH a busy, happy month for little Miss Amelia - full of adventures, celebrations and generally a good time. Thus, the lack of new entries on the blog.
Last month, we went to Disney's World Magic Kingdom with friends Maite and Cha Cha (who kindly invited us) Kristin and Ava and Julie and Haley. Amelia is at the age where she can finally enjoy a few hours with her Disney friends! We got to see Mickey Mouse and friends dance and sing in front of Cinderella's castle (or "big house" as Amelia calls it) and ride several rides.
Among Amelia's favorite rides were "It's a Small World," which actually has some dolls from Thailand - pictured here - and the Dumbo ride where she and I flew in an elephant. Amelia loves elephants and loves flying so of course she loved a flying elephant ride! (I took the photo here after we landed. Don't worry. She didn't go alone.)
All the girls were so patient waiting in the lines to get on the rides and walking around in the heat. They seemed to notice the characters, too, but we didn't get close enough to get any pictures with them.
To round out the day, on our way back to the car, we saw the space shuttle racing across the clear, blue sky. It had launched just seconds earlier from the Kennedy Space Center. It's so cool to see the shuttle when it goes up and was a perfect way to end our totally tourist day in Central Florida!