Every family who has ever been to the Magic Kingdom has this picture in front of Cinderella's castle. You know you've made it when you see the castle!
McIver was beside himself when he was able to be part of Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial in AdventureLand. He screamed "aye" with all of the other pirates-in-training and even received a certificate signed by Captain Jack himself! And, for about 2 hours afterwards, he sang under his breath, "Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a pirate's life for me."
McIver ran up to every measuring stick we saw to see if he was tall enough for the ride. There were only a few that he's not ready for this year. He was thrilled to get to ride the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. It's very jerky, but both kids loved it so much that we skipped Snow White and Winnie the Pooh (much to my dismay!) so that we could ride the RR (and Splash Mountain) twice.
A little ice cream never hurts when you have to wait in a long line. We were lucky to be at Disney World during this part of April - the lines weren't too bad and the crowds were bearable.
In case you can't tell, this is Olivia's look of pure joy. She had a blast spinning the Tea Cup as fast as she could hoping to make me sick.
Try as we might, we just could not keep McIver from falling asleep in my arms while we were in line to drive the race cars. People in line around us couldn't believe that our antics weren't waking him up. The only thing that roused him was when they told me he could not ride in my lap so I had to put him in the seat next to me and buckle him in. As soon as he was out of my arms he woke up, totally rallied, climbed into the driver's seat and took off. He even trash-talked the car riding next to us (in a sweet way). When our 'line mates' saw him after our ride, they were amazed at his come-back.
Will took Olivia to Space Mountain so I took McIver up the elevator to the AstroOrbiter. Will & O were on Space Mountain in record time and she LOVED it! Will said she immediately asked to ride it again. McIver thoroughly enjoyed cruising over TomorrowLand as the pilot of his very own rocket ship.
After a very long, but super fun day, we made our way back to the hotel and a not-so-good night's sleep. Olivia decided that the boys would sleep with the boys and the girls would sleep with the girls. The only problem was that the children don't know how to stick to their own sides of the bed. So, Will and I were not exactly bright and cheery on Monday morning. We had to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps to prepare for Day 3 at Hollywood Studios. More to come...