We had soooooo much fun! It is absolutely impossible to recap all the different memories and share all the pictures. So I've included 2 family pics and I'm going to write down 1 memory of each child.
With the big guy himself!
Hope getting into the spirit of things in Mexico at Epcot!
We had the absolute BEST time. It is such a wonderful place to take kids. It truly is magical. We went 3 years ago and told ourselves we would go back every 3 years while the kids were little. Sara wasn't even 2 and Hope was only 3 1/2 months the last time. It was such a fun experience with them now that the girls are a little older. We plan on going back in 3 more years. Emma will be 4 so it will be a totally different experience. No diaper bags! We want to wait 3 years because we don't want it to be routine. We want Disney to be special.
This trip was so much fun! Luke loves fantasy and he comes alive at Disney! One of his favorite things was getting to make a custom lightsaber at the Star Tours in Hollywood Studios. IT is something he's always wanted to do and he got the chance to. He was grinning from ear to ear!
Emma loved Mickey! I was worried about the characters scaring her. They didn't! She loved it! When we met Mickey the first day at Hollywood Studios, she automatically reached out and grabbed his nose and wouldn't let go. The only character she ever got scared of was Lilo. I think it was because she had a "human" face except it was HUGE! Ha!
Sara loved getting the characters signatures. She loved her autograph book! And I was so proud of her riding Big Thunder Mountain! She, Luke and I rode it at night and she loved it! I thought that she would be scared, but she laughed the whole way! I was a proud Momma!
And the memory I have of Hope will stand in my mind forever. We had a great spot for watching the spectacular parade at night at the Magic Kingdom. All the floats and people are totally lit up in lights. It was amazing! I was holding Hope up so she could see and she was yelling at the top of her lungs at all the characters. At one point, I was turned to my Mom and Hope grabbed my head with both hands and turned it to show me a character. She came alive during the parade and loved everything about it.
It is a trip that I will treasure forever. I love sharing those experiences with my kids and doing things that bring smiles to their faces and hearts!