Disney World!!!

We just had our first official family vacation...the first time we picked a destination (yes, Disney World!), scheduled time off work a year in advance, made reservations more than six months in advance, and spent a whole week with just us and the kids.  And it was amazing!!!

We finally told the kids one week in advance...and then we did a "Countdown to Disney World" chain every day.  And then...the real fun began!  (Warning: prepare for about 10 million pictures...)

In the airport:


Outside Rainforest Cafe (at Animal Kingdom):


The giraffe that came up to our safari cart:


Checking out the view outside our room (Pop Century):



Lunch at the Crystal Palace (Magic Kingdom):




The Castle at the Magic Kingdom:



Street Dance/Parade:





Goofy at our resort:


At Epcot:








At Magic Kingdom's Hollywood and Vine Breakfast:













Meeting Cinderella (Magic Kingdom) -- a "dream come true!!"









Meeting other princesses too! 






At Epcot:




At Magical Kingdom:








The 7 Dwarves Mine Train:


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At Hollywood Studios:






At Animal Kingdom:




Snow at Hollywood Studios:








Fantasmic at Hollywood Studios (with fun glow lanterns from Mickey!):






Every night Mickey and his friends magically left gifts and a special note for the kids!  It was amazing and totally helped meet their need for buying random Disney objects during the day! :)


Breakfast at Ohana at the Polynesian Resort:








Yikes!  How did we get in jail with the evil Emperor Zurg?!!


More Animal Kingdom fun...I *loved* their Dinoland, but we didn't get a ton of pictures there...




And finally, going home again...