Monday, May 3, 2010


What better way to spend a birthday than with your family at the Magic Kingdom.

We were up early again today so the boys had plenty of time to serenade their mommy before we headed out the door for every kid's favorite place, Disney World.  I should have taken heed of the advice I read on the internet, get there early b/c it will take between 45 minutes to an hour to just get from the parking lot into the park.  We did finally get into the park around 9:45 and we were instantly in love the place.  I had no idea how spectacular the Magic Kingdom was.  Articles on the internet and guide books from the library do the place no justice. 

We started our day with the mandatory photo ops in front of Cinderalla's Castle. 

Then we were off to Fantasyland where our first stop was at the It's a Small World Ride before settling if for Mickey's PhilharMagic 3D show.  Both were fantastic.  The Dumbo ride we read so much about had quite a line, so we decided to bypass it and make our way into Mickey's Toontown Fair to meet the man himself.  I was a bit discouraged by the length of the line to meet Mickey, but it was well worth it.  The boys loved meeting Mickey and Minnie, and Sara and I loved witnessing it even more.   Lleyton must have yelled "HI MICKEY MOUSE!"  10 times while waiting less than patiently as the couple groups in front of us got their pictures taken with the famous couple.

We made our way through Tomorrowland, stopping for a quick lunch before heading back towards Mainstreet USA to find a treat for Sara's birthday while we searched for the perfect souvenir for the boys and Baby Sister.  We successfully found each item we were looking for. 

Tip:  If you want to get a picture of your kids with Mickey ears on without buying the Mickey ears, take their picture in the gift shop while trying them on.

As our long, very hot, day was winding down, we had the good fortune of finding the perfect vantage point for the parade through the park.  Again, the boys loved it!  What a flawless production it was. 

I am not much of an amusement park guy, but I could spend days with Sara and the boys at Disney World.  They got me, hook, line and sinker. 

After leaving the park, we came back to our condo for a quick scrub down before heading to Downtown Disney for Sara's birthday dinner.  T Rex did not disappoint.  The boys are big fans of dinosaurs, so now they have a new favorite restaurant (sorry Rio Grande). 

Our evening came to a close with a visit to Legoland (awesome store) and a stop back at Ghirardelli for some ice cream. 

Here are a couple very cool Lego creations.

What a day.  We had a blast.   The boys and I were so happy to be able to spend all day with Sara on her birthday.  Eight years ago I fell with love with Sara for alot of reasons, and as I sit here today I love her for many more reasons, not the least of which is because she is such a fantastic mom to our boys. 

Sara, the boys and I love you to death, and can't wait to add a little girl to our roster.  A little girl that will undoubtedly fall head over heals for you as well.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


I can't end this post without sharing a picture of the boys tonight while Sara was reading them their bedtime story.  Cutest kids ever.


  1. Happy Birthday Sara!!!

    The pictures are priceless! Especially the last one, so sweet!

    Praying for Friday!!!!

  2. Yes, it is an amazing place! I am so glad that you guys had a blast and were able to go on Sara's birthday... how very cool! Love the pictures.