Day two began with a trip to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Our family has two princesses, Princess Grace and Princess Kinsey. Charity and Courtney, their moms, Eric, their uncle and I were privileged to watch as the princesses chose hairstyles, makeup, nail polish and all the trimmings. They were treated like the royalty they are, each had a fairy godmother that pampered them and sprinkled all of us with pixie dust. The fairy godmother gave Uncle Eric special attention too.Both girls wore their Cinderella gowns I had made for them. Grace’s serious expression made it difficult to gage her level of enjoyment; I think she was tired from our previous travel day, after all Gracie was only three. Kinsey was in her element. Makeup, nail polish and pink hair were made for our Kinsey, she giggled with delight many times. The experience was very enjoyable for me and one I would recommend for all princesses.
As our group left the Boutique we met up with Jake and Roy. They had been shopping and were sporting new hats.
Meanwhile day two found Mike, (Grandad) taking his grandsons to Epcot. He, Colton, and Tyler had a great morning riding Mission Space, Soarin’ and Spaceship Earth. Gabriel, our youngest grandson, only two years old, and his dad, Mike, joined them at Epcot for a fun ride on Finding Nemo. Gabriel and Mike, Gabe’s dad, found a few other attractions that were just right for a two year old. Mike, (Grandad) loved having his three grandsons, one two, one ten, and one twenty-six all together, all having a great time. Disney may be the only place on earth, no matter if you are 2 or almost 60 or beyond, that has something for everyone.
This first day at Epcot Gabriel and his dad found Mickey, Minnie and Pluto’s character spot. If you aren’t familiar with Disney these are places children and adults can have an up close and personal experience with Disney characters complete with wonderful photos. Gabriel had a chance to have a one on one with Mickey and Minnie, these pictures are definitely worth a thousand words.
Day two also found our group with lunch reservations in Epcot’s Norway, at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall for a meal with the Disney princesses and our own two small princesses. As we entered the restaurant and posed for a photo with Belle, little Gabriel seemed especially taken with this beautiful princess. He gave her many hugs and couldn’t stop grinning; she loved his attention and said “this one seems like quite the early bloomer”. Maybe Gabriel is going to be quite the ladies man, has Tyler been teaching him a few tricks?
Being the “nana” of this family I am normally awarded the honor of being seated beside my grands, my grand-daughters usually demand that. This lunch Princess Kinsey asked for the chair beside her to be saved for Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Belle or any princess would do. She knew we were to eat with the princesses so she naturally assumed one would be seated beside her. She realized quickly the royalty would stop and visit, take photos and offer hugs and was satisfied. Princess Kinsey and Princess Grace participated in a “Princess Parade”, flowing through the restaurant, waving, dancing and curtsying to their heart’s content. I feel privileged to have two princesses as grand daughters.
After our Princess lunch Jake and Eric joined Charity, Mike, Grace and Gabriel for a return trip to Mickey and Minnie’s character spot. I wasn’t with them but love the captured images.
The afternoon continued as Mike, Tyler, and I used the monorail to travel back to MagicKingdom. We rode the people mover, battled rain, ate wonderful Mickey ice cream bars Most of the photos we took at MagicKingdom that afternoon had us styling Disney ponchos. The rain finally stopped and we enjoyed Main Street. I got to hold Tinkerbell in my hands and the three of us found a huge bouquet of Disney balloons.
We became very adept at the monorail; it was a dry, cool, easy transport. We spent the evening at Epcot; the three of us ate dinner together. Mike and Tyler had fast passes for Test Track, a roller coaster experience and I watched the Epcot fireworks display called IllumiNations, which closes Epcot for the evening.
Courtney, Roy, Colton and Kinsey spent the evening at Magic Kingdom. Jake and Eric joined them for some late night rides. Kinsey, Courtney and Colton enjoyed a musical parade, Kinsey had her own moves, she loves to dance. These next photos were many of our group at Magic Kingdom, most of them stayed to close the park.
Omg Judy that looks like a lot of fun. Big and little peeps having a blast. Hope you guys are doing good. I didn’t forget we will get together. Chat with ya soon. Cindy