This cruise was a whirlwind and a much different experience than our first Disney Cruise. Both trips were amazing but in such different ways. This vacation was wonderful because all of the kids had so much time together and they seemed to all enjoy the magic of the boat.
Grandma made the big girls handmade dresses for each night for dinner and I bought Molly and Gabby dresses so they would feel fancy as well. Grandma even made the most amazing pirate costumes for the entire clan! We partied each night until we couldn't make it any longer.
Another highlight of the vacation was Brody's birthday!! We celebrated in on Pirate's night. Michael and I allowed him to pick any toy he would like from the store on the boat and he chose a Buzz Light Year. He seemed to really enjoy having the pirates sing Happy Birthday to him during dinner. He seemed to be feeling better (he was quite sick on the trip as well as Sharon) for his birthday celebration. After dinner and the theater performance we headed outside to enjoy the fireworks show. Gabby and Molly literally danced until they passed out at the pirate party. It was the funniest thing watching them dance and refuse to stop moving. Their little tutus just bounced around.
It was freezing which was unexpected for the cruise. We still went on the Aqua Duck because Gabby didn't get to ride it because she was too short. She even swam in the Mickey shaped pool and we all enjoyed some time in the hot tub as well.
Gabby seemed to be the only of the children to enjoy the child care area, so she only went there twice. We went to a magic show the last time while we allowed her to play in the kid area and Michael was asked to come on to the stage to be a participant. Sharon called while Mike was participating the magic show so she and Lee ran down to see. They missed his performance but Lee was asked onto stage and got to buckle a girl to the table. It was hilarious and fun, such a funny way to end the trip.
|These two were celebrities and were being announced on the red carpet.|
|Gabby and Molly on the red carpet being interviewed and on the screens inside the theater for all to see. The paparazzi even bombarded them with photographs.|
|Enjoying collecting Golden Mickeys|
|The girls were dancing machines. They even danced on stage a few nights!|
|By far the most fun we had meeting a character. He had her laughing|
|Mommy made surprises for all of the family. Gabby enjoyed delivering them each day.|
|Two peas in a pod. They were inseparable.|
|Being a detective watching the pictures come to life|
|Looking for all of the 'Easter eggs' in the photos|