We just returned from a most fantastical trip to Walt Disney World!
When the bambinos were 6 (K & O) and 2 (M) we went to Disney (those posts starting here — click!). We had travelled quite a bit with our kids, but that trip took top place for them as a most favorite destination. We promised them then that we’d go back in two years– when they were 8 and 4.
There were many moments in the past couple of years when Braydon and I really were not sure how we were going to pull off the promised Disney trip. It isn’t just the money (although that’s a big thing– Disney is expensive!). It is also the time and energy that go into a trip like this, and most of all — for Braydon and me — it is the choosing of Disney over some other fabulous destination (we can only do so many trips, and there are so many places we want to go).
But we had promised them. For better or for worse, we had given them our word. And we aren’t ones to break our promises. We had to pull it off. And we did.
This past week we went to Walt Disney World when our kids were 8 and 4. We made it happen, and we did it all the way. This time around we were determined to give them the full Disney experience. It was rich and full and over-stimulating and exhausting and absolutely amazing and everything that Disney is cracked up to be.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip. It will only happen once: Disney when they are 8 and 4.
(Those ages are perfect for Disney as far as I am concerned.)
I have managed to narrow down our 1,000 photos to about 100. But instead of waiting to do one huge travel post, this time I’m going to make it easier on myself and post in bits and pieces over the next several days. If you are not our kids’ grandmother or grandfather, and/or if you are not an incredibly loyal/unusually-interested blog follower, and/or if you’re not a Disney fanatic, then you might just want to just skip the next several days of posts! Seriously, I’ll probably go a little overboard with the over-documentation of our fabulous Disney adventure. And I might get a little sappy and sentimental (Disney does that, and I’m still not fully down from my high). And I might post an over-abundance of photos of my kids having the time of their life. And I might be a little proud about the fact that we managed to pull this trip off, and a little weepy over how much the bambinos adored every single minute of it. It was an extraordinary experience from start to finish.
Coming up in the next post: The Bambinos Get Every Child’s Fantasy Surprise~ “We’re Going To Disney!!!”