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:

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...