Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Delainey's 4th birthday trip recap

Yesterday was Delainey's actual 4th birthday, but we really celebrated it this weekend. We headed down to Disney for a Royal Weekend fit for a Princess!! Let me just first start out by saying, this trip was planned 180 days in advance at approximately 6 am. LOL People are crazy when it comes to getting reservations at the best places at Disney so when the day came when the trip was 180 days away (the furthest in advance you can book), I was on the computer at the crack of dawn making sure we got everything we needed! Luckily we did so here is a recap of the weekend with TONS of pictures!

Friday morning Dave took off work and we headed down to Orlando for a nice relaxing day. We started off by stopping by Ikea, then we checked into our hotel (Melia Orlando and it is a dynamite location and 2 bedroom suites which were heaven!) and went swimming, then we headed to Disney Springs (the new name for Downtown Disney) for a nice dinner at Morimoto Asia for Dave's birthday. After dinner we walked around Disney Springs just enjoying the night. We headed home for a little night swimming and then called it a day.

Saturday we got up early, Delainey picked out her princess dress to wear for the day (she chose Snow White), and we headed to Magic Kingdom. Our first reservation was at the Bippidy Boppidy Boutique where she got her hair, nails, and make up done. She loved it!!! It was well worth the $65 to make her look and feel like a princess! She looked so gorgeous!

After Delainey became Snow White, we headed to lunch in Cinderella's Castle at the Royal Table. It was the best food I have ever tasted in any Disney restaurant. I would 100% go back again. I had a roasted chicken over cheesy polenta and David had a pork tenderloin over parsnip puree. We had an appetizer and dessert too. Delainey's kids meal was even good...beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, and corn. She met most of the princesses and ended lunch with a cupcake and song to celebrate her birthday!

After Lunch, we did a few rides then decided to head home to swim and let Blakely take a good nap. It was getting pretty hot around 3 pm. Dad & D swam while Blake & I rested in the hotel. We headed to grab dinner at Panera next to our hotel and made it back to Magic Kingdom around 7:30. We did a few more rides and then watched the Electrical Parade. It was our first time seeing this parade and it was really great!

We made the mistake of waiting for the fireworks to end before leaving and so did the other 10,000 people in the park. It took about an hour to get back to our car so that was not fun, but luckily both girls were passed out for that wait! Shout out to my friend Steph who let me borrow her double BOB stroller. It was fantastic and fit both kids with plenty of room to spare! We may be needing one of these in the future. If only I jogged. LOL

Sunday, we went to Hollywood Studios where we had fast passes back to back so we knocked out almost everything from 10:30 - 3:00 and then decided to call it a day and head back to Jacksonville. 

We had a fantastic weekend just the 4 of us celebrating Delainey & Daddy. It definitely was our best weekend to Disney to date! I don't think we will be topping this one anytime soon! Here's to being a mom of a 4 year old and 1 year old :)

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