Monday, February 24, 2014

Our Disney "Dream"

I still can't believe it's been over a week since our cruise on the Disney Dream! We had an amazing time, and I'm ready to go again! We've taken the girls to Disney World twice now, and lots of people have asked which is better, the cruise or the parks, and in my opinion while both are Disney at it best, the vacations are SO different that there really is no comparison. Will we cruise again? For sure! Will we go back to the parks? Of course!
No one does it better than Disney and the girls were truly in their element on the ship! They loved the Oceaneer's Club. We spent a lot of time there on the first day killing time until our luggage was delivered, and they even went back alone one evening for Pluto's Pajama Party.
We spent time at the pool each day. They loved the "splash pad," Nemo's Reef, especially the slide.
Right next to Nemo's Reef is Mickey's Pool. This is the kids' pool and while crowded, they certainly didn't mind one bit.
We went to three different shows in the Disney Theater after dinner. On the first night, the girls got interviewed as part of the show's opening. They did a great job answering questions about their favorite princesses, and for the rest of the cruise, people would recognize them from the big screen!
One of the biggest highlights for them, I think, was getting to meet Princess Anna. Unfortunately, Queen Elsa was back in Arendelle performing her royal duties.
The weather was gorgeous, and the girls loved playing...and posing for pics...on the veranda! 
We went to Atlantis on Nassau one day...
 The tide was coming in and the waves got a little rough...

The next day was Disney's Castaway Cay. Perfection! Best beach day ever!

Mallory tried snorkeling...

 Anna Claire collected sea shells...

 Lunch was yummy!!

And the ice cream was free! I think the girls averaged at least three ice cream cones a day!

Look who we found on the beach...Olaf!! 
The girls would not ride the AquaDuck, but Grandmom did! I really think it would have been too
fast for them. Some of the turns were sharp and you definitely get soaked!


There were tons of opportunities to meet characters ~ princesses included {I'll spare you all the princess pictures}. On Pirate Night, the girls had their picture taken with Pirate Minnie.
We watched the Pirates IN the Caribbean show from the pool deck, and the girls were even able to stay up extra late to watch the fireworks!!

Mallory would not go NEAR Captain Jack Sparrow!

And of course, they saw Frozen for the third time...this time in 3D!

A few pics before dinner our last night...

This is the best family pic we could get...


Thank you, Grandmom, for an amazing Disney "dream" vacation!!
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Monday, February 3, 2014

Mallory R.O.C.K.s!

Mallory won the R.O.C.K award for her class for the month of January! R.O.C.K. stands for responsibility, organization, character, and knowledge.


We couldn't be prouder!

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