We started off the day with an early breakfast reservation at Ohana at the Polynesian Resort. We left the hotel around 7am. Chunky didn't like that at all. He isn't much of a sleeper, but he is not a morning person. Monkey was all smiles for his breakfast with Lilo & Stitch, Mickey and Pluto.
|Lilo REALLY liked babies - she must have spent 5 minutes trying to get Colin to stop screaming and let her hold him. She eventually succeeded.|
|Monkey was soooo excited - he couldn't stop grinning the whole time Mickey was at our table. (Pardon the food on the face!)|
|Mickey waffles! Monkey liked ripping off their ears. I'm not sure he ate anything except 2 plates full of grapes, but the waffles sure were cute!|
|Monkey loved his lei - he thought it was the coolest "neckass" ever.|
|He loved the lei so much that he ended up wearing mine, too.|
The breakfast was really cute - but not the best for toddlers wanting more character interaction. The characters only made the rounds at our table once, and Monkey couldn't even see them the rest of the time because of the layout of the restaurant. Monkey doesn't even know who Lilo & Stitch are so that wasn't a big draw for us. The food was pretty good - eggs, bacon, potatoes, biscuits and fruit served family-style in a big skillet placed on the table when you arrive. We were the last people in our section of the restaurant to leave - Chunky had to nurse in the middle of breakfast and Monkey took a year eating his multiple plates of grapes. We didn't feel rushed at all, but our waitress definitely disappeared towards the end of the meal. We had a nice time, but it is not one we will be doing again.
We left the Polynesion Resort and headed straight for Magic Kingdom via ferry boat.
Monkey, of course, loved riding on the boat. We parked his stroller next to one of the main gates so that he could see the water and have a good view of the "sand castle" as we approached. He is convinced that Cinderella's castle is made of sand - he even yells "sand castle" every single time he sees the castle at the beginning of a Disney DVD. We were greeted at the entrance of the park by...
|Riding the carrousel with Mommy #1|
|Mommy riding the carrousel|
|Riding the carrousel with Daddy|
|Even Chunky rode the carrousel a couple times!|
|Big boy riding the carrousel all by himself!|
|Monkey and Daddy way back there!|
|Chunky had to hang out in his stroller for this ride...|
|but no worries, he got to "ride" the fake Dumbo with Mommy.|
|LOL - silly boy with his 3D glasses!|
|Monkey loved Pluto's dog house crawl-through. He must have spent an hour crawling through all of the tunnels and out the doors. He even met/hugged a girl he found in there...|
|Chunky trying to jump out of Trey's arms to get to Mickey and Minnie|
We played a little while longer at the playground in Mickey's Toontown and visited with Mickey a couple more times until we decided it was time for a break and some food. We had a nice mid-afternoon lunch/dinner at one of the quick service restaurants. Monkey was exhausted by this time and fell fast asleep in his stroller as we roamed around the park looking at all of the sites and Christmas decorations. We took lots of pictures with him sleeping - he is much more cooperative that way.
We had tickets for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party from 7pm-12am - so we were very glad that Monkey had a 2hour nap while Trey and I had some time to enjoy the park for ourselves before the "party" started. Chunky was off and on asleep in his "papoose." Trey wore him almost the entire trip while Monkey rode in our single stroller or walked.
|Christmas Mickey & Minnie!|
|One more ride on Dumbo!|