So there are 93 photos on this one post. So worth it... it was the best night ever!
After lunch back at the Polynesian and a swim we headed out for one very special evening.
Special because we had an appointment here.
And after 4 years Abigail was really looking forward to it. (I was too)
We picked out this beautiful dress before we left. We took the Disney Railroad once we got in the park. It was so super hot. The kind of hot that almost hurts. But we were excited about this last night in the Magic Kingdom.
Here's my littlest princess just arriving.
She had the sweetest 'fairy godmother'.
And Anna who outgrew Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique helped her little sister pick out a hairstyle.
It's so so lovely in there. And it's located right INSIDE Cinderella's castle.
Abigail decided on a style that was close to Belle from Beauty and the Beast (to match her dress)
She was chatty and happy and her eyes sparkled.
I kept thinking that the next time we go to Disney World she might possibly have outgrown this so I soaked in every second and had a smile on my face ear to ear.
My little princess chatted with everyone.
Daddy's eyes sparkled too as he watched it all.
The highlight of the whole trip... picking what color eyeshadow.
She's facing away from the mirror and hasn't seen herself yet.
Oh this one.
Sparkles and they say "bibbidi bobbidi boo"
And then they spin her around...
look at her eyes
Oh my girly girl, I love you.
It was hard to pull her away from this mirror.
"mommy, take one with my eyeshadow"
It reminded me so much of this movie, Cinderella. The old cartoon one is such a classic and this scene was known to be Walt Disney's favorite of all his movies. (my Moms favorite too)
After that appointmnt we had reservations ... where? Why Belle's castle of course!
It was about a million degrees but we were happy.
I love us.
(didn't Anna take an amazing photo?)
(a word about hats... I'm very fair skinned and currently on a medication for few months that makes me very sensitive to the sun. Like SPF 50 on my face is not enough so I wore hats all summer along with the sunscreen that I rubbed in my face. The best sun protection hats I've ever had and love are from wallaroo hats... just thought you'd want to know)
We love this restaurant.
The ceiling reminds me of Anna's bedroom ceiling.
We decided to take our time on this last evening. We ordered the fun and special drinks.
And the french appitizers.
The food was amazing.
And so was the dessert cart.
Although we dined in the ballroom *where Belle and Beast dance*, we visited the West Wing.
And this dark and blurry picture I adore. It's of a little girl and her daddy. She is all bubbily excited to meet Beast from her favorite movie. If I ever make a slide show of photos for her wedding, this one will be in it.
Okay, are you ready for this? This was amazing! Tears trickling down my face amazing moment. It's really hard to put into words. I'll try.
You know when you meet a character you walk, stand, look at the camera, and smile? Yup, that's what you do. Except that's not what happened. What happened here was out of a fairy tale. Like a dream in slow motion.
When Abigail walked up to Beast he bowed to her. And then as if in a play that had been rehearsed, she curtsied to him.
She held her dress and he put out his hands.
And the Beast danced with my sweet little girl. He took her hands and led her. He danced with her. He did.
When I watched him stand and smile for the camera with everyone one else before us, he bowed, waited for her to curtsie and took her hands and danced with her.
And my little girl knew just how to follow his lead.
It was the sweetest thing ever. And I took a thousand pictures.
Are you ready for this. As if it couldn't get any better, he twirled her. Yes, he twirled my little twirling girl.
And she went right along with it as if it was the most natural thing in the world.
She knew just what to do. Dream come true Disney mama moment right there. That one second worth the whole trip. (as Scott and Anna stood in silence with twinkles in they eyes and their mouth wide open and tears fell on my cheeks)
Adore this one of her looking right up at him.
He bowed to her at the end.
And she curtsied again.
She didn't want to let go.
But she looked up, smiled, and soaked in that moment.
Somehow when it was almost over, Scott must have realized that something magical was happening so he took out his phone and got a piece of it.
It was pure magic. And this photo coming is the very last one I took on this trip.
We had two FastSes passes left and it was pitch dark out when we left the restaurant. Anna really wanted to go on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in the dark. And she REALLY wanted me to go one too. (we'd already been on it on a differnet day and I did go on it then... and once was enough for me) but Anna had that 'please mommy' sparkle in her eyes and said something like "I want us allll to go on it for our last ride" So on I went.
And when we got off there was no line so on again! All of us and guess what? The fireworks above the castle had started and we saw them on a rollar coster. It was such an incredible moment to end our trip with. Such such fun!
After the Mine Train we watched the fireworks from behind the castle. I highly recommend it. Everyone is always in front of the castle and it was such a cool night!
We walked slowly out of the Magic Kingdom, back to the Polynesian by boat and that was it. Disney done. I felt all filled up and all sad at the same time. Memories tucked away for a lifetime.