The day before our boys 2nd birthday we celebrated with a few presents in the morning and then hit the road towards Orlando. The drive up wasn’t bad because we went during nap time but I felt like I was turned around handing Coop things for the entire last 1.5 hours, so we were all excited to finally get out of the car.
As soon as we got there we dropped our stuff off in the room and set off in search of the Toy Story section of the hotel.
My parents were about an hour behind us so once we were all together we headed towards downtown Disney for some much needed dinner. The fish tacos at the House of Blues were perfection and we were all so hungry we were in and out in less than 30 minutes. We don’t mess around.
We heard about a cool dinosaur restaurant in the area but couldn’t get a reservation. We ended up walking by and took the kids inside for a second. I didn’t get a picture of the outside because it was so packed but there is a huge T-Rex that comes to life and roars really loud. It was amazing but this is what Cooper did as soon as he saw it:
The next morning we got up bright and early and headed for the happiest place on earth to celebrate our boy. Cooper was a bit unsure about the ferry ride: Oh, bother. But once we got inside he was ready to party. He ran right up to Minnie like he’s known her all his life 😉From there we hit haunted mansion, small world, the teacups, and saw buzz lightyear before it was nap time. My parents took Hailey on the Lilo and Stitch ride while we picked a spot to have a snack and do some prime people watching. We were standing in line to meet Buzz and of course he had to go “on patrol” right before it was out turn. Cooper couldn’t take it and fell asleep on my shoulder but work right up when it was out turn. I didn’t get a chance to buy the pictures yet so I’m stealing this one for now. He even gave Buzz a high five and it was easily the highlight of my day.
Then Coop passed out hard. He woke up right as we were walking in the pirates of the Caribbean and really enjoyed that one. He kept asking for Jake and Captain Hook but all he got was old Jack Sparrow.
When we went back to the park an hour later it just finished raining so there was a cool breeze in the air and the place was relatively empty for the time being (it didn’t last long). But it was nice while it lasted.
From there it was on to dumbo and ariels adventure. We saw Donald and Goofy. Cooper was so excited he kept covering his face and laughing. Then the kids conked out for the night and you know what that means? Time to hurry up and go on all the rides while Granny sits with the strollers and eats a giant turkey leg.
And SPLASH MOUNTAIN: When we got off the ride Cooper was awake and we were all ready to go back to the hotel. The walk to the car seemed to take forever and my feet were aching but all we kept talking about was how much fun we all had. I’m already looking forward to go back again next year.