I haven’t been to The Happiest Place On Earth since high school. Now that we are here, I remember bits and pieces, but being here as a parent is a whole other experience.

First of all, knowing that the soda I just bought for $3.00 doesn’t include a refill is a bit of a shell shock, but the biggest difference is the magic is once again alive!

Tonight, we enjoyed Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Character Meal. We had purchased a Cinderella dress as a surprise for Monkey, and while in the park today we had her face painted to include a princess crown. When we came back to the room, we gave her the dress and from the moment she slipped it on, she WAS Cinderella.

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On the way over to the dinner, everyone was complimenting her on her dress, makeup, and hair, and you know she didn’t break character once. She neatly folded her hands on her lap, and any time someone spoke to her, she started her very softly spoken reply with an eyelash bat. It was hilarious!!

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As far as our little prince, let’s just say he’s been a bit less than charming. He did pretty good on the plane, especially since he had to sit on our laps (!) after getting up at 4am. However, I think he’s a but like his mama when it comes to handling (more like NOT handling) the sun.

Today was hot. I think it’s the hottest day forecasted for our trip, so we had quite a few melt downs on Caterpillars end, and my face has had some sort of rash since before we left, so we are a sight to see.

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That being said, we have surrounded ourselves with a million other people with small children, so we are in good company.

All in all, it’s been so fun, and it’s really only day one! Off to figure out how to avoid paying $10 for 24 hours of Wi-Fi so I can include some pictures…