Friday, August 15, 2008

Once Upon A Princesses Dream

The Dufour family spent last week at Disney World and we had a blast! Before our dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table on Monday night, I bought Kate a princess outfit, which she wore again on Wednesday for Storybook Princess breakfast at Epcot at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. Kate watches her Disney movies on a regular basis and she was in awe when she met some of her favorites. We hope you enjoy this video so you can get a glimpse of the magic we experienced with our daughter!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Potty Training - Success

Tonight, Kate went to the bathroom on her big girl potty!
She told me that she needed to go potty and when I took off her diaper she sat down and went! After a lot of fake pottying - we finally succeeded! Yay Kate!

Chef Mickey's

On Monday, we had a EARLY morning breakfast (7:20 a.m.) with Chef Mickey Mouse and friends at Disney's Contemporary resort. Kate enjoyed posing for pictures and interacting with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto and Goofy while Mom, Dad, and JoJo enjoyed breakfast along with a couple of pots of coffee! :) My friend Hilary recommended Chef Mickey's over our original reservation at 1900 Park Fare and I'm so glad I took her advice and switched. The breakfast food was excellent - they had everything you could ever imagine wanting for breakfast and more. Plus, it was great for us having a small child to knock out pictures with Mickey & Gang early so we could enjoy more of the park amenities! It was nice not having to wait in long character greeting lines as your entering the Magic Kingdom.

Dinner With Minnie Mouse at Liberty Tree Tavern

Sea World

Shamu... where are you?

Shamu waves to the crowd.
Shamu and the trainer perform some stunts

Shamu gives the audience a bath

Before heading to Disney World on Sunday, Joey, Kate, Johanna, and I stopped at SeaWorld to check out the Shamu show! I haven't been to SeaWorld since 1980-something, whenever my parents took me and Matt when we were younger so it was great to experience the park and the exhibits all over again. The Shamu show was a lot of fun and it was great to watch the trainers swim with the killer whales. We were also secretly glad that we didn't sit down in front because one of Shamu's tricks is to use his dorsal fin to soak the audience. Although as hot as it was it would have probably felt pretty good!