Seeing all the sights and sounds of Disney with a four-year-old is really special. His eyes would light up when he would see a character that he knew, especially those that didn't have big, heavy costumes and could actually talk with him. He was even a bit shy with several of the princesses that he met, which was just adorable.
The Electrical Light Parade at the Magic Kingdom was quite possibly his favorite part of the entire trip. Between the music that seemingly dates back to the first time I saw the parade many years ago and the familiar characters, he had a huge grin on his face the whole time, and so the grown-ups in our family.
The Tomorrowland Speedway at Magic Kingdom was probably a close second to the Toy Story Mania ride - especially because the munchkin could actually steer the little car, which ran on a track so even with his limited steering skills, no one would get hurt. A grown-up had to ride with him to reach the gas pedal, but he had so much fun driving!
Fantasyland was definitely a lot of fun for all of us, especially my mom, who rode on the Dumbo ride with the munchkin. He loved controlling how high Dumbo flew!
My mom treated the munchkin to his very own set of ears. He picked out a pair of Sorcerer Mickey ears and wore them for most of the trip. He loves the Sorcerer's Apprentice story and made a beeline for these ears, then proceeded to try on every other pair of ears we could find, to make sure he liked these best. I have to say, there are so many more kinds of ears than I remember when I was a kid! R2-D2 ears! Woody the Cowboy ears! Pluto ears! Very funny to watch the kiddo try all of them on :)
It feels so good to be home and sleeping in my own bed again, but we had such a good time on this trip. Definitely a magical trip, and definitely one I'll remember for a long time to come. I missed you all, and I hope to get back in the sewing groove this weekend after I conquer the humongous pile of laundry glaring at me as I type this! Wish me luck!