The Happiest Place on Earth

OK, I have a little secret to confess. Last week we popped away for a mini-break down to Florida.


Where two princesses and a pirate conquered the "happiest place on earth", aka Disney World, oh yes. As you can imagine, there was a lot of this...


and a lot of that....


As the kids get bigger this has become our annual trip with Frank's family, and Jasper and Carys love being there with their cousins so much! With enough mystery and suspense thrown in, it is hard to resist the magic of moments like this...


Where my boy really does feel like he is embarking on a jungle expedition, and moments like this...


Where the shear excitement of feeling like she is driving a car makes my girl giddy! For Frank and I, having enough moments like this...


and hanging out here...


Helps to keep us sane as we spend the days navigating the theme parks.
 But, I think that I can finally admit that I like going to Disney, there I said it. I have given up the embarrassment, the cringing at being made happy by something so blatantly commercial, and given over to the joy of watching my kids be swept away by the experience.


Disney is one place where it is hard to avoid being right there "in the moment", and that, I can truly appreciate!
Now, I'm off to jump back in to life at home, and get ready for fast approaching Halloween which is celebrated in a big way here in our part of Brooklyn. Our neighborhood does a parade, lots of trick-or-treating (we get about 300 kids at our house), and decorations every where. Things are looking mighty autumnal here!

7 comments:

Dana Barbieri said...

Disney! So great. I love the shot of Carys driving the car. You can't get much more happier then that. It is so much fun for the kids and adults. My husband proposed to me when we were in Disney so it holds a special place in my heart. I can't wait for the day to share the magic of Disney with our kids.

I hope Halloween is a blast! And how much candy do you need to buy for 300 kids?? Wow!

Lori said...

It all looks so fun! Disney world is happy. I love the pic of you and frank and of your little daughter- she is smiling so hard!!!

Estelle said...

Ah, that looks amazing! I love Disneyland and hope to someday get to Disneyworld. What a fun trip to look forward to each year and it must be fun to see how much the kids discover with each passing year.

ShirazandFrenchBlue said...

Looks like great family fun!! Hope to be able to take my kids soon!

Poetic Artist said...

Disney is just a wonderful make believe place.
You guys look like you are having a good time.
It is ok to put your Ears on and say I am Fan. LOL

Gina said...

Such a fun place! It's been a long time since I have gone, and I can't wait to take the little one when he is older. You all looked like you had a fabulous weekend!

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet faith, such fun!! I love Disney...always have and always will. :) I remember my papa took us there when i was just about 10 years old...a family trip to states and it was one of the most amazing family trip ever! Looking at your photos brings back so many happy memories. :) Your boy and your 2 beautiful girls are soo adorable! Have a lovely merry happy day an dlove to you!

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