We Met THE Mouse!

Aside from the birth or Marcus and my wedding day, April 16, 2014, ranks near the very top as one of the best days of my life. One of my favorite bloggers, and real life friend, Sally, her son Mace, Marcus and I headed to Disney Land!
If you've been following along for awhile you know that Marcus is a HUGE Mickey Mouse fan. Huge. Marcus could possibly be the Mickey Mouse Fan Club President. For real. So, when it was decided that we were headed to the Happiest Place on Earth, I COULDN'T WAIT!

First things first. We had to meet the main man. After a short wait there we were, high fiving only the most famous mouse in all the whole world.
Marcus was totally star struck by Mickey. Seeing the amazement in his eyes as he met his favorite mouse made my heart explode. That moment alone made the entire trip.
A few more photo ops were obviously necessary before we tackled the park.
And then Sally showed us the ropes of Disney. She knew then ins and outs of the whole place. We had fast passes and single rider lines all figured out and down to a science. I'm not kidding when I say had it not been for Sally we would probably STILL be standing in some of those lines.

Though the boys may not have understood where we were, or what exactly we were doing, I fully believe they understood the excitement that buzzed through Disney. It's almost as if that place has a pulse that you can't help but feel when you're there.
These boys knew we were in a magical place. Just look at those faces!
1 & 2: Marcus' very first ride at Disney - Astro Blasters (Buzz Lightyear)!!
3: Waiting for our turn to ride Dumbo.
4: FINALLY - we made it to Dumbo!
5: It's a Small World
6: Wrapping up the Winnie the Pooh ride.
Seriously, if you're planning a trip to Disney (either park), and are looking for tips, tricks, and pointers, you need to talk to Sally. She can hook you up with insider info!

There were a few other rides sprinkled in there, a brief stint watching a parade, and of course lots of Disney food and drinks.
Ever had a Dole Whip? Pineapple ice cream in pineapple juice. Oh.my.gosh. There are no words…

Little man and Mace did so awesome. I can't sing enough praises as to how well those two boys did. With daily routines thrown to the wind the boys just rolled with the flow.
Nap times, lunches, snacks, and even games of peek-a-boo, all while strolling around most of the day.
Disney really is magic. And dreams really DO come true, just ask these cuties!
I'm ready to go back! Who's with me?


  1. I've been looking forward to this blog post!!! All your Marcus & Mickey Instagram pictures just multiplied my excitement for our trip to Disney next month! What a special memory :)

  2. Oh I love it! Their matching shirts are too cute!

  3. how wonderful!
    im so glad you 4 got to go!!!
    i think those fast passes are definitely a MUST. because those lines are enough to steer me away from disney FOREVER.

  4. This just makes me SO happy!! I would LOVE to bring Drew and Deuce out there in a few years if you're still there!

  5. amazing trip!!! Love that he got to high five mickey! This makes me want to take Callie!

  6. Oh my goodness, how great is this!?! The pics are so fun! I love the excitement I feel just reading this!

  7. They look so happy! I love watching kids meeting Mickey. I really want to get out to Disneyland one day to see the original park.

  8. Love everything about this post! I teared up, legit. Happiness! K, does your small world go outside? You know, I've never had a dole whip. I didn't know about them until recently, it is on the top of my 'to eat' list at Magic Kingdom this year. That and a pumpkin spice funnel cake. Disney is the best! I'm so glad you had a pro to go with to make the trip even better! I'm ready to go back, every weekend!

  9. This looks like so much fun!! I can't wait to take Clay to Disney World when he's older!!

  10. That Dole Whip.. omg how haven't I ever heard of this! Sounds amazing! Little Mace and Marcus are too adorable and I bet they had a blast! Love all the pictures.. can't wait to go with Myles!

  11. It was so much fun seeing all of your pics on IG - loved them!!! I can't wait until we take M. Truly magical, indeed!