Thursday, March 22, 2018

Disney Land and Sea Vacation Part 3...

Hey Everyone!

These recaps are seriously making me want to book another trip ASAP!  If you missed it, I've been recapping our FRAMILY Disney Land and Sea Vacation with the Shull family.  

If you missed Part 1 or Part 2, you can read those to get all caught up.
  
Monday morning we woke up in the BAHAMAS!
This girl was READY for some water slides. 


Sometimes waiting in line is HARD when you're five.  This is proof.  :)

We arrived at The Atlantis Resort with a fun day full of dark clouds.  Womp.  Womp.

We tried our best to push through but we with teeth chattering and bodies covered in goosebumps we thought we should take a little break.


We headed inside for a nice, WARM lunch.


We had great seats parked right by the kiddie area.  


After lunch, the sun peeked out and the big kiddos got to enjoy the slides.

My phone was in the locker so not any action shots of kiddos.  :(


We caught the last shuttle leaving the Atlantis and made it back just in time.


Our dinner on night two was at Tiana's Place, a New Orleans' themed restaurant where Tiana herself happened to pop in to greet us. 


Britty was lookin' all sorts of cute in her Matilda Jane and crooked headband.  ha!  Know why she's smiling?  Night #2 of a macaroni and cheese dinner.  ;)


I realize you can't see really any part of it, but my dress this night was from Landry Kate Boutique in downtown McKinney.  They also have a website.  I think this particular dress is sold out, but their site is full of cute things.


Tiana herself came right over to thank us for coming to her place.  Then the band played a special song and everyone limbo'd.


We had a blast with Shay and Andrew.

Ready for the show on Night #2...Disney Dreams.  This show is about a girl who after getting tucked into bed gets visited by a fairy and then Peter Pan.  They have a night full of meeting all different kinds of people from genies to princesses and more.  It's a really cute show and kept us all entertained.


Britt was a big fan too!


I could not believe this girl hung for most of the day without a nap AND stayed up for the entire show!

Tuesday morning we awoke to Castaway Cay, Disney's very own private island, in the distance.  {And sunny skies which we were SO pumped about!}

Absolutely gorgeous!


The views from our balcony.  :)


We got off the ship early to grab a great spot and rode the little shuttle to Stop Number Two {near the kiddie play area}.


It was an absolutely gorgeous day in Castaway Cay...our ship the Wonder.


It was Miss Britt's first time in the ocean, first time at the beach, and first time in the sand.

Getting some sun with my favorite guy. {Please excuse the people in the background...ha!}


I'm telling you...this beach day was absolutely perfect!

Britt was a little unsure, but she warmed up to the whole...we're walking around on tiny bits of dirt thing.  Her cute suit is Matilda Jane.  On this day, I wrapped her up in a towel and she napped on a chair.  Aren't naps on the beach the BEST?

Shay and I both brought a big pack of sand toys and just left them at this beach.  I'd highly recommend doing that!


Someone else was FEELING the relaxation too.  ;)


We geared up for PIRATE NIGHT that evening.  We were back at Tiana's Place {on the four night cruises, everyone has dinner at two restaurants once-because they have three on the ship} but it was a completely different vibe due to PIRATE NIGHT!

Isn't Madeley the CUTEST pirate?


Once again, she's smiling because she knows she's about to get a plate full of macaroni and cheese.  



Have you EVER seen pirates cuter than this??

The show on Night #3 was my least favorite...it was a special guest magician/comedian.  Right after the show, we headed to the deck for the PIRATE PARTY!


Can you spot my two girlies dancing?




Minnie and friends showed up to get the party started.


After a few minutes of singing and dancing, Captain Hook and his friends come out and "take over".  Then Mickey zip lines in to save the day and the fireworks go off.  It's MAGICAL!


Absolutely MAGICAL.  :)

And then we headed to our rooms to CRASH.  haha!  SO MUCH FUN in one day!

If you've missed Part 1 or Part 2 of the recaps, you can read those to catch up on all our fun.  And don't forget if you'd like help planning your very own Disney World, Disney Cruise, or Disney Land and Sea Vacation, please reach out to us.  We'd love to help!  Send us an e-mail to mixandmatchtravelagency@yahoo.com and we'll get some information sent over as soon as possible.

Happy Thursday!
XO

20 comments:

Mix and Match Mama said...

Castaway Cay was my FAVORITE day!!! It was perfection!!

Narci Dreffs said...

Aw!!! Castaway Cay looks like a blast!!! Also, that pic of Ebby Lee and Britt dancing is precious! Love!

brookerichardson said...

There is too much cuteness to comment on. From swimsuits to costumes. Oh my. I’m so glad y’all had beautiful weather for Castaway Cay!!! That’s our favorite.

Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said...

You looked drop dead gorgeous in that first pic of you and Tab with those white earrings! And Britt's MJ swimsuit is too cute! That Inspired Chick

Julie Bradford said...

loving the recaps.... looks like an absolute blast!!!!

Laci Murray said...

You can never go wrong with a Disney Cruise!!! I have loved all the recaps!!

Cristina Pennington said...

Sweet Britt couldn’t get away from the character fast enough! Your trip looks like so much fun so far. Can’t wait to see the rest!!!

Brittany Stevens said...

Ok seeing sweet Ebby Lee with Britt just puts the biggest smile on my heart! What a great big sister she is!

Europafox said...

Looks like so much fun! Glad you got some sun in the end! Britt at the beach for the first time was adorable! Thanks for sharing x

Whitney Pegram said...

Castaway Cay is THE best!!

Europafox said...

It all looks so amazing, I had no idea Disney did cruises, let alone had an island! You all look like you had a blast, glad to see you got to catch some rays in the end! Britt was beyond adorable on the beach, such a major cutie pie! Thanks for sharing - Love your blog, always brightens my day! Joanne (Europafox Blog) x

sarah.gicius said...

You know how you can easily tell you’re a true Framily?...because in your group photos, your children have the comfort to jump in the photo next to other adults and not pair off with just their family! {absolutely love the group photo of you as you left the Atlantis} Everyone looks like they just totally mesh and belong together.

Britt Hensley said...

Ebby Lee & Britt 😍😍😍😍so stinking precious

JJ said...

Everything on Landry Kate is so cute! Is their sizing true to size?

Marie said...

i just hope you didnt just leave the plastic toys on the beach. at least brought it to the garbage or gave it to someone else. what kind of role model do you wanna be for your kids? do you wanna Show them to just leave something behind what you dont need? do you talk to your kids about plastic/Environment/etc?!
i totally get Why you didnt wanna keep it but the way you wrote about it and the "just leave it attitude" makes me so angry. im sorry!

Erika Slaughter said...

There were lots of other kids playing with our beach toys when we left so left them there so the other kids could enjoy them.

Sarah Kuykendall said...

You look so pretty in all of your photos!

Heidi said...

Erika, I love your white tassel earrings you're wearing above! Where did you get those? It's so fun reading about your trips! We leave soon on our spring break cruise and I can't wait!

Mother of 3 said...

That beach looks amazing!!

Emily Olson said...

It looks like you had an amazing time! Where did you get the adorable pirate costumes?