We had such a great time. Everyone says it's so different when seen through the eyes of a child and they're correct. Watching Kevin on our last day in the Magic Kingdom at the Crystal Palace for lunch was absolutely priceless. If you haven't been to Disney, The Crystal Palace is a buffet with the Pooh characters leading a "march" around the restaurant with the kids and they come to your table to interact individually. By the time we went there-and we actually did this on a whim with no reservations-on our final day, Kevin was into the swing of things at Disney. I was a little worried about how he'd react to all the stimulation, but he was positively delighted. He lit right up while smiling and clapping. The look on his face when he first saw Piglet across the room was amazing. That moment made the whole trip worthwhile. In the pics below, he is awestruck when Piglet knelt down by his chair and then, in the second pic, he is in the action of giving Piglet a "high 5".
He also experienced his first time in a pool and loved it.
You'll also see his pure exhaustion in some of the pics because his naps were all messed up. He did amazingly well with very little fussing the whole trip.
I also learned that having his own room-as he did in the house we rented-was a beautiful thing. He slept through every night except one. Pure heaven.
I had mentioned previously about the drive down. The drive back was so much better. I think that it was partially my figuring out a good routine about when to drive and when to break and partially Kevin realizing that he needed to just settle back and relax because we had a long road ahead of us. We also bought a new DVD player while we were down there because ours died during the drive down...which totally sucked, BTW.
On a side note...my minivan got almost 26 MPG while fully loaded with luggage and Roni's scooter. I was pretty impressed and would like to know what it would get without all the weight in it.
The next trip is being planned as I write this...heehee.