Jack watched Despicable Me this morning on request while I read some Reader’s Digest. When it was over the boys put up the dishes and made their breakfasts. I was starting to get ready slowly then, and then I realized it was 11! Where does the time go on lazy mornings?! I hopped into the shower and got myself ready. I made an egg and cheese muffin and put some arugula on it since I had that and didn’t have any Canadian bacon. It was good! Tabasco on it was good, too.
We were a little early then, so I put the rest of the Lego stickers on the Ninjago pieces for Max and then we left for the park. I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to go to Magic Kingdom on Christmas day to see what it was like, but also because when else are we going to have this opportunity? I made us some fast passes a few days ago, and figured that if it was too crazy we’d just go home.
And it was crazy! But we went into it with the mindset that we weren’t in a hurry and we could leave at any time. We rode the tram to the T&T because there was a tram right there. When we got to T&T the line from the tram to the bag search was solid! Normally you choose a line and have to wait behind 6 or 8 people, but today you couldn’t even see distinct lines! We drove away from the campground at 12:43, and it was 1:47 when we stepped through the train tunnel into the MK!
The first thing we did was get a DAS for a photo with Mickey right at the entrance. I thought that would be a great way to commemorate this day. After that we only had 7 minutes to get to the Buzz ride. We got into line right at 2pm, but the line before the fast pass station was so long that I knew we’d be past our time by the time we scanned our bracelets. I left the boys in line and asked a Cast Member at the front of the line if that would be a problem and she said it wouldn’t. Once on the ride I found a full side view hidden Mickey!
We shopped for a few minutes while we waited for our Speedway fast pass time. Jack had as great a time as last time. He never says he wants to drive but I make him and then he enjoys it.
We had a fast pass for Thunder Mountain at 4:15 but we were ready to leave after the Speedway, so we headed to our DAS which was right by the exit. Max says he’s always worried about meeting with characters, since they don’t talk it’s hard to tell what they want sometimes and he doesn’t want to embarrass himself shaking their hands when they want a high 5 or something. Heh. We took our photos and got out of there.
The line for the monorail wasn’t long at all and I figured this would be a great low-pressure way to extend our day, so I told the boys we’d ride around the park a few times. Of course since I said that the a/c wasn’t keeping up in the monorail and it was so hot in there! We were delayed a couple of times for just a few minutes but when we got to our first stop I was so ready to get out of there! And it was cooler outside than inside; we just walked right to our truck. I considered going to Abracadabra, but their FB feed wasn’t 100% clear that they’d be open today, so we just drove home. Along the way I saw a Walgreens that was open so we ran in there and got some ice cream and chips and dip for a Christmas splurge.
At home I sent the boys outside with Legos and toys and called Ted to get the scoop. There’s always scoop. And it’s not the good kind. He’s looking at houses and has found some beauties, but they’re just outside of our price range. I think we have time to keep looking. We’ll see.
We had prosciutto and arugula pizza for supper, and I made lava brownies that we ate with our ice cream. We all talked to Grandmom then, and when she mentioned us moving there sooner I sent Max to shower because we haven’t told him yet. Ugh. It’s hard keeping this secret from him! When the boys were in bed I talked to Ted again to let him know what Grandmom and I had talked about.