January 8, 2011
This morning was my last morning waking up in Bay Lake Towers! I woke up extra early to sit and look at my Castle. It never gets old. I could take a whole vacation and do nothing but look at the Castle. After showering and getting dressed Pete and I headed over to the main building of the Contemporary Resort. We had a breakfast date with some great friends and Mickey & the gang.
Laura and Jennifer were there and we checked in and got our picture taken.
We got a great table and hit the buffett. Before long the characters started coming around. They don’t wait any time at Chef Mickey’s!
We had a good time at breakfast and I was so glad Laura and Jennifer made it to breakfast. The Marathon was this morning so traffic was bad. The girls were heading to the Magic Kingdom and Pete and I had a boat to catch. We said our goodbye and shared hugs before we parted ways.
This was the view from the walk way between Bay Lake Towers and the Main building.
This was the view facing Bay Lake.
We sat on the balcony a little while until we saw this……
Our Limo was here!!!! We grabbed our bags and headed down to the lobby.
It took a little longer then usual to get off property since there were detours for the race. It was nice to be riding in style.
We got to the port and checked in. We got number 8, so we started waiting. Well then Laura calls me and she got lost in the airport then they checked in at the airport for the cruise. The called number 8 but since our family wasn’t there yet we traded with a family that had number 21. Pete waited at the steps we missed Alyssa and Austin so much. Finally we saw them! YAY!!!!
Alyssa was so excited to start her Disney Cruise! We got in line to see Mickey. Pete and I had bought Alyssa an Autograph book while we were in the Magic Kingdom. Notice her hands in her mouth…we discoved that is what she does when she is nervous!
We got a great group shot! Our Tie Dyes looked so good together!
We got on the ship and had the picture taken before being annouced as “Princess Alyssa’s Family”.
Once we got on I went to the member services desk and got our tickets for the Tea with Alice and the Mad Hatter. I also turned in the Pillow cases I made to get signatures for the kids.
We headed to Parrot Cay for lunch!
After lunch we stopped for a quick dance party! Alyssa was already having so much fun! It’s no wonder that Disney Cruises have shot to the top of her favorite vacation list.
It was now after 1:30pm so we could go check out our rooms. We were close to the evelator when Pluto wanted a look at our baby Austin!
We cut through Beat Street to the elevators closest to our room. Alyssa love “walking in the road”!
She also loved the portholes. She climbed in them evertime we walked by them.
Pete and I had arranged for a special deliverly to be waiting in Alyssa’s room. This was her Birthday Cruise! She was very excited!
She loved it all. We had ordered it from A Perfect Gift. Shirley toook care of us and it was full of sand toys, juice boxes, her favorite snacks and a few extras….
We started to unpack some then we had to head to the Walt Disney Theater for our life boat drill. But in all honesty if the boat was going down I am running right to a boat and jumping in. LOL
It was time for the Sail away party. I love the Sail away party!!!
Alyssa LOVED it! She danced and cheered and enjoyed it whole heartedly. Austin on the other hand….
Everytime the crowd cheered he screamed and we all laughed! LOL So mean of us!
Once the party was over we took Alyssa up to the kids club to get all checked in and to play awhile. She loved it, the rest of us were tired! The kids club was great though I wish DCL was around when I was like 8 or 9! WoW!
The first day goes so fast and before we knew it we had to get dressed for dinner! We had the late dinner, which I prefer it gives you time to do somethings without rushing too much!
This Pasta dish was so good.
But Alyssa enjoyed this alittle more. So much more she had one every night for the next 6 nights!
We had a special guest at dinner. Pete’s favorite Mickey Mouse!!
Alyssa was already making friends with out assistant waiter. He was great and so nice!
After dinner I think we walked around the ship a little before heading to bed. Look even sleepy my girl is adorable!
When we got back to our room there was another gift for being a Gold Castaway Club Memeber!