We arrived at Animal Kingdom in time to see the opening of the park! It was so cool! Piper waved at Mickey and smiled the first time she saw him. It brought tears to my eyes! No matter how many times you go to Disney, there is NOTHING like seeing the magic through your child's eyes.
The first ride we did was Expedition Everest (with child swap passes). Then we went to the Safari! We were dripping with sweat by the time we got through the line, and I began to question whether this time of year was a good idea. We all came to the conclusion that we will not be returning anytime from June-September. TOO HOT! Piper had her first meltdown in line because it was naptime, and she couldn't get comfy. After singing "Twinkle, Twinkle" for the umpteenth time, she fell asleep just as we boarded the jeep. The adults enjoyed the safari while the kids napped. We then went to the Baby Center, which as Jenn says, was AWESOME! While she nursed Noah, I changed Piper and let her play in the playroom. She couldn't have been more thrilled to play with other kids! It was nice to have them relax in the A/C for a little while. Then we saw the Bug's Life show, which had a 5 minute wait, and both kids loved it! Then we decided to go back to the room, so the 2 families went different directions. We stopped at the Dinosaur ride for David to ride while I bought Piper some lunch (chicken nuggets, carrot sticks, milk, and a cookie). She ate while David rode and we returned to the hotel.
I have to stop and talk about Disney transportation. This is one subject that Jenn & I differ on. I think the bus system is AWESOME, and we only had to wait longer than 10 minutes once. It is nice not to have to think about how you will get back to the hotel. It was frustrating once when I had to stand, holding Piper, while others sat. It was like these people weren't taught basic manners. Let the lady with the baby sit! But overall, I like the bus service.
Anyway, after we returned to the hotel, we all napped. Then we woke and all took showers/baths and changed into fresh clothes. This was when I realized that I would be doing laundry at some point. We were too sweaty and hot to put on the same clothes! We met up with our friends and travelled to EPCOT, where we rode Spaceship Earth (no wait) and headed to Mexico for dinner. Those drinks were awesome!!! Yes, I had a Pina Colada, and it was yummy! Then we rode the Mexico ride, walked the countries in the rain, and headed home for the night!
See ya real soon!