Friday, September 10, 2010

Good morning!

A week or so ago, I blogged about our bedtime routine and how we incorporate the magic at home on otherwise normal nights.  Now it's time to fill you in our our mornings!

Growing up, my mother always walked around in the morning singing "Good morning, to you!"  I believe this to be a well-known song, though I have absolutely no idea where this came from, if anywhere.  Since Noah started sleeping in his own room and actually sleeping through the night, I've found myself singing to him many mornings.  I continued singing this little tune that I only know from my mother singing to me.  

That is, until we watched the Magic Kingdom rope drop ceremony.  
Waiting for the train to arrive for the rope drop ceremony!
If you've never witnessed the Magic Kingdom (or any park) rope drop, you're absolutely missing out.  Every morning, each park has their own morning show, welcoming the guests to the park.  It is a wonderful way to start the day, especially with little ones that are morning people (like mine sure is!).  

At the Magic Kingdom, you pass through security and ticket turnstiles then wait in front of the train station where there are hula hoops set out to keep the older kids entertained.  As the story of every day of our trip, we arrived very early to find the "perfect" place to wait for the rope drop.  All 6 of us (Melissa, David, Piper, Adam, Noah, and I) found a cement wall to wait and relax, waiting for the show to start.  
Adam and Noah waiting!
About 15 minutes before the parks open, the show begins.  The fire chief comes out to welcome everyone to the park as we all await the train, which is carrying Mickey, Minnie, and friends.  Once the train arrives, they all dance off the train and start singing and dancing "Good Morning" from both Babes in Arms (1939) and Singin' in the Rain (1952).  Until that ceremony, I had never even heard the song.  Now, the song is sung almost daily in our house.  Though I don't know the correct lyrics by heart, I sing the melody and "good morning, good morning" and then personalize it, all the while knowing that we all first heard the song at the rope drop.  

Just another way we have a little magic every day!

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