June 15, 2009 - Wedding in Italy, Reception at Living Seas and Epcot
Cast of Characters - Myself - Stacey - 31, Husband - Bryan - 35, Step-Daughter - Briana - 11, Son - Owen - 4, Daughter - Kate - 2
We got on the bus for the commitment ceremony for Mandi and Ashley around 8 a.m. They took us behind the scenes at EPCOT to get to Italy, which was very exciting. We watched the ceremony and took pictures, I got a great panoramic view of all of Epcot from Italy with no one in it.
The bus then took us behind the scenes to the Living Seas for the reception. The cake was ridiculous.
We had a few appetizers, then there was a buffet brunch. Kate and Owen loved seeing all the fish in the aquarium.
After we ate Owen and Kate were dancing fools. Kate was a favorite of the photographer. They told me you just can’t teach the stuff they asked her to do. Here's a pose they were putting her in.
She got her picture taken a million times. Then Minnie came out. Kate went nuts. She went running over to her. It was the cutest thing. She wouldn’t leave her side. This was probably the best thing that ever happened to her. We had 30 minutes with Minnie, it was so exciting.
There’s something about the characters that just make me smile, and this was no exception. Kate kept dancing and dancing. She danced for about 2 hours. Then it was cake time and I guess she had had enough, she threw up. I always say it’s not a party until someone throws up. We got so many compliments on how cute Kate was. Owen was a dancing fool too. He danced the whole reception. He even requested a song, you’ve got a friend in me from Toy Story. After the reception someone walked us out and we just walked into the park at Living Seas, they didn’t swipe our ticket. So now we have an extra day left on our ticket and we won’t be able to use it, too bad we didn’t have the no expiration on our ticket. We went to Innoventions. Briana walked around by herself, which I think she was more than ready to do, she was tired of us. Owen and Kate made paper, velcro frogs, Kate participated in a building challenge.
We also did a trash exercise and a money saving game.
After that we started going around the countries. We went to Canada, tried to watch the show, but Owen had to potty, but they did get their passports stamped. We met them England and it started raining.
Owen and Briana found lost dragons in England and got certificates. It only rained for about 10 - 20 minutes, good old Florida and their afternoon rain. We walked over to France and Bryan had to talk to his boss on the phone for a while so we went in and brushed up on our French. We saw Belle and Sleeping Beauty come in but Owen and Briana didn’t want to see them. Kate was sleeping, so my character partner was missing. After that we went to Morocco and I got a chicken and lamb schwarma to save for later, one counter service. Owen bought a flute with his money in Morocco. After that Briana got her Kimmunicator to do her Kim Possible mission. She went to Germany and did a few missions and made the coo coo clock go off. Owen had to have a pretzel with mustard, just like his mom. He ate it all even though it was an hour before dinner. We had a 6:35 reservation at Akershus and they didn’t have it listed, but she put us in and we got right in. I’m glad I had my reservation number, they were turning other people away. We got our picture with Belle, then sat down and had dinner.
Then Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, and Sleeping Beauty came by. Kate was so excited. She had been sleeping, but she sure woke up as soon as she saw the princesses. We went on the Gran Fiesta Tour in Mexico. Then it was time to go back to the hotel, it was about 8:00. We stopped at the photo pass place to get the pirate pictures put on our photo pass. Then we went out. We had to wait over 30 min for a bus while five other busses came for the other all star resorts. It was the only really bad resort bus problem so far. Briana and Kate got ice cream when we came back to the hotel. Owen was asleep.