Ahhh....Disney World. There really isn't a more magical place on earth.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have been dreaming about taking my own kids to Disney World. My parents took us twice when we were younger. The first time I was 6 and a little too young to remember all the details, but the second time is still fresh in my mind. We woke up at 4:00 a.m. and a limo was waiting for us in our driveway. We got to drink pop and eat chocolate chip cookies the whole ride to the airport. Our parents gave us each $50 for souvenirs (which was a TON of money at the time) and told us we could spend it however we wanted. In true fashion, I blew all $50 in the first shop we went to (I bought a stuffed Mickey and Minnie, an autograph book and pen, and a Disney windbreaker. I still have all of it packed away in my memory box :-)
Anyway, the point is that I still remember so many little details from that vacation because my parents made it so special for us. My mom tells me that we were just as excited the first time we went, but it was definitely an "easier" trip when we were older. Now, I really wish I had the patience to wait until Addie is 10 and Blake is 8 to go to Disney for the first time, but that is not the case. I want to go to Disney tomorrow :-)
So...my question for all of you tonight is, what age were you when you went to Disney for the first time? Or better yet, what age were your kids when you took them for the first time and did they enjoy themselves? Eric and I were talking about possibly booking a family trip in the fall of 2011. Blake will be just shy of 2-years-old, and Addie will be just shy of 4. Does that sound like a manageable age range? Anyone taken a 2 or 4 year old and did they enjoy themselves? How long were you there?
I know this is a random post for a Monday night, but it was on my mind and I just thought I would throw it out there for some feedback. Thanks in advance friends!