So what happens when you are a photographer (well and a teacher)? Well if you’re me, you don’t get to your own family’s images for awhile. At the end of February when I was on mid-winter break, my mom and I took Mads down to Florida to meet Mickey Mouse. Now I don’t want to sound like one of those bragging parents, but Madeline has had a thing for her US puzzle. And every time she placed Florida on the map she would say “Florida, Mickey Mouse, princesses and alligators live there. Can I goes to Florida?”. So on a last minute whim, we decided to take Mads to Florida to see Mickey Mouse, princesses and alligators, LOL!

When we got to Floridas (as Mads calls it), it was nice and sunny. By day 3 it was cold even for us Michiganders. That is why some images I’m sharing are in shorts and some are in coats, LOL! We started off the adventure at MGM by meeting Donald and Daisy….


As you can see, she was TERRIFIED! However she had something going on w/ Chip and Dale. She absolutely loved them!


After the chipmunks we ventured to Hollywood and Vine for some lunch where she met Jo-Jo, Goliath, June and Leo.





On day 3 we visited the Magic Kingdom. On our way in we were stopped and given one of the Million Dreams. Madeline was given a private one on one princess meet and greet. Now let me say Mads wasn’t that into princesses when this happened. Sure she was one for Halloween. But overall she could take or leave the princesses.

Her princess meet and greet was with Cinderella. And can I tell you, since meeting Cinderella her world has become all about the princesses. We now have the Cinderella DVD, princess dress, doll, book, mirror, magic wand, etc. It’s amazing how quick the princesses can take over your life, LOL!


That would be my Princess Madeline w/ Cinderella. (And yes, she’s yet again in Matilda Jane….I’m telling you, I’m addicted, LOL!).

After Cinderella it was time to meet Belle (who has also become a fixture in our house!).


Now by our last day in Disney, Mads was a character pro! We booked a breakfast w/ Goofy and Friends before we caught our plane out. Minnie was the first to greet Mads but she was a FAST mover, so excuse the crappy photo, LOL!


Goofy was next to our table, and made himself comfortable in my seat! We forgot to ask him to do the hotdog dance though!


And finally the Chip stopped by to swoon Madeline again. She just loved those dang chipmunks, LOL!


So that’s a quick overview of Madeline’s trip to Disney. She was at the perfect age. #1 she was FREE because she was still 2, LOL! #2 she soaked in EVERYTHING and loved every minute of it. #3 at this age the princesses are still very real! Honestly I can’t wait to get back again. But I’m trying to remember she is only 3 and we have lots of time at Disney left :)

One Response to “Disney! Only a month or so later….”

  1. Kim says:

    OH, Hot dang a private Princess meet and greet!!! Freakin awesome. Hannah was picked out to be an honorary Princess for the day, got a crown and rode Cinderella’s “special” horse on the carousel but to have a Princess all to yourself very special. Looks like you all had a great time!

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