You can tell in the last post we did a lot that first day. We slept in the second morning (ya know, until 8 am) and then all got ready for round 2! We ate breakfast and headed off to Hollywood Studios. It was between this and Animal Kingdom. We decided on Hollywood after talking to several people and also learning that they have an awesome firework show at night.
Best buds wearing matching shirts.
Loved hanging out with this little guy.
Right when we got there, we were checking out the map and getting a game plan. We started heading over to the Pixar area and heard them say last call for a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse show. We of course ran over there and left the stroller where we were (they said they would park it for us). It was perfect and I'm so glad we made it. All the parents and kids sat on the floor. We were in the back because we were the last ones in and Mason was able to stand up and dance easily. Jake and the pirate show and the Sophia something show made an appearance. Mason knew all the phrases to say and was super excited.
We headed over to get a couple of Fast Passes for Tower of Terror and the Aerosmith roller coaster for John and I. We decided since we knew it would be fast with the passes, we could manage one ride for each of us. Mason really ended up not having a problem with it at all...nothing a snack can't fix. =)
We got to see the Beauty and the Beast play. It was also great. Mason had to ask me to stop singing so he could hear.
Here is Mason and I waiting on John to get off of his ride. You can see here he didn't mind at all.
We got to meet Buzz Lightyear and Woody. You got to walk through Andy's house and take pictures while you waited. Mason sure does love Buzz.
I love these next two pictures. Mason wanted me to hold him so he could stick his head in the picture. And he was just being silly in the next one.
About to blast off.
The Zurg (bad guy in Toy Story) was about to get me...Mason was extremely worried.
I love this picture. I have no idea why he is holding his little arm like that.
Saw Muppet Babies 3-D. He had such a hard time keeping these big ole glasses on.
We walked out of the show and Mason freaked out. Lightening McQueen and Mater were there! He is not smiling in the picture though because he quickly realized they were not real. He could not get them to talk to him and he was not happy. Just didn't understand why all the other characters we saw moved and talked...these just sat there.
But we turned the corner and found Phineas and Ferb. They had music going and never stopped dancing. Mason thought it was pretty cool (so did John).
We stopped for lunch and Mason and I grabbed a table. He told me to send his Daddy a mad face picture because he was being too slow and he was starving.
Here's a happy one.
We grabbed ice cream before we saw Indiana Jones. While I was getting it, John and Mason found some new friends. Mason seriously almost jumped over the railing.
We did a ton here also but a lot of the things were shows and such. It was also overcast this day and it drizzled once so it wasn't nearly as hot! It was another fun day but he was just so exhausted. We found that the more tired he got, the more scared he would get of some things. Hollywood has an awesome night show where Mickey fights off the villains in their huge amphitheater while fireworks are going. I really just didn't think Mason would enjoy it because he was so exhausted. Obviously if we had more time there we could have done more, but one day we will go back for a big trip.
So we headed back to the hotel for dinner and decided to let him swim in the pool for a few minutes. They even had little life jackets for kids there. I didn't bring my bathing suit (that was definitely a strategic move) so John had to swim with him.
Here is another part of the resort.
Then we hit up the Arcade. We most likely ended up staying up as late as if we had stayed for the show, but I think this was all a little more relaxing for him. He LOVED the arcade room of course. I tried to play Deal or No Deal and was horrible. John had Mason play after me and he ended up hitting the jackpot. Go figure.
He was pretty serious about the car games...
And here we are getting on the bus to take us to the airport the next morning. I think this is about 4:00am. We had John to thank for this...he thought it would be a good thing for him to work Monday, so he booked us 6:30 flights home. Then, the week before, he told me he took off that day and he could sleep with us when we got home!! I was a little angry to say the least but it really worked out and wasn't so bad.
What 3 year old is this happy that early in the morning?!?
I know I've said it a million times but this trip was everything we had hoped it would be. Well, if we could get Mason to forget about that crocodile. It was a short, awesome trip. I think Mason LOVED hanging out by himself with us and getting all of our attention. I loved it too. I hate that little Brody wasn't able to come but seeing babies his age there...it looked miserable!! They were hot and screaming. Next time we go, everyone will be old enough. I am just so proud of Mason. He was a perfect little boy in every situation. He has really grown up a lot the last 7 months and I just love him to death. He has his moments like any 3 year old, but he is so sweet, polite, and fun. I am just so thankful we were able to create some fun memories with him this weekend.