Friday, April 25, 2008

Destination Disney: The Magic

It's true- I'd never been to Disney World and this time with the first ever "Mom Blogger Mixer" I was going for the very first time- without my children! From the moment I arrived, I felt the magic.

Maybe it was that I was allowing myself to feel anything and everything that weekend, open to all the possibilities, but I did feel carefree and like a child again. And that, my friends, is a magical experience in my book.

One of the most common excuses I hear from parents about why they haven't yet gone to Disney World is because they "want their child to be old enough to to remember it." But any anyone that has witnessed the wide eyes and wonder the first time a child has his own Disney experience will tell you that you, as the parent, are creating your own memories, too. Memories that are yours to remember forever.

The entire weekend was filled with surprises and encouragement and laughter. All in the backdrop of the fairy-tale Disney World setting. You can read about my first day of the Mom Blogger Mixer here, and the first night here. Saturday is recapped here and Sunday's post sums up the magical weekend here, including photos and a listing of all the bloggers that attended.

Here's Cooper & Me looking oh so cute. Photo taken by Elizabeth.

View gorgeous photos Disney took of us Moms here and view our group flickr photos here.


dcrmom said...

Such a great picture of you two!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I agree that one of the things that really hit home to me was the part about kids being old enough to remember it not being such an issue. Of course, it's my husband's issue, and now we're to the point where he thinks Kyle (almost 4) is getting old enough to go anyway, so it's a moot point.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

You are so right. It is so magical to see it through a mom's eyes!

Jen said...

We used to be among the many who thought we wanted to wait until our kids were 8 to go to Disney so they would "remember" it. Well, let me just tell you--we caved and took them when they were 4 and 5 and they are still talking about it. It was the best trip ever! We took them again when they were 6and 7 and while it was still fun, we thought that the younger age was actually a better time. So go figure!