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Thursday, January 24, 2013
A Disney December, Part Five
We woke up on Friday ready for our day at sea.  Disney Cruise Line provides daily schedules, called Navigators, for each day, and we had studied the schedule and highlighted activities we wanted to enjoy (I am all about schedules and planning as most of you know).

Emily and I rushed through breakfast to make it to the princess gathering in the lobby.  She was able to see Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty and Tiana.  Although she doesn't dress like a princess the way she used to, I am so glad she still loves these experiences!

Not surprisingly, Andrew didn't want to participate in the princess gathering, but the basketball shootout was right up his alley.  This was quite amusing because the wind was blowing so much that the participants couldn't make any of their shots.  The wind definitely leveled the playing field--most successful shots were due to luck!

While Andrew was enjoying the hoops, Emily was being pampered.  She chose to get a braid in her hair, and this was the best $4 (a very reasonable $2 for the braid, plus tip) that we spent the entire trip.  The braid stayed in for over a month! 

With a new braid and some basketball under our belts, we decided to try out the mini-golf.  Like shooting basketball, putting can be tricky on a moving ship, but it was lots of fun!

Around 11:00, we took the kids to lunch, and then they headed to their respective kids' clubs while Adam and I enjoyed brunch in the adult-only restaurant, Palo.  Yum!  We ate way too much, but thoroughly enjoyed feasting in peace! Doesn't my hubby have very nice, blue eyes? :)

After brunch, Emily and I enjoyed a towel folding class where we learned to make some of the cute creatures that the stateroom hosts leave in the cabins each night.  Our favorite was this monkey.  Hmmm...it's my little monkey holding a monkey.

The rest of the afternoon was spent experimenting with science in the kids' club, shooting hoops, and shopping.  When dinner time rolled around, we prepared ourselves for Pirate Night.  Mickey, Minnie, and Captain Jack were ready for the festivities as well.

The Pirate menu in the dining room was great--I loved the gluten-free crab cake that the chef prepared for me.  After dinner, all four of us went to the show.  This was the only show that Andrew attended, and he was so glad he did.  A comedian named Max Winfrey kept us laughing non-stop with his physical comedy.  How we was able to juggle and tell jokes while riding a unicycle on a rocking cruise ship is beyond me, but we were quite impressed.  We couldn't control our laughter, and it was one of our favorite family events during the cruise.
Alas, by the end of the show, we were exhausted.  Once again, our late night at the Magic Kingdom caught up with us, and we didn't even stay awake for the fireworks at sea.  Emily is still upset by this, but we've promised her another cruise in the future to make up for it!
Coming up...our final days on the Disney Dream!

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At January 26, 2013 8:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual I love seeing the pictures from your adventures and especially seeing all of you enjoying them. yes, your husband certainly does have beautiful blue eyes and so does his daughter!! Yours aren't so bad either. Grammy


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