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Trip, part 6

Day 7, our last day in the park. We went to Animal Kingdom.

We started out at Tusker House with a breakfast with Donald Duck. This was our first time to do this breakfast and we all really enjoyed it.

Another required pic of kids with Mickey.

Brendan REALLY wanted to get his face painted. He told me earlier in the week that he wanted to, but it was raining so I told him we'd talk about it later. He saw the face painters and asked "Can we talk about it now?" So sweet! He was a very cute little pirate!

Madelyn had to have hers done too. She chose tiger eyes. This was her first time seeing herself in the mirror.

Just a cute pic of the two of them showing off their newly painted faces.

When Animal Kingdom closed, we went back to the resort. The kids went swimming for a while, then we went to one of the resort's programs - a campfire and singalong, plus an outdoor movie theater. We made s'mores and ate popcorn and just enjoyed the night. Unfortunately, one of us was way too tired to stay for the whole movie ... that would be ME, and Gabbi. So, we went back kind of early. The two little ones wanted to watch the movie and then got distracted by the pool, so they stayed and went swimming again.

We had every intention of going back to the Magic Kingdom the next morning before heading out, but then we woke up. We were all tired, and it was Saturday and we just couldn't handle more waiting in lines. We'd already spent seven days in the parks and had sucked out all the fun we could handle, I think. So, we went back to the pool for a little while. It was nice to just relax before heading back home.

It's funny, we always start planning a trip to Disney with the attitude that this will be our last one. We kind of did that again this time, but I guess it was mostly half-hearted. We know that we very much want to go back. We've kind of picked a date and a savings plan and can't wait to go back. There's just something that happens there. Disney magic, pixie dust, I have no idea. It's nice though, and I want to hold onto it! Funny that looking at long time financial goals and knowing how CHEAP I can be that family vacations are a priority. They are though, I wouldn't trade the memories we're making for anything!

I have a couple more vacation posts to come! You're waiting by the edge of your seat, I know. ;)

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