By Monday (October 3rd) we were more than ready for a quieter, slower, more peaceful day. We had been going, going, going for the past 3 days and it was wearing a bit on all of us.
The night before, we had been notified that there was going to be a special breakfast with the Disney Characters the next morning.
The kids needed to be woken up almost every morning of the cruise, they were just so tired out from the previous day’s activities. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but on this particular morning, we slept in longer than we should have and had to rush to make it to breakfast on time.
“Rushing” is not necessarily the most amazing way to start the day, eh?
We did manage to make it down to breakfast on time with our camera’s and autograph books and we ordered breakfast and waited. It was so cool to see how excited the kids were to see Mickey and Minnie and the others. From the 14 year old all the way down the the 4 year old….the air was just buzzing with the anticipation and excitement. For the record, my one year old was NOT excited about meeting Mickey and Minnie….not that he had any clue either way, but when they did come around……he was….well, he was terrified, to put it mildly! He did not like them AT ALL! It was pretty cute!
Before Breakfast even arrived at the table, the Character’s started visiting…
We met Minnie and Micky,
It was so fun!
While we were finishing up our breakfast, our head server came over with some special hats…
This one has me a little lost…..Any Ideas?
After breakfast, we wandered the boat a little, did a little swimming, played in the arcade, had a small bite to eat and then made everyone take a nap. The kids had been hanging in there pretty well, but they were a bit snippy with each other and I figured it was something that a small nap would help…..and it did!
We woke up just before the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party was about to begin and so we hurried down to have “a spot of tea” with Alice…..
There was “apple juice” tea and oatmeal cookies and we all learned how to have a proper Queen’s tea party….we even learned about manners. And then the Mad Hatter came in and things livened up a bit….
“Clean Cup! Move Down!”
The kids wanted to get their picture taken with Alice and the Mad Hatter and so we lined up after the tea party.
By the time the tea party was done, we had enough time to rush back to our rooms, and get dressed for dinner and head back on down to dinner….sometimes it felt like all we were doing was eating.
The kids were so excited because they got things like hamburgers & fries and chicken nuggets & fries for almost every meal (except breakfast).
Can you see the Ketchup Mickey on Siah’s Hamburger?
Or How about Goofy’s paw print?
The Gluten free dinner’s were okay. They were pretty bland and definitely not creative, but once I started asking for specifics….like I chose salmon one night and it came really dry and completely unseasoned…and the next night I asked for it again with a lemon dill sauce…..and it was AMAZING!….it was much better. I didn’t figure I was going to get dessert but this night they brought out the MOST DELICIOUS Chocolate mini cake. And Jon thought to take a picture….YUM!
The nicest part was that it was both Gluten and Dairy free and so Siah could have it and he was SO EXCITED. When he saw this picture on my screen, he said, “Mom, that cake was DELICIOUS, right?” Yes, baby! Yes, it was!
When we got back to our rooms, we were greeted by this friendly fellow…
It looks like Judah is going to “take him on”…
As we went to bed that night, this was the view out our balcony…..
The temperature was still hot and muggy but it had been a grey and cloudy day. We were looking forward to our day at the beach in the Grand Cayman’s and as the ship gently rocked….we drifted off to sleep!
Do ya have any questions for us, about our cruise? Let us know and we’ll try our best to answer them for you!