It was really cute to watch her kiss them and touch her nose to theirs.
Ohana means family and family is forever!
Then we left breakfast and headed to the Animal Kingdom for the first half of the day. We met a few characters before we went in.
He is Dom's favorite character.
Angelina loved trading pins. Well she didn't actually want to trade any of her pins. But she loved stopping by the pin stations where typically someone would just give her a pin. She was quite accustomed to it once we met up with Bill at Animal Kingdom. Angelina actually gave away one of her pins to Bill and she read his name tag all on her own so I wanted to take a picture to remember the moment. He was so sweet and wanted to GIVE all the kids a pin. *Until I told him how many there were! Then I told him to just keep his pins! LOL
Angelina had two very special moments during the day time. At breakfast Lilo grabbed her hand and had Angelina help lead everyone in a dance around the room. And while we were watching the Lion King- Angelina was picked to come up with Dominick and some other children to dance around the stage area. She was so happy to get to have these special moments.
The Lion King show was really good! Expedition Everest ride is NOT to be missed at AK.
It was a very fun day! We rode on the water ride several times. They actually let us stay on it again and again. Angelina was thrilled by the screaming that everyone did when they got wet. I can't believe she wasn't too scared to ride most anything.
We didn't let the kids eat much after breakfast. We had brought some fruit and snacks along but we wanted to be sure that they were plenty hungry for dinner at Epcot. We left Animal Kingdom around five and took the bus over to Epcot. We had mapped out a game plan based on what country everyone wanted to eat dinner. We then split group by Moms going to Morocco with kids that wanted "American" food and "French". And the guys took the kids who wanted "Mexican" and "Chinese" because they were going for "Germany". Everyone was starving... but Amy and I couldn't resist stopping when we entered France and saw Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) in the garden. There was a small line of children waiting and it was obvious that she was about done for the appearance time. The cast member saw Angelina coming and we had told her that Angelina just had a makeover into Princess Aurora two days before. That was actually HER WISH.
It was such a blessing that the cast member had us wait until the line was done so that Angelina could have a long visit with Aurora. It was so sweet to watch them together. Princess Aurora was just stunning and did an amazing job at getting down on AJ's level and taking her time, talking to her, hugging her, and we got awesome pictures! (These are the ones I took, the Disney folks took a bunch too!)
All of our "group" of kids had ran off over to France to the bakery. It wasn't fair making them wait any longer for something to eat! (I could see them in the distance covered in chocolate croissants!)
Angelina's wish came true. Her many wishes came true!
Tears of joy.
It was so great that the Buddy was with me to share this moment.
Shortly later we were sitting in Morocco eating fabulous food and my husband called to let me know that Epcot had a HAITI! They had a little area with a garden and shop and a counter restaurant with Haitian food. We all sat there for quite a while and let the kids color pictures of Tap Taps.
Then we headed out to find a good spot to watch the night show and fireworks. Robert and I waited there with Izzy and Jude while Amy and Mike ran off with the kids to get a few rides in while we held out prime spot. They never made it back for the fireworks but did watch them from the other side of the park. We all met up afterwards for one late night last ride on Soarin. What a fabulous ride!
It was an amazing day. A long, amazing day. The next morning we knew that Nana, Amy and her crew and the other Aunties were leaving and we decided to sleep in and take it slow. Day five update soon!