Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fairytale Ending

Let's get my craziness out of the way before the fun stuff.  My son turns 5 tomorrow.  Well I guess he's already  5 since it's after midnight and technically it's January 12th.  I don't know why this is bothering me so much.  5 is just a number.  He's not getting his license or going to college.  He's in PreK for crying out loud.  But it's killing me. I almost cried talking about it at work multiple times.  Which makes me feel even more stupid.  Oh well.  I guess I'll just cry a little tonight, tomorrow, and for the rest of my life as I watch my lil man grow up.

Now that's out of the way.....

So I left off with us getting to Magic Kingdom after a great day at Epcot.  We always go to the Melting Pot for our anniversary.  It's sorta a tradition.  {A little back story....Noah was born 5 days after our 1st Anniversary so needless to say, I was HUGE and ready to deliver at any moment.  The Hubs, a little paranoid for our first pregnancy, wouldn't take me anywhere for our anniversary that was more than 15 minutes from the hospital.  I talked him into going to the Melting Pot in Maitland (I got him to leave the city of Orlando....huge feat).  And we've gone there ever since} This year, we decided to have a Disney weekend.  We made a reservation at Tony's, a cute Italian restaurant at Magic Kingdom and planned on eating there.  Well Friday afternoon, I just happened to be at my desk at the right time.  The Hubs called and asked if I would mind if we changed our reservation to Cinderella's Castle.  Yes....THE Cinderella's Castle.  How awesome?!?!?  We've been there once before but it's been years.  So we booked it.
The whole ride to Orlando I was kinda upset (ok I was legit upset) about the time of the reservation.  It was an 8pm reservation and fireworks were scheduled for 9pm.  I'm sorta a snob when it comes to watching the fireworks.  I have a specific spot I watch them in and if I'm not in that spot, I might get a little whiny. But I sucked it up for the sake of the Hubs.  We checked in for our reservation, hung out with Cinderella for a moment, then were whisked away to our table.
This is where the Hubs outdid himself.  He realizes how bratty I can get with the fireworks.  He requested a window table when he made our reservation!  Not only were we greeted with magic wands and royal swords, he managed to make sure I had a perfect view of the fireworks.  It was amazing!!!  I might have teared up a little but I'll never admit that ;)
If you've never eaten at Cinderella's Royal Table (that's what it's officially called), you should definitely try to go.  It's hard to get a reservation (I don't know how we lucked out to get a table) but so worth the money and effort.  It's a 3 course meal fit for a princess!  I started out with a cheese sampling.  I had honey drizzled brie,  lavender infused goat cheese, and white cheddar sticks.  The Hubs had an amazing salad.  For our entrees, the Hubs got roasted beef tips with potatoes and asparagus (supposedly it was like butter...I don't really get what that means so I hope you do) and I had a asparagus, mozzarella, and prosciutto stuffed chicken breast with leeks and artichokes.  AMAZING!!!!  And for dessert...the Hubs got a cupcake with different toppings to create the ultimate cupcake.  I ordered almond cheesecake with lingonberry jam.  She accidentally brought out chocolate mousse so we ended up with 3 desserts.  To say they were TO.DIE.FOR would be the understatement of the century.  During dinner, the Princesses come and visit every table.  We had visits from Ariel, Belle, Aurora, and Snow White.  They took pictures with every table and every one of them wished us a happy anniversary.  We even got to see a loving proposal (I'm a little jealous of the proposal!)  All in all, we left very full and had the most amazing anniversary to date.
After dinner we hit up Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain.  The Hubs and I are roller coaster people but can't go on any when we have the kiddos.  So it was nice to actually get to ride a big kid ride for a change.
The Hubs definitely did a great job.  It was the little touches, like requesting a window table so I could watch the fireworks, that made it so amazing.  I may have to take back all my talk about him not being romantic if he keeps this up!!!
What an amazing view!!!!


  1. How sweet! I'm glad you guys had such a nice anniversary dinner!

  2. How awesome,I've always wanted to eat in Cinderella's Castle..great view too :-)