And for us, it’s basically Friday because, since the kids didn’t have any snow days this year (boo), they get tomorrow off. What’s better than a random Friday off?
A snow day.
But…that didn’t happen, so we’re taking this! #takewhatyoucanget
It’s the FOURTH and final installment of our Spring Break Disney Cruise!
(And everyone said AMEN!)
Last week, I recapped PART ONE (where we boarded our ship and kicked off the fun!) along with PART TWO (where we docked in Key West and had the best day walking around that beautiful town!). And then earlier this week, PART THREE where we hit up Atlantis in the Bahamas!
Today, we’re wrapping up the trip with our Marvel Day at Sea and our day at Castaway Cay. Take a look…
Sleeping kiddos on our day at sea :).
We let everyone sleep in a bit on this morning and then we met up with the grandparents at the character meet and greets.
Breakfast with my little 🙂 .
Everyone met up at 9:30 because we had tickets to see…
…THE MARVEL CHARACTERS!
Now, on our past sailings, the meet and greets have been for the Frozen characters and Princesses, but since this was a Marvel sailing, EVERYTHING was Marvel on our day at sea! From the minute we woke up, to the minute we went to sleep, it was Marvel everything. They were playing Marvel music around the ship, the captain kept coming over the loudspeaker and paging Marvel characters (it was really funny!), the crew all had on something Marvel, they were playing Marvel movies all day by the pool and in the theater…I’m telling you…it was MARVEL MANIA! And my kids were PUMPED!
The character meet and greets are free, but you have to make reservations for them in advance. My kids loved this because they were all so personable!
Iron Man was my favorite because he was FUNNY! Each character took a second to talk and joke around with the kids. It was really sweet.
So, after we met all of the characters, we hit the deck for a day by the pool. Guess what? I took three pictures the whole entire day. Three.
This selfie. My swimsuit top is HERE. And then this one…
…an awkward random picture. Ha! We swam, we rode the slides, we played, and played and played…
…and then this one too 🙂 . At 3:30, I took M inside and we cleaned up quickly for her appointment at…
…Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique!
Third Disney sailing, third daughter to get a makeover in Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Looky here…
…when Ashby had her makeover!!!
This year, it was Madeley’s turn…
Because you don’t want glitter in your eyes! 🙂
Spider Girl looked so beautiful!! She had on a little makeup, her nails were polished, she had sticker earrings on and her hair was oh so fancy!
Big sister’s face says it all!
You also need to make Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservations in advance before you board. You can buy a costume there or bring one from home (which is what we always do).
She was so proud!
For Marvel night, we brought all of the kiddos Marvel costumes to wear…
They were ready for FUN!
We opted out of costumes, but let me tell you, so many adults had them on ALL DAY LONG!! My dress was from Amazon and it’s only $19!!!!
Dinner this night was at Animator’s Palate and Kensington wouldn’t lose her character. No smiles. All attitude. Instead of their normal show at Animator’s Palate during dinner, it was a special Marvel show.
We all were having the BEST day!
My earrings are HERE.
After dinner, the kids went to Marvel trivia night and the adults went to another pub trivia. There was a big Marvel celebration on the top deck at 10:15…and we reallllly wanted to stay awake for it, but my kids were wiped out. Andrew even offered to wake Smith up at 10:00 for it, and Smith declined. I’m pretty sure we were all fast asleep by 9:00. Being outside and having fun all day can wear you out!
The next morning, we awoke in…
…Castaway Cay. This is Disney’s private island and it’s INSANELY gorgeous!
We all had breakfast and were ready to disembark right at 8:30. We wanted to grab great spots on the beach!
See all of those people on the left? They were getting off to run the 5K that morning. If you’re a runner, you can run the 5K at every Castaway Cay port of call.
A beach day with my babe.
We found a great spot right near the kids’ area with all the slides and stuff (see it back there?), and then settled in for the day.
You can buy sand supplies there, but I always bring it from home.
Toes in the sand with my littlest love.
I love her so much!
All of the grandparents loved the island too! You can pick excursions on this day if you want more stuff to do…but we enjoy just sitting on the beach and playing in the water.
Castaway Cay offers a really nice place for lunch too (that is free of charge!). It’s a big BBQ buffet in the center of “town”. The food is always delicious!
All my peeps at the beach!
See Ashby and Madeley on their float? They just giggled and floated around all afternoon!
The end of a great day 🙂 .
We went back on board the ship and cleaned up for dinner (reluctantly, I might add!).
Here we are…ready for our final dinner on board!
I just love traveling with this guy here. (My romper is HERE.)
That Ashby Shull sure is sweet!
Think she loves her Papa Jay?
We had dinner again at Animator’s Palate on this night…
…and it was their traditional show where MICKEY shows up!!
After dinner, look who we ran into…
…Sofia 🙂 .
We wrapped up the night…
…with a FANTASTIC show!! The whole family loved the Dreams show that evening.
We went to sleep and then…
…woke up and it was time to disembark. It was also mine and Andrew’s 15th wedding anniversary. Ah! FIFTEEN YEARS! We had breakfast onboard and then headed back to the airport to fly home. Speaking of our anniversary, did you watch this…
…we did a little video where we discuss everything from our marriage to our families, adoption, friends, food and so much more 🙂 .
Whew! Annnnnnnnd…we’re done!
This trip with all four grandparents was such a blessing to all of us. My kids haven’t stopped talking about it since we got home. I’m so thankful for all four of them and what they mean to our little family.
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