If you’re new around here, I’ve been sharing all the vacation pictures from our Disney Cruise last week with the Shull Family.
In case you missed it…
On Day Three, we woke up in Castaway Cay, Disney’s Private Island. I’d heard the BEST things about this island, so I knew it wouldn’t disappoint.
Two steps off the ship, and we bump into Chip and Dale!
Look at the order…by picture four, Chip and Dale were ready for a picture but the kids were way too spread out to fit in a pic. So the one on the left bumped Nixon with his booty to get him to scoot over. You can see Nixon doubled over in laughter. That was right up Nixon’s alley. He couldn’t stop laughing.
I mean. Ashby’s hand gets me every time! Bowen is nervous smiling. He wasn’t super pumped about all the characters but when you’re taking your picture with five other people you don’t have to stand too close.
We had to walk a bit to get to the tram that took us closer to the beach area. And on our walk we stumbled upon…
DAISY DUCK!! Her eyelashes are my favorite. 🙂
And this little pose deserved it’s own picture. Right?
These two are as thick as thieves. 🙂
The last character we came to was Captain Jack Sparrow. The littles wanted nothing to do with him and I couldn’t blame them.
Nothing but beautiful views on the ride to the beach.
The island was beautiful! We rode the tram over to the area beside the water slides. We snagged some chairs and umbrellas and got our places in the sand.
It didn’t take long for these girls to hit the water. My fair skinned girl was starting to get red (Sidenote: I put on TONS of sunscreen and reapply my kids contantly but they’re just fair skinned.) After this I gave her my hat and she wore a t-shirt over her suit to protect her shoulders.
This mama is SO thankful for puddle jumpers. 🙂
Beach Bums 🙂
We parked ourselves on the beach right beside this area. Thanks to the recommendation from Brooke! 🙂
And the kiddos spent some time burying Tab in the sand. I didn’t realize until I was working on this blog post that there’s a random girl in this picture. hahaha! I guess she got in on burying Tab as well.
Let me just tell you how impressed I was with the cleanliness of this island. The sand was gorgeous, the water was beautiful, the food was tasty, the ice cream machines were even better, and overall it was just really clean. We loved Beach Day!
We stopped for a picture with this Olaf statue and then Ashby gave us our own little performance of, “Let it Go”.
Our crew all headed back to the ship. Another fabulous day of fun in the sun!
We hit up the kiddie pool area on the ship for a few minutes before getting ready for Pirate Night!
ARRRGGH!!! Pirate Night was SO MUCH FUN!
We got ready a bit early to get in line to meet Minnie.
My favorite pirate 🙂
Minnie was so sweet and all decked out in her pirate gear as well.
If you thought we were crazy before, just wait…we gave everyone a plastic pirate sword on Pirate Night!! At this point, we’d completely lost it. ha!
During dinner we had a little pirate show and these cuties walked around the dining room dancing and singing like pirates.
Then it was PIRATE PARTY TIME!!
All the kids got to get in this one roped off area. Check out our girls!
We were all singing and dancing…it was super fun!
Then Mickey flew in and we ended the party with a fireworks show!
This picture is a little blurry, but we met Faith! We planned Faith’s vacation and looked for her the entire cruise so I was so glad we bumped into her at the pirate party!
The show that night was a funny ventriloquist who put on such a good show. I had a bit of a panic attack mid-show because he was looking for a mom to come up and help. My group was pointing at me because they’re so sweet like that. (I’m being sarcastic here. ha!) And the dad that had helped out right before had to SING on stage!! You guys. I would have died!! Luckily, he chose another lucky mom who helped him out. Thankfully!! The show was great and we ended the night with another FABULOUS day in the books.
Make sure to check out Shay’s blog for her recap of Day Three! We have one day left to cover tomorrow. See you then! XOXO