"Wait! Taylor's Mickey!" Liam ran into the nursery with the luggage hanging off of him. "Whew. Okay now we're ready to go!" Liam ran ahead of me into the car and began to put the luggage in.
I buckled Taylor into her booster seat, then hopped into the passenger seat. I looked into the rear-view mirror at Taylor. "Are you excited?"
She laughed and squeezed her Mickey.
"Alright, let's go!" Liam kissed my cheek as he got in the driver's seat.
"Yay!!!!" And off we were for the airport.
We got off the plane and went straight to get our luggage. "Liam, we're taking the Disney bus to the resort. We have to go to the left gate."
"No, it's the right gate. I looked at the map."
"So did I! I have an idea. Taylor and I will go to the left, and you go to the right. When you realize you're wrong, you know where to find us." I picked up my bags and started walking to the left with Taylor.
"Okay then. See you at the resort!" Liam turned around and started walking toward the wrong gate.
Taylor and I walked a long way before reaching the Disney bus. I put our luggage in the bus and we got on. I walked to the back, trying to find two open seats.
"You can sit with me if you'd like." Liam looked at me like he felt bad.
"I guess we were both right." I sat Taylor down in the middle of us and smiled.
"I'm sorry." Liam moved Taylor in his lap and sat in the seat next to me. "This is our first trip as a family. I'm not gonna ruin it by being a jerk. I'm really sorry Nikki. I love you and I can't wait to spend the next few days with you and Taylor. Please forgive me."
"Of course I forgive you, Liam. I love you too. This trip is going to be amazing." I kissed his cheek and a smile grew on his face. I can't wait for the fun to start.
It took about 45 minutes to get to our resort. When we walked in, there were Disney characters everywhere welcoming people in. We ran into Daisy who gave Taylor a kiss on the head and took a picture with us. As we made our way up to our room, Taylor met lots of other kids her age with their parents. One kid named Jack had blonde hair and pretty blue eyes. He was only with his mom, who said her name was Sydni. I swear I've seen her before, but I just couldn't think of it. Taylor and Jack sat on the floor in the hallway going to the rooms, and wouldn't get up.
"Ha! Guess they'll just miss out on some of their play time!" Sydni laughed.
"Is it Jack's first time?" I asked.
"Nope. Within his year of life, he's actually been twice before this."
"Wow! This is the first time we've ever been. I wanted to go when I was little, but we never had money."
"Same with me! That's why I'm trying to go as much as possible now!" Sydni showed her smile. "But I recently got divorced, so we might not be going for a while after this."
"Oh I'm so sorry."
"It's fine." She looked at Liam. "You know how he is."
Liam furrowed his eyebrows. "Wait! Oh my gosh, Sydni!" He hugged her and looked at me, waiting for me to do the same. "Nikki don't you remember Sydni? Zayn's wife?"
I felt so stupid. "Wow! Oh I'm so embarrassed."
"Don't be! It's been a while!" Sydni laughed. "What do you say we go put our stuff up, and then we can all walk around the park together!"
"That sounds-" Liam interrupted me before I was finished.
"Sorry, but this is our first trip as a family. Don't take this in the wrong way, but we kind of want to be alone. But I'm sure before we all leave we could go get dinner or something!" Liam smiled and picked up Taylor.
"Oh. Um sure! Just.. text me or something." Sydni gave me a card with her number on it.
"Will do!" I picked up my bags and followed Liam down the hallway.
"Room 458." Liam slid the key in the door. "Here we are!" As Liam opened the door, I saw the Little Mermaid everywhere. The bedspread, the shower curtain, the table..........it was awesome.
"Liam I love it! Wow!"
"I knew you would." Liam kissed my cheek. "Taylor would do you think?" Liam put Taylor down on the bed as he set up her portable crib.
She just laughed.
"Liam shouldn't we be leaving for Hollywood Studios soon?"
"I thought you wanted to go to Animal Kingdom today?"
"I did, but it's already 2:00. Animal Kingdom takes a lot of time, Hollywood Studios only takes like 2 or 3 hours."
"Oh. Animal Kingdom tomorrow then?"
"Definitely!" I pulled my sunscreen out of my bag and put some on Taylor. "There. Burn free baby!" I laughed.
"Is it my turn?" Liam winked at me.
I laughed as I rubbed the sunscreen on Liam's arms. "You're done!"
"Thanks." Liam kissed my head and put Taylor on his shoulders. "Let's go!"
Taylor screamed in joy as Mickey approached us for a photo.
"Can you sign her book too?" I handed Mickey Taylor's autograph book and he nodded.
Liam gave Taylor to Mickey and snapped the picture. "Thanks!" He took Taylor back and rolled his eyes to me.
"These characters are just so phony. And they freak me out!" Liam giggled.
"It's okay, babe. Hey, don't forget, they're having the High School Musical show at 4:00."
"Do we have to?" Liam groaned.
"Yes. Yes we do."
"Okay then. Can we go ride the Tower of Terror?"
I looked at Taylor in Liam's arms. "What do you think?"
"Oh. I know! Toy Story Mania!"
I smiled as Liam led the way to Toy Story Mania.
There were green men everywhere. It was kind of funny how serious they all were. Especially since they're Disney characters.
"PLEASE KEEP ALL HANDS AND FEET INSIDE OF THE VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES. DO NOT POINT LASERS AT OTHERS. AND REMEMBER, HAVE FUN! AND THANK YOU FOR COMING TO DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS."
From the time the ride started, until it ended, Taylor laughed the whole time. She really was having fun for once. I love seeing her smile. I just love having a family.
Every moment I spent with Nikki and Taylor made me happier and happier. The best part is that Nikki doesn't even know what's going to happen. She thinks I won this trip from a mall drawing. Nope.....it's much, much bigger than that.