since we're looking back on days gone by, i figure we might as well get in a recap of the bean's spring break. and let's kick it off with a super random photo of teddy warily eyeing the roomba as it inches closer and closer towards him...
on our way to redeem the bean's "visit downtown disney and get some snacks" easter egg coupon, we hit up one of our favorite shops for some dresses and lattes. yes, you can get both at the same place. and they have this fun flower wall that's perfect for photo ops.
happily, when we got to downtown disney it wasn't crowded at all. parking was easy and there were pretty much zero lines for the security and temperature checkpoints.
the building that formerly housed the rainforest cafe had recently been converted into a star wars-themed shop. this was the first chance we'd had to visit and we'd heard that the lines to get in there on opening weekend had been a little nutty. since there were only a few people waiting to enter, we figured we might as well head in and take a look around.
there's something for everyone in there. this super cute costume caught my eye:
the old lady was eyeing these crocs (i know, i know):
and the bean was captivated by the wall of plush toys.
with a handful of disney gift cards she'd been hoarding from birthdays and christmas, she allowed herself one purchase - this adorable porg that sat on her shoulder with the help of a hidden magnet.
and of course, a quick selfie:
like the other in-person competition we'd attended, this one was pretty well organized with plenty of covid-safe guidelines in place. each team was assigned a warm-up and performance time, and a specific time for their spectators to line up and enter the arena to watch their routine. only the team, their audience and the judges were present, and everyone was temperature-checked and required to wear a mask. i gotta say, i wouldn't mind if competitions stayed like this even after covid becomes a thing of the past.
the long hours of practices and full-out run-throughs (plus my trusty good luck charms!) paid off again, as they took home this giant trophy, plus medals and jackets for every athlete.
not a bad way to close out spring break, amirite?