Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas to Delaney and Katie from Mom and Dad

For the girls' Christmas present this year, we decided to redo their bedroom. Delaney, being 5, is kind of outgrowing her toddler bed. We got the girls new furniture-white bunkbeds and white dressers, painted the walls pink, with a blue window inlet, and Disney Princess theme. The only thing missing still is the Cinderella fathead-which can't go on until the paint is about 30 days old. So-I'll add that picture next month! :) Thanks for Pete and Joe's extremely hard work to get the room done in about 48 hours! WELL DONE! The girls LOVE their room!!!


Friday was our last day. We slept in, got breakfast at the hotel, packed up, checked out, got tattoos, and played in the arcade. This was a GREAT vacation...and we want to thank Grammy and Poppy for all they did for us to make it possible. We all had a blast. The girls were filled magic and fun, and although they are young, I'm sure they'll carry some memories with them as they get older. Pete and I really appreciated the trip. We had a great time, and loved every minute of it...even when the girls were throwing fits or fighting!! XOXO


On Thursday we had a fun suprise for the girls. We had breakfast in the hotel and then headed to Magic Kingdom. The girls got to meet Pinnochino, Daisy, and Snow White. After that, Grammy and I took them to the Bippidi, Boppodi Boutique for Delaney's birthday party/celebration/present. Here they were able to pick out their own princess dress, shoes, and crown/wand. The girls got in their new dresses after their "fairy godmother" came. Then they were taken to the salon part, where they had their hair, makeup, and nails done. Kate sat SOOO well, and was so quiet! Delaney was wonderful in the chair. Everytime she knew her picture was being taken, though, she'd throw in a silly pose. After that, they had professional pictures taken. Then, since they were all "princess," it was time to head to Cinderella's Royal Palace for lunch. Here they met Cinderella, Aurora, Jasmine, Belle, and Snow White. Delaney even got a cake and we sang "Happy Birthday" to her. After lunch we went on some rides in Mickey's Toon Town. Katie really liked Goofy's roller coaster. Then the grandparents, Mommy, and Kate went back to Fantasyland to ride on Peter Pan and It's a Small World, while Delaney and Daddy went to the Speedway and the TeaCup ride. After that, Poppy and Delaney as well as Daddy and Katie went on the Speedway. Then Pete and I left, while Poppy took the girls on the TeaCup ride. We went to Epcot to shop and have dinner in "Japan." The grandparents took the girls to one last character meal at Goofy's Liberty Tree/Tavern. There they met Pluto, Goofy, Minnie, and Dale (from Chip and Dale).


On Wednesday we went to Hollywood Studios. We walked through for a while, then headed to the Pixar section. Sadly the line for the Woody ride was over 2 hours, and the FastPass wasn't until after 8pm! So-the girls and I stood in line to meet Woody and Buzz, then we all went to the Narnia attraction. After that we went to lunch at the 50's Prime Time Cafe. The girls loved "Uncle Tom," especially Kate. She kept laughing at all of his jokes (like him being Goofy's brother, Silly). After lunch, Delaney made a wish by throwing a penny in the water...and she wished for a baby brother. Then Poppy, Daddy, and Delaney went on the Star Wars ride, while Grammy, Mommy, and Katie went to the Muppets 3-D show. After that we all went to the "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" playground. The girls played in there for a good hour, then we headed back to...MAGIC KINGDOM (while Grammy and Poppy headed to the hotel). At Magic Kingdom we met Rafiki, Jasmine, and the Genie. Then we went on Pirates of the Carribean ride, followed by Pete taking Delaney on Splash Mountain. Kate and I--both who can't ride that one, ate our popsicles then played at a playground. After that, we headed back to Fantasyland, where we went on It's a Small World again. By this time, the parade was due to start really soon. Pete took Katie on Snow White, while Delaney and I found a good spot to check out the parade. The girls LOVED the parade, as well as watching the lighting of the castle. After that, we headed back to the the girls had a BIG suprise awaiting them on Thursday.


Tuesday we spent the whole day at Epcot. We started with a breakfast in "Norway" with several princesses. The girls got to meet Belle, Aurora, Jasmine, Mary Poppins, and Mulan. Delaney showed Mary Poppins the drawing she made of her while waiting at the airport early Sunday morning. Katie told Mary Poppins that Mario Party is her favorite game. The food was delicious and the company was great. After that we went back to the front of Epcot to check out "The Sea." There we went on the Nemo ride, walked through the aquarium part, and played in the shark's mouth. After that, the World Showcase was open, so we went to Mexico and back to Norway to go on those two rides. Realizing the long walk and the possible boredom of the girls, we headed out of the World Showcase, and to a splash pad. That could've kept the girls entertained for hours! They had a blast there. After that we went to the "United Kingdom" to look for some Henderson Plaid stuff. We didn't find much. Walking around helped the girls dry off a little bit. We then went to "The Land" and Poppy, Daddy, and Delaney went on "Soarin'" while Grammy, Mommy, and Kate went on "Living with the Land." Afterwards, Pete tried to get Delaney on a few bigger rides, but she was too short. We went to Imagination, and the girls got new (Epcot) shirts. We went shopping and relaxed for a bit, then it was time for dinner at Coral Reef. After dinner, we all headed back to the hotel and Pete took the girls swimming in the pool.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


On Monday we ventured to Animal Kingdom. We met a ton of characters, the girls went on a safari with Daddy and Poppy, we had some lunch, had fun in Dinoland, and saw "It's Tough to be a Bug." Then we went to Magic Kingdom...had dinner with Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet at the Crystal Palace, watched some fireworks, then went back on Peter Pan, Snow White and the Carousel...then tried the Winnie the Pooh ride. It was a fun, busy day! Girls were ready to pass out soon after getting back to the hotel!