I think I’ve said enough swear words in recent entries to make up for a family picture post with very little cussing and tons of cuteness, don’t you?
With having so many pictures, I wasn’t sure how to do this… By park? By kid? By type of activity??? But, if I do it by kid, Henry’s will be cute, but boring… He didn’t do too much. Besides accost goats. And look super adorable in his Mickey shirt, Mickey head crocs and his mouse ears…
Oh well, I’ll figure it out. But, I’m starting with Princess Avery and her Princess Adventure… Because anyone here that has little girls, or knows little girls, knows how obsessed one can become with the Disney Princesses. Just check out her face in these pics. Every single time she saw one of the Princesses, she was in awe. She’s just beaming…
Here’s the Princess Breakfast pics… Mulan and Snow White were the sweetest things ever! Mulan was just genuinely nice and so freaking adorable! She put a lot of time into the kids… As did Snow White.
Eh, Jasmine wasn’t so kid friendly, though… She was the only Princess, or character, that wasn’t extremely into the kids that we came across. She made a great looking Jasmine, but she was more about swishing her hips around and posing than actually making the kids feel special.
Snow White apparently doesn’t just kiss any ole kid! We were told by more than one person that it took a special child for Snow White to kiss them! And then she asked Avery if she had met her friend Mary Poppins, to which Avery replied, no. She said “Well, you’ll have to find Mary Poppins, touch her on the shoulder, and tell her that her friend Snow White said, ‘Tag, she’s it!'”
So, after the breakfast was over, we found Mary Poppins waiting outside… Avery ran up to her and lo and behold… Jane and Michael Banks popped out from behind a tree and Mary burst into song… “Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go do-oooown, the medicine go down..” No. Not really. She asked Avery, “Have you met my good friend, Snow White?” And Avery shouted, “Yes! And she said to tell you, ‘Tag, she’s it!'”
Here’ s Mary Poppins! Not a Princess, but it fit here. The big red kiss on her forehead was the cue…
Her visit with Ariel is on video, and I’m still not sure how to get that on the computer… So, she visited with every Princess there AND got to go to Pixie Hollow to see Tinkerbell and Rosetta… (Which we had to wait in line for 1.5 hrs. to see.)
She’s never really been into Tinkerbell, but did get a few little Fairy figurines when the new Tinkerbell movie came out… But, I was still quite surprised when she picked the little Pixie to dress up as at Bibbidi Bobbidi… I thought for sure she’d pick her favorite Princess, Cinderella… Especially since she already has the whole Cinderella get up. You know, of course she would pick a Princess that she already has the entire outfit for and we’d have to spend the money on a duplicate… But, nope. She picked Tinkerbell. And what a great Tinkerbell she made! (For the record, the name Avery means Elf ruler and Queen of the Pixies. How fitting for my little mischevious Pixie child!)
The Princesses were, overall, just precious. The questions they asked and the answers they gave to the kids were amazing! It was seriously a fairytale dream come true.
One of the Sleeping Beauties asked Avery where she lived, and Avery told her the name of our town…
Princess Aurora: “Oh, so you live the in the kingdom of blah, blah, blah?”
Avery: “No, it’s just a town…”
Princess Aurora: “So, you do live in a beautiful castle in this town?”
Avery: “Um, (*batting her eyelashes and looking bashful*) it’s a house…”
Princess Aurora: (*confused look*) “A house? Is that like a wood-cutter’s cottage?”
Avery: “Um, no, it’s made of brick.”
The conversations, the experiences, the looks on her face, were just too precious for words. I cannot describe how amazing it was to be able to see my child in such pure joy and admiration.
Okay. Now I’m all giddy to get back and sad again to be back home. It was truly a magical experience.
I heart you, Disney. In a big, big way. Like almost as much as beer.