Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Birthday Disney Vacation

I will be honest and say Steve and I had no intentions of taking Brynn to Disney until she was around four-ish.  It's expensive, they don't remember, they whine etc...all reasons for us wanting to wait.   To each their own, it just wasn't for us.  Fast forward two years, our little princess is princess OBSESSED!  On any given day one of the princess movies is being requested on the DVR.  Also on the list of obessions was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, hence the birthday party theme.  So, around January we decided that though she will probably not remember it, it would be fun to go for her birthday as kind of a last hoo-rah as a family of three.

We decided if and when we did do Disney we would do it big.  We made reservations to stay at the animal kingdom lodge.  I cannot say enough about this hotel, it was amazing.  Seriously, I think the hotel is what made this trip so awesome.  We got a room with a balcony overlooking the Savanna and being able to step outside and see animals roaming around at any time rocked Brynn's world.  Some of my most treasured moments from the trip are the things Brynn was saying to these animals.  I seriously have watched the videos on my phone countless times just to hear that sweet baby voice say "Comeee animooools! Come see me!  It's me Brynn! I hold you!"  "Giraffe looooookin at me!" To die for!!!

My mom came with us, she just could not stand to miss out on Brynn's face and reaction to meeting all the princesses and we were more than happy to have her come with us.  The more the merrier!  Brynn absolutely LOVED having her there with us and left even more attached than she already was.

The first day we decided to just stay at the resort and look around, hang by the pool and eat lunch etc.
Brynn was miss social butterfly.  I could not keep her away from all the kids in the pool.  She was just swimming up to each kid and having random conversations with them.  She joined in on all the pool dance parties and hoola hoop contests.  Girl could not for the life of her figure out why hers was "no working mama!??"  We left the pool with a plum tuckered out little Minnie Mouse! 

The next day we work up to pouring rain, but it was time for Magic Kingdom and we were not going to let the rain put a damper on our day.  Upon first walking in the park we immediately ran into Snow White.  I cannot even put into words the expression on Brynn's face seeing her in real life.  The line was super short so we headed over.  Brynn on repeat was saying "me, Brynn, my turn next!"  When she walked up to her and Snow White bent down to talk to her, it was like her whole life was made right then in that moment.  There are no words.  Her expression in this pictures melts me a thousand times over.

Afterwards we went to meet Cinderella and Rapunzel.  Again, magical.  Cinderella commented on Brynns sparkly jelly shoes which she always fondly calls her "rella" shoes....made her little heart so happy.

I die at this picture of her and Rapunzel!  Just totally captivated by that magical hair :)

After all that princess meeting the clouds opened up and the sun came out and it turned into a beautiful day.

We spent the rest of the day riding rides.  Brynn didn't seem to be scared by anything and was just so busy trying to take it all in. 

Finally, we met the last princess of the day Belle.  It was a cute little thing where the kids acted out the movie for Belle.  Steve ended up being a knight and Brynn was Chip.  As soon as Belle walked in that room she could not wait to give her "chip". 

We left around five, all exhausted and this pregnant mama felt like she ran a marathon.  It was such a perfect perfect day.

The next morning, we woke up and went to a character breakfast at the Beach Club Resort.  As soon as Brynn saw Goofy she could not concentrate on eating a thing.  All she wanted was Goofy to come see her, and when he did....sister freaked out! It was then that we realized she loved them but only to wave to her....not to touch her or get real close haha.  

This little girl of ours was definitely spoiled this year!  It's her last year as an only child and we wanted to make it super special for her.  Gosh, I love her so!  I can't even put into words how magical this time was together.  My heart was so full of love and happiness.

1 comment:

  1. How fun! We love Disney.... and I'll tell you what, we were not Disney people before Mase & Maddie were born! ;)

    You gotta link all the shops that you got her adorable shirts from!!!!!! I love them all.