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Saturday, July 19, 2008

In My Happy Place...

Curtis left town...and I am a bit lonely...and STILL in a hotel, so I decided to go back to my happy place...Walt Disney World. I finally downloaded more pics today and thought I'd share them.

Do Do Do Do Do Doooooooo (trumpet sounds)....Cinderella's Castle.



We wanted to eat at Cinderella's Castle because it is such a special restaurant to my parents...spent their honeymoon, anniversary, and dinners since at the castle. It is a hard reservation to get. My mom woke up at 4am one morning to make the reservation 6 months prior to the date (the first available time to reserve.) After our experience there, I can see why it is such a big deal. This was a truly MAGICAL experience.

Upon entering the castle, you are greeted by Cinderella and are able to take pictures with her. This isn't such a great pic, but the pictures that they took (That were included with the meal) are PERFECT! Such a precious memory.



The girls LOVE Snow White...I think she is Lexi's favorite. (Jasmine and Sleeping Beauty also came by, but I'll spare you their pics.)


Okay...this is where it became MAGICAL. Look at Haley's expression. She is SO excited to see Belle, she can hardly stand it.

Their eyes meet! Haley could hardly contain herself! She couldn't WAIT to show Belle her matching dress!

Look at that hug!

Belle was so amazed that someone was wearing her "bookshop dress"...she said nobody ever wears that dress...only the fancy yellow one. Here's the best part of that story...Curtis' mom got that dress at Goodwill and it was the HIT of the day. We were asked by so many people where we got it.

Amy Grant...oops, I mean BELLE, insisted that Haley take a picture with her.

After we met the princesses, it was time for the Wishing Ceremony. The girls were given Magic Wands and the princesses taught us how to say "Bippity Boppity Do" and make a wish. Look closely...you can see their wands in their hands.

During the ceremony, Haley's food was delivered. Look at the picture and you can see her noticing the food. It showed up simultaneously with the moment she "made her wish." She immediately got this horrible look on her face and said "I DIDN'T WISH FOR CHICKEN!!!!" It was priceless!!!

I think my mom got her wish though...it was a PERFECT lunch. A memory I will cherish FOREVER!

8 comments:

johnsonandjohnson said...

It was truly so precious. I LOVED seeing Haley's face from my angle. I really don't think I have ever seen her smile SO big and for SO long. I am just bummed we didn't grab our camera in time. It was so so priceless. What a great lunch!

Lyn said...

I'm sitting here completely in tears! I know that doesn't surprise anyone. It was such a perfect lunch. And thanks to my beautiful daughters for the idea and the gift card toward a very special day. I love you!

Kristen said...

Poor Amy, schlepping it in a Belle costume. I wonder if she would have sung "My Father's Eyes" if you asked her.

Diane Davis said...

I love that you were able to capture Haley's look of wonder. I can FEEL it through the pictures.

Is you're next trip coming to visit me? ;)

off to fill in that pesky word verification...

discomommy said...

Looks like an amazing day! So fun!!

Heidi said...

What wonderful memories. I'm so glad it was such a special day. I love seeing the expression of sheer amazement on your daughter's face - and sheer joy on your mom's face. So many people take their family for granted; but it's plain to see that you don't! Very special...

Alvin said...

That's great that you had such a great day in the midst of everything else going on. Great, great, pictures. Make sure you're backing them up.

AMankin said...

I LOVE the "I didn't wish for chicken" story. Too cute! Such a fun memory with family-priceless.