Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Forever Family Day 2016

November 2nd is the day 7 years ago that God brought Hannah and I together forever!  It’s a day that we celebrate and enjoy together and with others.  Family Day 2016 Mommy and Hannah

This year we went to dinner with Grandma and Grandpa.  While we’re sorry they’re no longer able to travel to Florida in November, we’re so thankful that we can now share Forever Family Day celebrations with them!Family Day 2016 Grandma and Grandpa

The following weekend we went to our annual get together with the families that we travelled to China with.  This is one day that we will not miss as it’s important for our girls to get together.  We don’t see most of these families other than this one day each year so it’s always a cherished day!  It’s amazing how quickly the girls pick up where they left off and we have to chase them down to take this one pic! IMG_2894

And, our annual trip down memory lane…

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2009 – Hannah in my arms for the very first time!Nov 2, 2009a

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Blessed beyond measure!!!

‘The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’

Psalm 118:23

Friday, November 11, 2016

Remembrance Day 2016

Today Canadians remembered those who fought in wars for the freedoms that we now enjoy.

Hannah was chosen with a little boy from her class to take up the wreath that each class had created using their hand prints and poppies.  What a special moment to see my sweet girl taking part in such an important remembrance.IMG_2920

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Disney 2016–Day 5, Part 2: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

(Wednesday, September 14, 2016)

After leaving BBB Hannah and we made our way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, stopping for a few pictures at our annual picture spot at Disney Springs.IMG_2405 - Copy

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Our first stop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios IMG_2416

was at ‘For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration’.  We both enjoy this so much!

Hannah rockin’ the bubble snow hair look! IMG_2421

Up next was one of our favourite rides, Toy Story Mania.  This is such a great ride and one we try to ride a few times each trip! IMG_2413

Outside the ride it was a weird feeling to look where the former Backlot Tour ride used to be and see nothing but open space.  It’s exciting to think of the new areas of Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land that are in their early stages of being built but sadly I’m guessing those are still a few years away…at least.  IMG_2414

Before calling it a day we visited with Olaf.  This was the first time she’d met him and she was so excited!

I love her sweet face in this pic! IMG_2428

Tomorrow…Back to Epcot!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Disney 2016–Day 5, Part 1: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boutique

(Wed, Sep 14, 2016)

Wednesday morning we started with a special treat for Hannah.  After helping friends book a WDW trip last year they gave us a Disney gift card as a thank you gift.  Not necessary at all but it did offer me the opportunity to let Hannah do something she’s been hoping to do for years: Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boutique (BBB)!

Hannah’s appointment was at 10:30 in the morning which meant we were able to enjoy a rare sleep-in morning before heading over to Disney Springs.

Hannah wanted to be Princess Mulan so she wore the costume we purchased 2 years ago.  She loves this costume and is also going to wear it for Halloween this year.IMG_2369

I can’t believe how much she’s grown in 2 short years!IMG_4891

Then I look like pictures like this and can’t believe how grown up she can look!IMG_2370

When we arrived at BBB we were welcomed by Fairy Godmother in Training Briana.  She asked if we’d ever been to BBB before and we said just once, a few years ago when we were on the Disney Fantasy cruise ship.  She said she used to work on that ship.  Guess what….Briana was Hannah’s Fairy Godmother in Training in 2014!  How wonderful to meet up with her again!IMG_2297

Even though Briana was currently greeting guests as they arrived at BBB, we were able to request that she do Hannah’s makeover again!  Thankfully she was and we were thrilled!

The first thing that happened was that Hannah was taken into a change room where a special guest visited her.  

FGMiT Briana is the sweetest and it was so neat to hear about her time on the Fantasy and how long she’d been at WDW in FL.IMG_2375

I will say I missed the bangs when Hannah’s hair was up like this but she was still adorable and she was in her absolute glory with all the pampering she was receiving!IMG_2378

Who wouldn’t enjoy having their nails painted with little bits of gold?!IMG_2379

Almost finished.  Receiving her Pixie Dust! IMG_2385

Princess Hannah seeing herself for the first time! 

Thank you Fairy Godmother in Training Briana! IMG_2390

Hannah looked beautiful and it was wonderful catching up with you again!IMG_2391

Cinderella offered her carriage for a formal picIMG_2392

Hannah was so excited to have been able to visit BBB!  Thank you SO much Ms. Melanie and family!IMG_2397

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Up next: Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Disney 2016–Day 4: Magic Kingdom

(Tues, Sep 13, 2016)

Tuesday we made our way back to the Magic Kingdom.  It was another low crowd day and we were able to visit many attractions with little to no wait.  An unexpected treat this visit!

Hannah chose to ride Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel first.  IMG_2274

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We enjoyed a late breakfast of a yummy Nutella and fruit waffle from Sleepy Hollow.  Mmm!IMG_2279

Aladdin’s Magic Flying Carpets is a ride Hannah sometimes likes to ride and other times skip.IMG_2284This year it was a go and she was especially happy when she aimed us at a level that the camel spit water on us.  Smile

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After we left Aladdin we enjoyed a treat of a Dole Whip and the fun began as we walked past the pirates.  Hannah loved this!  She had such fun interacting with the pirates and was in her glory!

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Saying goodbye to Pirate Britany after about 20 minutes of fun!IMG_2290

Before leaving the Magic Kingdom we watched the new show Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire.  It was great!IMG_2317

Supper that night was one we found last year and we both decided soon into the show last year that it would be a new tradition. It’s called the  Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.  Before getting to the restaurant we had to race an incoming storm, hoping to get across the water and to the venue before the storm hit.  It was so pretty to be in the sunshine yet see such dark skies in the distance.IMG_2322

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We made it to the theatre just moments before the skies opened and thankfully we stayed dry. 

Oh how we enjoy this show!!  I’m not sure what I enjoyed more, the show or watching my girl enjoy herself and hear her giggle uncontrollably!  This sure hit her funny bone!

Her smile lit up our table the entire time we were there!  You can see how much she was enjoying herself.IMG_2348

Enjoying the finale.

Strawberry shortcake for dessert that was absolutely delicious!IMG_2355

We both know that this will be one of our first dinner reservations next September!  If you have an opportunity to take in Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue you won’t leave disappointed!

Tomorrow Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boutique, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Cape May CafĂ©.

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