In spite of the original weather forecast of rain for our entire trip, Monday dawned bright, sunny and hot! What a wonderful treat this was!!
For breakfast Hannah and I headed to the food court at Pop Century taking a quick side trip to Goofy's Splash Pad. The jets weren't turned on so I was able to capture this cute video and pic of Hannah sitting on Goofy's shoe.
After preparing for the day, Hannah and I headed out in the car to pick up our wonderful friends D and Daphne. Our departure time coincided with nap time so the girls took the opportunity to rest up for the dayof fun ahead. So sweet!
The destination of the day was Downtown Disney and our first stop was at the Rainforest Cafe where we met up with our great bloggy friends Don and Joanna Mei. I had met them a couple of other times and this was D's first time to meet them. We shared a wonderful lunch together and it was great to see them again and introduce them to Hannah! J Mei is a sweet little girl who has grown up so much since I first met her a year and a half ago.
We were visiting and I didn't realize that I'd left a yogurt tube within Hannah's reach. She realized the yogurt was there for the taking so helped herself. Mommy needed to take a moment to clean the yogurt from between her sweet little toes. I love how she is growing and changing and trying new things...even a yogurt pedi!
It was also really neat for D and I to sit back and watch the girls get to know one another. We had been together one other time a couple of months ago but this time Hannah and Daphne really began to interact with one another and it was so cool to watch! Here they are playing together at the table at the restaurant.
After saying goodbye to Don and Joanna Mei, D and I took the girls off to explore Downtown Disney. We had to take cover a few times when rain rolled in but most of the time it was bright and sunny and we had a great time together. We sat outside listening to a group of high school musicians while feeding the girls their bottles. It was another one of those times when we both looked at each other with tears in our eyes as we realized we were here together with our daughters!!! After years of dreaming our daughters are here and oh how we love them!!
This pic is special to me as I had included a picture taken in this exact place in my homestudy and photos that went to China. It was extra special to be there with Hannah even though she doesn't remember this part of the trip.
The store I enjoy the most is the huge Disney store. We explored it seperately and laughed when we came back together realizing that we'd both chosen the same Mickey Mouse stuffy for our baby girls.
Hannah and I found this big Mickey Mouse sitting on a shelf so she visited him for a moment then wandered off to see how many Minnie's she could remove from the shelf before mommy stopped her.
After a great afternoon of shopping together we geaded back to D's hotel where we met up with her hubs who was finished for the day. Once again we tried to go to an Olive Garden for supper but faced another crazy long wait. Mr. D ran out into the rain and found a great steakhouse just up the street where we enjoyed a delicious supper together. From there we called it a night. I had hoped to take Hannah to see the fireworks that night but due to an exciting, early start to our morning coming up on Tuesday, there was just time for bath and bed.