Friday, November 30, 2012
Posing for the camera
I like taking Hannah for her visit the first week Santa is there since it’s not busy. She barely had time to sit down to colour a picture
when it was her time to visit the jolly old guy himself.
It’s hard to hear in the video but Hannah asked Santa for a princess umbrella. She already has one but she says she wants another one just in case the first one gets broken. Heh…that’s my prepared little girl!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Recently I saw a neat idea on a website I follow and knew immediately that I wanted to try it on Hannah sometime. This was our first attempt and it was fun to see my little sweetie with something a little different – curls!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
(Friday Nov 16 & Sat Nov 17, 2012)
For our final 2 days in FL we wanted to make the most of being together and being outside when we could. The temperature had dropped a bit so we needed jackets but we happily wore them and still chose the cart as our preferred format of transportation. We did look a little different from the others though when we had a stroller strapped to our cart rather than golf clubs.
Hannah doesn’t use her stroller often at home but when we travel it’s great to have a place for her to be during our marathon shopping trips. My little love has started to get lost in books so sometimes we will stop in the toy dept, pick up a few books and she will slowly page through them which allows me an option to browse. We then return them to the shelf and she’s just fine with that. While away I was able to make a good dent in my Christmas shopping which was fun and also takes some of the pressure off.
Hannah’s napping location of choice while we were away ended up being snuggled on a lap in the cart. Travelling from our home to the major shopping areas was 20-30 mins when using this method of travel so it was the perfect time to hunker down for a nap. I love seeing her snuggled up to Nana enjoying this special time together.
Friday night we enjoyed a quiet night at home sharing time together. I love how being away offers us a more relaxed schedule and down time that we don’t often take at home. Hannah was in our room and this was how I found her when I went in to check on her. Oy….is she 3 or 13??
We spent the day doing a variety of things and then went out for our final supper to a new place. The wait was long but we entertained ourselves and all decided that the yummy dinner was worth the wait.
Thanks for sharing your vacation with us Mom and Dad. Safe travels home. We miss you!
Sunday, November 25, 2012
(Thursday, November 15th, 2012)
Last November we discovered the Cape May Cafe character breakfast at the Beach Club Resort. We knew back then that we wanted to go back and also introduce Nana and Papa to this beautiful resort and restaurant. As we enjoyed our breakfast we were visited by 3 of our Clubhouse friends including Hannah’s favourite, Goofy!
First up was Soarin’ which is one of our favourite rides. Even though I’ve been on this ride numerous times it still takes my breath away and I love that each time this ride ends the audience still erupts in applause!
We spent the day enjoying many of the wonderful rides and shows that Epcot offers. We thoroughly enjoyed our day there. We stopped at their large store and Hannah enjoyed finding as many Cinderella accessories she could find to go with her dress and trying them all on at the same time.
The second one they switched back and it’s cute to see how their faces lit up when they were enjoying their new toy.
An immeasurable gift.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
(Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012)
Wednesday morning we were up bright and early, ready for a day of fun at the Magic Kingdom.
Dad decided to skip this year’s Disney trip and we missed him. Hopefully next year he’ll join us. He enjoyed 2 quieter days recouping from his cold and doing a little golfing with Uncle Paul.
It may sound silly but this isn’t something that I’d choose to do again. As much as Main Street is bustling and crowded first thing in the morning, I missed that. I missed seeing the castle come into view and having our group picture taken with it in the background. Yup, next time it’s crowded Main Street for us with a huge smile on my face!
We did have a great time in Fantasyland though and the first ride Hannah introduced Nana and Papa to was her favourite, the Goofy Rollercoaster. She loves that ride and would ride it over and over again. From there we went on a ride that all could enjoy – Dumbo! A Disney classic and such fun. It’s nice now that there are two Dumbo's so the lines are not as long Bec is not a fan of heights so she and Mom ensured their Dumbo stayed down low.
We also went for a spin on the Buzz Lightyear ride.
Any day at Disney is made better with a snack of our guilty pleasure: caramel apples covered with peanuts.
and ‘it’s a small world.’ Hannah is in awe throughout this ride and I love to watch her little eyes as she takes it all in. If you listen very, very carefully you can also hear her singing along with the song. Sorry – you’ll probably find yourself singing it all day too!
and then settled in to watch the Main Street Electrical Parade. By this point Hannah was done and curled up in her stroller after the parade and went to sleep. We left Hannah napping with the grandparents while Bec and I went in to meet the princesses.
We made our way to our resort which was the new Art of Animation resort and stayed in a beautiful room in the Little Mermaid wing. If you have an opportunity to stay here I’d say to go for it for sure!
Tomorrow – Epcot!