I guess a little of this excitement can be blamed on Beth Moore's latest Bible Study, "Esther." Last night, our group watched a session in which Beth talked about a little girl's recent trip to Disney World and getting the chance to have dinner with Cinderella (I'm being evasive so that I don't give anything away about the Bible Study). After the family returned home, the little girl insisted on wearing her crown to church and school because, after all, she was a "Princess" and she had just dined with the "Queen of Princesses"! I couldn't help but think of my own Baby Girl. I could just picture Alise begging to wear her crown to Walmart, McDonald's, or the library. I can hear her say, "But Mommie! It's so pretty! I just have to wear it!"
I admit that I have already bought Alise's "Cinderella's costume dress." We plan to pay a visit to the "Bippity-Boppity Boo Boutique" for a dress-up session. However, being the tight-wad that I am, and assuming that the costumes would be so much more expensive at the Boutique, I went ahead and bought the dress (from Target) and we just plan to do the nails, hair and make-up. Having said all this, I was very disappointed when my soon-to-be-four-year-old informed me that she did not want to be Cinderella, but she wanted to go as Ariel instead. Ugh! Of course, we have that costume, too because she was the fun Mermaid for Halloween, but I wanted to say, "Alise! You can't insult Cinderella on your birthday by showing up at her castle dressed as Ariel!!" Of course, I'll let her go as which ever Princess she wants to be, but I've almost decided that I want her to wear "regular" birthday clothes for our lunch date and party and then she can dress up as which ever Princess she wants to be when we see all of them throughout Magic Kingdom.
I've been considering a photographer for our special party at Cinderella's castle. I've read about the Photopass. I also found a number to call in regards to having Disney portraits made. I would love to have a great picture of the three of us with the castle in the background. While doing some research, I think I read somewhere that there are photographers at all the character dinners/activities. Can anyone verify this for me? Do you know if this is true?
A few weekends ago, we drug out the old baby stroller. We have a Jeep stroller, but it doesn't have a storage place nor the priceless cup holders (The Horton's hafta have those!). So we were delighted to see that Alise could still ride in what we call the "baby stroller." After we took out all the baby padding, there was plenty of room for her to ride comfortably. Hello, airplane! Meet Stroller.
And last, but not least, I am working on a "special invitation" to arrive in the mail from Cinderella herself, inviting Alise to her castle on May 26th. More about that later.
I can't wait!!