"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Best Birthday EVER!!!

So, it's not every day that you have a birthday while at Disney World! What a special and magical day it was for this little girl!

Audrey woke up and knew exactly what day it was and she was excited to put her "pretty birthday girl clothes" on.

I just love this sweet picture. Happy 3rd birthday baby girl!

Audrey was having WAY more fun than Ainsley. :)

Our 3 little munchkins

We gave Audrey a small gift for her to open, but what she loved the best was the card from her big brother.
It was a very cute moment watching how proud Austin was and how excited Audrey was to get a birthday card. These are the moments I want to remember forever!

We then headed out for our final day at Disney World and our 2nd fun day at the Magical Kingdom. We were all so excited and we definitely felt like "Disney pros" by day 4.

As soon as we walked into the park we noticed Snow White. This young lady was by far the BEST character we met all week long. She was amazing with Audrey talking about her birthday and the important things about being a princess now that she was older. Priceless moments!

We love you, Snow White!
While Aunt Zuzu, Austin, Audrey and I were visiting with Snow White my incredible hubby (and Ains) was up at Cinderella's Castle seeing if he could make reservations for a table of 6 for that morning for breakfast. Doesn't sound too challenging does it? Well, if you have been to Disney World before you know how difficult it can be to make reservations at the most sought after character dining hall in the entire park. Thanks to our trusty book, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World (a MUST HAVE) we knew that people start making reservations for Cinderella's Castle 180 days in advance! (That's almost 6 months before you go!!) So, even though we tried before we left to make these reservations, the castle was always full. We actually did make reservations for a place called Chef Mickey's where we would eat with Mickey and friends, but I just really wanted Audrey to experience the castle with all the princesses (like any mom would. ;) The book told us to just go the day that you want to eat there and ask the nice people if anyone had cancelled. It was a far shot, but we thought we would just try. What would it hurt? WELL, my amazing husband was able to get us a table right then! I am telling you - unheard of!! (It's all that charm he has! I also love it when Daddy saves the day! ;) So, when he called me and said we had to be there right that minute Suzanne and I threw the older 2 in the stroller and ran through the park. I know we looked hilarious, but we were SO excited! What an awesome surprise!! God is so good to us!

Here we are with Cinderella. I love it!!

At the meal, the princesses would come up to your table and talk with you. It was like one princess after another. Audrey was in heaven! We know that she felt so special - like all of it was just for her birthday. She still talks about this experience every day. :)

Princess Aurora

Princess Jasmine - one of Audrey's favorite princesses.

The rest of the silly crew. Austin wasn't totally left out. He was handed a sword when he walked in and he loved that. :)

Princess Belle - look at Audrey's sweet smile! She definitely knew what to do at this point!

One happy Mommy! There is just something about watching your children be so happy. We can't give them everything they want, (nor should we) but it felt so great for us to give our little girl this.

They gave Audrey a fun icing-covered birthday treat with a candle on top and we sang happy birthday to her. Pretty sure she was getting used to all the attention and liking it! :)
After the meal (and yes! it was pricey, but worth every penny on my book), we headed back out to Fantasyland to ride some of our favorite rides again. We figured out that the Fast Pass system is definitely the best way to go! No waiting in lines! We were able to ride everything so quickly! It was awesome!

We loved the Philar Magic show! (Also one of Zuz's favs) The kids loved the 3-D glasses and how "real" the movie was.

We were not going to be able to leave Disney without riding Mickey's train around the Magical Kingdom. This was by far Austin's favorite part of the day. Our boy still loves all things trains!

This is pretty much what Andrew did all week. What a stud! :)

And finally! The last picture we took at Disney! LOVE that we could share this whole wonderful trip with Suzanne! Unforgettable! Thanks again for reading all of my reminiscent posts of Disney! No more - I PROMISE! :)