Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Disney World. Day 1. Continued.

After waking up Tinker Bell, we went on a few Fantasyland rides and left to have breakfast at 1900 Park Fare. It was a fabulous breakfast and much needed break. We ran into some friends while we were there.

Lulu and I played at MK for a few hours while Fairy Grandmother went back to the resort.

One of the highlights of the trip was the birth of Lulu's new penny collection. The idea is that you drop a penny (and 50 cents) into a machine and crank the handle of the machine. The machine presses a design onto the penny which you get to keep. Here she is... cranking out a Buzz Lightyear penny. We were constantly looking for penny machines around the park. Some machines were quarter press machines and they were very hard to crank.

Note to self: This is a fabulous idea. I spend 50 cents to get a penny... and it isn't even a penny that I can spend? Wonderful!?!?!

Then, Lulu and I made it back to the resort so that she could practice her cheer with the rest of the girls from around the country, most of whom were high schoolers.

Here is the video from practice. Lulu is in the front and wearing the pink shorts and white top. Whoa! This was very cool!

Finally, we were off to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. We had to pay extra for the party tickets but I would do it again in a heartbeat because: we got to see all of the characters dressed in their holiday attire, Cinderella’s castle was decorated with icicles, it was snowing on Main Street, there was hot chocolate and cookies to keep us warm and energized until midnightall night long, and there was a very short line to meet Tinkerbell in person.

Midnight: Caught a bus back to the resort. Very tired napmom.


ms. mindless said...

i love her sunglasses!

MitziKai said...

This is so fun! How did Lulu get picked to participate?

Nap Mom said...

Squads were invited to attend based on how they scored in last year's competitions. The girls from this year's Fall team were given the option to attend. It think that it was a great experience for her.