Natalie had so much fun at Disney and was such a good little girl. She was just thrilled with the entire environment.
She also gained THREE pounds - go free dining go!
She danced, she sang. She collected lots of "stuffs" in her bag to to "wide on the monowail".
She ate and ate and ate. She met all the characters and only got nervous once and cried once. We had a hyper tigger at breakfast one morning that she wasn't fond of. And for some reason, Ariel of all characters, set her off big time. I think the fin instead of legs thing really wigged her out!!
OH and my baby learned to swim! Sort of! She has a swim suit with leggings that has floats in it. That with her blow up boat, she was able to stay afloat all by herself. We tried dollar tree swimmies but they were pathetic. Then I saw a rather chunky toddler wearing nemo swimmies so I got some for Natalie. They were so nice and puffy, they kept her 100% afloat. She was going from one side of the pool to the other. On her tummy, on her back, she was a little fish :)
At night she'd tell me who she'd met that day and if they were pretty or not (Cinderella scored super high marks, along with Leo from Little Einsteins). She'd wake up every morning and ask me if we could go to Disneyworld today. Of course baby! She's also asked me every morning since we've come home too. She broke my heart the other day when I said no baby, we'll go again when you are a little bigger. She gave me puppy dog eyes and said "maybe for my birthday" then she sang happy birthday to herself.
There were several moments when she just slayed me, like after Toy Story Mania, she threw those little arms in the air and screamed "again mama, again!". So we rode that 4 times that day! My little gunner scored 9,000 points too...I'm so proud!
For those of you who are interested in a Sept trip, it is cheap and there aren't any crowds. The longest we waited was for the first Toy Story ride, about 20 minutes. After that, we rocked the fast passes. That line did go up to 50 minutes at one point (but not for us! woot!). And Peter Pan of all rides, also went up to an hour. But everything else was walk on. The cost was $68.21 per adult per day for room, food and tickets. And boy did we eat some good food! If it hadn't been so hot, I am sure I would of brought back another 5 pounds. I did however bring back a case of walking pneumonia which has worsen in the past day. I caught it on day two. Apparently Disney gave me enough rush to ignore it. Now I am on antibiotics and breathing treatments. Yay me.
We also hit the outlet while we were there. I scored a Belle ballgown for $13.99! It had been $64.99! yay! I also got several small things. I spent $110, but I tell you, it would have been $500 in the parks. Disney outlets rock!
After staying in both POP and ASMovies, I would choose POP. ASM shared buses in several locations and we were always the last to get on or off. The bus stops were also the farthest away. The POP buses came more frequently during the slow times. We toured the moderate resorts and I felt like they didn't offer enough to justify the extra cost every night. So our next trip will defiantly be at POP!
We did the photopass and between Jeannine and I, we scored over 200 unique prints. And of course, we've borders them and bedazzled them to death. I am sure we'll be well over 500 prints by the time we are done. I can't wait to print a bunch of them out. I took 800+ pictures of Natalie too, 250 of those went to print last night and I get to pick them up tomorrow (assuming I'm still breathing tomorrow). Natalie was tickled to have Sophie to play with, yay, someone my size! I'll post several of them this week.
But to sum it up, my child is wonderful. She is more snuggly than ever. She talks to me and tells me wild and crazy stories then just laughs and laughs. I can't wait to give her the photo album to look at whenever she wants!
We went to the Halloween party - it was meh. I don't think I'd make the extra effort to go back. She kept telling me "it not scary mama, it not!"