Abby 7th Birthday Camping, Day 2

Today was the big birthday party at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Two of Abby’s friends met us at Downtown Disney and along with Emily they all got their hair and makeup done as if they were princesses. The place was a mad house over run with giggling little girls. You can check out my Flickr page for pictures from my cell phone. When we get back home, I’ll post some better ones from our camera.

After the makeovers were done, our next door neighbor, Sadie, joined us and we headed over to Planet Hollywood for some lunch. Abby received a free sundae for being the birthday girl.

We then headed back to Magic Kingdom, but it was busy and we only had time for two rides: It’s a Small World and Haunted Mansion. It was getting dark so we headed back to camp for dinner. After some hamburgers for dinner the girls were getting cold and cranky so we quickly roasted some marshmallows for some smores and went to bed.

Abby 7th Birthday Camping, Day 1


This year we decided to have Abby’s party down at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disney so that Abby and a couple of her friends could have “princess makeovers”. It was tough, but we did find an opening at Fort Wilderness from Sunday till Tuesday. So, we packed up the camper this morning and headed down to Disney after lunch.

We got the camper set up in record time (45 minutes) and we hopped on over to the boat heading over to the Magic Kingdom. We spent a majority of the time in Tomorrow Land. We even found a new “ride” we didn’t even know existed. It was an animatronic show called the Carousel of Progress, something Walt Disney designed himself and was presented at the 1964 World’s Fair. The audience rotates around various stages that talk about progress over the years. It wasn’t anything spectacular, we just thought it was amazing that there was something we didn’t know existed.

After watching the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor show we got pissed because we thought our stroller had been stolen. It turned out that one of the cast members had moved it so we wandered around in the dark for over five minutes trying to find it. This was complicated by the fact that Isabelle had passed out during the show because she was so tired from not getting a nap.

We found it and headed over to watch the Wishes fireworks show. I’ve put a few pictures from my phone up on Flickr if you want to check it out. After the show, we headed back to camp to go to bed.

Piecing Together Money


Apparently money is still good even when it is cut into very very small pieces. For Halloween, Isabelle’s great-grandparents sent her a $10 bill. Not really knowing the value of money, but knowing that it does cut just like paper, Isabelle proceeded to cut the money using some scissors into itty bitty pieces. Jennifer actually did a good job of finding all the pieces on the floor and table and taped it all back onto a blank white piece of paper. She took it back to the bank today and they exchanged it for a new $10 bill. This time we will keep it away from the scissor wielding cutie pie.