(***Warning: Long post with tons of pictures. There are some funny parts, and some moving parts, and I want to remember them all, so please bear with me.)
SaraGrace wanted to go back to the Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique this year for her birthday. So Saturday was her day. We left with a car full of women (the boys call this a hen party) at 7:30 am and headed for the “House of the Mouse.”
Here is our princess “before” while she is telling the Fairy Godmother exactly how she wants to look.
The transformation has begun.
All the pretty ladies…my grandmothers got to spend the day with us and we made some wonderful memories.
Brinley was in on the action too.
Let me explain a little about SG’s hairdo. Last year, she got the sweet princess bun with the crown. But that would not do this year. She asked for the “Disney Diva.” Hey, it’s her day, she can be a diva if she wants to:)
Here is the final look.
Nanny, Granny, and the princesses.
After getting all dolled up, we took the grandmas to the Rainforest Cafe. It is always so much fun.
Brinley wasn’t too sure about all of those elephants and gorillas being so loud.
Aunt Kiss and her girls…
SG got a sundae since we were celebrating her birthday.
After lunch, we did some shopping. Aunt Kiss made this momma a hypocrite when she bought princess an autograph book and pen . Have I told you how much I hate character autographs?
Needless to say, our little Disney Diva got herself in trouble with her pen before we made it to see Cinderella, and she knew it.
Look what she was hiding under those hands.
And it was on both sides. Thank God for baby wipes:)
We finally made it to the Grand Floridian (Cinderella’s Kitchen). The first person we saw was “Princess Charming.”
Then Cinderella came out and made our girl’s day.
The Bad Mommy….
And Bad Sister # 1…
Bad Sister # 2…
And here is where it gets mushy. We kept calling this our girl’s day. And while we had a blast, I couldn’t help but feel like we were missing one special little girl. Oh, how much fun would it be to bring Faith to see the princesses. As SG talked to the bad sisters, she was telling them just what she thought of them. Then they both asked her if she had a sister. She told them “Yes.” My heart sunk as I waited for her to tell the rest of the story. But she didn’t. They asked her if she fought with her, but SG told them that her sister was a baby, so they didn’t fight. She handled it like a champ, and went on her merry way.
Cinderella came back by and asked her if she wanted to dance. I would have to say this was probably the highlight of SaraGrace’s day. Look how excited she looks! And look at that CRAZY hair!!!
My eyes filled with tears as I watched my girl twirl around the floor in the middle of her very own fairy tale. I was so sad that I would never see such joy in Faith’s eyes as she got to experience her very own “Once Upon a Dream.” But then, God used this to make a point. While I was all sad that Faith was missing out on so much, God pointed it out to me that WE were the ones missing out. She doesn’t need her princess. She’s with THE KING of KINGS. She may never dance with a princess, but she is dancing with angels. My sadness disappeared as I realized how blessed Faith really is. How God had mercy on her and took her to the most perfect place to spend eternity. What an AWESOME love He has for us!
Our dinner ended with the birthday celebration. SG got one heck of a cupcake!
The next few pictures are pictures of pictures (Sorry, I don’t have a scanner). These are some of the memories we bought from the day.
How awesome it will be to look back on this and remember SG’s Birthday and our very first Girl’s Day!