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Monday, October 12, 2009

happy birthday olivia---------our vacation day 8

our last day of our vacation was olivia's 13th birthday, sept 25th.
i hope it was a birthday that she will never forget.
since it was her birthday, her addmission to the park was free. but, we had already paid for her admission with our vacation package. so, she got a gift card for the amount of her admission to spend on anything that she wanted that day. that was a nice birthday gift for her, for sure.
her day started with a visit to toon town with amanda, with the intention of getting their picture taken with tinker bell, but the line was way too long so they stopped by to meet belle.

since they didn't get to meet tinkerbell they headed over to her gift shop.
they had a lot of fun playing with all of the princess and fairy accessories.

wouldn't she make a beautiful fairy?


                                                         they were having so much fun!!

 but it was time to head to the royal castle for our royal dinner and olivia's birthday celebration.
we were greeted by cinderella herself
then we were escorted through the royal hallway to our table.

                                                                                                                                                    our night in shining armour--in training--

             we sang happy birthday to olivia!

                                                                                                                 ate our royal dinner

                                   used our magic wands

                                         and our swords

                                          "hi-yah take that!"

then one by one all of the princesses of the land made their way over to welcome us to the castle.

                         princess jasmine



princess aurora a.k.a. sleeping beauty

        and snow white

                                                                                                  bippity-boppity boo!!!

it was a great birthday for olivia. i hope she never forgets her 13th birthday.
after our birthday celebration, jacob and i headed back to the resort to start to pack for our trip home the next day and catch a nap. everyone else headed over to blizzard beach for some more fun in the sun and water slides.

then we all headed back to downtown disney for
olivia to spend the rest of her birthday money.
shop! shop! shop! until we dropped!

the next morning, it was time to head home.
but, before we hopped on the bus to take us to the airport,
amanda posed for a colored drawing.

                                                                                                                                           how cute!!!

            and everyone else spent their final hour in the resort arcade.

josiah stopped to pose with his chemistry book to try to make everyone think he did homework on his vacation. Yah Right!!

it was a great action-packed vacation. we all had a wonderful time. I feel so blessed that we were able to enjoy this time with our family. but, we decided that next vacation is going to be a week on the beach somewhere, DOING NOTHING! :)


Proverbs 27:19 said...

Everyone seems to have enjoyed the time you all had together.

The pictures are awesome!


~*Michelle*~ said...

OH what fun! Again.....your family is so gorgeous.

I am SO all over that water slide!

I agree about needing a low key vacation as a follow up ;)

The Real Me! said...

You my friend, know how to vacation! Have mercy! I LIVE in Florida and don't do all that stuff! LOL
You made some wonderful memories!
Big hugs to you.

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday, Olivia!

Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing your family time with us. Your kids are all beautiful.

Blessings, andrea

RCUBEs said...

Happy Birthday to Olivia! De-stressing is a must and I'm glad you all had a wonderful time. Your trainee to be a knight seemed strong with those jabs he gave his older brother with his sword. Thank you for sharing these fun, loving mem'ries with us. God bless you sister and your family.

Loren said... all did have a wonderful time! How awesome to have spent her bday with all the princesses! :) My daughter (17) would love that! :)

Thanks for sharing all your fun with us

love and blessings!

Adeye said...

Happy birthday to your precious daughter. Wow--what a memorable 13th birthday. One she will never forget, I'm sure.

Sending you a HUGE hug, friend.

Bridget said...

Oh how cool! Just like Olivia, I had my 13th birthday on a vacation to Disney!

Glad it was so fun!!

Saleslady371 said...

Happy birthday, Olivia. What an unforgettable celebration!!!!!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

OH how fun! What a great way to celebrate your birthday! Looks like she had a wonderful day!

Heart2Heart said...


Please pass along my birthday wishes to Olivia for her birthday. Looks like you all had an amazing time.

Thank you once again for sharing such beautiful pictures.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

He & Me + 3 said...

What an awesome thing to get the gift card in the amount of admission for her birthday. Too cool. I'll be that was super fun spending. Looks like the best birthday and so fun. Great pictures with all the beautiful princess. Love the drawing too. Very pretty.

Karen said...

What great memories for such a special birthday!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Happy birthday to Olivia! You can't top that birthday. She's a very blessed girl. My kids loved looking at pictures of the princesses.

Darcie said...

What a great way for Olivia to spend her 13th birthday, and so cool that they gave her a gift card to enjoy.

Lovin' all the pictures with the princesses.

Girl In a Glass House said...

Christy Rose

Thank you so much for sharing these delightful holiday memories. What a heritage you are giving your children!

After a two week break from blogging and blog hopping , I am back posting on the Glass House and visiting my blog friends. I knew I would be blessed when I arrived here.


Mich said...

Great pictures!

Happy Birthday to the new teenager!

Mary said...

How sweet and what a wonderful time!

Angela said...

Your right, it definitely is a birthday she will never forget. How absolutely precious. My daughter turned 13 this summer. What a precious time you all had by the pics that you have shared.

Connie said...

I'm so glad you all had fun! What wonderful memories you all will never forget :)

Remember your next vacation is in the smokey mountains with your sister and her family :)

Kristin said...

How neat! I'm glad she had a good Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Are you sure you all did not have TOO much fun, cuz it surely looks like it!

Yeah, a beach vacation sounds good to me, too.

All those female Disney characters look like they are wearing masks…their smiles look like they are pasted on. Their faces really don’t look quite real.

I did not even ask Lisa to get in the rain. She ran out there on her own, and so I grabbed my camera to take a few photos. She is a wild one, she is!


Toia said...

Beautiful pictures. It looks like everyone is having the time of their life. Thanks for sharing.

Tara said...

Y'all had so much energy to do all of this everyday! Relaxing on a beach doing nothing is more my idea of a weeks vacation. What a great 13th birthday. I doubt she'll forget it.

Anonymous said...

this is so fun, how long were you there?

Crown of Beauty said...

Happy 13th birthday to Olivia! I enjoyed reading your vacation stories and looking at all the pictures.

Yes, I agree with you. Next year a week of doing nothing on your vacation is a good idea.

I am sure the memories you made during this last vacation will last a lifetime and will warm your hearts as the cold season is once again upon you.


LisaShaw said...

uh, I'm SO late on saying, Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! The photos are so FUN! I'm so glad your family had a wonderful time!

Love and hugs.