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.
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 aurora a.k.a. sleeping beauty
and snow white
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.
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! :)