Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Out of Order....

So I'm posting photos from our trip out of order, because today is Kaia's eighth birthday, and I wanted to show how we celebrated her day while at Disneyworld. On Thursday night we had dinner reservations at Cinderella's Castle for the girls, Mike, and I, while the older kids were out exploring on their own. This was one of the Disney Princess character dinners, which means that while you dine, the princesses interact with you.

As people check in for dinner, Cinderella greets the parties and poses for photos. Earlier in the week I had bought crowns for the girls so that they could look the part:)


Each of us "girls" were referred to as "Princess" the entire evening, and Mike was always called "Sire." It really was a lot of fun, as they made you feel quite special. Each female received a magic wand and the males a sword.  The young girls also received wishing stars, and at one point in the evening the crowd was told to make a wish, which caused the lights to flash. Each time a princess arrived, that was announced to everyone also. The princesses would meander around to each table to chat, sign autographs, and pose for photos. Here they are in random order:

Snow White....

Sleeping Beauty....
Ariel...
Belle...
Following dinner, Kaia was served a birthday dessert made of sponge cake, topped by a chocolate glass slipper and strawberries. She was stuffed, but couldn't resist licking the chocolate writing that read "Happy Birthday Princess Kaia."
 Princesses can't be all stuffy and formal though, so we needed a little silly time...

My favorite part of the evening was yet to come though. Since we didn't start dinner until 8:45 or so, we were still around when it was time for the evening fireworks. If you have ever been to Disneyworld/land, you know they launch them off from atop Cinderella's Castle, so what better place to view them than from within the castle. You can see the awesome view we had.
So tonight was a bit anti-climatic celebrating Kaia's birthday, but I think we all needed it. She picked a yummy french toast dinner, ate cupcakes (actually she just licked the frosting off), and the family played the new game she got called Suspend, by Melissa and Doug. If you are looking for a game that is fun for all ages, check it out

Hope you had a memorable birthday my sweet Kaia!

2 comments:

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Kaia!!

Eva said...

Sorry this is so late.

A big Happy Birthday, Kaia! So glad we were able to help you celebrate a little early. Caleb woke up the morning of your birthday and quickly sent wonderful wishes your way! ;)